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Thread: Best team in the AL East?
12-18-2012, 09:29 PM #1
Best team in the AL East?
There have been a lot of trades and signings by teams in the AL East. So who has the edge for 2013 right now?
12-18-2012, 10:37 PM #2
Rays, but I think the AL East overall won't be nearly as most would assume.Click banner for tradelist
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12-18-2012, 10:40 PM #3
12-19-2012, 02:31 PM #4
Rays pitching will win the East. Just missed the playoffs last year with a horrendous offense. We will miss Shields and Davis but Archer has shown promise, Price and Hellickson are solid, and Matt Moore will hopefully have a comeback year. Ditto from the above Longoria comment, who missed over half the season due to injury. It's going to be a TOUGH year with all of Toronto's roster moves, the Orioles progression over the past few years, and the big dollar spending of Boston and New York.
12-19-2012, 03:23 PM #5
Honestly, I don't think the Rays are going to be that great. Losing Shields was a big hit to that rotation, as I felt he was the most dependable pitcher on that team. The Yankees will win the division, but not by much. I think Baltimore and Toronto will be right on their heels all year. The Sox will finish last. I have a feeling we may see both wild cards come out of the East.
12-19-2012, 08:39 PM #6
I'm kinda surprised so many people are picking the Rays since the Blue Jays seem to be the sexy pick right now. I disagree with both and will say the Yankees take the AL East title. I think the pull it out just by a hair ahead of the Blue Jays. I think too many new players added to the Jays mix will hamper them enough for the Yankees to take over. Baltimore collapses in the standings since they won't duplicate being unbeatable in 1 run games. Boston won't do much all year and the Rays will regret moving Shields in the short term. Long term it will help them but I think the Yankees and Jays still have more than them even with Longoria playing a full season (which isn't a given).
12-19-2012, 08:48 PM #7
12-20-2012, 07:32 AM #8
This is a division that could have 4 teams over .500...
I think the Yankees will finally take a major step back as their core of Jeter and A-Rod fades away for some new faces... 80-85ish wins? 3rd place
Red Sox are not there yet. Their team is depleted, but they are filling holes 75-80 wins? 5th place
Orioles were a stroke of luck... I haven't figured out why they did so well. 80-85 wins? 4th place
The Blue Jays are shaping up to be an awesome team, but do dream teams ever really work out? I think this one could. Second place, 85-90 wins?
Rays have a great staff, even with the loss of Shields, the thought of a healthy Longo with maybe Myers put into that lineup later sounds exciting. First place 90-95 wins?The few. The proud. The Met fans.
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12-20-2012, 05:33 PM #9
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