Southside Showdown previews American League East for 2017 season as part of AL Preview series. Can the defending division champions repeat this season?
The American League East for the past decade or so has been referred to as the ‘powerhouse division’ not only in the American League but in all of baseball. A rivalry for the ages took place between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in the early to mid 2000’s.
Fast forward to 2017, and the two historic franchises now have two other teams eyeing the AL East crown this season. After the Red Sox claimed the AL East title in 2016, are they ready to repeat their success in 2017?