The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are the only possible winners of the deep AL East. That's how the season has unfolded for many years now. Odds are that both teams will earn a playoff spot regardless of who wins the division.
The division winner will most likely have to face the Detroit Tigers, while the Wild Card occupant will play the Texas Rangers. Both squads have injury concerns, and how the managers deal with the hurt players will play a large role in determining who is king of the hardest division in baseball.