Joel Sherman of the New York Post has published his AL East predictions and he has the Tampa Bay Rays at the top of the division.
The national media attention the Tampa Bay Rays have been getting is now turning into regional fear from the state of New York. You can read his full breakdown of the AL East teams and his projections in the link below.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post recently published his 2020 AL East predictions and he has the Tampa Bay Rays at the top of the standings, not the New York Yankees.
Sherman gushed over Austin Meadows and his star power, he picked Hunter Renfroe as a player that needs to step up (true) and shared that Nick Anderson was the best reliever in all of baseball from August 1 until the end of the season. No arguing with those points.
We know about the payroll discrepancies between the teams and the thunder the Yankees bring to the plate on offense. They are no slouches when it comes to pitching either.
It is surprising to see Sherman go with Tampa Bay over the Yankees. As we’ve discussed here on several occasions here at our site, Sherman points out that the question remains as to whether they can score enough runs.
However, he must have faith in the team’s acquisitions this offseason to know that when combined with their stellar pitching staff, it’s reasonable to declare the team from Tampa/St. Pete the favorites in the AL East.
Here are Sherman’s projections for the AL East in 2020:
- Tampa Bay Rays
- New York Yankees
- Toronto Blue Jays
- Boston Red Sox
- Baltimore Orioles
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