Spring training brings the promise of warmer weather and finds players, coaches, front office personnel and fans all beginning to fill with excitement and optimism over the upcoming season.

To be sure, all teams are not created equal, and not all excitement and optimism is, either. You won’t find Houston Astros fans dreaming about their team making a deep playoff run in 2014, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons for their optimism and excitement.

Why should fans of all 30 teams be excited about the upcoming season? Let’s take a look.


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