Team Previews & Analysis

2014 Team Previews: St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals suffered a bitter defeat in the 2013 World Series, but that hasn't stopped them from building a contender in 2014. Can the Cardinals match expectations?

Our staff tries to predict baseball

Seventeen BtBS writers picked all six division races, all ten playoff teams, and the World Series champions.

2014 Team Previews: Cleveland Indians

After letting Sabathia and Lee slip away, the Indians appear revamped and recovered. In 2013, the Tribe saw their first postseason berth since 2007, will they make it two in a row?

2014 Team Preview: Chicago Cubs

Things are looking up for the Cubs, but this won't be their year.

2014 Team Previews: Chicago White Sox

2013 wasn't a banner year for the South Siders, and 2014 won't be, either; however, several shrewd moves by new GM Rick Hahn have given hope for a once-dismal future.

2014 Team Previews: Detroit Tigers

The Tigers are still the best bet in the AL Central, but divisions titles alone won't cut it in Motown.

The Twins' future is bright, but what about now?

The Twins are building for the future, but that doesn't mean there are some interesting goings-on for the major league club in 2014. What should we watch for?

2014 Team Previews: Kansas City Royals

The Royals made a big gamble prior to the 2013 season. They didn't play postseason baseball, but they may have set themselves up for another run in 2014.

Cincinnati Reds Team Preview

An analysis of the Reds 2013 season, the moves they made during the offseason, and what we can expect from them in 2014.

2014 Team Previews: Milwaukee Brewers

Scott Lindholm's preview of the 2014 Milwaukee Brewers


2014 Team Previews: Pittsburgh Pirates

How will the Pirates follow-up on their best season since 1992?

2014 Team Previews: Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays needed to win three games in three different cities across four days to make the playoffs last year. Will their road to the 2014 postseason be any easier?

2014 Team Previews: Toronto Blue Jays

What does the 2014 season look like for the Blue Jays?

2014 Team Previews: New York Yankees

Even after an offseason of furious spending, the Yankees find themselves on uncertain and shaky ground, both for the present and the future.

2014 Team Previews: Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox turned the ship around in 2013, winning 97 games and the World Series just a year after going 69-93. What does 2014 look like for the BoSox?

2014 Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles are a good team, but they probably aren't good enough.

2014 Team Previews: Miami Marlins

While they are still a couple of years away from contending, there is still a lot to like about the 2014 Marlins.

Projecting 2014 Records

Everyone has their own projection system to determine records, so of course I throw my version into the ring.

2014 Team Previews: Washington Nationals

Following the franchise's first-ever playoff appearance in our nation's capitol, expectations were high for the Washington Nationals in 2013. They ultimately fell short, but they should get back to October in 2014.

2014 New York Mets Preview

After a middle-of-the-road 2013 season, the Mets endeavor to continue the climb up from perennial blah-ness to playoff contender.

2014 Team Previews: Atlanta Braves

A preview of the 2014 Atlanta Braves — reigning NL East champions.

2014 Team Preview: Seattle Mariners

The Mariners aren't likely to be in the chase the American League West crown, but if the dominoes fall their way, they could sneak up on some teams.

2014 Team Previews: Oakland Athletics

What happened with the A's in 2013, and what's going to happen in 2014?

2014 Team Previews: Texas Rangers

After a busy offseason, the Rangers look poised to have a strong 2014 season.

2014 Team Previews: Houston Astros

The Astros are going to be pretty terrible this year, but they have a lot to look forward to.

2014 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Season Preview

Mike Trout will make the Angels interesting from start to finish, but their starting pitching will determine their fortunes.

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