Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Looking Back At My 2013 AL East Predictions

2013 Predictions : The American League East

The 2013 season is right around the corner so I wanted to take the chance to look at what the standings will look like, in my opinion, at the end of the 2013 season. How often are these things pre-season ever even close to right? Here goes:

1. New York Yankees 93-69
2. Tampa Bay Rays 92-70
3. Toronto Blue Jays 91-71
4. Boston Red Sox 90-72
5. Baltimore Orioles 88-74


1. Boston Red Sox 97-65
2. Tampa Bay Rays 91-71
3. New York Yankees 85-77
4. Baltimore Orioles 85-77
5. Toronto Blue Jays 74-88

I really think the Yankees dominance of the division continues in 2013. Whether that is more because of what happened this off season, my unwillingness to acknowledge that Derek Jeter WILL in fact age, or the fact that I am just a huge homer with a Yankees blog I have not figured that part out yet. Either way the Yankees will finish at the top of their division once again, miss the Wild Card playoff game, and march towards the ultimate goal of our 28th World Championship.

I do not think I did half bad on these predictions. Sure the Yankees did not win the division nor did they win the World Series but I was not all that far off everywhere else. I had Tampa Bay in second place, which they were, and had them winning 92 games and they won 91. I had Boston winning nine less games then they actually won and had them as a fourth place team. I had Baltimore winning three more games, 88, then they actually did, 85, and finishing in last place although in reality they finished in fourth. Toronto I just bombed on as I had them as a third place team and they ended up in the cellar of the AL East with a 74-88 record. Had the Yankees winning eight more games and the division and honestly I think that could have happened had the Yankees had their "A" squad on the field all season long. Oh well I am still better at predicting stuff then Mike Francesca. 

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