Commentary

Org watch: Red Sox, Yanks, Blue Jays

Casey Kelly's struggles, a slew of catchers for Jays and possible NYY moves

Originally Published: June 23, 2010
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Getty ImagesBrandon Laird, the brother of the Tigers' Gerald, could be trade bait this summer for the Yankees.

Today, we're going to look at three of the top teams in the American League East (arguably the best division in baseball). The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are battling at the top with the Tampa Bay Rays; meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays are among the biggest surprises in the first half of this MLB season.

Some quick snapshots:

• Scouts are looking at some impressive talent at the Yankees' Double-A affiliate in preparation for July trade talks.

• The Red Sox have had a tough season down at the farm, and a scout chimes in on the struggles of top pitching prospect Casey Kelly.

• While most teams would be happy to have just one good catching prospect in the system, the Jays are loaded with them.


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