Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The American League East division is traditionally known as the best division in Major League Baseball. The 2015 MLB American League East is wide open. Traditional powers New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are still major players. The rest of the American League East is catching up; Baltimore won it in 2014, Tampa Bay, and Toronto are also in the mix.
This Sports Handicapper believes the Baltimore Orioles are the team to beat. The Orioles got swept in the 2014 ALCS by Kansas City; the Orioles beat Detroit 4-0 in the LDS. Baltimore Manager Buck Showalter lost eight players from the 2014 squad including sluggers Nelson Cruz, Nick Markakis and Pitcher Yohan Santana. Baltimore re-signed Delmon Young. The Orioles pitching staff is still intact and so is the infield led by J. J. Hardy and Manny Machado. Adam Jones is a stud in the outfield. The Boston Red Sox made the most noise in the offseason signing Pablo Sandoval from San Francisco and Hanley Ramirez from the Dodgers. The Red Sox added former Indians ace Justin Masterson to the rotation, and that is “HUGE”. How will the New York Yankees respond on Free MLB Betting Predictions this season without Derek Jeter. That is the question in the Bronx, and the Yankees prepare for opening day. Pitcher CC Sabathia has been battling injuries the past few seasons. Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira lead the battery in the infield. 37-year-old Carlos Beltrán is now a Yankee. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Baltimore Orioles at +300 while the Red Sox are the favorite at +200, and the Yankees are +450 to win the 2015 MLB American League East Division.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays enters their 27th season playing at Rogers Centre. Manager John Gibbons has plenty of talent to work with in 2015. The Blue Jays signed catcher Russell Martin away from Pittsburgh and slugger Josh Donaldson from Oakland. The Blue Jays batting lineup is strong and can put them in position for postseason play. The bats of Donaldson, José Reyes, Edwin Encarnación, and José Bautista is tough for any pitcher to face. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays has the best manager in the division along with a very good front office. Tampa Bay parted way last season with Pitcher David Price. Chris Archer is the ace of the pitching staff. The Devil Rays still have Evan Longoria and James Looney, don’t count them out. Tampa Bay always plays above average baseball. Bovada.Lv has the Toronto Blue Jays at +300 and Tampa Bay at +700 to win the 2015 American League East.