MLB City Connect jerseys in 2024, ranked as new releases

The 2024 unveilings of MLB’s City Connect jerseys have come, and let’s just say they’re kind of hit and miss. The Cleveland Guardians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays all have or will receive City Connect jerseys between Opening Day and the MLB All-Star game, and so far the Rays, Mets, Phillies, Tigers, and Guardians have released City Connect jerseys.

Let’s rank them and see which one of the new releases comes out on top.

1 . Tampa Bay Rays


These might be some of the best City Connect jerseys of all time. I love the font on the jersey despite the darker font on an already dark jersey, and the SkyRay on the helmet and caps is an incredible touch. The Rays are 5-0 in the jerseys as well, which has to mean something. I would absolutely wear this, both the jersey and the hat.


2. Detroit Tigers


So, after the Rays jerseys the City Connects take a big drop down. I think Detroit has the best of the rest, though. I love the idea of an homage to the Motor City, and the tire marks on the jersey are really cool. I just wish they would be a bit more creative with the colorway. A lot of the City Connects are dark colors, and Detroit could’ve gotten fun with lighter colors to really make the tracks pop a little bit. Still a good one, I think I’d wear this jersey.

3. New York Mets


So, I want to like this uniform. The jersey itself is pretty cool, with the flashes of purple really being fun on a gray and dark blue uni. The hat, however…sucks. That hat shouldn’t be worn outside if you aren’t a part of the team. Other than that, the jersey is kinda cool. I think it would be higher if they flipped the purple and the darker blue on the front of the jersey, and maybe go with a different logo, but it’s fine.

4. Philadelphia Phillies

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Um…these are sure jerseys. I love the color, but the gradient at the bottom is kind of weird and makes them look sorta youth league-ish. Also hate the font on the front of the jersey, and the fact that the color doesn’t match the color of the name on the back. This one feels like a miss.

5. Cleveland Guardians

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So, this is my problem with City Connect jerseys. They’re supposed to be homages or new twists on classic uniforms, but most of them are on a darker jersey. These jerseys just look bland! They look uninspired, with nothing to really pull fans in. I like the hat, but the hat can’t really offset what is a bland jersey. With that being said, I would mayyyybe wear this. Maybe if it was the only jersey on the rack or if it went on sale. That’s it though.

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