Somebody's going to surprise us this year. I mean, really surprise us.
Did anybody predict that the Angels in 2002 or the Marlins in 2003 would reach the postseason? Outside of California and Florida, I mean?
Remember, in 2001 the Angels went 75-87; in 2002 the Marlins went 79-83. The Angels finished third, 41 games behind the Mariners; the Marlins finished fourth, 23 games behind the Braves.
So if you're looking for a sleeper, you have to start with teams that finished a long ...
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