Who could have foreseen a team filled with old, overpriced players could have problems?
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mark beuhrle at 7-1 is the biggest suprise on the jays in a positive light...the disastorous work of the bullpen the bidgest suprise in the negative sense
what qualifies as the suprises plus and minus for the rays orioles yankees and bosox so far?
'zop, I'm a Yanks fan and let's just say I'd prefer Sox management ran my team rather than the Cashman-Levine-Steinbrenner three stooges act we have going right now.
Outside of the 3 in the AL East, there are currently 5 teams across MLB right at .500. That seems odd.
All five teams would be embarrassed by a team like the Tigers in the playoffs, though, unless a major trade happens.
The most negative surprise has been McCann who has been awful.
The whole American League, outside Oakland, Detroit and Houston, has between 17-20 wins. And the NL isn't much different.
There are 20 teams in MLB with between 17 & 20 wins. Last year at this time, there were 8
There are really only six teams at the extremes (Houston, Ariz. and Chicago on the low side, Oak, Mil. and SF on the high).
I know it's a bit gauche but I'll pimp the blog we run (the old Sox Therapy) because this specific issue was covered yesterday.
The most famous team in baseball history, the 2004 Red Sox, were 44-43 for an 87 game stretch that year. Then they got white hot, playing .739 ball through the end of October...
Let's be careful about jumping to any conclusions after only about 40 ballgames.
The most famous team in baseball history, the 2004 Red Sox
Jesus. I mean, I know that Sox/Yankees fans are self-centered, but really? Someone wrote this in seriousness?
For the umpteenth time, the Yankees gambled against the law of aging, and this time they've really crapped out.
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