Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Implications of this Series with Boston
At this point, I have Boston as around a 2-1 favorite for winning the AL East.
So, here’s how that changes based on the various potential outcomes for this series.
Tampa Bay is still technically in the divisional picture, their chances just aren’t registering above the .5% threshold needed to be seen here. The fact that Boston and the Yankees play each other six times makes it that much harder for the Rays to catch both.
So basically, if the Yankees still want a realistic shot at winning the division, they have to sweep this series. I probably don’t have to tell you that the likelihood of that is slim.
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