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I don't understand the Boston hype this offseason. To me their pitching is questionable. Of course their lineup is much improved, but Ortiz is pushing 40, Pedroia is returning from injury, and their additions don't take them from one of the worst offenses to one of the best - I think they will come in around league average.

On the other hand I am buying the Toronto hype, even though there has been hype the last 2 seasons. Stroman is a good young pitcher and Hutchinson pitched better than his numbers indicated last season. I think those two take strides and they become a good team, albeit still with weaknesses in the bullpen and at the back of the rotation.

I'll say:

Toronto 93

Baltimore 92

Boston 83

New York 80

Tampa 74

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I think the BJ's are going to push the O's until the last week of the year. Their offense has to be the best in the division and maybe the best in baseball. I just hope the O's starting pitching holds up. Yankees don't have near enough starting pitching. I can't see Tanaka making it thru a full season. Red Sox's rotation is full of question marks too, although they should be above .500.

Baltimore 94

Toronto 92

Boston 86

New York 78

Tampa Bay 70

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I don't understand the Boston hype this offseason. To me their pitching is questionable.

Let's see what the ZiPSters have to say:


3.72 Porcello (109)

3.91 Miley (104)

4.10 Escobar (99)

4.17 Buchholz (97)

4.21 Kelly (96)

4.28 Masterson (95)

4.28 Owens (95)

4.29 Barnes (95)

4.33 Rodriguez (94)

4.60 Ranaudo (88)

4.61 Workman (88)


2.54 Uehara (160)

3.31 Tazawa (123)

3.57 Badenhop (114)

3.81 Layne (106)

3.84 Varvaro (106)

3.90 Hembree (104)

3.99 Mujica (102)

4.06 Ramirez (100)

4.13 Eveland (98)

4.42 Breslow (88)

...and others who are worse

Yep, championship level pitching right there. :rolleyes:

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