Tuesday, December 22, 2015

FanGraphs Projections Give Red Sox AL East Flag

As reported on ESPN.com, projections by FanGraphs.com indicate that the Red Sox will win the American League East in 2016. The acquisitions of David Price, Craig KimbrelCarson Smith and Chris Young result in a win-loss projection of 92-70—a 14-win improvement over the miserable 2015 season. Keep in mind that the same projection system had The Carmine Hose winning the 2015 AL East, so let's not get too excited (to paraphrase Warner "The Wolf" Winston of Pulp Fiction fame). Unfortunately, the projections put The Evil Ones in second place—followed closely by last year's winner, the Toronto Blue Jays.