I think Toronto will be.
Well in the real world where you know old players regress/get injured the Yankees are not winning the division I can tell you that.
Jays are clearly the favorites.
Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all
I think Dickey is going to disappoint Toronto for the most part. I think the Rays will take the division. I think Matt Moore will really step up this year and Myers will help out their offense even in his rookie year.
I dont think the rays will win. I think the redsox are a sleeper honestly.
The Yankees are the Yankees, but age is a growing concern (still) and the 189 plan restricts the moves they can make.
The Jays have health issues that could cripple them, but overall they appear to me to be the best balanced team in the division.
The Red Sox needed new faces and a change in management. That could be enough, especially of the Yankees and Jays falter.
The O's are young enough that saying they are a year older is still a good thing. No, they won't get as lucky again, but they also learned a lot. Like the Sox, their chances of success partly hinge on the possible instability of the Yankees and Jays, but I won't be so presumptuous as to write them off.
As for the Rays, I gave up trying to second guess them years ago. They are good enough and young enough that I don't see them collapsing even in if the year goes bad, but they could still fall to the middle of the pack. Of course in this division, even a mediocre record could still net you last place.
diehard yankee fan and im gonna say if the jays can mesh they'll be a championship team...if they play up to potential!
Vic Mackey: You better figure out how much you hate me. And how you're going to deal with that. 'Cause I'm not going anywhere.
This sums up every sports interview, ever.
Even as a jays fan i cant call them the best right now, ive seen to many great offseason additions amount to nothing.
“Just gobble, gobble, gobble, turkey from jive turkey gobblers”
If this question was asked back in the off-season preceding the 2011 season, Boston Red Sox would be a perfectly reasonable and logical answer. The fact they had a bad month of September that season 6-9 months later didn't make that off-season answer any less reasonable.
Hes an older guy, knuckleballer or not. He's a fly ball pitcher in a great hitters division. He's switching leagues and when he was in the AL he wasn't even the same pitcher.
So just because I am a Sox fan I should have to think everyone on Toronto will have a great year? You basically contradict yourself here, because you're the one assuming that he will replicate his success no matter what. Sorry for not thinking Toronto will win the division by a landslide, I am clearly in the wrong for having a different opinion than you.
Last edited by Nomar; 01-02-2013 at 04:57 PM.