The MLB season always surprises us. Teams and individuals often sustain excellence that we didn’t think they could or change abruptly when we least expect it. These bold predictions about 2013 won’t seem so far-fetched come summertime.

Read on to see why the AL Central could produce a small-market contender, which new faces will disappoint in new places and who might ride the bench despite a high salary.

Of course, share your own thoughts in the comments section below.

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