Houston Astros to the AL West: 5 Reasons the AL West Just Got Worse

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Houston Astros to the AL West: 5 Reasons the AL West Just Got Worse
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According to the new Major League Baseball collective bargaining agreement, the Houston Astros will move to the American League West in 2013.  

The Astros were an MLB worst 56-106 last season and traded away two of their best players towards the end of last season.

The American League West is certainly no AL East with teams like Oakland and Seattle hanging out in the basement, but the division just got notably worse.

The Astros' presence will make the AL West one of the least potent divisions in baseball. Immediately.

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