1. Cleveland Indians: Strong pitching rotation and outfielder Michael Brantley finally healthy.
2. Boston Red Sox: Addition of pitcher Chris Sale makes them the favorites.
3. Houston Astros: Awesome lineup. Rotation, after Dallas Keuchel, needs to step up.
4. Toronto Blue Jays: Just might be able to absorb loss of Edwin Encarnacion to Indians.
5. Texas Rangers: They will trade for a starting pitcher. They have to.
6. Baltimore Orioles: They also need a starter. Power, bullpen are covered.
7. Seattle Mariners: Does their aging core have a run left in it?
8. Detroit Tigers: Poor defense and bullpen issues will doom them.
9. Kansas City Royals: A year removed from a championship, pitching staff is not as menacing as it once was.
10. New York Yankees: A team to watch. Young core is trying to emerge.
11. Los Angeles Angels: They are wasting the best years of superstar Mike Trout’s career.
12. Minnesota Twins: Plenty of upside here, just not on the pitching staff.
13. Tampa Bay Rays: Where are the runs going to come from?
14. Chicago White Sox: Young talent makes them dangerous — just not in 2017.
15. Oakland Athletics: No “impact moves” means another long season.
1. Chicago Cubs: We are all witnesses to a new dynasty on the North Side.
2. Washington Nationals: I’m just not a fan of putting Adam Eaton back in center.
3. Los Angeles Dodgers: Should have ponied up and traded for Brian Dozier.
4. San Francisco Giants: Still dangerous, but depth will be an issue.
5. New York Mets: Rotation can be great when everyone is healthy.
6. St. Louis Cardinals: They will try to do it with defense and little power.
7. Colorado Rockies: They won’t be a pushover. And pitcher Jon Gray is a gem.
8. Pittsburgh Pirates: Will Andrew McCutchen be happy after offseason trade rumors?
9. Miami Marlins: Can Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich put this team on their backs?
10. Philadelphia Phillies: In the middle of a rebuild, the Phils are years away.
11. Arizona Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller deals set them back years.
12. Milwaukee Brewers: Youth movement is underway. Watch second baseman Jonathan Villar.
13. Atlanta Braves: They move into a new park with a young team, except for ageless Bartolo Colon.
14. Cincinnati Reds: Free Joey Votto from a team with no future.
15. San Diego Padres: Move along please. Nothing to see here, other than Wil Myers.