The start of the Major League Baseball season is the most optimistic time of the year for everyone involved. Fans, players and front office executives all feel like good things are in their future, whether that means just exceeding expectations or getting over the playoff hump. 

Baseball is also a cruel game that can knock you back down to earth in a heartbeat. Who knows what this season has in store for us? The magic of the game is you have no idea how things are going to play out. 

Who would have said, with any real confidence, that Oakland and Baltimore would both be one win away from playing in the American League Championship Series last year?

We are going to try putting some order to the madness, with official predictions for all six divisions, all three playoff rounds and the World Series. 

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