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AL East MLB Race 2011: Red Sox, Yankees, Rays, Orioles and Blue Jays

AL East exemplifies divisional competition in Major League Baseball.  Add the Tampa Bay Rays to an already explosive mix of one-part Red Sox and one-part Yankees and you have a three-way powder keg of competition set to explode.  With new manager Buck Showalter having had some time to fully prepare his team for battle, the Baltimore Orioles will certainly play a part in who is deemed AL East Champion.  And don’t forget the Toronto Blue Jays whose young talent core would like a say in the matter.

The Division has certainly gotten a lot tighter over the years and it should be even closer this year.  Each team has improved their roster from last year.  The inter-divisional play will be more competitive than in any other division, ...

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