Opening Day -- well, Opening Night, really, and we technically already had one of those in Japan, but who's counting? -- is finally here, as the Cardinals will take on the Marlins tonight in the first stateside regular-season MLB game. It's bound to be an exciting season with so many players having changed teams, but has the power structure been altered significantly?

Vote: Pick each division and pennant, and the winner of the World Series

Rank: Baseball's best teams? | Top players in the game?


World Series repeat?

The Cardinals prevailed over the Rangers in the 2011 World Series, but St. Louis lost its biggest gun this past offseason ...

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Which team is more likely to make it back to the World Series?

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    21%
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    79%

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Best player?

... which is a pretty big loss, considering he might be one of the best players of all time.

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Which of these players would you most want on your team?

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    6%
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    17%
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    6%
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    39%
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    32%

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Odd one out?

The Red Sox missed the playoffs last season after an epic September collapse. Will they be on the outside looking in once again?

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Which of these AL East teams is most likely to miss the playoffs?

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    54%
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    15%
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    31%

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AL's best?

Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols were probably the two biggest additions to teams in the American League, meaning the balance of power could shift.

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Which is the best team in the American League?

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    23%
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    14%
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    21%
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    21%
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    21%

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NL's best?

Likewise, the addition of Jose Reyes to the Marlins could give the team a huge upgrade -- offensively with new third baseman Hanley Ramirez, and defensively at shortstop.

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Which is the best team in the National League?

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    10%
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    10%
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    46%
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    8%
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    26%

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