The AL east is finally back to normal—for now at least.
After all of this the Red Sox and Yankees are one and two in the standings with the falling Blue Jays just a half game behind New York.
Last year the Rays came flying out of the gate and were. Miraculously, they were able to keep pace with the Red Sox and Yankees all season; ultimately beating the Red Sox in the post-season. This year the Blue Jays got off to a 27-14 start before dropping their last 7 games.
No I don’t believe that the Jays can get back on the torrid pace they were setting. I don’t even believe that they will make the playoffs. That being said, if they were to do so, they would be a force to be reckon. Any team with Roy Halladay pitching 2 or 3 games in a series could be a surprise to make some noise.
Note: Absent from AL East relevancy are the Baltimore Orioles.