The Orioles are in a tough spot. Their low OBP/high SLG offensive profile doesn’t mean as much in the Juiced Ball Era. Their rotation is the stuff of Alfred Hitchcock films. The bullpen has some damaged goods. The ceiling seems to be capped, so the question we have to answer is, how low is the floor?
Are the Red Sox going to be better all around offensively? Will they regress to the mean with RISP? What is the ceiling for Boston?
Hopes are high for this team and they should be. I’ve already made a commitment to value bullpens more and you won’t find one better than this one. Can I possibly look at the Yankees and consider the under?
In a division with the Yankees and Red Sox, the sledding will be tough and the playoff chances will be slim. With two 90-win teams likely staking claim to the top spots in the division, what can we consider Tampa Bay’s ceiling to be?