Who's Hot, Who's Not - 04-14-2009

Apr 14, 2009 4:58 PM

LEAST IN AL EAST: It was pretty much thought the AL East would be a 3-team race between the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays. But a look at the top of the standings finds Toronto at 5-2, Baltimore at 4-2 and Boston last at 2-4. One of the best players you never hear about is Baltimore RF Nick Markakis (pictured), who is hitting .364 and helped the Birds win 2 of 3 from the Yanks.

NATS / INDIANS: It’s a tie for who’s out of the gates the worst. We figured Washington would struggle even with Adam Dunn, but Cleveland losing its first five came out of nowhere. You have to put some of the blame on last year’s Cy Young winner Cliff Lee, who has an ERA above 9 in an 0-2 start. Five games does not make a season, but the natives are already starting to get restless. As for Washington, management must be sick over seeing former property 3B Emilio Bonifacio batting .500 with 9 runs scored for the Florida Marlins.