Red Sox: A revised look at AL East division
By Rick McNair
The Boston Red Sox finished April above the .500 mark. So just what is the outlook for Boston and the rest of the AL East? Here is a brief prediction for each team.
The American League East looks to be a cage fight for the entire season as teams suffer through injuries and surprisingly good and bad performances. The first 50 games are the benchmark for me as that gives you a fairly decent idea of what your team will look like over the baseball marathon.
April got about half those games in the book and the standings are a surprise for me. The O’s and Yankees are where I expected the Jays and Red Sox to be. The Jays have really hit the bottom, but talent rises to the occasion and they most certainly will be back.
I expected the Red Sox to approach 100 wins and that is still possible, but based on their early performance I am not about to plunk down a few grand in Vegas on it.
The East is fun to watch, especially when you have matchup’s going on nightly – plenty of scoreboard watching and that will go on until September. A few injuries or unexpected plus performances can catapult a team to a few additional wins or losses.
So here is my look at just what I expect to happen. Based on my previous history of predictions, I would expect the opposite.