The American League East has been full of powerhouses in recent history, but that certainly was not the case in 2014.
The Boston Red Sox and the rival New York Yankees both missed the playoffs for first time since 1993, and the Yanks didn’t make it two years in a row for the first time since the 1992 and 1993 seasons.
The Baltimore Orioles, who had been perennial basement dwellers until recently, ran away with the division, and both the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays failed to take a Wild Card spot. The last time the AL Wild Card didn’t feature an AL East team was in 2006.
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