It was great to see the Pirates in the playoffs last season for the first time in 20 years. They have the potential again for another great playoff run and maybe even a World Series Championship. What is your favorite MLB Team?
The Pirates have a young core that should keep them competitive again this year, but losing AJ Burnett from the starting rotation is certainly a blow. Marlon Byrd and Justin Morneau were a help down the stretch as well. They should be fun to watch, though, and have as good a chance as anybody at challenging the Cardinals for the division title.
I'm a fan of the Washington Nationals, and feel very good about their chances this year. Of course, I felt the same way last year as well and it never quite came together for them. We shall see.