Baseball's Top 5 Potential Turnaround Teams

Baseball's Top 5 Potential Turnaround Teams

Most likely, we're not going to see a pair of turnarounds in 2013 like the Orioles' and Athletics' from a season ago. There's a reason those teams captured so much attention: what they did is rare.

 

Still, it's not all that uncommon for a team to bounce back after a rough season the year before. In each of the past seven Major League seasons, at least one club has made the postseason after having a losing record the previous year. With that in mind, here's a look at five teams that posted sub-.500 records in 2012 but have designs on getting into October in '13.

 

Loaded for bear: Toronto Blue Jays

 

Here's the obvious one. No team underwent a more radical transformation than Toronto this winter, and the result is that the Jays aren't just hoping to win. They're expecting it.

 

The whole team received an overhaul, with Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera joining the lineup and R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson added to the pitching staff. Plus there's the return from injury of Sergio Santos, and it's expected that Jose Bautista will be healthier and more effective.

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