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Is the American League East Better Than Advertised?

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Toronto Blue Jays:

Don't look now but the Toronto Blue Jays are 6-2 and leading the revamped American League Eastern division. My first Bleacher Report article outlined this possibility when upon the re-hiring of former manager Cito Gaston on June 20, 2008 the team proceeded to finish last season on a 51-37 clip.

Note that I also have them finishing last this season due to the loses of A.J. Burnett to free agency (and a division rival at that), and the season-ending loses of fellow pitchers Dustan McGowan and Shawn Marcum.

Its common knowledge that this team heats up as the season goes along, particularly in September as they finished last season on a torrid pace.

It's also comm...

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