The first month of the 2013 offered numerous unexpected results and several shocking statistics. But as is the case with any 162-game regular season, there are tons of trends that won't continue—especially in the inverted AL East.
The Toronto Blue Jays were preseason favorites after a heap of offseason additions. Yet they currently stand in last place.
The Boston Red Sox won just 69 games a season ago, and a very similar team just finished the month of April with the best record in the bigs.
It's nearly impossible to predict which players will experience hot starts and which pitchers will struggle to survive through the opening weeks and months of the year.
But it might be easier to predict which of these trends won't maintain for the duration of the schedule.
Here are a few trends in the AL East that should stutter at some point during the season.