The Boston Red Sox won’t win the AL East, the Yankees will

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: Aaron Judge
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: Aaron Judge /
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BOSTON, MA – APRIL 26: Aaron Judge /

The Boston Red Sox did not do enough at the MLB trade deadline, while the Yankees made every move they possibly could have.

The Boston Red Sox won’t win the AL East in 2017 like we all originally thought they would. Here we are, in the beginning of August, and this team has yet to establish an identity other than to become a team that a lot of fans are struggling to cheer for.

Last season’s Cy Young winner Rick Porcello looks like a little leaguer on the mound, David Price can’t figure out how to succeed in Boston, and the offense has no pop. Thankfully this team has Chris Sale and Drew Pomeranz, who has turned things around. Otherwise, this team may be near the bottom of the AL East. At the trade deadline, Dave Dombrowski was able to add Eduardo Nunez as an infielder and setup man Addison Reed. He addressed two team needs, but it won’t be enough.

Boston should have added one more big bat. Yonder Alonso was rumored to be available from Oakland with his 22 home runs, but somehow Dealin’ Dave couldn’t, or wouldn’t, make the move. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees acquired every player under the sun to get better. With improved pitching and a stud in Aaron Judge, New York is now the favorite to win the division.

Let’s take a look at how the rest of the season may play out for the Red Sox and Yankees.