The rest of the division certainly has their hands full with the Bronx Bombers. But if there is one team in the division that could challenge the Yanks for the crown, it would be the guys from Beantown.
The Boston Red Sox didn't make a ton of moves this off-season, but they made the right moves. With the addition of John Lackey in their rotation, the Red Sox's top three starters are Josh Beckett, Lackey, and Jon Lester. Imagine having to face those hurlers in a three-game series.
And their offense is, for lack of a better word, stacked. From top (Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia) to bottom (Adrian Beltre/Mike Lowell and Marco Scutaro), there are no legitimate holes in their lineup (Mike Cameron, David Ortiz, and Victor Martinez in the middle).
The Red Sox are my choice for finishing second in the AL East, and for winning the American League Wild Card for the third consecutive season.