2011 MLB Predictions: Each Team's Key to a Successful First Month of the Season
Opening weekend was just a little screwy. The Orioles and the Royals both lead their division, while the Mariners, Mets and Pirates are sitting above .500.
Two popular teams heading into 2011, the Red Sox and Brewers, are a combined 0-6. The defending champion Giants are 1-3, sitting comfortably at the bottom of their division.
While the first part of the season doesn't always give us the clearest picture of which team is going to finish where, the games still count in the final standings.
Getting the season off on the right note is the goal of every single big league club. There isn't a team out there who is thinking, "Let's shoot for fourth place!" So, let's take a moment to examine these goals.
Dan is a Boston Red Sox featured columnist. Follow him on twitter @dantheman_06.