2024 Division Outlook: AL East

Two divisions down, four to go. The 2024 MLB Season is right around the corner, and it's time to preview and highlight the five squads that make up the American League East, a division that looks to be one of the strongest divisions in the sport.
Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles / Rob Carr/GettyImages
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Welcome back to another round of the division preview series, this time tackling the recently ultra-competitive American League East. The AL Easts holds some historic franchises and rivalries, and looks to be as competitive as ever heading into 2024. The newly up and coming juggernaut Baltimore Orioles will headline the division, as they look to repeat as AL East champs. The Yankees and Blue Jays project to be competitive and give the O's a run for their money, with the always competitive Rays being right there too. The Red Sox are weak when compared to the rest of the division, but can honestly hold their own in my opinion. I can describe the AL East in three words - competitive and fun.

Important side note - as I am writing this article, there are still many major league free agents who are still available. The list includes a 2023 Cy Young Award winner in Blake Snell, alongside Jordan Montgomery, Michael Lorenzen, and many others. Position players that remain free agents include outfielder Tommy Pham and designated hitter J.D. Martinez. With all that being said, I am basing my current predictions off how rosters are currently constructed. Any of these free agents being signed could drastically change how successful a team is. Keep that in mind if any team signs any of these FAs. This applies to all already published division outlook and all future previews, so long as this list of players remains free agents before I write each division preview.