* – indicates new to team
1. Houston Astros
They are in it to win right now with the acquisitions of Beltran and McCann.
2. Texas Rangers
Their bullpen and top of the rotation give them a distinct advantage for a Wild Card spot.
3. Seattle Mariners
With the massive turnover of the roster, things will need to click right away for their playoff drought to end.
4. Los Angeles Angels
Everything i.e, health and player performance, has to go right for them to contend for a Wild Card spot.
5. Oakland Athletics
This will be another rebuilding year, but there are some interesting pieces coming from the minors very soon. Continue reading “American League West”