re: MLB: ONE WEEK!
I'm really liking the potential of the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. I could be extremely wrong, but I can see Pedroia and Goldschmidt both having MVP caliber seasons respectively for their ball clubs. As far as pitching for the Red Sox, I think Dempster and Lester will be steady, kind of like a Mark Buehrle type. I don't see the Orioles or Rays striking fear into any of the AL East pitching staffs. The Yankees still do if Tex stays injury free. The Blue Jays look good on paper, but I'm expecting Reyes, Joey Bats or Lawrie to get hurt at one point or another.
In a nutshell, the staff could entirely suck. I don't think it will. I don't see Dempster or Lester being "aces" anymore, but they should be the calming influences that give the Red Sox quality starts when guys like Doubront or Buchholz get wound up or fail to seize the moment, so to speak.