The AL West got a lot more interesting this past offseason. The Texas Rangers have won the division two years running, but the Los Angeles Angels have spared no expense in their effort to recapture the crown.
The Halos shelled out over $300 million to sign superstar first baseman Albert Pujols and former Ranger C.J. Wilson. The Oakland Athletics are in rebuilding mode once again after trading Trevor Cahill, Andrew Bailey and Gio Gonzalez The Mariners have some good young players, but have lost almost 200 games combined the last two seasons. It’s a safe bet that these two teams are a couple years away from being relevant in the division.
That leaves the Rangers and Angels to battle it out for the AL West championship.