Spring Training Preview: AL East
Baseball fans under the age of 30 have little memory of a time when the Orioles were one of the game's flagship franchises, the team of
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For the first time in a long time, the Yankees open spring training as a considerable underdog to win the AL East. The Red Sox have moved far ahead of them, as the financial investments they made in older players have paid off a bit better than those that the Yankees made, and their farm system is about a year ahead of the Yankees in supplying inexpensive, good young players. The Yankees aren't necessarily playing for the wild card, but that slot -- beating out the Indians -- is a more realistic goal than first place in the AL East.
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