2022 MLB preview: projecting AL East standings, win totals
In the second installment of our 2022 MLB Preview Series, Yankees fan Jonathan 'JJ' Jaggard visits the show to put the AL East under the microscope.
The AL East was baseball's best division last year, and there's no reason it shouldn't be in 2022. The Yankees and Red Sox shook up their rosters, while the young Rays and Blue Jays are another year older, another year wiser. JJ and Jack take a close look at each team, while providing their win total projections. After signing Trevor Story, how will the Red Sox follow up their 2021 season, in which they got all the way to the ALCS? Why Story at second base instead of Bogaerts (0:00 – 22:15)? The Blue Jays lost the reigning Cy Young Robbie Ray, while trading for all-star third baseman Matt Chapman. With Vladdy Jr., Bo Bichette and Teoscar Hernandez entering their prime, will the Blue Jays reclaim the AL East crown for the first time since 2015 (22:15 – 38:50)? The Baltimore Orioles lost 110 last year. With more young talent joining their big league roster, how many will they lose in 2021, and how far away are they from making a move in this division (38:50 – 55:15)? After parting ways with Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela and bringing in Isaiah Kiner-Falefa and Josh Donaldson, how might the Yankees improve in 2022 (55:15 – 1:19:55)? Will the Tampa Bay Rays three-peat the AL East (1:19:55 – END)?
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Catch the rest of our 2022 MLB Preview Series!
1) AL West Preview with Anthony Franze (March 27, 2022)
2) AL East Preview with Jonathan Jaggard (April 1, 2022)
3) NL East Preview with Mickey Morandini and Jordan Morandini (April 2, 2022)
4) NL Central Preview with Ryan Pacatte (April 3, 2022)
5) NL West Preview with Albert Destrade (April 5, 2022)
6) AL Central Preview with Jake Paliga (April 6, 2022)
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