Here’s the 2013 MLB preview over at SI.com. Nobody has the Red Sox making the playoffs and only Albert Chen has the Yanks making it.
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I wish I had the gumption to go back and look at how well those picks work out. I know as far as the Yankees go - not very well. It seems the same guys say the same bad things about the Yankees every year - hoping that one year they will be right. It's like the weather - if you call for rain every day eventually you'll be right.
I don't have a solid feel for the AL East right now. I think it's wide open - no truly great teams - no truly bad teams. I don't see a 100 game winner or a 100 game loser. It's going to be a nail biter the whole way and a handful of games will separate most teams well into the late summer. The Jays spent a lot of money - but so? As we know - money doesn't guarantee results.
The Yankees are the defending AL East champs. They're hurt, but guys will come back. I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt. They have a long track record of getting the job done. It's not easy to ignore that - but yes it could rain.
This is going to be an interesting season.
I really enjoyed that Mets/Angels World Series SI told me to expect a few years ago. That was a classic. Or the year the Tigers beat the Cubs, that was fun too.
Thanks Sports Illustrated!
Who knows, could be a five way tie for first place in the AL East, all at about 85 wins, Baltimore's not going to be as good as last year, the Blue Jays can't be as bad as last year, the RedSox and Yankees both are over the hill and retooling, who knows about the Rays-some years they look great, others, meh. All these prognosticators picking the National's has me laugh. Aren't the Giants the defending champs two out of the last three years?
Here's thing...I can see the Yankees winning 88 games. And still winning the division by like 3.5 games.
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