As the Major League Baseball season is creeping towards the halfway point, division standings are becoming more important by the day.
It's still early, but it might be safe to say that both Tony Massarotti and Adam Kilgore will be dead wrong. They predicted that the Tampa Bay Rays
would return to face the Chicago Cubs
. For the record, everyone who consists of Dan Shaughnessy, Bob Ryan, Amalie Benjamin, Chad Finn, Kilgore, and Mazz, said that the Cubs would make it to the World Series.
As far as the Red Sox
, everyone but Mazz said they'd win the American League East. He picked the Sox for the Wild Card and the Rays for the division.
Ryan and Finn said the Yankees
would grab the Wild Card.
Okay, that's a safe bet. But of course Red Sox fans would love to see them miss the playoffs for two consecutive seasons.
The point of all of this?
Boston has its biggest cushion, sitting five games above the Yankees and Blue Jays
in the standings. They also have the second best record in the MLB
, only behind the Los Angeles Dodgers
The Rays are seven games behind...and the Baltimore Orioles
...well no one really cares about them anymore.
Despite some pitching woes, it never hurts to have too many arms and the Red Sox have proven the case once again this season.