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Favor the Jays, But AL East Will Be Tight Race

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If you're picking someone other than the Toronto Blue Jays to win the American League East, you're out there on your own.

 

You might also be right. Rays? Sure, it's possible. Yankees? Yes, absolutely. Red Sox? Go ahead and laugh at that one. Boston general manager Ben Cherington has had himself a terrific offseason.

 

Orioles? Let's answer that one with a question. Did any GM do a better job than Dan Duquette did in 2012? There you go.

 

Between Duquette's brilliant, low-cost, low-risk moves and manager Buck Showalter's magic at making it all work, only a fool would count out the Birds.

 

So there you go.

 

Welcome to the American League East in 2013.

 

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