UCB Project: American League West

Each month the United Cardinal Bloggers try to do a network-wide blogging project. For the month of March, our project is to preview the season. So this week at Redbird Dugout and other UCB sites will be preview week. Since I’ve already done the NL Central in a whole series, I’m going to skip that this week as I head around baseball. I’ve already done the AL East and Central, tonight is the AL West.

Last season, despite the Angels’ best attempts to close the gap with their acquisition of Dan Haren, the Texas Rangers were uncatchable. Then, on the arm of Cliff Lee and the bat of Josh Hamilton, the Rangers became the first team since the 2002 Anaheim Angels to make the playoffs while coming out of the American League West.

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