MLB win totals: How we see the 2016 season unfolding

Gabe Lacquez, USA Today

From April through October, 30 major league teams will contest 2,430 games and pay out some $3.7 billion in player salaries in the hope they win a few more than they lose, catch a fortuitous bounce or two and – should everything break just right – find their way into the playoffs.

Projecting just how those games turn out is a foolhardy endeavor, certainly, but much of the joy in baseball is the anticipation, visualizing the months ahead and then reveling in how right – or so very wrong – February’s conventional wisdom turned out to be.

With that, USA TODAY Sports presents its 2016 projected win totals for every team, an exercise intended to provide a road map to the season ahead, with equal doses of probability, pragmatism and passion.


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