AL EastToronto Blue Jays (3) Baltimore Orioles (5) New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays Boston Red Sox
The lone Canadian team made a lot of big moves this off season to try to get back to the playoffs for the first time since their 1993 World Series win. That was also the last year that neither the Red Sox or Yankees made the playoffs. Injuries and weak rosters could make that happen for the first time in the Wild Card era.
AL CentralDetroit Tigers (2) Cleveland Indians Kansas City Royals Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins
The defending American League champions should take this division pretty easily. The Indians and Royals are improving, but not nearly enough to compete with the Tigers for the division crown.
AL WestLos Angeles Angels (1) Texas Rangers (4) Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners Houston Astros
The Angels will not falter at the beginning of the year like last year. Their dominant rotation and improved offense will almost certainly bring them back to the playoffs for the first time in 3 years. In other news, the Astros just celebrated the highlight of their season by beating the Rangers 8-2 in their inaugural American League game.
NL EastAtlanta Braves (2) Washington Nationals (4) Philadelphia Phillies Miami Marlins New York Mets
The National League East should be home to two of the best teams in the MLB this year. The race between the Braves and Nationals could be the most intriguing in the league. This division will also house two of this year’s worst teams.
NL CentralCincinnati Reds (3) St. Louis Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago Cubs
This division should be another tight race. The Reds are looking to continue their recent dominance in the Central and win their third divisional crown in four years.
NL WestLos Angeles Dodgers (1) San Francisco Giants (5) Colorado Rockies Arizona Diamondbacks San Diego Padres
The defending World Champions have their work cut out for them this year if they want to win the division. The Dodgers have stacked up on enough talent since the last trade deadline to be able to clinch the division for the first time in three years.