Everyone knows that pitching wins championships.
As the Boston Red Sox demonstrated last season, though, having an explosive offense certainly helps. In 2013, the Red Sox led all of baseball in runs scored, and it wasn't even close. However, that accomplishment doesn't guarantee the club the top spot in the power rankings of all 30 MLB lineups entering spring training.
American League teams have an obvious advantage over their National League counterparts in the rankings, thanks to the designated hitter.
Still, that didn't stop one NL club from cracking the top three in the rankings.