I find it amazing that there are exactly three 40-win teams in major league baseball right now, and all three of them reside in the AL East. Add in a Toronto Blue Jays team that has good starting pitching and is hitting way over their head, and you have far and away the best division in the game despite the Orioles.
Tampa is 4-3 against Boston, and 3-2 vs. the Yanks.
Boston is 3-4 against Tampa, and 3-5 vs. the Yanks.
The Yanks are 5-3 against Boston, and 2-3 vs. Tampa.
It’s pretty even, with no real domination by any 1 team. And with the ability to completely change the complexion of their teams via their financial might (or in the Rays case, the might of their prospects), it’s hard to say how the teams will play against each other in August and September. Somebody is going to have a really horrible fall after a fantastic summer.
As an aside, I want to say that I’m not a Lakers fan. I am a fan of a Boston team losing, however. So congratulations goes to the Lakers for winning the NBA championship.