Standings Predictions

AL East

Toronto 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 Central

Detroit 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 West

Los 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 East

Atlanta 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 Central

Cincinnati 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 West

Los 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.


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