Ken Davidoff is predicting the Yankees to finish in third this season – behind Boston and Toronto.
Bob Nightengale and Mel Antonen of USA Today both also have the Yankees finishing in third this season – with the Blue Jays finishing in first followed by the Red Sox.
You don’t see too many predicting the Yankees to finish in third place this season.
What do you think? What are the odds that the Yankees finish third in 2008?
Me? I suppose that it’s possible. But, for me, it would mean that both Toronto and Boston have more than 92 wins this season. I think Boston should be right around 92 wins. But, Toronto? Well, I could see them winning about 87-88 games. So, with some luck, they could push that to close to 92 wins.
And, as crazy as this sounds, I saw a projection somewhere (I forget where) that had the Rays getting close to 90 wins this season. When you factor in that the Red Sox, Yanks, Jays and Rays all play each other 19 times this season, each, well, it could just be a Wild, Wild, East in the A.L. this season.