The American League East Division is a 5-team division, which as is the most powerful division in MLB. As of 2011, there are 5 teams in the division. The three teams that are normally playoff contenders are the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, and the Tampa Bay Rays. Only 2 of the teams can make the playoffs, however. The team that normally finishes in 4th is the Toronto Blue Jays. They normally finish over .500, but because of the power in the division they don't contend for the playoffs. The team that finishes in last most of the time is the Baltimore Orioles.