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In beefed-up American League, expect Yankees to reign

The Yankees have issues, but they could emerge as the team that’s impossible to beat. The Rays have superb pitching talent, but may not have enough offense. The Red Sox have major pitching holes and Toronto may be nipping at their heels.

We take a look at each team and the predicted order of finish for the 2012 season:

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