Red Sox Predictions: Where will they rank in the AL East in 2020
By Tim Starr
The Red Sox had a mixed bag of a season in 2019 and their third place finish represented that. Where do they stand after last year’s disappointment?
After cruising to the World Series in 2018, the Boston Red Sox crumbled under lofty 2019 expectations. Headlined by injuries in the starting rotation, there was a plague of regression and disappointment surrounding the season. With few positives coming from this past season and the competition sure to improve, the Red Sox will have to take serious steps forward to get back to the postseason.
A sure bet not to land in last place, that will go to the Orioles, the other three teams in Boston’s division are quality teams that can possibly post better records than the Red Sox. The Yankees and Rays both played in the postseason, ultimately both falling to the Astros. The Blue Jays are a dark horse candidate for 2020 as they are an up and coming team with powerful new players.
All teams but the Orioles pose a legit concern for Boston in the standings headed into next season. Ultimately, some teams are bigger threats than others, but the AL East will definitely be a competitive season this upcoming season.
With that in mind, let’s analyze the four teams that have a chance to be division and/or Wild Card contenders headed into the 2020 season. Each slide will have a prediction for their 2020 record and rank in the standings.