2014 MLB Preview: AL East

The American League East has long been considered the best division in baseball as they have regularly seen teams at the top of the league. The division contains some of the most legendary teams in the MLB and every year they seem to be on top of the league. That can make it extremely difficult for teams to make a run at the top of the division. With the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox constantly winning the division the other teams find it hard to break through and win.

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2013 MLB Preview: AL East

The American League East has always been one of the best divisions in the MLB with multiple teams regularly making the playoffs. It seemed for the longest time that the wild card team would always be the runner-up in the AL East. The winner would also be a favorite to win the World Series every year. It became the toughest division in baseball with great teams all fighting for a spot in the playoffs and a few falling through the cracks.

MLB Week in Review (July 7-13)

This past week the MLB took a break to honour and display the best of the best in the league so far this year. The All-Star break is the unofficial halfway mark of the season, as the true halfway point is 81 games which is usually reached a week before the All-Star game. The game has become a staple in almost all leagues and in the MLB it is no different as they look to showcase the top players in the league.

Room for Hope (Blue Jays Review)

The Toronto Blue Jays are a part of what has become known as the worst sport city in the world and are a major contributor to that. The Blue Jays have been out of the playoffs since 1993 which was the last World Series they won. Now of course this is nowhere near some of the streaks that stand in the MLB like the 103 seasons that the Chicago Cubs have gone without a World Series. The Jays are now at 17 seasons but it doesn’t help that in Toronto if you don’t win you will get overshadowed by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

What a Finish (2011 MLB Review)

MLB Baseball is the longest season in professional sports in terms of games as every team plays almost every day during the summer for a total of 162 games. This for many would mean that there is little to no chance of a tight finish as after 162 games there would be the haves and the have nots by the end of the season. This is of course far from the truth as the MLB Playoff race has become one of the most entertaining aspects to the game every year. This was not changed in 2011 as the playoff race came down to the very last day of the regular season in both leagues.

There’s no Spying in Baseball

As a Torontonian and a Blue Jays fan I have followed the plight of the Jays for years but recently there has been some hope. After the Jays hired Alex Anthopoulos they began to slowly turn things around. Then came Jose Bautista who hit a league leading 54 HRs in 2010 and began to enter into the conversation for the best player in the MLB. This was a major surprise as Bautista became a start almost overnight going from a journeyman to a HR king in his first year with the Jays. Of course as the MLB is attempting to recover from the Steroid era the questions began to flow about whether Bautista had some unnatural help. Bautista crushed these rumours as he passed every drug test he had ever gone through and explained that the change in his offence came from his new timing mechanism that the Jays coaches gave him.

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