5 Reasons Why the Oakland Athletics Will Win the American League West

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5 Reasons Why the Oakland Athletics Will Win the American League West
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Josh Donaldson better learn to like the taste of pie, because he'll be eating more on Oakland's playoff run.

Bad breaks, thin pocketbook and recent sloppy play aside, the Oakland Athletics are still the best team in the American League West. If a couple key players perform well in September, the Athletics should repeat as division champions.

Mid-August finds the A's 1.5 games behind the Texas Rangers, with the Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Houston Astros trailing off in the distance.

The revised wild-card format means second place is no longer good enough, as the Rangers found last season. A winning season can go down the drain with one playoff loss.

 

 

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