Jordan Tuwiner wrote:We do not know what signings and trades will happen during the off-season. However, we still have a general idea of what to expect from the rest of the division next year.
I do not really expect the Red Sox to be competitive. The Yankees and Rays will be good as always.
I think the Blue Jays could be a threat next year. If Romero turns things around, and Bautista, Morrow and Lawrie all stay healthy they should have a pretty solid team.
I agree that Tampa will be a much better team next because I expect them to trade some of their pitching surplus for quality hitting. I agree that Boston wouldn't be a contender, but I can see them being a much harder team to beat.
I think the Yankees will take a four or five game step back unless they exchange some quality younger players for some of their over the hill veterans. They also need to find at least one quality SP.