They may be two of the most improved teams in the game this winter. They have made trades, spent money and showed a commitment.
But there are no guarantees for the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles.
Improvement, after all, is all relative. And the problem facing the Jays and O's is that the two teams which have finished ahead of them the last six seasons -- the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox -- have also gotten better.