1. Cleveland. I think in the end, it will not really matter. Grady will be back up and manning the OF in a matter of weeks. The guy has had more than 500 Ab's only once this decade. Also, while Cleveland could certainly contend, this is Minnesota's division.
2. Phillies. Sadly, Michaels may be the best player of the 3.
3. Reds. I am not surprised. Lopez has been handed this job for three seasons now, and has failed miserably.
4. Angels. I am a little surprised here too. Sounds like overall, Figgins will not even have a consistent spot in the batting order, and he may not even get consistent playing time. I have downgraded him in most of my rankings.
5. Astros. I have mixed feelings on this. First off, it is nice to see both Kobe Bryant and Craig Biggio are promoted to GM all in the same week. I mean, shouldn't the Manager decide what is best for the team at the least? On the other hand, Biggio never wanted to move in the first place, and only did so "for the team" when they brought in Kent. He looked horrible in the OF. I like the fact that the Astros are being loyal to him. The plus plus plus side of this .... I now own a Mr. Willy Taveras in three leagues
6. D-Backs. This position is far from settled. My dark horse candidate to have the job by the All Star break is Bruney
7. Milwaukee. Ricky was brought in simply as insurance. From what I read, he is happy with that. I think Adams will end up seeing a great majority of the saves in Milwaukee.
8. Cleveland. I love Wickman .... When he is healthy. Since he won't be, I see Howry taking the job.
9. Devil Rays. Please don't rush Upton. When he is ready, he will steal the Job. But I hope that TB does not rush him.