The American League East is quite arguably the toughest and most hard-fought division in MLB, and this season, any one of the five teams could run away with the race, literally.
At a glance, the east looks a bit different than it has at this time over the past 15 years or so. The surging Baltimore Orioles continue to play well and maintain a small lead over the Tampa Bay Rays (22-14), while the usual mainstay, division-leading Boston Red Sox are under .500 in last place.
But, how long can the Birds really last in first place? And, how long will the Sox play out of the gutter before Bobby Valentine whips them into shape? I think there will be many changes of division leaders and many surprises this season.
Although the Rays held first place for a short time already and will probably regain the lead, they will not win the AL East and here is a list why. Check it out and let me know what you think!