A few unreasonable comments...
BronXBombers51 wrote:Exactly. As sketchy as the Yankees look on paper, they're still as strong or stronger than anyone else in that division for 2013.
According to... delusional Yankee fans?
I think the division is going to be close, but all things being even (injuries) the Jays are clearly the best team on paper.
Pogotheostrich wrote:It probably isn't a good idea but no team has more resources than the Yankees.
Dodgers. TV contract. Unlimited loot.
toledomudhens wrote:Actually vegas has the jays as the favorite....and how do you expect these old timers to compete with these teams that are young and built to win now....Your love for the yanks will blind you, but get real, we are the 2012 red sox...
First of all, it depends what sportsbook you're using as to who the favorite is. I just briefly looked a few up and the Yankees and Jays O/U for wins were both set at 86.5 on each one. But regardless, to say the Yankees would be "lucky" to finish in 4th place is laughable. These "old timers" did alright last year...winning 95 games and making it to the ALCS. Yeah they lost some pieces but so did Tampa. Baltimore over-performed by a large margin last year, Boston will be improved but would have to have a lot of things go right for them to even make a wildcard spot and Toronto is being vastly overrated based on a few high-profile trades.
Really? Am I missing something?
The Yankees had a great record last year but I don't think anyone expects them to come close to those 95 wins. I don't see where the improvement is for their team.. The rotation is the same, just older. The bullpen isn't better. It looks like most of their hitters should be declining from 2012. If the Orioles over-performed by a large margin then so did the Yankees. The only difference for 2013 is that the Orioles are younger and improving. The Jays are the best team on paper and made some pretty sizable improvements. Reyes, Dickey, Johnson, and a healthy Bautista are nothing to laugh at. Injuries are the only thing that will derail them IMO.
I don't want to get into the Red Sox. But at least they have guys who could potentially rebound and prove that 2012 was an outlier (Lester, Buchholz). And if a couple of the injury prone guys stay on the field (Ortiz, Napoli, Ellsbury) then they will be at least competitive. Oh and don't forget about the awesome John Lackey. He's going to win 20 games alone.
bigh0rt wrote:I love every second of this.
toledomudhens wrote:#4 When trading for prospects and draft picks you never know what your going to get, when was pujols drafted, was trout supposed to as good as he is?...I would rather get that chance to maybe get something special then nothing at all, for another spoiled ball player.
Someone else said it, but I'll say it again: No one is going to trade the Yankees anything for Cano! Not with his FA status looming!
toledomudhens wrote:Yes i believe they will be the 2012 red sox......sorry if u don't agree...
They won't be THAT bad. But yes, they could very well finish in 5th. Which is much more likely than 1st.
Ender wrote:The Blue Jays are being pretty overrated in this thread. They are the last year's Tigers who everyone said would run away with the division and instead took a collapse by another team to make the playoffs. That is a pretty mediocre pitching staff.
Outside of the Rays the Jays have the highest upside with their starting rotation. And while it is true that we won't know how well the rotation will perform in 2013, there is an awful lot of talent there. Dickey and a healthy Morrow are a very competitive 1-2. Johnson has talent. Buehrle is a plus #4 starter. Romero has outperformed his peripherals in most seasons.
Ender wrote:The depth behind those guys are a bunch of guys coming off of injuries that weren't that great to begin with
Most teams don't have great options after their #5 guy. Heck, a lot of teams don't have great options behind their #3 guy.
kab21 wrote:The Yankees are still a dangerous team but they are a shell of their former selves. Definitely not the 90-100 win perennial powerhouse that they were.
Grounded Polo wrote:I'm interested in seeing how the Yankees fare in 2014-2015. I'm expecting 85 wins this year... PRETTY MUCH THE WHOLE THING HERE ....can deal with an unacceptable period of only 85 wins per season until Bryce Harper signs.
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toledomudhens wrote:wright or wrong
Should be the name of a New York Mets reality show.