Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 1/23/12

The best part of every winter is that when it ends, fans of every team can talk themselves into a World Series title in the coming season. Yankee fans and Astro fans alike can look at the coming season and imagine pieces falling into place for a championship run. Sure, it's easier for some teams than it is for others, but without tallies in the loss column it's at least possible for everyone to do. 

In that spirit, we here at The Outside Corner are using the end of the winter to take a long look at each team and what it would take for them to win the World Series. Each post is written from the perspective of October, when the club is basking in the glow of the Commissioner's Trophy. There are plenty of things that could go wrong and for 29 of these teams, they will. At this time of year, though, it's more fun to imagine what can go right. 

AL East
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

AL Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers 
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins 

AL West
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - coming February 1
Oakland Athletics - coming February 2
Seattle Mariners - coming February 3
Texas Rangers - coming January 31

NL East
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals 

NL Central
Chicago Cubs - coming Janaury 27
Cincinnati Reds - coming January 25
Houston Astros - coming January 30
Milwaukee Brewers - coming January 24
Pittsburgh Pirates - coming January 26
St. Louis Cardinals

NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

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This article first appeared on The Outside Corner and was syndicated with permission.

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