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  1. Lineup discussion: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    In our continuing discussion of lineups, let's move over to the American League and the division with the deepest group of lineups in the majors. Boston Red Sox Key question: Who replaces Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot? The Red Sox score...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  2. AL East showdown: Red Sox vs. Yankees

    David Schoenfield

    The Boston Red Sox come into the 2014 season as the defending American League East champions. Not only do they have the World Series target on their backs, they also have four divisional foes trying to unseat them as champs. Over the next few days, w...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  3. AL East: Three questions for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Things have happened sooner than normal this offseason, but several of the top free agents are still out there and some big names -- led by David Price -- may be available in trade. Here are three questions for each team heading into the winter meeti...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  4. AL East shaping up as race for the ages

    David Schoenfield

    The most exciting day in recent baseball history took place on the final day of the 2011 season, when Dan Johnson hit his miracle home run as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees in 12 innings, and Evan Longoria ...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  5. April grades: A+ for Red Sox, Big Papi

    David Schoenfield

    As a reminder: Odds to win AL East, March 25 (Bovada.lv) Blue Jays +160 Rays +250 Yankees +350 Red Sox +550 Orioles +750 AL East projected standings, March 26 (Dan Szymborski's ZiPS system) Blue Jays -- 94-68 Rays -- 88-74 Red Sox -- 84...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  6. Yankees: Best- and worst-case scenarios

    David Schoenfield

    How many games will the New York Yankees win? Dan Szymborski's ZiPS system projects the Yankees to win 83 games -- good for fourth in a tough AL East where all five teams are projected to finish over .500. But that's a projection -- the middle gro...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  7. One-hit wonders: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Driving to the store on Monday, I heard Jeff Joyce and Cliff Floyd on MLB Radio talking about one-hit wonders. Seems like a fun topic for the dead of winter, so let's go division by division throughout the week and throw out some names, rekindle some...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  8. Andy Pettitte makes Yankees AL favorite

    David Schoenfield

    The New York Yankees led the AL East by 10 games in mid-July and it appeared they would cruise to the division title. It hasn't been easy, of course; from July 19 through Sept. 11, the Yankees went 22-28. For nearly one-third of the schedule the Yank...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  9. SweetSpot TV: Yankees and R.A. rule

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Chris Sprow joined me to talk about the red-hot New York Yankees -- with 10 straight wins entering Tuesday night's game, have they separated themselves as the team to beat in the AL East? And we can't avoid discussing R.A. Dickey, but do...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  10. All-time draft rosters: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball's amateur draft takes place next week, beginning with the first round on Monday. (Check out Keith Law's latest mock draft here.) As a hopefully fun exercise I'd thought I'd research each club's all-time draft team. The draft began in 1965, s...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  11. Ten reasons the Yankees should be nervous

    David Schoenfield

    The New York Yankees have lost five in a row and nine of 12. Suddenly, they're just 20-18 in a logjammed AL East, 2 games behind first-place Tampa Bay and just 1 1/2 games ahead of fifth-place Baltimore. Is this just a little slump or a crisis? I ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  12. X factors: Team-by-team keys

    David Schoenfield

    We asked the SweetSpot bloggers to weigh in with a vital element to each team's success in 2011. Click on each link for their analysis or to check out their site. AL East Baltimore Orioles -- Zach Britton Boston Red Sox -- Josh Beckett New York...

    Blog | March 29, 2011