Mar 26, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) is congratulated by teammates after he scored a run during the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Here we go kids. It’s been a couple days in the making but here are the final AL East positional rankings according to me. I used a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 format to rank each position and tallied the numbers together. I compared the AL East probable positions players with the Toronto Blue Jays probable position players. I also thought about whether or not I should include pitching but, at this point, it’s still a volatile state for not just the Blue Jays but for the other four beasts of the East.
I will delve into that once the spring training period is over. So here it is…the officially unofficial Morten 2014 AL East Standings as they will be according to a numbered system that I made up:
1. New York Yankees
2. Baltimore Orioles
3. Toronto Blue Jays
4. Boston Red Sox
5. Tampa Bay Rays
It’s funny how this result, at least to me, doesn’t seem entirely unrealistic. The Yankees and Orioles finished within one point of each other in my scoring system and the Jays were not far off.
I want you to drink this up and if you think I am mad as a hatter, leave some comments and tell me if you think my rudimentary point system is somewhat accurate or not. After all, we’ve seen monkeys, fish, a squid, rabbits and the occasional rat picking winners in all facets of sports. Next week I will rank the starters 1 through 5 of all the teams and rank the bullpens as well. So give it to me. Does my totally unscientific point system live up to the hype?