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tony1972
08-08-2010, 09:15 PM
I just noticed...that the gap between the Wild Card team in the AL East (Rays currently) and the 2nd place AL Central team (Twins)..has been narrowing recently.

I think just 2 weeks ago..the Sox would have been about 7 games out for the Wild Card? I think that's down to 4 now?:scratch:

Is there any reason if the Sox and Twins keep playing well..that either the Sox or Twins couldn't pass the Rays or Red Sox and still make the postseason as the Wild Card team?

WhiteSox5187
08-08-2010, 09:16 PM
It's not out of the realm of possibility obviously, but I think it's unlikely that the Rays or the Yankees cool down enough to let the Sox or Twins catch them and I don't think the Sox and Twins are going to continue to play .700 baseball.

johnnyg83
08-08-2010, 10:17 PM
b/c Bob Costas said so.

LoveYourSuit
08-08-2010, 11:34 PM
It's not out of the realm of possibility obviously, but I think it's unlikely that the Rays or the Yankees cool down enough to let the Sox or Twins catch them and I don't think the Sox and Twins are going to continue to play .700 baseball.


Watching how they have played lately, this is not a given.

CLUBHOUSE KID
08-08-2010, 11:54 PM
I still say AL East is half the AL postseason teams.

HomeFish
08-09-2010, 12:04 AM
I don't know, how about because the Yankees and Rays are better?

thomas35forever
08-09-2010, 12:15 AM
I'm more interested in the fact that we're not far behind Texas. If we overtake them and win the division, that's home-field advantage for us in the LDS.

october23sp
08-09-2010, 01:11 AM
This was my exact thought as I was watching the Rays get almost no-hit.

TDog
08-09-2010, 02:40 AM
I don't believe the Rays are appreciably better than the Twins and White Sox. I don't think there is a huge difference between the five teams most seriously contending for the three AL division leads right now. The Rays are more likely to be caught by the White Sox and Twins than the Yankees.