There's plenty in store this year for baseball fans as the 2013 MLB season nears. There'll be many pleasant surprises, and it's always exciting to see which players break out and have career years. As history books await what should be yet another thrilling baseball season, I present my 10 bold predictions for 2013.
1: Three Teams from the AL East Will Make The Playoffs
The AL East has been considered baseball's best division, and now it makes a great case for being the toughest division in all of sports. The Toronto Blue Jays went on a shopping spree this offseason, acquiring numerous big names such as Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera, R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson. With the Jays' new-look club, the AL East could potentially have five contenders this season. The division had three teams (the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays) with 90-plus wins in 2012. If the Boston Red Sox stay healthy and Toronto plays even close to its potential, they could all very possibly be in the mix in mid-September.