BOSTON (CBS) – Many Red Sox fans are picking their newly revamped team to win it all in 2011.
Sports Illustrated feels the same way.
In their annual Baseball preview issue, SI picked the Red Sox to beat the defending champion San Francisco Giants in the World Series.
SI writers are predicting 100 wins for the Red Sox, giving them the American League East crown. After beating the Oakland Athletics in the Divisional Series, the Sox defeat the Twins in the ALCS before dethroning the Giants.
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The Yankees are picked to win the AL Wild Card before losing to the Twins in the ALDS.
The Red Sox open the 2011 season Friday April 1 against the Rangers in Texas.