With about a week left until opening day, its time to break out the first annual Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land projected standings for the season.
First off is the American League. As I do not follow the AL much, these truly are "bold" projections.
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays (Wild Card - 1)
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
This is truly the toughest division in baseball. While the Yankees are perennial favorites, age and injuries catch up with them and make them into the 2012 Red Sox. Tampa's pitching and timely hitting lead to another division title while Toronto's big offseason moves lead to their first playoff appearance since 1993. The Orioles can't repeat last year's surprise run to the playoffs and Boston struggles to return to .500.
Kansas City Royals
Chicago White Sox
Detroit is clearly the class of the Central, as no team can match their talent. After them, its a dogfight...