Originally Posted by TheOldRoman
That's because the whole thing is nonsense. Besides Cleveland sucking, the freaking Mariners are ahead of us? The Mariners have three of the best teams in baseball in their division. Last year they could have won 88 games and finished in 4th place. They have absolutely zero chance of winning their division, and even if the Athletics stumble (very likely), they'd still be fighting NYY, Chi, TB, BAL, TOR, LAA, TEX for that last spot.
So they disagree with your personal percieved strength between the Sox and M's.
I gotta say, it's somewhat hilarious to have people who earlier in the thread were so adamant that it's impossible to forecast baseball can be so adamant that there's no way the Mariners could be better than the Sox this year. Pretty god damn hilarious.