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MLB 2012 preview

MLB 2012: Season Preview
Read below to see how Sports Illustrated thinks each division will finish, and to find out SI's postseason picks. Then check out our division previews and Tom Verducci's video team previews.
Projected Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST Division Preview
New York Yankees
Video Preview
95-67
Tampa Bay Rays
Video Preview
92-70
Boston Red Sox
Video Preview
91-71
Toronto Blue Jays
Video Preview
85-77
Baltimore Orioles
Video Preview
63-99
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST Division Preview
Philadelphia Phillies
Video Preview
94-68
Miami Marlins
Video Preview
89-73
Washington Nationals
Video Preview
84-78
Atlanta Braves
Video Preview
82-80
New York Mets
Video Preview
75-87
CENTRALDivision Preview
Detroit Tigers
Video Preview
93-69
Kansas City Royals
Video Preview
82-80
Cleveland Indians
Video Preview
80-82
Minnesota Twins
Video Preview
72-90
Chicago White Sox
Video Preview
67-95
CENTRALDivision Preview
Cincinnati Reds
Video Preview
89-73
St. Louis Cardinals
Video Preview
87-75
Milwaukee Brewers
Video Preview
84-78
Pittsburgh Pirates
Video Preview
70-92
Chicago Cubs
Video Preview
66-96
Houston Astros
Video Preview
57-105
WEST Division Preview
Los Angeles Angels
Video Preview
97-65
Texas Rangers
Video Preview
94-68
Oakland Athletics
Video Preview
68-94
Seattle Mariners
Video Preview
64-98
WEST Division Preview
San Francisco Giants
Video Preview
90-72
Arizona Diamondbacks
Video Preview
88-74
Los Angeles Dodgers
Video Preview
83-79
Colorado Rockies
Video Preview
79-83
San Diego Padres
Video Preview
70-92
Playoff Predictions
AL WILD-CARD PLAYOFF
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AL DIVISION SERIES
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AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
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NL WILD-CARD PLAYOFF
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NL DIVISION SERIES
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NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
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WORLD SERIES
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More Coverage
VERDUCCI: 12 storylines to watch in 2012
 CORCORAN: Preseason favorites for MLB's big awards
CORCORAN: Could these spring stats be an indicator?
FANTASY BASEBALL: Top 300 players and complete position rankings
Photo Credits: Fenway Park by Elsa/Getty; Bat rack by Joe Robbins/Getty

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