07/12/2013 10:22 pm ET

The New and Improved Blue Jays: What Went Wrong?


Rumors of the AL East's demise are not only grossly exaggerated, they're completely fabricated. The Boston Red Sox have flushed last season's 93-loss disaster out of their system faster than you can say "off with Bobby Valentine's head!," thanks to their stars (Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz) hitting like stars; pop-up performances from the likes of Daniel Nava; Jose Iglesias bizarrely doing his best Rod Carew impression; and stunning work from John Lackey, who most Red Sox fans were pretty sure was dead and some had volunteered to confirm.

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