mlb east odds

The American League East, or AL East as it’s commonly referred to, is one of the six divisions that make up the Major League Baseball (MLB). The division began its inaugural season in 1969, alongside the West division. The majority of the teams in the division are on the east coast of the United States, with the only exception being the Toronto Blue Jays, who play out on the east coast of Canada. The most successful team in this division is the New York Yankees, who have come out on top 19 times.

Which MLB teams play in the American League East

The division consists of five teams –

  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Boston Red Sox
  • New York Yankees
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Baltimore Orioles

Favorites to win AL East

Toronto Blue Jays +150

Despite having an up-and-down off-season and losing both Robbie Ray and Marcus Semien in free agency, the favorites are Toronto. The Jays picked up Kevin Gausman and Matt Chapman (third baseman) on the upside. The Blue Jays haven’t won since 2015, but this is their best chance in recent years, with a stacked roster including the likes of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and George Springer.

New York Yankees +240

The Yankees didn’t make too many free agency trades or mores, but they did manage to bag Josh Donaldson from the Minnesota Twins and acquired Isiah Kiner-Falefa (shortstop). Other moves included losing Gary Sanchez and Grio Urshela, but as a whole, their team is very similar to last season – ready to play some long ball.

Previous Winners of the American League East

Easily the most successful team in the east are the New York Yankees, who have won 19 Divisional titles. They dominated from 1998 to 2006, winning the division every year and winning three World Series titles.

More recently, though, we have seen all of the teams in the division have their moment of glory, and the Tampa Bay Rays went back-to-back in 2020 and 2021 but will enter as third favorites this season after some changes.

Previous American League East Division winners
Year Team Record
2021 Tampa Bay Rays 100-62
2020 Tampa Bay Rays 42-20
2019 New York Yankees 103-59
2018 Boston Red Sox 108-54
2017 Boston Red Sox 93-69
2016 Boston Red Sox 93-69
2015 Tampa Bay Rays 93-69
2014 Baltimore Orioles 96-66
2013 Boston Red Sox 97-65

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the MLB American League East?

    There are six divisions in Major League Baseball (MLB), the American League East is one of these. There are five teams in total from the east coast of United States and Canada -

    • Toronto Blue Jays
    • Boston Red Sox
    • New York Yankees
    • Tampa Bay Rays
    • Baltimore Orioles

  • Who is the opening betting favorite to win the MLB 2022 American League East?

    Despite the Tampa Bay Rays winning back to back in 2020 and 2021, this year the favorites to win the division are the Toronto Blue Jays.

  • Who won the MLB American League East last season?

    The Tampa Bay Rays won the 2021 season with a 100-62 record.

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