Even with Cole Hamels, Phillies projected as worst in baseball; Red Sox best in AL East

Rob Bradford
February 15, 2015 - 4:22 am

Wondering why it is so important the Phillies get the right haul of players for Cole Hamels? Check out the latest projected win totals for all big league teams by the Atlantis sports book in Reno, Nevada. (It is the first Nevada sports book to release such lines.) Spoiler: Atlantis identify the Phillies as the team believed to be trending toward the worst season in all of MLB. According to the projections, Philadelphia are heading into spring training with the expectations of winning just 67 games, 1 1/2 more than the next worst club, the Twins. The Red Sox? They're locked in at 86 games right now, the best of any other American League East team. The Orioles (84.5), Blue Jays (83.5), Yankees (80) and Rays (77.5). The top teams in baseball, according to Atlantis, are the Nationals (93) and Dodgers (91). (Click here for all the projections.) Do you concur?