#12. The Cleveland Indians: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#12. The Cleveland Indians

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Team Ace: Ubaldo Jimenez

Most Valuable Position Player: Jason Kipnis

Breakout Candidate: Trevor Bauer

Notable Offseason Additions: Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Mark Reynolds, Trevor Bauer, Mike Aviles, Drew Stubbs, Brett Myers, Jason Giambi, Terry Francona (Manager)

Notable Offseason Losses: Shin-Soo Choo, Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore

Biggest Team Weakness: Starting Pitching

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#13. The Oakland Athletics: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

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Team Ace: Tommy Milone

Most Valuable Position Player: Yoenis Cespedes

Breakout Candidate: Hiroyuki Nakajima

Notable Offseason Additions: Hiroyuki Nakajima, Chris Young

Notable Offseason Losses: Bandon McCarthy, Chris Carter

Biggest Team Weakness: Lack of offensive production from the infield.

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#14. The Milwaukee Brewers: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#14. The Milwaukee Brewers

Team Ace: Yovani Gallardo800px-Ryan_Braun_2008-2

Most Valuable Position Player: Ryan Braun

Breakout Candidate: Norichika Aoki

Notable Offseason Additions: Alex Gonzalez (Injury)

Notable Offseason Losses: Cory Hart (Injury), Mat Gamel (Injury)

Biggest Team Weakness: The Bullpen

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#15. The Texas Rangers: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#15. The Texas Rangers

 

Team Ace: Yu Darvish435px-Yu_Darvish_on_March_13,_2012_(1)

Most Valuable Position Player: Adrian Beltre

Breakout Candidate: Jurickson Profar

Notable Offseason Additions: A.J. Pierzynski, Lance Berkman

Notable Offseason Losses: Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Michael Young

Biggest Team Weakness: The Outfield

 

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2013 NFL Offensive Free Agency Preview

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Players that will get big money and deserve it:

Jake Long
Position: Left Offensive Tackle
Age: 27
Possible Suitors: St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals
Expected Contract: $50 million/ 5 years

The first overall pick from the 2008 draft, Jake Long has made it to 4 pro bowls in his first 5 seasons in the league.  He was injured in 2012, which hurts his value slightly, but he’s a proven player and will help any offensive line he goes to.

Jermon Bushrod
Position: Left Tackle
Age: 28
Team: Chicago Bears
Contract: $36 million/5 years

Louis Vasquez
Position: Guard
Age: 25
Team: Denver Broncos
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#16. The Philadelphia Phillies: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#16. The Philadelphia Phillies

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Team Ace: Roy Halladay

Most Valuable Position Player: Jimmy Rollins

Breakout Candidate: Ben Revere

Notable Offseason Additions: Ben Revere, Denard Span, Michael Young, Mike Adams

Notable Offseason Losses: Vance Worley, Carlos Ruiz (Suspension)

Biggest Team Weakness: The Outfield

 

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#17. The Baltimore Orioles: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

The Power Rankings continue with the Baltimore Orioles at number 17.  I apologize for the delay.  Last week my internet went out and I started at a job, so I wasn’t able to post as much as I would have liked to.  I’ll try my best to have them up smoothly again this week, and maybe I’ll give you a few extra’s to make up for lost time.  

#17. The Baltimore Orioles

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Team Ace: Jason Hammel

Most Valuable Position Player: Adam Jones

Breakout Candidate: Manny Machado

Notable Offseason Additions: Jair Jurrjens, Alexi Casilla, Brian Roberts (Injury), Nolan Reimold (Injury)

Notable Offseason Losses: Mark Reynolds

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#18. The Arizona Diamondbacks: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#18. The Arizona Diamondbacks

Team Ace: Ian Kennedy511px-Paulgoldschmidt1

Most Valuable Position Player: Aaron Hill

Breakout Candidate: Paul Goldschmidt

Notable Offseason Additions: Martin Prado, Heath Bell, Cody Ross, Randall Delgado

Notable Offseason Losses: Justin Upton, Chris Young, Trevor Bauer

Biggest Team Weakness: Shortstop

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#19. The Boston Red Sox: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

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Team Ace: Jon Lester

Most Valuable Position Player: Dustin Pedroia

Breakout Candidate: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Notable Offseason Additions: Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino, Joel Hanrahan, Ryan Dempster, Jonny Gomes, Mike Carp, Koji Uehara, David Ortiz (Injury), John Lackey (Injury), John Farrell (Manager)

Notable Offseason Losses: Cody Ross, Bobby Valentine (Manager)

Biggest Team Weakness: Team Chemistry

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#20. The Seattle Mariners: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#20. The Seattle Mariners200px-KingFelixHernandez

Team Ace: Felix Hernandez

Most Valuable Position Player: Kyle Seager

Breakout Candidate: Hisashi Iwakuma

Notable Offseason Additions: Michael Morse, Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez, Joe Saunders, Jason Bay

Notable Offseason Losses: Jason Vargas

Biggest Team Weakness: Infield

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