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Monday, October 15, 2012

Season 26 Preview - AL East


Season 25 Standings
1. Boston - 106-56
2. Washington - 81-81
3. Durham - 71-91
4. Philadelphia - 58-104

Team Previews
Boston

Arrivals - Tom WilkinsonAndy CarrMorris StevensDaniel ReitsmaKen DeRosa (promoted), Earl Seelbach (promoted)
Departures - Omar FloresEdgar JohnsonDwight Humphries
Net Effect - positive due to promotions
Status - full on dynasty beast mode
Prediction - 1st place. Too much talent here to be anything other than the best team in the AL.



Washington

Arrivals - Manny RamseyErv JohnstoneWendell ReedJesus PinedaTyson Lollar
Departures - Tomas MesaTom PerezMartin Gallagher
Net Effect - positive
Status - win now mode
Prediction - A .500 season should be improved upon, but will it be enough to hold off a hard charging Durham squad? My guess is yes, and anything but 2nd and a Wild Card berth should be a disappointment.


Durham

Arrivals - Augie FrederickFreddy ShelbyGregory StevensonOmar SanchezDarron SpeierWoody KingAl VazquezJae-Kuk Hasegawa
Departures - B.C. VincenteHector Guerrero
Net Effect - very positive
Status - eve of dynasty?
Prediction - 2nd place if pitching is average, 3rd if not. This is a very competitive division, and Durham may have the best offense in the AL, but their pitching is suspect.



Philadelphia

Arrivals - Bobby Joe Campbell
Departures - Jeff WoodsSergio WestonJunior Montero
Net Effect - negative
Status - rebuilding
Prediction - Should battle Cincy for the worst record in the AL and the only drama in the division should be if they can stay within 20 games of 3rd place.

Cy Young Watch - Manny RamseyAlbert MondesiEli Vasquez
MVP Watch - Yusmeiro DurazoBarry PerryWendell Reed
ROY Lock - Ken DeRosa





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