Knowing the competition: Boston Red Sox

Knowing the competition: Boston Red Sox

Threat Level: 10 Not many people saw the Red Sox winning to the World Series in 2013, but to not give Boston a threat level of a 10 would be doing the champions an injustice. They lost a key part in their 2013 run in Jacoby Ellsbury, but other than that, they are...
Knowing the competition: Detroit Tigers

Knowing the competition: Detroit Tigers

Threat Level: 9 Why the Tigers will be good: The one-two punch of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer is tough to top, Miguel Cabrera is the best pure hitter in the gameĀ (the guy did sign a contract worth $292 million!), and they upgraded at closer by signing Joe...
Knowing the competition: Baltimore Orioles

Knowing the competition: Baltimore Orioles

Threat Level: 8 Buck Showalter has ushered in a new era of Baltimore Orioles baseball. With his mastery managing skills, he has made the O’s competitive again. Yeah, he also took over at a time when the Orioles, as a franchise, were grooming good, young talent,...
Knowing the competition: Los Angeles Angels

Knowing the competition: Los Angeles Angels

Threat Level: 6 The Angels have not quite lived up to the hype of their recent off-seasons, as they have missed the playoffs for the last four seasons. Pujols and Hamilton have struggled to stay healthy and Wilson was inconsistent last season. Four years out of the...
Knowing the competition: Texas Rangers

Knowing the competition: Texas Rangers

Threat Level: 8 The Texas Rangers are a team that is tough to put a finger on. They seemingly have the talent necessary to win every year, but recently they have underperformed their roster. They made a big trade in the offseason to dismiss Ian Kinsler to make room...