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Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners staff need more run support.
New York Mets: 66/1
Their two most important players—R.A. Dickey and David Wright—aren't close to agreeing to contract extensions. Trades could be forthcoming if those stances don't soften.
Meanwhile, the front office has to address the depleted outfield and incompetent bullpen.
At least the Mets will buff up their win-loss record against the Miami Marlins.
San Diego Padres: 66/1
With fewer injuries to their starting pitchers, the Padres will play far more close games. The late-inning relief of Andrew Cashner and Huston Street could determine whether they are legitimate.
Also, keep in mind that Yasmani Grandal can be activated around Memorial Day.
Seattle Mariners: 66/1
The M's must make a splash in free agency. Josh Hamilton is reportedly out of their price range, but that doesn't excuse them from pursuing the next-best impact players.
It's been years since Seattle last had a reputable offense.
Pittsburgh Pirates: 45/1
The lineup is laden with impatient hitters. Pittsburgh could score in double digits on any given day and get shut out just as easily.
Beyond A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez, the Bucs are devoid of trustworthy starters.
Arizona Diamondbacks: 40/1
Look for the D-Backs to trade a surplus outfielder to solidify shortstop and the starting rotation.
It's unlikely, however, that Aaron Hill and Wade Miley will replicate their outstanding 2012 seasons.
Chicago White Sox: 30/1
Jake Peavy and Chris Sale match up well with any other AL duo.