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The MLB season is 162 games long, and putting too much stock in the first month of the season is often a fool's errand. However, while we still can't definitively say which teams will be left standing at season's end, we might already have enough information to know which teams likely won't be around in October.
Here are the three most dissappointing teams in the MLB this season.
3. Los Angeles Angels
Few expected the Angels to be great this year. But when you have the best player in the game and the ninth highest payroll in the game, you don't expect your season to be all but over in the first month of the season. That's exactly the place the Angels find themselves, however, as the last-place team in a competitive AL West. They misspent their money and are paying for it in another lost year.
2. Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies went 91-72 last season, but they've started just 13-15 this year. Colorado's offense has struggled to get on base this season, hitting .238 thus far (No. 20 in the MLB), and the Rockies are only generating 2.82 walks per game (No. 25 in the MLB). Stars like Nolan Arenado will need to turn it around if the Rockies want to have a shot at making the postseason.
1. Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox sitting atop this list should come as no surprise. After winning the World Series last year, Boston has stumbled to an 11-17 record through 28 games. The Red Sox's pitching staff has been particularly shaky, as Boston's pitchers have combined for a 5.19 ERA this season (No. 11 in the AL). If starters like Chris Sale (0-5, 6.30 ERA) and Rick Porcello (1-3, 7.43 ERA) can't turn it around soon, Boston could be on the outside looking in come postseason time.
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