AL East Links: Red Sox, MacPhail, Yankees

Two of the five AL East clubs made the playoffs, and both will begin their quest for the World Series later today. The Rays and Rangers play at 5pm ET, the Yankees and Tigers at 8:30pm ET. Let's round up some notes from the only division with four 81+ win teams in 2011…


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16 Comments on "AL East Links: Red Sox, MacPhail, Yankees"


3 years 11 months ago

Orioles owner Peter Angelos is trying to convince Andy MacPhail to remain with the team in a decision-making or advisory role.  Whhhhhyyyyyy??????

Peter Angelos hire Andy Mac for your law firm! I want him gone!

Rabbitov
3 years 11 months ago

Because Angelos + Mcphail = <3 <3 <3

eck78
3 years 11 months ago

Adam Dunn for Carl Crawford? Lets do it.

notsureifsrs
3 years 11 months ago

find a way to get quentin involved and i’m on board. adrian gonzalez can fix adam dunn

3 years 11 months ago

don’t the chisox already have an overpriced “fast guy” that can’t steal bases?  *cough* Rios *cough*

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 11 months ago

Longoria for MVP? He’s got my vote.

Guest
3 years 11 months ago

As a Yankee fan he could even get my vote over Granderson..

Well, no, but Longoria did exactly what an MVP does and carried that team offensively. Great player and way under-rated. 

Next person to say Ellsbury for MVP is getting punched in the teeth.  

3 years 11 months ago

.244 batting average can’t make you MVP unfortunately…Verlander for MVP

Guest
3 years 11 months ago

You’re missing the point as to what Most Valuable Player stands for and average has nothing to do with that. That’s what a batting title is for. 

Rabbitov
3 years 11 months ago

I agree with both of you and give it to Verlander, but if Longoria gets it, I wouldn’t be upset at all. 

notsureifsrs
3 years 11 months ago

does a .304 wOBA in september? longoria’s was .444

then again, the yankees didn’t need it in september and the rays desperately did

woadude
3 years 11 months ago

amen, same can be said thats what a Cy Young award is for.

Slopeboy
3 years 11 months ago

You obviously were not paying attention.

  1.Girardi had made quite clear the beginning of the week when he said that the last game of the season would be pitched by the non-playoff roster pitchers and that Robertson, Soriano and Rivera would NOT pitch.
 
2.He also used most of his pitchers the night before in a 14 inning game, that he could have laid down and used the bench players instead of his starters   

3. More to your point, it’s absolutely ludicrous for anyone to expect Girardi to lead his team to the AL East crown and then expect him to win the Wild Card for the Red Sox.
Boston simply blew it.
You, as a Braves fan should recognize a colossal choke job when you see it.

woadude
3 years 11 months ago

Just going to love it if it ends up Yanks and Rays in the ALCS and the Yanks lose, man the irony, oh sweet, sweet irony.

woadude
3 years 11 months ago

Yeah, as people fail to mention, the Braves had an 8.5 game lead, so a half game really isn’t that far off as both teams blew it in September, just more people made note of the Sox because they had to World Series title over the Phillies last March.

Slopeboy
3 years 11 months ago

Anything’s possble, as the Rays did take the season series from the Yanks. One small caveat, this time around the Ray will be playing the Varsity not the AAA team that finished the season.