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The Yankees can win the A.L. East, but, in order to do so, just about every question has to be answered affirmatively. And, the Yankees have plenty. Until recently, the Bronx Bombers’ offseason strategy was to eliminate doubts by wielding its financial strength like a bludgeon on the free agent market. Nowadays, there is a […]

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American League East Despite a questionable starting rotation and injury concerns in the bullpen, the Red Sox clearly have the strongest and deepest offense in the A.L. East, and, in today’s low run scoring era, that gives Boston a distinct advantage. The Red Sox are also buoyed by a strong farm system that boasts several prospects who […]

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The Yankees have a much better team this year. There’s no question about it. What isn’t as clear, however, is the degree to which they needed to improve the team and whether they’ve done enough to return to the postseason. It’s hard to predict how good the Yankees can be in 2014 without revisiting just […]

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  Playoff Scenarios Brewers beat Braves in Wild Card game. Red Sox beat Royals in Wild Card game. Nationals beat Dodgers in NLDS. Cardinals beat Brewers in NLDS. Tigers beat Red Sox in ALDS Yankees beat Angels in ALDS Nationals beat Cardinals in NLCS. Tigers beat Yankees in ALCS. Nationals beat Tigers in World Series Regular Season Awards NL Cy Young: José Fernández NL MVP:  Carlos Gomez […]

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American League East Toronto Blue Jays: Much of the focus has been on the talented players GM Alex Anthopoulos acquired in the winter, but even before the team made a big off season splash with the likes of Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, and Josh Johnson, it was steadily building toward contention. If not for a […]

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Even though the real Pecota Day isn’t until February 16, Baseball Prospectus has jumped the gun and released the latest round of its player projections. With the caveat that even the most sophisticated projection systems are rough estimates at best, following is a quick break down of what BP thinks about the 2013 Yankees. Offense […]

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Spring Training is in the books, so now it’s time for prognostication. Listed below are my predictions for the 2012 regular season standings as well as the major award winners. In addition, a capsule for each division is provided. For reference, the Captain’s Blog had a great year projecting the standings in 2010, but didn’t […]

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