THE GOOD: If the Rays win the AL East, the Red Sox have to play the Angels in the first round with LA having home field advantage. This season, the Red Sox are 1-8 against the Angels and 0-3 in Anaheim.

THE BAD: Of the 19 remaining games, the Rays play 11 on the road. The Red Sox play 11 of 17 at home…The Rays have a losing record against 2 teams this season, Cleveland and the Yankees.

THE TELLING: The Rays are 29-20 against the teams remaining on their schedule, while the Red Sox are 21-22…According to Baseball Prospectus, the Rays have a 99.9% chance of making the playoffs and a 75.4% chance of winning the division. The Yankees have a 0.1% chance of making the playoffs. Together now: The Yankees are ROADKILL.


  • Marc Topkin points out what we have been saying for weeks…If winning a championship is the ultimate goal, then the Rays better win the division. [St. Pete Times]
  • Elijah Dukes. Ahhh, the mischievous little badger is up to his old tricks. Oh, how we don’t miss thee. [New York Post]
  • This is a little old, but Bucco Blog calls on all Pirates fans to jump on the Rays bandwagon. [Bucco Blog]


  1. Anonymous says:

    Can that be right about the postseason? Wouldn't the Angels (best record) play the Red Sox (WC), and the Rays (#2) the White Sox (#3)?

  2. The Professor says:

    yes. The Angels would play the Red Sox if the Sox are the Wild Card it said differently someplace?

  3. Scot says:

    Mr. Dukes - the Nats 2nd best player and per at bat, has had a better year than most Rays outfielders...

    He will still not be missed.


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