Posts Tagged ‘AL East Standings’

With 34 games left to play, the Yankees and Rays are tied for first place. The Red Sox stand 4.5 GB, and have played one more game than both Tampa and New York. Some will say the Sox are already out, while other fans think you can’t say that until they are mathematically eliminated. The Blue Jays and Orioles are already out of the race.

With a few weeks left in the season, the race is tightening and it should make for an exciting finish. I don’t think there’s a debate on whether the Yankees are making the postseason, but rather how they will get in. Will they take the East or Wild Card?


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Apparently after Yankees fans across the universe raged uncontrollably, Baseball Prospectus updated their PECOTA rankings for 2010. Looking over them, I still think they are slightly off as they have the Braves tying with the Phillies for first place in the NL East and the Nationals at 81-81. I realize anything can happen, however it’s hard for me to buy that the Phillies will get worse than last year and the Nationals get better. Like I said before, time will tell…

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Baseball Prospectus recently came out with their PECOTA rankings for 2010 and apparently the Yankees will not be in first or second place. Maybe they blame Randy Winn. Either way, if you have a subscription to Baseball Prospectus, you can click on the teams depth chart to see their projections. Apparently, Andy Pettitte and Mo will have a poor season with only CC and Javy having a ERA underneath 4.00.

Either way, I don’t think these projections will come true, however, it is fun to take a look at these. Baseball Prospectus also projects the Phillies to have only 88 wins during the season. It goes on to say that Roy Halladay will go 15-10 with a 3.49 ERA. Time will tell, I guess…

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