How the AL East race stacks up coming out of the MLB trade deadline

Featuring four teams with 2021 postseason hopes, the American League East seemed likely to be one of the most intriguing divisions in baseball entering the MLB trade deadline -- and it did not disappoint.

After an end-of-July spree that brought sluggers Nelson Cruz, Anthony Rizzo, Joey Gallo and Kyle Schwarber along with ace Jose Berrios to the AL East, we asked ESPN MLB experts Bradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield to examine how the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays (sorry, Orioles fans) measure up heading into the final two months of the season.

Watch: Red Sox-Rays on Sunday Night Baseball, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN