As a fan, you expect teams to play hard every day, whether or not pundits and betting lines expect them to win. Even the worst MLB squads end up with about 60 victories over a full season, after all, so who says Seattle or Pittsburgh won't beat Tampa Bay or Philly next time out? Today's poll asks who will turn their poor 2010 showing into a better 2011.
My personal and sentimental vote goes to Seattle, who plays in a middling division and can't possibly hit worse than they did last season. To do so would be an offense worthy of our criminal courts. Add your tally and optimism to the sidebar--do Baltimore folks think Showalter can make their strong 2010 finish run into this year?