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  1. Path to the playoffs: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome to everyone's favorite division -- or least favorite, depending on your opinion of the Yankees and Red Sox. In the past five years, four different teams have won the division. The exception is Toronto, and the Blue Jays now have the longest p...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Random thoughts and notes: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Baltimore Orioles: If Nick Markakis really wanted to return to Baltimore, wouldn't he have signed by now? ... Remember that year he had a .406 OBP? Yeah, that was a long time ago. ... Markakis won the Gold Glove, but that was as much by default as an...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  3. Trade deadline preview: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    We're going division by division to look at what each team needs to do at the trade deadline and what may actually happen. As always, you can keep up with the latest trade talk at Rumor Central. Baltimore Orioles Status: All in. Despite all...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Christmas wishes for every team

    David Schoenfield

    What are wishing for under your Christmas tree this year? Here are Christmas wishes across the major leagues: AL East Baltimore Orioles -- A healthy Manny Machado for Opening Day. A repeat season from Chris Davis. The old Nick Markakis. A close...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  6. 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
  7. What went wrong with the Blue Jays?

    David Schoenfield

    In the offseason, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos sensed an opportunity to seize control of the AL East. The Yankees were a year older and refusing to make any big moves in order to, gulp, save money; the Red Sox were coming off a ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Over/under: Wins for Blue Jays

    David Schoenfield

    It's not easy playing in the AL East. Since 2006, the Toronto Blue Jays have won 87, 86 and 85 games in various seasons; if they'd been in the AL Central, maybe they would have won a division title somewhere in there. But not in the AL East, which...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  13. Blue Jays could be another beast in AL East

    David Schoenfield

    If you believe the various tweets, rumors and stories out there, the Toronto Blue Jays may or may not have been the high bidder for Yu Darvish, and they may or may not be in on Prince Fielder. I'll say this: If both of those guys end up in a Toron...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  14. 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