MLB team previews: Analysis, stats, betting odds and predictions Chris Bahr @ChrisBahr_FOX Apr 4, 2017 at 11:39a ET Baseball is back! Each week during spring training, we'll preview a division with a team each day. We began with the AL East and will finish with the NL West. And you can read them all here, complete with our predictions: Arizona Diamondbacks There's new leadership in the front office and dugout, but the Diamondbacks will need the "old" Zack Greinke if they hope to bounce back from a disappointing season. Mark J. Rebilas Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Braves There's a new stadium, flashy young position players and some old starting pitchers -- so is Atlanta ready to go from rebuilding to contending? Baltimore Orioles Mark Trumbo is back, meaning the Orioles will continue to bash with the best of them -- but can they pitch? Boston Red Sox The defending AL East champs begin the post-David Ortiz era with a talented young core – and three aces. Chicago Cubs After snapping a 108-year drought, the young offensive core and veteran pitching staff will try to become the first team to repeat as World Series champions since the 1998-2000 Yankees. Chicago White Sox The rebuild is in progress, but how quickly can the promising young talent develop? Mike Dinovo Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati Reds The rebuild continues around Joey Votto, and the Reds will face a tough climb out of the NL Central basement – where they have finished the past two seasons. USA TODAY Sports Charles LeClaire Cleveland Indians After falling a win short of their first World Series title since 1948, the arm-rich Indians are focused on some unfinished business. Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. AP Colorado Rockies They've always had the hitting, but now the Rockies just might have the pitching – both in the rotation and bullpen – to contend. USA TODAY Sports Mark J. Rebilas Detroit Tigers The fire sale never happened this offseason, meaning the Tigers’ veteran core has one more chance to pursue its World Series dream. Houston Astros They have a championship-caliber lineup, but the Astros' World Series hopes rest on the shoulders of the rotation. USA TODAY Sports Troy Taormina Kansas City Royals The 2015 World Series champs will try to make one more title run before free agency takes a further toll on the roster. Los Angeles Dodgers They've won four consecutive NL West titles and are favorites for a fifth, but can they finally take that next step and win their first pennant since 1988? Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton must have a healthy and productive season if the Marlins are to contend one season after tragically losing ace Jose Fernandez. Milwaukee Brewers The rebuild continues around Ryan Braun, but are the Brewers primed to show real signs of improvement this season? Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports Dennis Wierzbicki Minnesota Twins The 103-loss squad from last season is little-changed, meaning the Twins' success will depend upon the improvement of their budding young stars. Getty Images Eric Christian Smith New York Mets Not much has changed for the NL East runner-up, but New York is hoping the one thing that will change is the health of its starting pitchers. ASSOCIATED PRESS New York Yankees The Baby Bombers have arrived, with Gary Sanchez's big bat leading the way -- but questions abound in the rotation. Philadelphia Phillies As the rebuild enters its latter stages, it's time for several of the Phillies' promising young players to step up. Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. AP Pittsburgh Pirates After missing the postseason for the first time since 2012 – and after an awkward offseason – the Pirates and Andrew McCutchen hope to bounce back strong in 2017. San Diego Padres Wil Myers is an All-Star and there is some promising young talent in the lineup, but the Padres' pitching will make this another long season. San Francisco Giants They still have an ace in Madison Bumgarner and they addressed their biggest weakness by signing closer Mark Melancon -- so will the Giants end their odd-year struggles? Getty Images Jason O. Watson Seattle Mariners No team was busier over the offseason, but is the Mariners' roster actually improved enough to end a 16-year playoff drought? USA TODAY Sports Joe Nicholson St. Louis Cardinals Dexter Fowler is a huge addition, but the Cardinals will need contributions from many others -- namely, the pitching staff -- if they want to catch the Cubs. USA TODAY Sports Steve Mitchell Tampa Bay Rays After three consecutive losing seasons, the Rays are hoping to escape the AL East basement – and convince the front office not to deal any more stars. Texas Rangers There are still some big bats, but the Rangers' hopes for a third consecutive AL West title likely will rest on a top-heavy rotation. Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion is gone but plenty of offense remains – backed by a deep and talented rotation. Washington Nationals The defending NL East champs are loaded and Bryce Harper is motivated after a down season, but health – see: Stephen Strasburg – remains an issue. Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. AP Next Gallery 7 6 big questions the Cubs must answer to repeat as World Series champions Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Baseball Join or Create a Free League Play Now!