One player who needs to step up for each AL East team in 2017

Pitchers highlight the biggest area of concern for the powerful division heading into this season.

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Even though the AL East was one of the most competitive divisions in baseball in 2016, with three teams (Boston, Toronto and Baltimore) making the playoffs, not everything went according to plan.

Each squad had at least one player that massively underperformed, hampering that team’s ability to compete for a World Series title.

For every team but the Red Sox, a starting pitcher was the major problem, but Boston enters 2017 needing a certain hefty position player to step up. Continue reading “One player who needs to step up for each AL East team in 2017”