Toronto Blue Jays - 2011 Record 81-81 - Fourth Place
|Jays Closer Sergio Santos|
New York Yankees - 2011 Record 97-65 - AL East Champs
Boston Red Sox - 2011 Record 90-72 - Third Place
Tampa Bay Rays - 2011 Record 91-71 - Second Place - American League Wildcard
|Rays Stud Matt Moore|
Baltimore Orioles - 2011 Record 69-93 - Fifth Place
Manager Buck Showalter enters his second full season leading the Orioles hoping his young team takes another step in their development. They did not make any major moves during the offseason and will be depending on their young stars to help them compete in the tough AL East. It will probably be a long season for them but they will play every game tough. The key to their success could be the development of Matt Wieters. Entering his third season Matt will look to turn into the star the Orioles know he can be. Other then that the Orioles will rely on Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and Mark Reynolds to provide the offense. Tommy Hunter leads an unproven pitching staff and will need their offense to provide as many runs as possible. My Prediction: Fifth Place Finish
It should make for an interesting season and we will all be watching with excitement as we hope to see this exciting Blue Jays team emerge as a contender. It would be nice to see the Rogers Centre full and rocking like it was back in the 90's.
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