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Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff July 3, 2012 08:41 AM
Tony's Top 5
Baseball teams at midseason
Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper alone make them one of the most compelling teams in the game. But can they hit enough?
San Francisco Giants Is there an NL that can hit and pitch? If Tim Lincecum ever gets right, look out.
New York Yankees Injuries to C.C. Sabathia and Andy Pettitte are an obvious concern. And remember, Mariano Rivera and Michael Pineda were hurt, too.
Los Angeles Angels Give it a little more time and they might very well be No. 1. Pitching. Speed. Defense. Power.
Texas Rangers Best team in baseball thus far might be suspect in the starting rotation. Time will tell.
Tony's Top 5
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Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".
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