- That Salvador Perez would catch 130+ games this year.
- That Felipe Paulino - and not Luis Mendoza - would begin the season in the rotation.
- That Johnny Giavotella would be the #2 hitter and starting second baseman.
- That Joakim Soria would be the closer and not suck.
If you're the optimistic sort, though, and are looking for anything to suggest that a 3-7 start isn't disastrous, then I have three examples you may be interested in, last year's Tigers, Rays and Red Sox.
|2011||Tigers||3||7||43||56||-13||95-67, AL Central Champion|
|2011||Rays||2||8||36||49||-13||91-71, Wild Card|