Baseball is back. Can you feel the power?
Fans from Anaheim to New York sure can. Baseball lovers from Seattle to Miami and Texas to Milwaukee can feel it, too.
It's time to play power ball. It's time for the debates to begin and time to ponder some of the biggest questions in the game.
Will Albert Pujols push the Angels past the Rangers in the AL West? Can the D-backs repeat as NL West champions?
Who did not pick the Tigers to win the AL Central? What's more, can the World Series champion Cardinals do it again?
Is the NL East up for grabs and is the AL East once again the best division in baseball?
Welcome to the first regular-season edition of the MLB.com Power Rankings for 2012.
For the third season, MLB.com has set up a panel of experts to vote on the top 15 teams each week. Three former Major League players -- Larry Dierker, Mitch Williams, and Frank Thomas -- are part of the process, as are Peter Gammons and Carlton Thompson, vice president and executive editor of MLB.com. Former general manager and current MLB.com analyst Jim Duquette, along with MLB.com columnists Mike Bauman, Barry Bloom, Hal Bodley, Anthony Castrovince, Richard Justice, Matthew Leach and Jesse Sanchez are also part of the group.
Agree? Disagree? The power is yours.