Happy New Year, everybody, and by that, I mean let's hope 2013 provides as much as 2012. Like having 20 teams within five games of a playoff berth at the All-Star break and 14 of them still in the mix on Sept. 1. Like having four of the six division races settled in the final week and every best-of-five Division Series go the distance.
It would mean having some new teams in the mix, too. In 2012, the Orioles and A's reminded us how fun that can be, so here's to the Blue Jays, Royals, Padres and others in 2013.