MLB Question Of The Day

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: San Francisco Giants

The Giants won their first-ever World Series on the strength of their pitching, while their hitting was merely adequate. They've added some hitters, but the heart of the franchise is still its five starters. Can they do it again?

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: San Diego Padres

After their near-miss in 2010, the Padres now face a potentially long rebuilding process, but excellent seasons from Mat Latos and Cameron Maybin would represent a good start.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Los Angeles Dodgers

After going from 95 wins in 2009 to 80 in 2010, the Dodgers need to improve across the board if they're going to contend again, and new manager Don Mattingly might have to his best work with the relief corps.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Texas Rangers

The Rangers are generally favored to defend their American League West championship, but that will be a lot easier if C.J. Wilson and Colby Lewis repeat their 2010 performances, and if Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz can stay healthy.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Colorado Rockies

Despite featuring the supreme talents of Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Ubaldo Jimenez last year, the Colorado Rockies finished a distant third place. Do they have enough talent in 2011 to complement their stars?

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are loaded with talent ... Unfortunately, much of that talent hasn't been seen in recent seasons, and the M's chances of a respectable 2011 probably hinge on that lost talent showing up again.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Oakland Athletics

The A's have a talented quartet of young starters, and if they can stay healthy all season Oakland's got a real shot at returning to the postseason.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Los Angeles Angels

With Jered Weaver and Dan Haren, the Angels might be brilliant at the top of their rotation. But will the bottom of that rotation wipe out too much of Weaver's and Haren's good work?

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Washington Nationals

This winter the Washington Nationals committed $126 million to right fielder Jayson Werth, but that was just one early step toward relevance for a team that's never had a winning season.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are dealing with some injuries, but their brilliant starting pitchers give them the edge over every other team in the National League. Are those starters good enough to combine for 80 wins, though?

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Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon has been doing great work for (at least) three seasons, but if the Rays wind up going to the playoffs again, Maddon will probably have done his greatest work yet.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Florida Marlins

The Florida Marlins are stocked with young talent in their lineup and big arms in their pitching rotation. But will their starting pitchers be healthy enough to lift the Fish into contention?

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: New York Yankees

This year's edition of the Yankees are supposed to wind up in the playoffs, as usual. But first they have to figure out who's going to fill not one, but two slots in their starting rotation. And even then, the questions will continue.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Atlanta Braves

A look at the 2011 Atlanta Braves and questions facing them during Spring Training.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Boston Red Sox

Everybody's picking the Boston Red Sox in the American League East, which will look smart if they can just get through this season somewhat healthier than last year.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles' turnaround under Buck Showalter last season was stunning, but the key in 2011 and beyond might be the development of Adam Jones and Matt Wieters.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals' postseason chances took a hit when Adam Wainwright went down, but they're still contenders and their fate might be decided this spring by who they choose to fill Wainwright's slot in the rotation.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates are going to run their streak of losing seasons to 19, which would give them the record if they didn't have it already. If they don't make it 20 in 2012, it will be thanks to a talented quartet of young hitters led by Andrew McCutchen.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Minnesota Twins

All eyes are on Twins' Justin Morneau, still not completely recovered from the concussion he suffered eight months ago. Attention is also on the middle infield, where Alexi Casilla and Tsuyoshi Nishioka are being asked to do things they've never done.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Milwaukee Brewers

After two years of good hitting and lousy pitching, the Brewers have finally addressed their biggest need with two big trades. Will newcomers Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum be enough in 2011?

Spring Training 2011: Kansas City Royals Question Of The Day

The Kansas City Royals are blessed with baseball's top crop of prospects, but while they mature in the farm system, the big club's got some work to do, starting with a group of young starting pitchers still trying to establish themselves.

Spring Training 2011: Houston Astros Question Of The Day

The Houston Astros finished fifth in 2009 and fourth in 2010, and third place doesn't seem a realistic goal in 2011. But their corner infielders have at least a chance to make things occasionally interesting this season.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Detroit Tigers

The biggest questions surrounding the Tigers heading into Spring Training 2011 is whether their new rotation will be an improvement over last season's.

Spring Training 2011 Question of the Day: Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds enter 2011 as defending National League Central champions, but they're not likely to repeat unless one of their starting pitchers takes a big step forward.

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians need to win a lot more games, and to win a lot more games they need to find more great players. Do they have a chance to do that in 2011?

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Chicago Cubs

There are questions surrounding all 30 MLB teams during Spring Training, and Rob Neyer intends to answer them with his 30-part Question of the Day series. Today, he takes a look at the Chicago Cubs.

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