The Red Sox And Yankees Are Cellar Dwellers And Other MLBullets

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reacts after striking out looking against the Kansas City Royals. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Bryce Harper or Mike Trout. Who you picking first to start your team for the next 15 years? Or are you picking neither?

  • The Yankees and Red Sox are still sitting at the bottom of the AL East standings, and Rob Neyer wonders if their place there is actually legit this year. Ultimately, he concludes it is not. "[T]here's also no compelling reason to think that both won't eventually climb the standings and get into the playoffs. Remember, only two American League teams outside the East even have positive run differentials. There's an excellent chance that three teams from the East will qualify for the postseason tournament. The Rays are looking pretty good and the Blue Jays might be a year ahead of schedule and the Orioles might be for real ... But isn't it most likely that the Yankees and Red Sox will do what they almost always do?" Rob has a fair point, and reminds us that, no matter how fun standings-gazing might be in late May, it doesn't necessarily tell us much about how things will ultimately shake out. Well, except, perhaps, in the NL Central...

Brett Taylor is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and a Contributor here at Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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