Fans of MLB teams in seven cities are buzzing with offseason excitement.

They are debating the order of a lineup featuring new faces and discussing the realignment of a fresh-starting rotation and bullpen.

What has turned out to be a very active MLB offseason has shaken (not stirred) the rosters of nearly all 30 teams and, in some cases, raised expectations to astronomical levels.

What will happen in Los Angeles if the Dodgers miss the playoffs?

Will the Josh Hamilton signing be enough to overcome a serious hit to the Angels’ pitching staff?

Can the Red Sox and Phillies resurrect themselves? 

The stocks of these seven teams may have risen, but will it translate to on-field production? The 2013 season can’t come soon enough.

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