Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory re-examines the AL East after the Red Sox's and Rays' sluggish starts. Both teams are in danger of missing the playoffs, while the New York Yankees are now projected as the favorites to win the division.
General assumption about the Boston Red Sox: rich team, big market, AL East, they buy people. (See: Lackey, John.) Actual situation with the Boston Red Sox: They scout, draft and develop talent better than anyone. Kevin Goldstein explains.