The best blend of pitching and hitting in the American League belongs to the White Sox. The Tigers, Blue Jays, and Mariners all have great offenses but question marks with their rotations. Buck Showalter’s magic will get the O’s to the Wild Card for unexplainable reasons, but again the magic won’t get them past the first round.
Let’s keep it simple: the Nationals’ rotation. It’s too good. Give them the season to gel and they will be rolling by the time the postseason comes around. Like the White Sox, the perfect blend of pitching and hitting to go all the way.
World Series Reasoning
Unlike the White Sox, there is zero let up in the Nationals rotation. Gio Gonzalez, the number five pitcher in this rotation, is a solid two spot in any other rotation. This is the year the Nationals bullpen stays effective in the postseason. Drew Storen will lock things up and convert his saves this year.