1. Did Epstein find any huge bargains this off-season?Larry Mahnken on the Yankees:
2. Is Boston's rotation a strength or a weakness?
3. So, is the bullpen going to be a problem at some point this year?
4. Can Boston's offense really be better this year than the last two seasons?
5. But are they built for success in the playoffs as well as they were last year?
1. What will Jason Giambi do?Ben and Larry also write the Rivals In Exile column.
2. Which Randy Johnson are the Yankees getting?
3. Can a team win with only two outfielders?
4. Tony Womack?!
5. Will the revamped bullpen be good enough?
Here are some of THT's predictions:
American League East
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Brian Borawski NYY BOS TOR BAL TAM
John Brattain BOS NYY TOR TAM BAL
Craig Burley BOS NYY TOR BAL TAM
Joe Dimino NYY BOS BAL TOR TAM
Aaron Gleeman BOS NYY BAL TOR TAM
Brian Gunn BOS NYY BAL TOR TAM
Ben Jacobs BOS NYY BAL TOR TAM
Larry Mahnken BOS NYY BAL TOR TAM
Tom Meagher BOS NYY BAL TOR TAM
Lee Sinins NYY BOS TOR BAL TAM
Studes BOS NYY BAL TOR TAM
Steve Treder BOS NYY BAL TOR TAM
ALC Consensus MIN CLE CHW DET KAN
ALW Consensus OAK LOS SEA TEX
NLE Consensus ATL PHI FLA NYM WAS
NLC Consensus STL CHC HOU CIN MIL PIT
NLW Consensus LOS SDP SFG ARI COL
Brian Borawski Giants over Yankees
John Brattain Red Sox over Marlins
Craig Burley Red Sox over Cardinals
Joe Dimino Yankees over Dodgers
Aaron Gleeman Red Sox over Atlanta
Brian Gunn Red Sox over Cubs
Ben Jacobs Red Sox over Dodgers
Larry Mahnken Yankees over Cardinals
Tom Meagher Red Sox over Phillies
Lee Sinins Yankees over Cardinals
Studes Yankees over Atlanta Braves
Steve Treder Dodgers over Red Sox