Every MLB team opens the season with a certain amount of hype surrounding their expected performance during the upcoming season. Whether or not that hype is warranted does not become clear until much later in the season.
Take last year for example. The Angels entered the season with as much hype as anyone following the signing of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, but they got off to a slow start and wound up missing the playoffs.
On the other hand, few picked the A's or Orioles to finish anywhere but last place going into 2012, but when October rolled around both teams found themselves in the postseason.
My point being, hype and success are two very different things. So here is my take on where each team's hype reading stands entering the season on a scale from 1-10.