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2016 MLB season preview

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Can any team win the AL East? (2:55)

Karl Ravech and Curt Schilling break down the AL East heading into the 2016 MLB season and who they believe will come out on top. (2:55)

Will the Royals repeat? Can the Mets' group of aces carry New York to the top? Or is this finally the Cubs' year? Those are just some of the things we'll all be watching during the 2016 season, which starts with a trio of Opening Day games on Sunday, April 3, followed by more action on Monday and continuing with the final opener, a Tigers-Marlins matchup, on April 5.

BBTN 2016 PREVIEW VIDEOS

AL East | AL Central | AL West

NL East | NL Central | NL West


MONDAY, MARCH 28

Year of the Cubs?

Sanchez: Is the secret to Kris Bryant's success ... his dad?
Rogers: Cubs' sophomores ready for encore amid high expectations
Infographic -- The Chicago Cubs: Then and now
Insider Bowden: Which spring performances to buy into


TUESDAY, MARCH 29

Young shortstops

Crasnick: New wave of shortstops taking over the game
Photos: Up-and-coming shortstops to watch
Insider Tuley: My best World Series futures bets
Insider Olney: Under-the-radar breakthrough players
Team previews: Nos. 30-21


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

2016 MLB survey: Most surprising team and much more
Team previews: Nos. 11-20
Insider Law: Updated Top 50 MLB prospects
2016 team-by-team betting guide


THURSDAY, MARCH 31

Team previews: Nos. 1-10
Caple: Secret to Giants' even-year success
Insider Spratt: Projecting the best and worst defensive teams
Peta: Best MLB season win total bets


FRIDAY, APRIL 1

Stark: Why the Blue Jays will win the World Series

ESPN experts' 2016 team predictions


SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Award predictions (MVPs, Cy Youngs and other major awards)

Insider Law: Division and award winner picks for 2016


SUNDAY, APRIL 3

Opening Day on ESPN

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN2/WatchESPN)
NY Mets at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN)


MONDAY, APRIL 4

Opening Day No. 2

Complete schedule