Biggest Surprises from Early in the MLB Season

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Biggest Surprises from Early in the MLB Season
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If we've learned anything over the first two weeks of MLB's regular season, it's this: Being the best team or player on paper means absolutely nothing.

You can crunch and twist the numbers however you like, but the results on the field don't lie, and those results run the gamut from expected to surprising—from pleasant to downright miserable.

It's a long season, and early successes or struggles don't necessarily mean that a player or team will be in the same situation six weeks from now, much less six months from now when the regular season comes to an end.

But that doesn't mean we should completely ignore what's transpired early on.

Here's a look at some of the biggest surprises in baseball thus far.


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