2014 record: 77-85, 3rd place in NL West
Manager: Bud Black, 9th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $105 million
With Max Scherzer off the market, much of the attention this baseball offseason has shifted towards James Shields, the best remaining starter out there.
2014 record: 89-73, 2nd place in AL Central
Manager: Ned Yost, 6th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $111 million
The turn of the calendar to 2015 makes it a little bit easier for all of us to picture the beginning of spring training, even with the harsh winter setting in around Washington, D.C.