What Red Sox do have is a bunch of players who could rebound. Guys like Ellsbury, Lester, Buchholz and Bailey. Ellsbury had an MVP type season couple years ago. He was a huge loss for them last season. I can see them hanging around .500.
The Astros will be a dumpster fire. The 62 Mets should be in range, 120 loses.
As for the AL east. Yes, I can see the Sox winning 80 games....and that's about it. ONLY if ALL the players on the roster come back and Lackey is surgically enhanced by the doctor in the movie 'Rookie of the Year.'
I can't figure out the O's they had a fantastical record but statistically they are at best....confusing.
If the Jays don't win 90 games it's a disappointment.
Now, how do the Yankees win the division? Jeter should no where be the player he was last yr. A-Rod will be on the DL for a half a yr. I don't know. I just don't know.
Frankly, I think a lot of these 'Projections' bent towards the Sox and Yanks assuming that they will make a mid-year trade.