This is going to be a much better team, but they’ll be priced like it. The offense deserves all of the accolades, but the pitching staff is what will dictate when we play the Twins and how we play them.
The Royals aren’t very good. They will, however, be quite entertaining.
I think that there is a lot of hidden value in this team if we are responsible about it. I’m also not going to be surprised if the Tigers finish third in the AL Central. That’s right, I said it.
Cleveland was 68-40 against teams with losing records and just 23-31 against teams .500 or better. They’ll play 117 of their 162 games against teams that had losing records last season.
With Eloy Jimenez not making the Opening Day roster and Manny Machado out in San Diego, the hype and optimism have been replaced with despair and pessimism.
Toronto did very little this winter to improve the ballclub, so there aren’t a lot of positive feelings about this team. As a general rule, that typically creates betting value and there will be some spots in which we can play the Blue Jays.