Wouldn't it be great if you had access to a real-life MLB general manager for your fantasy baseball drafts?

Lucky for you, the 2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide gives you this exact access!




Meet Jim Bowden, a 16-year veteran of the MLB GM ranks. His connections to the front offices of all 30 MLB teams will provide you with information nobody else in your league will have.

As part of our Front Office Insights series, this article will go team-by-team through the AL East and examine each franchise from top to bottom. This will include everything from batting orders and bench depth, to starters and relievers, to free agents and farm systems, and everything in between. We'll even look at how each team’s front office traditionally handles personnel moves.

Let's get after it,

2024 AL East Fantasy Preview: Front Office Insights With GM Jim Bowden

The American League East needs no introduction.

The New York Yankees made a huge splash this offseason by acquiring outfielder Juan Soto from the San Diego Padres. He joins Aaron Judge to form one of the best 1-2 punches at the top of the order in all of baseball .The Bronx Bombers also traded for outfielder Alex Verdugo and signed pitcher Marcus Stroman in free agency.

The Yankees weren't the only team making moves in the American League East. The Baltimore Orioles traded for former Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes to start games and signed Craig Kimbrel to close them out. Their lineup already includes rising stars Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson, but could also see the top overall prospect in baseball Jackson Holliday make an impact at some point in the 2024 season.

The Blue Jays roster is largely the same, with the most noteworthy additions being DH Justin Turner and infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa.

The Red Sox roster has left many in New England up in arms. The team's offseason moves were highlighted by the acquisitions of Tyler O'Neill and Lucas Giolito,while Chris Sale was sent off to the Braves in a deal for infielder Vaughn Grissom.

Last, but not least, we have the Tampa Bay Rays. They traded Tyler Glasnow to the Dodgers and didn't do too much else. They added Amed Rosario and traded away Manuel Margot, but the hope is that top prospect Junior Caminero will be an impact player when called up.

Let's take a deeper dive into the division.

2024 New York Yankees Prediction & Preview


2024 Boston Red Sox Prediction & Preview


2024 Baltimore Orioles Prediction & Preview


2024 Toronto Blue Jays Prediction & Preview


2024 Tampa Bay Rays Prediction & Preview