Friday, March 29, 2013

Sports Illustrated Picks Red Sox Last In AL East

Yet another big-time prognosticator has placed your 2013 Carmine Hose in the lowest of low spots: dead last in the American League East. Sports Illustrated—in its latest Baseball Preview issue—puts the Red Sox below the Orioles (4th place), Yankees (3rd place) and Jays (2nd place) in the division—giving the Rays the crown. SI projects an 8-game improvement over Boston's 2012 finish (77 wins versus 69). Oh, how the mighty have fallen! The publication goes on to predict that Tampa will win the American League pennant and face the Washington Nationals in the World Series. In that match-up, SI sees the Nationals as World Champs.