Sports – 2013 MLB Predictions

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Sports – 2013 MLB Predictions

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With free agency pretty much over, spring training starting this weekend, and no one having any real idea how any of the clubs will actually perform, I think it’s time to make some picks.  So here they are, my 2013 MLB Way Too Early Predictions:
AL East 
  1. Yankees – This team is stacked. Added Youk & Hafner. Lost Swisher.
  2. Blue Jays – On the up. Added Dickey, Reyes, Melky & Josh Johnson.
  3. Red Sox – Too talented to fail again. Added Victorino, Napoli & Hanrahan.
  4. Rays – Searching for a new identity. Added Loney. Lost B.J. Upton.
  5. Orioles – Not enough power to sustain. Lost Reynolds.
AL Central
  1. Tigers – Should be great. Adden Tori Hunter. V-Mart back from injury.
  2. Indians – Francona! Added Bourn, Stubby, Swisher & Reynolds. Lost Choo.
  3. White Sox – Hitters are a little too old. Lost Pierzynski.
  4. Royals – Nice pitching staff. Added Shields & Santana.
  5. Twins – Why isn’t this team better? Bad rotation and no closer.
AL West
  1. Rangers – Excellent at every position. Added Berkman & Pierzynski. Lost Hamilton.
  2. Angels – Could win a lot of games. Added Madson, Hamilton & Hanson.
  3. Athletics – Won’t repeat last year. Added Jaso.
  4. Mariners – Stuck in mediocrity. Added Morse & Morales.
  5. Astros – Should be just plain awful. Added Carlos Pena.
NL East
  1. Nationals – Very solid lineup. Added Span, Soriano & Haren. Lost Morse.
  2. Phillies – Best pitching staff in the league. Added Young. Lost Victorino.
  3. Braves – Talented, but inconsistent. Added the Upton Bros. Lost Chipper.
  4. Mets – Good lineup, but not great. Added Buck.
  5. Marlins – Very, very bad. Added Polanco. Lost Reyes & Josh Johnson.
NL Central
  1. Reds – Great rotation, nice lineup. Added Choo. Lost Stubby.
  2. Cardinals – Pitching is a question. Carpenter out with an injury.
  3. Brewers – Solid, but stagnant. Called up Segura.
  4. Pirates – Just not enough talent. Added Martin. Lost Hanrahan.
  5. Cubs – Cursed, I guess. Added Edwin Jackson, Baker & Feldman.
NL West
  1. Dodgers – Great team, all around. Added Greinke &Crawford. Lost Loney.
  2. Giants – Solid returning team. Lost Melky.
  3. Rockies – This team has potential, and they can only go up.
  4. Diamondbacks – Good, but not special. Added Prado. Lost Justin Upton.
  5. Padres – Weak rotation and poor lineup. Very little support or energy.  
Most improved teams: Blue Jays, Indians, Rockies.
Least successful teams: Astros, Marlins, Padres.
World Series: Rangers vs Dodgers.