Ok, everyone is watching where the free agents are going and who's signing who. Let's take a look at the AL West and see what we all think:
1. Angels---Have signed Colon and Escobar. Rumors have them getting Nomar if the Arod deal goes through. Glaus is returning and Salmon should rebound somewhat from a bad year last year. Garret Anderson is Mr. Consistant. Offense looks good, bullpen looks good, starting pitching is the main concern, but not terrible. My pick to win the division next year.
2. Mariners---Pitching situation is coming together. Hasegawa to set up Guardado is what appears to be happening. Sasaki is rumored to be headed back to Japan. Freddy Garcia might get non-tendered, opening a definite spot for Soriano to start. Even if Seattle keeps Garcia, Soriano might start anyway. Edgar Martinez is returning for an additional year, Ichiro should improve on last year's numbers. Offense needs a small boost, bullpen looks good, starting pitching is a concern, but not terrible. 2nd place finish.
3. A's---Solid starting pitching, big 3, need I say more? Probably going to lose Foulke and Tejada. Bullpen is a concern, hitting is a concern. Chavez and who is going to carry the offense? They will fight the Rangers to stay out of last place.
4. Rangers---Terrible starting pitching. Bullpen isn't pretty except for Cordero. Hitting will be good with Arod or Manny, plus, Young, Blalock, Teixeira, Fullmer, etc., so no concerns there. Will fight with Oakland to stay out of last.
Ok, I know there are a lot of Oakland fans out there, and some Seattle fans as well, so I'm expecting to get a few interesting responses. Let's have some fun.
*Disclaimer* This is where everyone stands right now and is subject to change if the teams sign new impact free agents.
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