Monday, February 11, 2013
Baseball Prospectus Picks Sox 2nd In AL East
Baseball Prospectus had projected the Red Sox to finish second in the AL East, we tried to stifle a laugh. We failed. The vaunted PECOTA system actually divines an 86-76 record for the 2013 Carmine Hose—a 17-game improvement over 2012. That would give them a record the same as the Tampa Bay Rays, but I guess they give the Red Sox the nod due to having a real baseball field instead of a warehouse. In any event, we cannot fathom what PECOTA sees to vault Boston into the elite of the American League. Are we watching the same off-season? Nothing would please us more than to be dead wrong.