I highly disagree. Baltimore's defense is stellar again, they have the 7th best OPS
in baseball, the bullpen is average, and the rotation is weak, but deep. In a nutshell, the defense is outstanding, the offense if above-average, and the pitching is slightly below average. Pearce, Young, and Cruz won't keep up their current production, but we can expect Davis and Lough to perform better. O'Day and Britton are due for some regression, but we can expect Tommy Hunter to pitch better. The prolonged presence of Kevin Gausman
and Dylan Bundy
might be valuable. Bud Norris (currently on the DL) will eventually regress from his pretty 3.62 ERA, but we've all seen Chris Tillman, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Miguel Gonzalez pitch a hell of a lot better than what they're currently doing. If the Orioles make the playoffs, they won't be the best team, but ANYTHING can happen in the playoffs. The goal is to get there.
Jose Bautista hasn't stayed healthy a whole season since 2010. Jose Reyes has avoided the DL one year out of the last six. Adam Lind is riding a ridiculous .395 BABIP, Lawrie is injured (like always), and Juan Francisco's productivity seems to have finally come to and end. Mark Buerhle's 3.63 FIP, 4.22 xFIP, and 4.47 SIERA think differently than his pretty 2.52 ERA. RA Dickey's ace days are over, he is what he is. Ditto for JA Happ. Brandon Morrow isn't coming back.
The Rays have the worst record in baseball. They aren't coming back into contention. In fact, they're going to start selling their team soon. Price, Bedard, Zobrist, Joyce, and Oviedo could all be leaving.
The Redsox free agent losses and continued reliance of false 2013 stars have killed them. Daniel Nava's .352 BABIP
and Mike Carp's .381 BABIP were never going to survive. They're starting rotation collapsed. Dempster retired in Spring Training, Doubront's development bombed, and Peavy regressed to a back of the rotation pitcher. Just look at their roster; they're not that good.
Yankees will likely make moves to try and stay in it, but they are a very flawed roster. McCann and Beltran will probably get better, but Tanaka is the only starting pitcher they have. Kuroda's okay. Their infield is really bad. I don't see them as being much more than a .500 team.