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Jon Paul Morosi discusses the AL East and who he thinks should be the favorite.
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This is John Paul -- -- was your -- L east preview on fox -- dot com. So much of the offseason attention was divided into two camps the team that did a whole lot the trial Blue Jays. And those that didn't do so much the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles. I actually believe the Blue Jays are going to see the division champion here. I love the mix of players they brought in the fact that they really completed their rebuild by bringing in RA Dickey to be the opening day starter and ace. In addition of course to Josh Johnson and mark -- in the -- Leicester trade. With the Marlins. Not always wary of the spring training airports of the yankees' demise and it we sometimes forget this team won 95 games last year. But there are just so many concerns about the age of the rosters and also the firepower in the outfield we talk about the fact -- quarter guys may have combined for only nine home runs last season and Brett Gardner. And Ichiro Suzuki. The Red Sox of course made a ton of moves -- dramatic remake. But again that's the last place team last season. You do wonder if they have quite the pitching to really contend with the Blue Jays and even the Yankees although I will say this slowly report didn't say John Lackey is in tremendous shape coming back off of Tommy John surgery so let's not forget about the Baltimore Orioles ST of course was a playoff team last season. Did a remarkable job. Didn't really make a whole ton of moves during the offseason but then again. They really didn't have to do as long as they have -- mark case hidden market gets back healthy they have a chance to have a pretty good lineup he could actually bat leadoff he was very good in that role last season. And let's not forget about SN bay -- this is a team that always seems to be in the race no matter what. They did no trade away James Shields and I think there's going to be a huge huge come down there. From the standpoint of what they've been able to get out of him consistent 200 innings for the past six seasons. Losing that presence I believe will be enough to not -- -- Israelis out of the playoff picture this season.