Found April 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
1. Giants 0-0 -- Buster Posey & Co. are the defending champs until someone knocks them off. They won 94 regular-season games in 2012, and Tim Lincecum wasnt his usual self, going 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA. 2. Angels 0-0 -- Trout, Pujols and Hamilton, oh my. Mike Scioscias club is one of the four favorites in Vegas thats good enough for us. 3. Nationals 0-0 -- They had a real good taste last season before a heartbreaking NLDS Game 5 loss to the Cardinals. With no late-season shutdown of Stephen Strasburg, they are the biggest threat to dethrone the Giants. 4. Tigers 0-0 -- The returning Triple Crown winner? Justin Verlander (sans contract tension)? A weak AL Central? Expect Jim Leylands crew to return to the postseason as division champs, again. 5. Dodgers 0-0 -- Can buy a pennant? Don Mattingly better hope so or hell have some explaining to do. 6. Reds 0-0 -- Excluding injuries, only Dusty can screw this up. With Aroldis Chapman closing the door, and Joey Votto ba...

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