Re: Which team is the best in the AL? Detroit? Red Sox?
posted at 6/19/2013 12:42 AM EDT
In response to hill55's comment:
Then again, the question is in the present tense and does not specify a time frame.
How much weight should be given to the 20-8 start by the Red Sox?
Here are the standings for June:
I would assume since the question was asked tonight, it means right now. Who cares if they started 20-8. They are 44-29 and have the best record in the AL almost 3 months into the season.
All teams have ups and downs throughout the season. The Sox have had no prolonged losing streaks and have won over 60% of their games.
You have your opinion and I have mine. Its an opinion. The best team right now, IMO, is the Sox.
Every team has issues right now.
ex; Verlanders era has gone up almost 2 full runs over the last month and they have no bonified closer.
The A's are once again a nice story, but can they sustain throughout the year and into the playoffs? usually teams like that get exposed. Like they did last year.
Will the O's young starting pitching hold up?
Weve had Buch out for 2 games and Lester not pitching well, but seem to maintain 1st place. Thats usually what the good teams do.
maybe Im right, maybe Im not. But its still my answer/opinion to the question asked.