Blue Jays AL East Recap: Looking for W’s in all the Wrong Places

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Apr 3, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons looks on during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons looks on during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 16, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) congratulates pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) on defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) congratulates pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) on defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports /

Rebounding in Boston
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The Red Sox are finally starting to look like the contender many predicted they would be. Their offense has finally started to wake up and their bullpen has looked every bit the excellent staff it was built up to be. The Red Sox big weakness right now is still their rotation. While it was predicted that their rotation would be one of the best in the league, it has not performed that way. Chris Sale has been the dominant ace he is, but both Rick Porcello and Steven Wright have struggled. With David Price out, the rotation gallery of pitchers after these three leave much to be desired.

It seems only fitting that the Red Sox and Jays struggle out of the gate. While the Red Sox are by no means in a nose dive, they are not performing up to lofty expectations. Boston might find the East harder to win with a surprising Yankees’ offense, and the steady production of Baltimore. The Rays and Jays can’t be counted out yet either.

Final Takeaway:

The Red Sox have finally shown some signs of life, and will now look to build upon that momentum. They’ll have to figure out how to stop the Bombers and catch up with the Orioles, but they are very much capable of it.

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