Predict the AL East standings for 2013 :)

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    Hey everyone   :)

    Predict the AL East standings for 2013.

    I think for the first time since 2000, no team in the AL East will win 90 games since all five teams will be beating each other up.

    I still think that two teams from the AL East will make the playoffs.  So I pick Toronto to win the division and Boston to earn a wild card berth (I think Detroit will win the AL Central, Oakland will win the AL West, and the Angels will earn a wild card berth).  

    Toronto 89-73

    Boston  87-75

    Yankees 86-76

    Tampa Bay 84-78

    Baltimore 81-81

     


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    Why would Farell voluntarily leave a team with 7/1 odds to win the WS for a team with 28/1 odds?

    Why would the Red Sox hire a manager away from a team that got better after the manager left?

    Besides the money?

     


    1) These odds tend to be fickle; not even experts can predict baseball well, which IMO is the most difficult sport in predicting.

    2) Toronto made most of their improvements after he left.

    3) Here's guessing he's a RS at heart; he took the Tor job 'cause it was an uptick in position, and was probably disappointed he didn't get the RS helm last yr; most would do the same.

     
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    Nice response Steven.

    I'm still trying to decipher this however:

    "Why would the Red Sox hire a manager away from a team that got better after the manager left?"

     

     

    Thank U, before I checked, I thought it would be a whine; U surprised me. To answer your question, IDK. And they only got better on paper.

    Long live my J. Edgar BB card.

     

     
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    After the trades Toronto made, the number of their fans have tripled.  LOL

     

     
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    New York   92

    Tampa       90

    Toronto     88

    Baltimore  85

    Boston       83

     

    Has any division ever had all teams over .500?

     
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    Boston    97-65

    NY          94-68

    Tampa    83-79

    Toronto  81-81

    Baltimore 70-92

     

     
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    Before everyone starts handing the division trophy to Toronto, let's see how they do when they are a favorite and their is a bullseye on their back.

    But I do like Alibike's prediction - Boston will win 97 games in 2013 or is that 2004?

    Personally, I have zero idea what to make of this division and how 2013 will play out. I don't think there is a clear cut favorite. And I will not be betting on AL East teams until June.

     
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    Before everyone starts handing the division trophy to Toronto, let's see how they do when they are a favorite and their is a bullseye on their back.

    But I do like Alibike's prediction - Boston will win 97 games in 2013 or is that 2004?

    Personally, I have zero idea what to make of this division and how 2013 will play out. I don't think there is a clear cut favorite. And I will not be betting on AL East teams until June.




    Agree, Jess. Regardless, hope you're around more, once the season starts, being part of the fraternity and all;))

     
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    New York   92

    Tampa       90

    Toronto     88

    Baltimore  85

    Boston       83

     

    Has any division ever had all teams over .500?



    Good question moonslav59.   :)

    One thing is for sure--these five teams will be beating each other up.  

     

     
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    Before everyone starts handing the division trophy to Toronto, let's see how they do when they are a favorite and their is a bullseye on their back.

    But I do like Alibike's prediction - Boston will win 97 games in 2013 or is that 2004?

    Personally, I have zero idea what to make of this division and how 2013 will play out. I don't think there is a clear cut favorite. And I will not be betting on AL East teams until June.

     




     

    Agree, Jess. Regardless, hope you're around more, once the season starts, being part of the fraternity and all;))



    Just clearing up some stuff and hope to be back in full force. This hot stove season actually has been somewhat boring.

    Talk to you then J-bay

     
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    Before everyone starts handing the division trophy to Toronto, let's see how they do when they are a favorite and their is a bullseye on their back.

    But I do like Alibike's prediction - Boston will win 97 games in 2013 or is that 2004?

    Personally, I have zero idea what to make of this division and how 2013 will play out. I don't think there is a clear cut favorite. And I will not be betting on AL East teams until June.

     




     

    Agree, Jess. Regardless, hope you're around more, once the season starts, being part of the fraternity and all;))

     



    Just clearing up some stuff and hope to be back in full force. This hot stove season actually has been somewhat boring.

     

    Talk to you then J-bay

     



    Very. Good to hear, Jess. Hope 2013 is better for you

     

     
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    Boston    97-65

    NY          94-68

    Tampa    83-79

    Toronto  81-81

    Baltimore 70-92

     




    Homerish

     
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    New York   92

    Tampa       90

    Toronto     88

    Baltimore  85

    Boston       83

     

    Has any division ever had all teams over .500?



    Don't agree about the NYY being this good; they have big time problems, of all things, on offense. Youk is moderately over the hill and injury prone, they're going with a discount C, Granderson's a mess, Ichiro is a yr older, even DH, usually a gimme for washed up players, is a problem, and if you thought Jeter's D was bad in the past, wait till you see him post ankle injury and pushing 40 this yr.

     
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    New York   92

    Tampa       90

    Toronto     88

    Baltimore  85

    Boston       83

     

    Has any division ever had all teams over .500?

     



    Good question moonslav59.   :)

     

    One thing is for sure--these five teams will be beating each other up.  

     

     



    On the mark. The cellar dweller shall likely be over 500.

     

     
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    Re: Predict the AL East standings for 2013 :)

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    Hey everyone   :)

    Predict the AL East standings for 2013.

    I think for the first time since 2000, no team in the AL East will win 90 games since all five teams will be beating each other up.

    I still think that two teams from the AL East will make the playoffs.  So I pick Toronto to win the division and Boston to earn a wild card berth (I think Detroit will win the AL Central, Oakland will win the AL West, and the Angels will earn a wild card berth).  

    Toronto 89-73

    Boston  87-75

    Yankees 86-76

    Tampa Bay 84-78

    Baltimore 81-81

     

     



    After taking a long look at present rosters 2013 has a very good chance of ending up the closest race in many years.  No team appears to be great but a healthy Sox team "although" not great, could make the PS and win the division. 

     

    Boston 88-74

    Baltimore 87-75

    Yankees 86-76

    Toronto 83-79 

    Tampa Bay 80-82

     

    Key word being HEALTH!


     

     
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    Re: Predict the AL East standings for 2013 :)

    1 Toronto

    2 Tampa Bay

    T3 Boston and NY

    5 Baltimore

     
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    All the talk about Toronto kind of reminds me of all the best team ever talk before the 2011 season. But they'll always be the Blow Jays to me. Just sayin'...

     
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    All the talk about Toronto kind of reminds me of all the best team ever talk before the 2011 season. But they'll always be the Blow Jays to me. Just sayin'...




    i actually like the Jays more than any other ALE rival. But yeah, i will never take them seriously LOL

     
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    Looks like Pike was bounced again.

     
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    Looks like Pike was bounced again.




    i guess the mods saw his slew of posts trying to police the forum..

    he'll be back.... like campers in a video game, they always come back.

     
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    Looks like Pike was bounced again.




    Yup. Best not to mention him though. I'm sure he has 3 or 4 other monikers ready to dust off at a moment's notice.

     

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