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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
O/U: How many playoff teams in the AL East?

By Andrew Marchand

In a recurring feature of the blog, we play the always fun "Over-Under Game," in which we will set the line for a player and a stat and ask you to weigh in.

There are now five playoffs spots in the American League, which means there are enough for the entire AL East elite (Yankees, Rays and Red Sox) to make it into the playoffs.

The Number: 3

The Scouting Report: The biggest reasons to think the AL East won't have three teams in the playoffs are the Mariners and A's. The two AL West powerhouses, the Rangers and the Angels, have the advantage of facing Seattle and Oakland. The Yankees, Red Sox and Rays not only have to face off with each other, they have the Blue Jays to contend with.

In the end, I think that is why one of the AL East teams will be left out of the dance. Right now, I would say the Rays will be the team not making it to the playoffs, but I reserve the right to change my mind. What says you?