Sports Illustrated taps Rays for third in AL East
The Rays will go 84-78 this season and finish third in the American League East. That's the prediction of Sports Illustrated, which comes out with its baseball preview edition later this week. The magazine picks the Red Sox to go 100-62 and finish first with the Yankees finishing second at 92-70 and taking the wild card. It has the Twins winning the Central and the A's winning the West. In the National League, SI is picking the Phillies, Reds and Giants to win their respective divisions with the Rockies taking the wild card. Then it has the Red Sox going on to beat the defending-champion Giants in the World Series.