For a long time now, the American League East has been regarded as the toughest division in Major League Baseball. It’s a real clash of the giants. The mammoth Boston Red Sox, who have won four championships over the last 14 years, battle their hated rivals, the monolithic New York Yankees, who have won 27 championships in their history, the most of any MLB team. The American League, for a long time now, has been dominated by the East. Consider that the team with the worst record in baseball last year, the Orioles, play in the AL East. They won only 47 games. It was open season in Birdland, and the other teams in the division took advantage.