AL EAST- Boston leads the division by 4.5 games with the best record in baseball. The New York Yankees are second in the division and have the third best record in baseball, and they are in control of the American League Wildcard (4.5 games ahead of 2nd place). When the regular season ends, I expect Boston to come away with the pennant and New York to earn a wildcard spot.
Spring training is officially underway. Teams are getting in as many reps as possible to prepare for the long season ahead, and we begin to wonder who will run the league once the games are rolling. Here are my opening Power rankings for the season; I will update this as each month of baseball passes by.
30. Miami Marlins
The Marlins were 77-85 last year WITH the NL MVP, Giancarlo Stanton. They are now without him. Simple as that. The Marlins will struggle.
29. San Diego Padres
The Padres haven’t seen the postseason since 2006 or won a playoff series since 1998… Neither of those stats will change. Long season to come for the Padres. See The Final 28 Here!