Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/15/14
2012 was a crazy year in the American League East.  Boston collapsed. New York stayed afloat while getting older. Toronto treaded water, and Tampa Bay just barely missed out on the postseason when Baltimore came out of nowhere to sneak into the last Wild Card spot. In the offseason, it was Toronto’s year to make a splash by seemingly trading for every available big-name player on the market, while traditional big spenders Boston and New York remained relatively quiet. Baltimore stood pat, hoping to build on last year’s surprise success. But the Rays might have made the biggest acquisition of the year, when they traded their #2 starter to the Royals for the highest rated prospect in baseball. So, how will the season shake out?  I have no idea.  There are 162 games in the season; truly, anything can happen in that time.  But, if I had to guess… Baltimore Orioles (2012 Record: 93-69) A lot of things broke right for the Orioles last year.  They’re an extremely young team without any true “superstars”, with the possible exception of Adam Jones. And while they might have surprised a lot of teams in 2012, they’re not sneaking up on anybody in [...]
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