9. The Red Sox will win 93 games.
As I wrote last week, the Red Sox are somewhat reminiscent of their 2002 club
. Like their counterparts of a decade ago, these Sox have a roster top-heavy with elite talent, but there are depth questions at the end of the rotation and in the bullpen. The '02 Sox won 93 games and missed the playoffs. The first edition of Bobby Valentine's tenure as manager will win 93 games -- and make the postseason, thanks to the second wild card.