Ten BBE Writers Predict 2016 Standings and Games Won

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American League East:

As you can see from the win projections, we expect this division to be a pretty close race between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox. Here is the first anomaly, though. When asked to predict how many games the teams would win, the New York Yankees edged out the Red Sox for second place.  Oddly, the Yankees received no projections from any of us in the first place column, which came out 6/4 Blue Jays/Red Sox. Clearly there are some mixed thoughts here, illustrated by asking the same question in two different ways. The division between third, fourth, and then fifth was sharp and clean. Our prediction, aggregating both methods, is that the Blue Jays take the AL East, that the Red Sox and Yankees will be in the race, and that the teams not currently in it for us are the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Toronto Blue Jays – 89
Boston Red Sox – 85
New York Yankees – 86
Baltimore Orioles – 80
Tampa Bay Rays – 74

2 Responses

  1. Jack Cade

    Hahahahahaha Indians and Tigers the same at 84, ahahahaha no!

    Tigers are going to win 91 games, the Tribe will win 82, Royals are going to tumble, their magic trick has been exposed and they are a weaker team this year, 87. Tigers are going to win the division.
    Also, without Hunter the Twins aren’t going to break 80, the Sox might surprise people and do it.

    • David_N_Wilson

      I suppose that opinion ha snothing to do with being a Tigers fan (lol) We’ll see… we’ll come back later in the season and see what happens… as we all know, it could be nearly anything.


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