Monday, July 09, 2007

Contenders and Pretenders – American League

With the major league baseball season sitting at the mid-season All Star break it’s the perfect opportunity to look at the top half of the division standings and see who is for real and who is impersonating a contender.

AL East
Boston Red Sox
Contender – The Red Sox have a comfortable 10 game lead over the Blue Jays and Yankees and also boast what is potentially the best lineup in the bigs. Avoiding the injury bug over the last half of the season will be the key to Boston not falling apart.

Key Players
Kevin Youkilis .328 batting average
Mike Lowell 63 RBI
David Ortiz 14 HR
Josh Beckett 12-2
Jonathan Papelbon 20 saves

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