Whether your favorite team is expected to contend for a title or just take a small step forward, the MLB offseason is a time for optimism for some fans. For others, it is approached with caution and sometimes even pessimism.
That's just sports fandom. Some go into a season filled with hope and are oftentimes set up for disappointment. Others temper their expectations and every once in a while wind up surprised.
What follows is a collection of what fans are saying about all 30 MLB teams in 2014—both on the optimistic and pessimistic side of things.
Comments were pulled from the B/R comment section, other comment threads across the Internet, and even from some top sports writers.
Not every team has the same amount of comments. Don't read into this—it's simply a case of finding more usable comments for some teams than others.
This is just meant to be a fun look around the league at what people are saying about each team—nothing more and nothing less.
*Note: Some comments were edited for punctuation and spelling.