Pitching may win championships, but having a high-powered offense to back that pitching goes an awful long way as well. Look no further than the reigning champion Boston Red Sox, who led the MLB in runs scored last season while finishing 14th in team ERA.
The position-player market has unfolded much faster than the pitching market this offseason, due in large part to a number of teams playing wait and see with Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
As it stands today, the only everyday-caliber hitters still on the market are three guys who received qualifying offers: Nelson Cruz, Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales. The other remaining position players are bench-depth at best.
With that in mind, what follows are predictions for how every MLB team's starting lineup will look in 2014, as we are now just two weeks from the start of spring training.
*All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted.