Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Season Predictions: AL East

Obvious choice for most. Most people have already predicted to repeat, but I don't do playoff predictions until the season's over. The Red Sox have the highest team On-Base Percentage in the whole MLB and their pitching staff is amazing, even without Schilling(their number 2 starter last year).

Josh Beckett is in the top 5 pitchers in baseball, Dice-K is supposed to have figured the MLB 4 day rest system out and everyone's predicting a breakout season for him. That's an amazing 1-2 punch, top 5 in baseball, following them are the knuckleballer that's always tough to hit, Jon Lester a southpaw with great stuff but his development has been slow since he got cancer and last but not least is Clay Buchholz who many predict to win the Rookie of the Year award.

So their you go the perfect team, not to mention their bullpen with Papelbon, Okajima and Delcarmen at the end is great. No wonder why everyone has them repeating especially with their influx of young major league ready talent like: Lester, Delcarmen, Ellsbury, Brandon Moss and Jed Lowrie. This team will be a great one for years. Sorry Yankee fans(NOT REALLY!!!!)

The Rest of the Division Goes as Follows:
1. Red Sox
2. Yankees
3. Rays
4. Blue jays
5. Orioles