It's MLB prediction time for the Maineiacs! Opening day is nearly upon us and so is the excitement of a new season, not just another baseball season, but the season of warm weather, barbecue and the Red Sox on the radio. I for one can't wait, so let's get started!!
Toronto Blue Jays- Their starting pitching is very suspect, but they have the best lineup and are the most balanced team in the division
Boston Red Sox- John Farrell gets fired by Memorial Day, but Torey Lovullo leads them to the 2nd wild card spot with a hot second half
New York Yankees- Bullpen, bullpen, bullpen. The Yankees are also fairly balanced, but their lineup could be their achilles heal
Baltimore Orioles- If their lineup isn't the best in the division it's the second best, but their starting pitching is so bad that it can't be overcome by good coaching and an above average bullpen
Tampa Bay Rays- They may have the best starting pitching in the division but it's not good enough to keep them out of the basement
Minnesota Twins- The Twins overachieved last year and some people expect a regression but they have good young talent and good coaching. Their pitching is underrated
Kansas City Royals- The core of their team returns and they know how to win.
Detroit Tigers- They'll get off to a fast start, but fade down the stretch
Cleveland Indians- Another year out of the playoffs for Tito.
Chicago White Sox- Let the Chris Sale trade rumors heat up!
Houston Astros- The young core continues to get better despite the starting pitching regressing. But the bullpen should be improved.
Texas Rangers- The Rangers seem to be healthy and they'll be in the hunt all year
Seattle Mariners- Robinson Cano has a bounce back year to prove the critics wrong
LA Angels- Mike Scioscia finally gets canned in LA
Oakland Athletics- They're a year away from being in contention