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MLB Opening Day 2024: Picks for division winners, World Series champion, Cy Young, MVP, Shohei Ohtani and more

With 26 of 30 teams in action Thursday, our experts make their predictions for the season

Yahoo Sports' MLB experts make their picks for the 2024 season.

Today there will be baseball. Sure, the Dodgers and Padres already played a two-game set in South Korea, and there were two rainouts already, but come Thursday, 26 MLB teams are in action, and the drama and tedium of the offseason are behind us.

To get ready for Opening Day, our MLB experts — Jake Mintz, Jordan Shusterman, Russell Dorsey, Jack Baer, Liz Roscher and Jason Owens — made their predictions for this season, from the World Series winners to Shohei Ohtani’s home run total and everything in between.

Let’s dive in.

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Two of the things we can agree on are high expectations for Spencer Strider and Wyatt Langford in 2024.

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