Sizing up which teams belong on top

From the White Sox to the Mets to the Giants, Jerry Crasnick picks the division favorites as pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

Originally Published: February 15, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Picking baseball's division favorites is an exercise best reserved for late March, when position battles are resolved, injury inventories are complete and the spring training frauds are weeded out from the real things.

The day after Valentine's Day, this job is about as hazardous as a luge trip, a vice presidential quail hunting excursion or volunteering for security detail at the local Danish embassy.

This much we know for sure: The American League is infinitely stronger than the NL. ...

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