The 2015 Major League Baseball season is set for another roller coaster ride. This comes after another amazing season that featured a playoff trip for the Kansas City Royals, a third World Series title for the San Francisco Giants in five seasons and the end of Bud Selig as commissioner of baseball.
Now as we start to look at the 2015 season we can all start to predict which teams will make the playoffs and what players will walk away with the major hardware? That being said we will take a look at both including which teams have a shot at the playoffs in 2015.
In the American League starting in the Eastern Division the team that continues to stand out is the Baltimore Orioles. We know what has been said and how Vegas has ranked them in their division but that won’t change the fact they still have one of the games top lineups. Along with the Orioles this should be a season we also see at least one wild card team.
Over in the National League, the Washington Nationals look to strong on paper with their only real test coming from the Miami Marlins, The New York Mets have struggled to stay healthy while the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves are in the midst of a rebuilding project.
Back in the American League the Central Division could be a four-team race to the finish now that the Tigers lost two components to their starting rotation. Out West the team to watch is the Seattle Mariners after the team added another key piece in Nelson Cruz to bolster the teams offense.
In the National League, the Central Division could have a new face atop with the Chicago Cubs taking that honor. Now this is a long shot for many but look at what they did this off-season as well as the potential of Kris Bryant. Moving out West the San Diego Padres have a real shot at the division after landing an entirely new outfield and James Shields this off-season.
The American League wild card teams will feature the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians while the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals take those honors in the National League. Now we just have to sit back for another month till opening day gets underway.