Forecast calls for heated AL East race

Lesson learned from a weekend at Fenway: Yankees and Red Sox are evenly matched

Updated: April 12, 2011, 12:15 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

If there was anything to be learned from three games in Boston between the Yankees and Red Sox this past weekend, it was simply this: Nobody is running away with the AL East this season.

Those three games, two of which were won by the Red Sox, serve to remind us of why preseason predictions aren't worth the paper they're written on or the cyberspace they consume.

In all of the careful, if gushing, analysis of Boston's offseason moves, not one of the expert prognosticators correctly ...

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