Thursday, January 3, 2013

POLL: Most See Sox Finishing Second In 2013

Propelled by a late surge of optimism, a plurality of voters in our latest FenwayNation Poll now see the 2013 Carmine Hose finishing in second place in the AL East. As the chart shows, almost one-third of all voters (29%) think the Red Sox will take that second slot. Close behind, 27% believe Boston will end up in third place, while just over one voter in five (21%) figures on a fourth place finish. About equal shares of voters think the Sox will finish first (11%) or last (12%). Interestingly, this means four in ten readers (11% plus 29%) think Boston will either win the division or finish high enough (in second place) to merit a good shot at one of two Wild Cards.