It's that time of year again. The snow is melting. The flowers are blooming. The weather's finally getting warmer. And training is over. It's to put up or shut up. In the American League East, the Boston Red Sox made the biggest splash with their astronomical payment for Japanese wonder Daisuke Matsuzaka. The New York Yankees countered with their own Japanese player in Kei Igawa, while the Toronto Blue Jays hope that the rest of the pitching staff can help support Roy Halladay. Over the offseason, the Baltimore Orioles beefed up their bullpen and their lineup, but will it be enough? And though the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have one of the best core of young players, will that be enough to simply get to .500? Over in the American League Central, the Chicago White Sox made some questionable moves, but will those moves come back to haunt them? The Detroit Tigers lost a few key members of their pitching staff, but will the addition of Gary Sheffield offset that? Can the Minnesota Twins' starting rotation properly support Cy Young candidate Johan Santana? Will this finally be the year the Cleveland Indians break though to respectability? Is it possible that the Royals could actually be a factor? Out in the American League West, the Oakland Athletics pray that Mike Piazza is as good as Frank Thomas was last year and that the pitching stays healthy, while the Anaheim Angels hope they didn't make a big mistake with Gary Matthews Jr. The Seattle Mariners are in do-or-die mode, while the Texas Rangers hope that another rebuilt pitching staff and the addition of Sammy Sosa are enough moves to climb back to the top. Elsewhere, in the National League East, the Atlanta Braves are looking for redemption after not being in the playoffs for the first time since the early 90's, while the New York Mets hope their offense can carry the pitching staff until Pedro Martinez comes back. The Florida Marlins have proven to be quite scrappy, but will that be enough this year? The Philadelphia Phillies are hoping that Ryan Howard can continue his hot streak from last year, while the Washington Nationals are praying to many dieties that their starting rotation is at least servicable. Meanwhile, in the National League Central, the St. Louis Cardinals have lost much of their World Series Championship rotation, but can they compensate? The Houston Astros are riding on the return of Roger Clemens and hope that he is enough for the team to get into the playoffs. The Chicago Cubs hope newcomers like manager Lou Pinella and high-priced outfielder Alfonso Soriano will break their long curse, while the Cincinatti Reds are wondering if their team can play to their full potential. The Milwaukee Brewers were a nice surprise last year, but can they build on the momentum? And will the Pittsburgh Pirates be able to escape the basement? Finally, in the National League West, all eyes are focused on the San Francisco Giants as Barry Bonds continues his chase to break Hank Aaron's home run record. The Los Angeles Dodgers, meanwhile, hope that their pitching can be better than last year's and that the lineup can produce enough offense to compete. The Colorado Rockies are relying on their young players to produce, but can they come together? The addition of Randy Johnson makes Arizona Diamondback fans remember their magical 2001 season, but is this Randy just a mirage? And will the Padres' improved pitching allow them to compete with the other teams? Complete Standings: Position. Team Name (W-L) GB American League: Eastern Division: 1. Boston Red Sox (73-49) -- 2. New York Yankees (68-54) 5.0 GB 3. Toronto Blue Jays (62-59) 10.5 GB 4. Baltimore Orioles (56-64) 16.0 GB 5. Tampa Bay Devil Rays (46-75) 26.5 GB Central Division: 1. Cleveland Indians (67-54) -- 2. Detroit Tigers (67-55) 0.5 GB 3. Minnesota Twins (61-60) 6.0 GB 4. Chicago White Sox (54-67) 13.0 GB 5. Kansas City Royals (54-67) 13.0 GB Western Division: 1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (71-50) -- 2. Seattle Mariners (67-52) 3.0 GB 3. Oakland Athletics (60-63) 12.0 GB 4. Texas Rangers (53-68) 18.0 GB Wild Card: 1. Seattle Mariners (67-52) -- 2. New York Yankees (68-54) 0.5 GB 3. Detroit Tigers (67-55) 1.5 GB 4. Toronto Blue Jays (62-59) 6.0 GB 5. Minnesota Twins (61-60) 7.0 GB 6. Oakland Athletics (60-63) 9.0 GB 7. Baltimore Orioles (56-64) 11.5 GB 8. Chicago White Sox (54-67) 14.0 GB 9. Kansas City Royals (54-67) 14.0 GB 10. Texas Rangers (53-68) 15.0 GB 11. Tampa Bay Devil Rays (46-75) 22.0 GB National League: Eastern Divison: 1. New York Mets (68-53) -- 2. Philadelphia Phillies (65-56) 3.0 GB 3. Atlanta Braves (64-58) 4.5 GB 4. Florida Marlins (56-66) 12.5 GB 5. Washington Nationals (55-67) 13.5 GB Central Divison: 2. Chicago Cubs (62-59) -- 1. Milwaukee Brewers (62-60) 0.5 GB 3. St. Louis Cardinals (58-61) 3.0 GB 4. Houston Astros (55-67) 7.5 GB 5. Cincinatti Reds (52-68) 9.0 GB 6. Pittsburgh Pirates (50-70) 11.5 GB Western Divison: 1. Arizona Diamondbacks (70-53) -- 2. San Diego Padres (65-56) 4.0 GB 3. Los Angeles Dodgers (63-59) 6.5 GB 4. Colarado Rockies (62-59) 7.0 GB 5. San Francisco Giants (52-70) 17.5 GB Wild Card: 1. San Diego Padres (65-56) -- 2. Philadelphia Phillies (65-56) -- 3. Atlanta Braves (64-58) 1.5 GB 4. Los Angeles Dodgers (63-59) 2.5 GB 5. Colorado Rockies (62-59) 3.0 GB 6. Milwaukee Brewers (62-60) 3.5 GB 7. St. Louis Cardinals (58-61) 6.0 GB 8. Florida Marlins (56-66) 9.5 GB 9. Washington Nationals (55-67) 10.5 GB 10. Houston Astros (55-67) 10.5 GB 11. Cincinatti Reds (53-68) 12.0 GB 12. San Francisco Giants (52-70) 13.5 GB 13. Pittsburgh Pirates (50-70) 14.5 GB Now, let's play ball!