How many Yankee wins?
Over at ESPNNewYork.com, Andrew Marchand says the Yankees will go 84-78, for a fourth-place finish. He predicts the Blue Jays will win, followed by the Orioles, the Rays, the Yankees, and the Red Sox.
Marchand’s colleague Wallace Matthews is more optimistic, predicting 88-74, for a third-place finish. He predicts the Blue Jays will win, the Rays will get the wild card, and the Yanks and Orioles will fight for the second wild card, with the Yankees getting it. He also puts the Red Sox in the basement.
I like Matthews’ scenario, but I think Marchand is more likely to be right. I am both very excited about tomorrow’s opener and dreading how this season will play out.
You’re not going to win the division. We’ll be fighting with you for last place.