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Thanks for coming, AL East

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 7, 2011 12:52 AM

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So much for the American League East. The 100-win Red Sox won 90 games. The miracle Rays lost in four games in their division series and the mighty Yankees lost twice at home in their series.

The Red Sox have plenty of issues. But Alex Rodriguez was 2 for 18 in the series against Detroit and struck out six times. He is 36 and has six years and $147 million left on his deal including what's left of his signing bonus. Yikes.

The Red Sox and Yankees dropped roughly $363 million and won two playoff games. Makes you wonder whether they're going about it the right way.

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