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||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The Angels were supposed to be among the best teams in baseball after signing Josh Hamilton during free agency and adding him to a lineup that also included Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.
However, the Angels have struggled all season long, due in large part to Hamilton and Pujols both failing to live up to their superstar status.
The Athletics led the division for much of the season, but the team is falling behind the Rangers, who essentially traded for a division title.
After acquiring Matt Garza at the non-waiver trade deadline and then adding Alex Rios via waivers, the Rangers were able to leapfrog the Athletics for the lead in the AL West.
The Rangers have been hot as of late and are beginning to pull away from Oakland. Obviously the division is far from over, as the two teams are separated by just three games. However, Texas is the favorite, and the Rangers looks like they could make another run to the World Series.