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Brief Observation: A Very Unbalanced AL This Year


Just wanted to make a quick point that has really not been talked about this year. I was talking with a friend about how each division in the AL might end up this year and I realized there aren't many teams in the AL this year that profile as 81-81 teams. Toronto was the only team that came to mind for me, but only because the difficulty of the AL East might push them to a lower win-loss. As far as I see it there are 6 teams that seem like 90+ win teams this year in the AL. Those obviously being the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, Tigers, Rangers, and Angels. The other seven I have not mentioned are all teams that I see as 90 loss teams. In recent years I don't remember such disparity between teams in the American League. Last year for example, I would have said there were four 90 win teams (Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, and Rangers) and four 90 loss teams (Seattle, Baltimore, Kansas City, and Cleveland) entering the season. The other seven were all somewhere in-between. Obviously some teams will play above their expectations and others will play below their own projections. I could see Kansas City up near .500 if their younger players preform and a rebound by Minnesota is a real possibility, especially in the once again weak AL Central. Am I imagining this lack of balance, or is this something that you guys have also noticed?

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