With pitchers and catchers reporting in less than two weeks, each MLB team will try to put forth a roster that can compete at the highest level throughout a long campaign. By the time camps break in late March/early April, very single team will have an air of optimism, hoping that the roster that’s compiled can bring success to their city and their fans.
Throughout a busy offseason, all 30 MLB teams have busily prepared for the 2012 season, and through their evaluations, assessments, signings and transactions, they will hope that their efforts pay off in the end. For some, success will be measured in wins; for others, success will only be achieved by putting a shiny championship ring on their fingers.
Given all of the transactions that have transpired over the course of the past four months, which teams have in fact dramatically improved? And, on the flip side, which teams regressed?
Putting down a roster on paper always gives prognosticators the chance to give their best estimates as to how each team will fare, and Bleacher Report is certainly no exception. Based on the changes made by each team this offseason, we will take a stab at how each team will fare this coming season.