• Updated PECOTA: Yanks & Sox To Tie, Rays One Back

    Posted by on January 30th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Somehow, the Red Sox lost two games, and the Rays lost three, over the last two days. Marc Carig has the scoop.

    Bottom line, it’s still going to be a close three dog fight in the A.L. East this year – and that means two things:

    1. The Yankees better win as much as they lose, if not win more, when they play Boston and Tampa this season. And,

    2. Since they also have 38 games to play against Toronto and Baltimore, New York better come away from those match-ups with at least 25 wins.

    If not, then it’s going to be very tough for the Yankees to make the post-season in 2010.

    Comments on Updated PECOTA: Yanks & Sox To Tie, Rays One Back

    1. 77yankees
      January 30th, 2010 | 10:10 pm

      What did they do, a hanging chad recount??

      I imagine the Yanks will split or there abouts with the Sox & Rays. Toronto & Baltimore will probably flip in the standings due to the Halladay trade and the Orioles being a little better.

      The Central will probably be what is usually is – the winner will have 83-85 wins, with a lot of mediocrity under it. I would say the Twins would be automatic favorites but with the move outdoors, it may take some time to get acclimated to playing in 35-40 degree weather into May.

      I expect Seattle to be the West favorites – the Angels will slip back with the losses of Figgins, Lackey, & Vlad. Oakland doesn’t have the depth and Texas will falter in August as they always do.

      So all things considered, you have to figure once again the wild card will come out of the AL East.

    2. Tresh Fan
      January 30th, 2010 | 11:26 pm

      If it wasn’t tough it wouldn’t be worth it :)

    3. clintfsu813
      February 1st, 2010 | 8:06 am

      @ Tresh Fan:
      Exactly. It’d be nice to coast into the playoffs by being in the AL Central or NL West, but the reality is we play in the toughest division in baseball. Thats why Yankee fans deserve to celebrate an AL East title more so than say the Twins or Dodgers.

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