The time has come, folks, when we start to wind down from the long season of baseball, so let’s discuss the AL race, shall we? We’ve got nine teams currently in contention for the last two spots; with five games separating the top-seeded Yankees and the ninth-seeded Blue Jays.
The Yankees have a three-game series coming up against Detroit, then things get interesting. The Mariners come into town followed by the Tribe, who are playing well at the moment. Followed by the current AL East-leading BoSox. What I would expect is a lot of movement going forward in this race.
The team who will have a say in this is the Red Sox, who have AL East opponents the Orioles and the Blue Jays coming up. They then head to New York to play their hated rivals, the Yankees. The AL East is well-represented in this race, as all of them are in contention; but are they really?
What can be made of the Rangers at this point? They’re somehow still in the race with the Astros, who are running away with that division currently up twelve games. The team who’s sticking around, though, is the LA Angels, with arguably one of the best talents in Mike Trout. You can never count them out.
So which team is going to claim the last two spots in the wild card race? I honestly have no idea, but I have a few closing thoughts and early predictions on it. I believe the race is going to come down to the wire with the Angels and Yankees facing off for the chance to play the Astros. The Tribe against my beloved BoSox, a team who scares me to death for a variety of reasons, but that’s for another day. I’m very curious to see how this ends up playing out with such a close race. It’s wide open, so what does everyone think? Who would you like the last two teams to be? Is there a team that everybody is sleeping on? Let us know what you think. Thanks for the read and supporting WE THE PEOPLE SPORTS. We appreciate it.
ODDS of winning the AL East per the website MyBookie. Join MyBookie using the promo code WTPsports for a 100% deposit match!
Boston Red Sox – (-700)
New York Yankees – (+300)
Baltimore Orioles – (+12000)
Tamps Bay Rays – (+14000)
Toronto Blue Jays – (+15000)