Just because a team makes a couple of changes over the offseason doesn’t mean the question marks completely disappear.
If a club saw its starting rotation struggle in 2012 and made a trade or signed a big-name free agent this winter, does that guarantee success in 2013? For those truly pondering that question, I’ll help you out; it doesn’t.
If a player had a tough year after a couple of seasons of success, does that mean he’ll bounce back this upcoming year? No, flukes can quickly become trends and players aren’t always on the rise—many players in 2013 will continue to decline.
Whether it is the ability to score runs or a specific player slated to start, there are plenty of questions for each team heading into spring training.
Here’s a look at the biggest question mark for every Major League Baseball team at the start of the spring.
*All statistics were acquired via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted.*