MLB 2014:The Rays and the Red Sox in AL East

Rays' Manager Joe Maddon ready for another run at the AL East and a 2014 World Series shot

Rays’ Manager Joe Maddon ready for another run at the AL East and a 2014 World Series shot

As we look around MLB  we factored in the advise that is provided Las Vegas and Baseball America.

 

We established these  have the power rankings and they clearly show that this will be another wide open race in both leagues.

 

However it will once again be another Rays and Red Sox battle for the AL East title in 2014.

 

1. Los Angeles Dodgers (92 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 98

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under (via Bovada.lv): 92.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B

Key Additions: 2B Alexander Guerrero, SP Dan Haren

Key Losses: SP Ricky Nolasco, 2B Mark Ellis

 

2. St. Louis Cardinals (97 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 88

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 90.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: A

Key Additions: SS Jhonny Peralta, 2B Mark Ellis

Key Losses: OF Carlos Beltran, RP Edward Mujica, RP John Axford

 

3. Detroit Tigers (93 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 88

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 89.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B

Key Additions: RP Joe Nathan, OF Rajai Davis

Key Losses: SS Jhonny Peralta, SP Doug Fister, 2B Omar Infante, RP Joaquin Benoit

 

4. Washington Nationals (86 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 88

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 88.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B+

Key Additions: SP Doug Fister, OF Nate McLouth

Key Losses: SP Dan Haren

 

5. Oakland Athletics (96 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 88

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 88.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B+

Key Additions: SP Scott Kazmir, RP Jim Johnson, OF Craig Gentry

Key Losses: OF Chris Young, C Kurt Suzuki, SP Bartolo Colon, RP Grant Balfour

 

6. Tampa Bay Rays (92 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 89

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 88.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: C+

Key Additions: RP Grant Balfour, C Ryan Hannigan, RP Heath Bell

Key Losses: RP Fernando Rodney, INF Kelly Johnson

 

7. Boston Red Sox (97 wins last year)

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Projected Wins: 88

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 87.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B

Key Additions: C AJ Pierzynski, RP Edward Mujica

Key Losses: OF Jacoby Ellsbury, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, SS Stephen Drew

 

8. Los Angeles Angels (78 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 87

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 86.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B+

Key Additions: OF Raul Ibanez

Key Losses: SP Jason Vargas, OF Mark Trumbo

 

9. San Francisco Giants (76 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 87

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 86.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B+

Key Additions: SP Tim Hudson, 1B Mike Morse

Key Losses: None

 

10. Texas Rangers (91 wins last year)

 Projected Wins: 84

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 86.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B+

Key Additions: OF Shin-Soo Choo, C J.P. Arencibia, SP Tommy Hanson

Key Losses: OF Nelson Cruz, SP Matt Garza, RP Joe Nathan, C A.J. Pierzynski, OF David Murphy, OF Craig Gentry

 

11. Atlanta Braves (96 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 84

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 87.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: C-

Key Additions: C Ryan Doumit

Key Losses: C Brian McCann, SP Paul Maholm, SP Tim Hudson

 

12. New York Yankees (85 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 82

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 86.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B

Key Additions: SP Masahiro Tanaka, OF Jacoby Ellsbury, C Brian McCann

Key Losses: 2B Robinson Cano, 3B Alex Rodriguez, OF Curtis Granderson, SP Phil Hughes

 

13. Cincinnati Reds (90 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 83

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 84.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: D+

Key Additions: None

Key Losses: OF Shin-Soo Choo, SP Bronson Arroyo, C Ryan Hannigan

 

14. Seattle Mariners (71 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 83

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 81.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B

Key Additions: 2B Robinson Cano, RP Fernando Rodney, 1B Corey Hart, C John Buck, 1B Logan Morrison

Key Losses: 1B Kendrys Morales, OF Raul Ibanez

 

15. Kansas City Royals (86 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 78

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 82.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: B

Key Additions: SP Jason Vargas, 2B Omar Infante, OF Norichika Aoki

Key Losses: SP Ervin Santana

 

16. Arizona Diamondbacks (81 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 80

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 80.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: C

Key Additions: SP Bronson Arroyo, OF Mark Trumbo

Key Losses: RP Heath Bell

 

17. Milwaukee Brewers (74 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 81

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 79.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: C-

Key Additions: SP Matt Garza

Key Losses: 1B Corey Hart, OF Norichika Aoki

 

18. San Diego Padres (76 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 81

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 78.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: C

Key Additions: SP Josh Johnson, RP Joaquin Benoit

Key Losses: None

 

19. Pittsburgh Pirates (94 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 78

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 83.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: D-

Key Additions: None

Key Losses: SP AJ Burnett, OF Marlon Byrd, C John Buck, 1B Garrett Jones

 

20. Cleveland Indians (92 wins last year)

Projected Wins: 79

Las Vegas Wins Over/Under: 80.5

Consensus Offseason Grade: C-

Key Additions: OF David Murphy, RP John Axford

Key Losses: SP Ubaldo Jimenez, SP Scott Kazmir

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