Predicting the 9 Biggest MLB Resurgences and Tail-Offs of the Season

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Predicting the 9 Biggest MLB Resurgences and Tail-Offs of the Season
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After the first complete weekend of the 2012 MLB season, the baseball world boasts several exciting storylines: the Red Sox and Yankees combining for a 0-6 start for the first time since 1966, an upstart Diamondbacks team sweeping their rival Giants by decimating San Francisco's stellar pitching staff punchout of Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain, and Los Angeles Angels' first baseman Albert Pujols winding up just north of the Mendoza line after Monday's action.

While the first weekend might send some of the most neurotic fans clamoring for change—suspend Ozzie Guillen, seriously?—or declaring their team of choice the best that ever was, the 2012 season is so incredibly young that if it lived to be 100 years old, Monday would mark its second birthday.

Very rarely are toddlers slated to win World Series, much less decide on a college major—okay, so maybe two-year-old Tiger Woods is the exception to the rule—but the young 2012 MLB season is anything but decided.

After all, in 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals—the team that eventually won the 2011 World Series—placed a whopping 13th in Fox Sport's Week 1 power rankings.

Still, the AL Champion-Texas Rangers had been given the No. 1 spot, giving some credence to the fine art of guesswork and predicting MLB results.

The following predictions encompass the biggest 2012 MLB resurgence campaigns and tail-off flops, wrapped delicately in a gift box with the message, "Don't open until the season's 60th birthday."

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