5 Things Each AL East Team Needs to Win the Title

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5 Things Each AL East Team Needs to Win the Title
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At this point in the season, every team in the stacked American League East has a chance to win the division. Of course, some teams have a longer path and longer odds than others, but there is talent aplenty for any one of them.

In the two-plus months the season has been underway, the AL East has had more surprises and let downs than any April-May-June in recent memory. Baltimore presented fans with a feel-good story about the 90-loss team that could. Four of the five teams have a different closer than they had on opening day, and Jim Johnson, not Mariano Rivera, is the lone leftover. 

The coming slides will outline how each team can win the division, and for the readers who live and die off of projections, the teams are listed not by their current standings, but how I predict they wind up at the end, worst to first. 

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