#25. The New York Mets Team Ace: Johan Santana Most Valuable Position Player: David Wright Breakout Candidate: Matt Harvey Notable Offseason Additions: Travis d’Arnaud, Shaun Marcum Notable Offseason Losses: R.A. Dickey, Jayson Bay Biggest Team Weakness: Outfield
#26. The Chicago Cubs Team Ace: Matt Garza Most Valuable Position Player: Starlin Castro Breakout Candidate: Anthony Rizzo Notable Offseason Additions: Edwin Jackson, Nate Schierholtz, Scott Hairston Notable Offseason Losses: None Biggest Team Weakness: Bullpen
#27. The San Diego Padres Team Ace: Edinson Volquez Most Valuable Position Player: Chase Headley Breakout Candidate: Yonder Alonso Notable Offseason Additions: None Notable Offseason Losses: Yasmani Grandal (suspension) Biggest Team Weakness: Middle Infield and Catcher
#28. The Minnesota Twins Team Ace: Vance Worley Most Valuable Position Player: Joe Mauer Breakout Candidate: Vance Worley Notable Offseason Additions: Vance Worley, Kevin Correia Notable Offseason Losses: Ben Revere, Denard Span, Matt Capps Biggest Team Weakness: Pitching
#29. The Miami Marlins Team Ace: Ricky Nolasco Most Valuable Position Player: Giancarlo Stanton Breakout Candidate: Justin Ruggiano Notable Offseason Additions: Juan Pierre, Manager Mark Redmond, Jon Rauch, Placido Polanco Notable Offseason Losses: Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, Heath Bell Biggest Team Weakness: The entire infield.
In anticipation of baseball’s opening day on March 31st, I’m posting my 2013 Major League Baseball Preseason POWER RANKINGS. The daily countdown will begin at #30 and will work its way up to the best team in the league at #1, highlighting each team’s offseason transactions, news, and expectations on the way. #30. The HoustonContinue reading “#30. The Houston Astros: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings”