Originally posted by SmookieP
Toronto? LOL! Their offense is anemic. Why didn't you include Baltimore? They're much improved, more than I can say for the Jays.
Watch yer mouth, Smookie. If the offense ever does decide to wake up, the Jays will be a force to reckon with. That being said, I don't anticipate that the Jays will be able to hold on given the losses of Eckstein, Wells, Thomas and Johnson but you never know. There are offenses who are just as weak who finished better than .500 (ie. last year's Padres).
The Jays pitching is absolutely lights out. They will finish top 3 in ERA and QS this year. I would say they are the second best staff in the AL next to Cleveland.
The Orioles are just terrible and I reckon they'll finish at least 20 games under this year.
The Yankees have yet to get it going. This season is almost like a crabon copy of last season when they started off very slow.
The Rays are for real. I also anticipate that they will finish over 500. Whether or not they get a playoff spot... that's another story. One thing;s for sure and that's that the wild card team will not be coming out of the AL Central this year.