4. Colorado Rockies

5. San Diego Padres

The Diamondbacks are young, talented and poised to make a run to the World Series.  The Giants still don’t have enough hitting, in my opinion, while the other teams in the West are in rebuilding mode.

National League Wild Cards:

Marlins over the Braves in the Wild Card game


Diamondbacks over the Phillies

American League East:

1. Tampa Bay Rays

2. New York Yankees

3. Boston Red Sox

4. Toronto Blue Jays

5. Baltimore Orioles

The Yankees look like they can pitch plenty, but I worry about an aging offense.  Meantime, the Red Sox have question marks in the line-up and rotation.  That leaves the door open for a young Rays team to win the division crown.  They’ll finally upstage the Yanks and Sox.

American League Central:

1. Detroit Tigers

2. Cleveland Indians

3. Kansas City Royals

4. Minnesota Twins

5. Chicago White Sox

No real reason needed here.  The Tigers are the class of this division and it’s not even close.  Look for two young teams on the rise, the Indians and Royals, to battle it out for second place.

American League West:

1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

2. Texas Rangers

3. Oakland A’s