Few things in life are less worth the paper they're printed on than preseason predictions. But we all make them for the same silly reason that we all bought Powerball tickets on Saturday. Correctly predicting every team's record may not be worth $600 million, but it sure would make you feel like a million bucks if you accidentally picked the right numbers.
A number of those preseason predictions—particularly those involving Toronto or either team from Los Angeles—have already gone horribly awry. With just over one quarter of the season in the books, there's no time like the present to revisit and refresh those predictions.
(Officially, these weren't my predictions. They were the well-written musings of Adam Wells. However, with the exception of how high he was on Tampa Bay, I wouldn't have strongly disagreed with any of his predictions. As such, they will more than suffice as a reference point for previous projections.)
Teams are listed in alphabetical order by division, starting with the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. Because really, when was the last time any national discussion started with the White Sox?
We'll take an optimistic look, a pessimistic look and a realistic look at every team to try to get a feel for what it might do over the final 120 games of the regular season.
*All statistics are courtesy of ESPN.com and FanGraphs.com and are accurate through the start of play on Monday, May 20.