Posted on: July 3, 2008 6:01 pm

The Most Important Divison in Baseball

So much seems to be made that the Yankees and Red Sox have fallen way off. The way I see it, looking at the performances of the Rays and Orioles, is that the talent and player development is much deeper this year than in most. These teams are maturing. If not for injuries, the Blue Jays may lead the whole bunch of them. I expect a battle the rest of the year. While I'm in agreement with most that the Rays will have a small colapse in the second half and that Yanks will edge them out on the end. But let's not bash the Yanks for dropping off, have at it with the Sox all you want, I'm a Yankees fan obviously but the fact is the other teams are getting smarter with their talent and their farm systems. Let's give credit where credit is due. With that all being said, I'm still picking the Yankees to win the division but by the narrowest of margins in a very talented eastern divison. LET'S GO YANKEES!!!!!   I want to hear your theories (BS) and outrageous predictions (more BS) for year end in the East. Mine are as follows:

1. Yankees
2. Rays
3. Blue Jays
4. Red Sox
5. Orioles

Next up will be the AL Central: But we'll start with the one real fans care about.

Category: MLB
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