But the Yankees are a very strong team. After going 100-62 on the regular season, they would be division winners anywhere else in baseball. They have Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, two of the premier sluggers in baseball. The rest of their lineup isn't bad, either. Their pitching staff has improved greatly with the addition of J.A. Happ, as well.
The Red Sox are an absolute juggernaut led by sluggers Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez. Like the Yankees, they're a strong overall team. While they may have performed better than the Yankees in the regular season, they are actually rather evenly matched with the Yankees. The major advantage that the Red Sox have is ace Chris Sale and they have a bit more depth in the rotation thanks to their late-season pick-up of Nathan Eovaldi.
All in all, it's a playoff series that could easily go five games. With the Red Sox having Chris Sale, I'd take the over on the Red Sox winning in five. But this is a series that could go either way.
Who do you think will win the 2018 ALDS between the Red Sox and Yankees?