It's MLB Opening Day!

It's MLB Opening Day!

It's MLB Opening Day!

Manager John Gibbons named J.A. Happ the team's Opening Day starter and he will be followed by Aaron Sanchez, Marco Estrada, Marcus Stroman and Jaime Garcia. He played third base in the Arizona Fall League and will begin this year with Triple-A Columbus so he can spend time in the outfield.

The loser of the AL East will likely be the first of two wild-card teams, with the other entering a five-team battle between the Toronto Blue Jays (86 projected wins in 2018), Los Angeles Angels (84), Minnesota Twins (82), Seattle Mariners (80) and Oakland Athletics (80).

So how is the season going to pan out?

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The World-Herald's Gene Schinzel compiled the Midlanders in the Majors and took a look at former local standouts that could be making their MLB debuts this season. The new-look Phillies are also 80/1. The Giants finished last in the NL West with a 64-98 record when many picked them to get to the postseason.

With more and more balls leaving the yard, it's likely to make games even longer, but fans probably don't mind because offence will always be preferred to pitching duels or low-scoring contests.

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Tampa Bay finished with just four hits - three in the eighth - but Kelly and Smith combined for four walks in the eighth. Stanton hit 59 homers and drove in 132 runs for the Miami Marlins, but was moved to the Bronx in a salary-dump move.

But there's quite a few teams that could keep Houston from becoming the first side to repeat since 2000, including the franchise that was the last one to win consecutive World Series.

NL Cy Young: The Cardinals' Carlos Martinez was always compared to Pedro Martinez as a prospect, and he will join the Hall of Famer as a Cy Young victor with 200 innings, 250 K's and a sub 2.50 ERA. Colorado's third baseman will win the MVP and threaten to hit.350.

Comeback Player of the Year: The Pittsburgh Pirates' Jameson Taillon suffered a cancer scare and a less-than-stellar season with a 4.44 ERA.

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Both the ZenFone 5 Lite and 5 are mid-tier smartphones, running on the Snapdragon 630 and 636 processors and 4GB of RAM . Alongside is a 120 degree wide angle lens that Asus says can fit twice as photo as a standard smartphone camera .

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