The Competition has gotten better
The New York Yankees have been the Boston Red Sox’s biggest rivals.
If one thing is certain, the Yankees always will play the Red Sox incredibly tough. Over the past few seasons, the Yankees have competed for the AL East Crown, but the Red Sox have had the better of them. This year, however, the Yankees are fully loaded with stars like Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez, and they are looking to make a push for the AL East. The push has always been there, but this year the Sox have serious competition.
The AL East is a two horse race, with the Boston Red Sox in lane 1 and the New York Yankees in lane 2, and its gonna stay this way for the foreseeable future. The Sox and Yankees have both won a series against one another so far this season. While the Red Sox have a talented club, it is definitely not a walk in the park.