Bobby Valentine will likely be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. An announcement about Valentine is expected Thursday.
For the pundits who saw the Phillies and either the Red Sox or Yankees as the last teams standing, it's worth remembering Yogi Berra's oft-quoted line: "It ain't over till it’s over."
Boston Red Sox lead Tampa Bay by two games in the wild-card standings. The Rays were idle; they open a four-game series against the first-place New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Baseball has just begun, but MIT economist Dimitris Bertsimas crunches numbers to conclude the Boston Red Sox will win the American League East title. Forget that they lost their first game.