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    Orioles and Brewers

    Anybody else think these teams are being overlooked? It's August and they are sitting in 1st place. The Orioles have the 2nd largest division lead in the toughest division in the game.

    I think they both make the playoffs. Maybe a lot of people do as well, but predict they get bounced in the 1st round.

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    AL East toughest division in the game?

    News to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp611 View Post
    AL East toughest division in the game?

    News to me.
    I think I heard earlier that the AL East has the best overall record of any division, but of course ESPN is happy to promote that "down year" in the AL East because the only two teams worth mentioning, in their mind, are the Red Sox and Yankees, who are having bad years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp611 View Post
    AL East toughest division in the game?

    News to me.
    Last time I checked the AL East is more than a 2 team division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp611 View Post
    AL East toughest division in the game?

    News to me.
    The East WAS the toughest division for almost 2 decades, it is no longer however. Anyone who thought that the Yankees,Red Sox and Rays would be this bad is a liar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    The East WAS the toughest division for almost 2 decades, it is no longer however. Anyone who thought that the Yankees,Red Sox and Rays would be this bad is a liar.
    Nevertheless, the Orioles just went 10-6 against the best teams from the AL West, so you can't say they've just been getting fat on AL East teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Curtain View Post
    Nevertheless, the Orioles just went 10-6 against the best teams from the AL West, so you can't say they've just been getting fat on AL East teams.
    They've been getting outstanding pitching and have arguably the best lineup in baseball on paper, they'd be in the running regardless. If the Jays didn't have EE,Lawrie,Lind etc out for so long they'd be right there with them too. Nonetheless, I can't think of the last time the division seemed so weak.

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    Doesn't the AL East have the best record in the league?

    At the end of the day the game is played in the standings right? Not with stats.

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    ESPN doesn't care about the AL East because it's not Boston and New York.

    So ESPN just isn't talking about baseball this year.

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    I know I'm not overlooking the os I have 1000 worth of their division winning futures ranging from +150 to -110. They are currently -160 to -170 depending on which sportsbook you fancy.


    Come to psd where admitted dupes who do nothing but troll the gd and fs forum are free. But man don't you dare mention trolling on someone's wall.

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    Of course I also have some pads rays and Indians to win it all to go with as os and bj World Series winner futures so what the hell do I know


    Come to psd where admitted dupes who do nothing but troll the gd and fs forum are free. But man don't you dare mention trolling on someone's wall.

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    O's now have the largest division lead in the toughest division (by standings) in the league.

    -They catch the ball
    -They hold leads
    -They hit homers

    Don't sleep on them.

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    Yeah I love both the Blue Jays and Brewers, don't think either get that much recognition. Was hoping AA got us a pitcher but didn't. And if we didn't have so many injuries we'd have some more wins, come on Edwin, Lawrie, and Lind all out right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    The East WAS the toughest division for almost 2 decades, it is no longer however. Anyone who thought that the Yankees,Red Sox and Rays would be this bad is a liar.
    The Yankees are in striking distance of a wild card spot with losing Tanaka, sabathia, Pineda, teixiera, Beltran for long 14+ games a piece. Not sure if I'd consider them bad when they're playing over .500 ball with those loses


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    Quote Originally Posted by MelanconMadness View Post
    The Yankees are in striking distance of a wild card spot with losing Tanaka, sabathia, Pineda, teixiera, Beltran for long 14+ games a piece. Not sure if I'd consider them bad when they're playing over .500 ball with those loses
    Remember no one was counting on much from CC or Pineda given recent health, and health issues were always questions about Teix and Beltran, so I think those were all factored in to some degree in preseason.

    That said, most Yankees fans weren't expecting this to be a team far above .500 - most estimates I saw were between 81 and 86 wins, and that's where they seem to be heading. So while they've played over their heads given certain circumstances (injuries, underperformance by McCann, Beltran), they seem to be heading right where people expected.

    It is really the Red Sox that I think have taken people by surprise. Even people like me, who recognized an awful lot of good luck in their 2013 season and expected them to fall back to Earth, didn't think they'd be flat out bad and giving away their rotation in July

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