MLB season preview: Team-by-team

Leading into the baseball season, Sporting News will preview all 30 MLB teams. For more great baseball content, order your copy of our baseball yearbook, or pick one up at a newsstand today.

New York Yankees

Preview: Bombers still the team to beat

Fantasy: Champs reload and repeat

 

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Boston Red Sox

Preview: Strong pitching should lead to postseason

Fantasy: BoSox exhibit substance and style

 

Tampa Bay Rays

Preview: Contender or best also-ran?

Fantasy: Tampa Bay at a crossroads

 

Toronto Blue Jays

Preview: Destined for the cellar?

Fantasy: Jays enter a new era

 

Baltimore Orioles

Preview: Getting better, but still long road

Fantasy: O’s good again — almost

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Preview: Can Phils win third straight pennant?

Fantasy: Lidge is a risky pick

 

Florida Marlins

Preview: Behind Johnson, rotation is a concern

Fantasy: Ramirez a No. 1 overall pick?

 

Atlanta Braves

Preview: Pitching-strong Atlanta should contend for wild card

Fantasy: Is Atlanta too old?

 

New York Mets

Preview: Bay adds power; is it enough?

Fantasy: Nowhere to go but up?

 

Washington Nationals

Preview: All eyes on Strasburg this year

Fantasy: Is it worth it to draft Strasburg?

Minnesota Twins 

Preview: Primed to repeat as Central champs

Fantasy: Will Mauer repeat power numbers?

Detroit Tigers 

Preview: Too many questions to win division

Fantasy: New pieces in place — again

Chicago White Sox

Preview: Lots of pitching; where’s the power?

Fantasy: Team could be sneaky good

Cleveland Indians

Preview: Long season in store for Tribe

Fantasy: Will Sizemore bounce back?

Kansas City Royals

Preview: Greinke leads talented core

Fantasy: Can Greinke repeat big ’09?

St. Louis Cardinals

Preview: Expect a repeat division title

Fantasy: Can Duncan work magic with Penny?

Chicago Cubs

Preview: Cubbies will be in wild-card mix

Fantasy: Will injury bug strike again?

Cincinnati Reds

Preview: Youngsters need to produce

Fantasy: Reds have some valuable players

Houston Astros

Preview: Too many questions to contend

Fantasy: Will Berkman rebound?
 

Milwaukee Brewers

Preview: Expectations have changed

Fantasy: Fielder more valuable than Braun

Pittsburgh Pirates

Preview: If pitching can produce, Pirates can better .500 record

Fantasy: Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones are must-haves

Leading into the baseball season, Sporting News will preview all 30 MLB teams. For more great baseball content, order your copy of our baseball yearbook, or pick one up at a newsstand today.

New York Yankees

Preview: Bombers still the team to beat

Fantasy: Champs reload and repeat

 

[IMAGE DISPLAY=2]

Boston Red Sox

Preview: Strong pitching should lead to postseason

Fantasy: BoSox exhibit substance and style

 

Tampa Bay Rays

Preview: Contender or best also-ran?

Fantasy: Tampa Bay at a crossroads

 

Toronto Blue Jays

Preview: Destined for the cellar?

Fantasy: Jays enter a new era

 

Baltimore Orioles

Preview: Getting better, but still long road

Fantasy: O’s good again — almost

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Preview: Can Phils win third straight pennant?

Fantasy: Lidge is a risky pick

 

Florida Marlins

Preview: Behind Johnson, rotation is a concern

Fantasy: Ramirez a No. 1 overall pick?

 

Atlanta Braves

Preview: Pitching-strong Atlanta should contend for wild card

Fantasy: Is Atlanta too old?

 

New York Mets

Preview: Bay adds power; is it enough?

Fantasy: Nowhere to go but up?

 

Washington Nationals

Preview: All eyes on Strasburg this year

Fantasy: Is it worth it to draft Strasburg?

Minnesota Twins 

Preview: Primed to repeat as Central champs

Fantasy: Will Mauer repeat power numbers?

Detroit Tigers 

Preview: Too many questions to win division

Fantasy: New pieces in place — again

Chicago White Sox

Preview: Lots of pitching; where’s the power?

Fantasy: Team could be sneaky good

Cleveland Indians

Preview: Long season in store for Tribe

Fantasy: Will Sizemore bounce back?

Kansas City Royals

Preview: Greinke leads talented core

Fantasy: Can Greinke repeat big ’09?

St. Louis Cardinals

Preview: Expect a repeat division title

Fantasy: Can Duncan work magic with Penny?

Chicago Cubs

Preview: Cubbies will be in wild-card mix

Fantasy: Will injury bug strike again?

Cincinnati Reds

Preview: Youngsters need to produce

Fantasy: Reds have some valuable players

Houston Astros

Preview: Too many questions to contend

Fantasy: Will Berkman rebound?
 

Milwaukee Brewers

Preview: Expectations have changed

Fantasy: Fielder more valuable than Braun

Pittsburgh Pirates

Preview: If pitching can produce, Pirates can better .500 record

Fantasy: Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones are must-haves

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