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Baseball is Back: But Does Anybody Know what will Happen in 2016?

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As a new season of baseball dawns upon us, the weather beckons warmly to spring and the summer beyond with all its lazy evenings and hot dog feasting. Spring training sessions are wrapping up and the players are getting comfortable in their new surroundings at Major League ballparks all throughout America (and Toronto). So what’s set to happen in the 2016 MLB season?

Well, if history gives us any guide, just about anything is possible. Based on last season’s results, and the 2016 free agency and trade period, the experts are widely touting the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and reigning World Series champions the Kansas City Royals as the favorites to contend this year. But baseball is a funny and finicky sport; just when one team seems to have erected a dynasty, a few ill-timed injuries and a drop in play can send a team crashing back to mediocrity. Certainly not all of these mid-market clubs can expect to return to the MLB playoffs?

Instead, look for a Boston Red Sox resurgence behind the arm of David Price. Expect the Los Angeles Dodgers and their free spending ways to finally come to fruition. And don’t ever count out the tried and tested methods of the St. Louis Cardinals. Oh yeah, and don’t you dare forget about the San Francisco Giants’ and their run of 3-straight World Series titles in even-numbered years since 2010.

Amazingly enough, we still haven’t even touched on the New York Yankees. My, how far have they fallen? Which makes me slightly nervous and expectant that they might just be the ones to separate themselves this year. With a usually powerful lineup and a stunning back-end to the bullpen, I think the Yankees may just get enough out of their starters (and probably trade for someone else midyear in a blockbuster deal) to make a serious run. Could a 41-year-old Alex Rodriguez possibly earn such a glorious redemption? Who knows, with such a wide open season maybe I should have picked my hometown team of the Cleveland Indians instead… You never know! 

Surprising Teams Dominating Baseball this Season

It’s been a recent trend in Major League Baseball, and it’s simply continued into the 2016 season; small market teams have been successful. Last season it was the Kansas City Royals who dominated their way to a World Series trophy. Now it’s a new cast of “little guys” who have defied the odds and are vying for playoff [...]

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The New York Yankees have Quietly Returned as One of Baseball's Best

A hot start to the season has seen the return to form of the New York Yankees, perennial World Series favorites of times gone by. For all their historical glory, the Yankees haven’t even reached the playoffs in two seasons. Their last title was in 2009. They don’t even have the biggest payroll in baseball anymore… That title [...]

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The Detroit Tigers Look Scary Good this Season

The 2015 baseball season may be young, but one team is already looking like a World Series contender: the Detroit Tigers. Of course this should be little surprise to anyone. With the 5th highest payroll in the Majors, the Tigers should certainly be among the best teams in baseball, and they’ve won the AL Central division four years in a [...]

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