Poll: Who will win the AL West?

August, 2, 2012
8/02/12
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Keith Law and I talked a bit about the Angels and Rangers on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast, so let's open it up to our faithful readers: Which team will win the AL West?

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Which team will win the AL West?

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    26%
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    26%
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    48%

Discuss (Total votes: 1,575)

Entering Thursday, the Rangers lead the Angels by 4 games and the A's by 4 1/2 games. Season run differentials: Texas +74, Los Angeles +58, Oakland +27. (Sorry, Mariners fans, maybe next year.)

Remaining schedules:

Texas
vs. Angels (1)
at Royals (3)
at Red Sox (3)
vs. Tigers (3)
at Yankees (4)
at Blue Jays (3)
vs. Orioles (3)
vs. Twins (4)
vs. Rays (3)
at Indians (3)
at Royals (4)
at Rays (3)
vs. Indians (3)
vs. Mariners (3)
at Angels (3)
at Mariners (3)
vs. A's (4)
vs. Angels (3)
at A's (3)

Key stretch: Seven-game homestand versus Los Angeles and Oakland, Sept. 24-Sept. 30. Could put away both teams at this time and align rotation for playoffs.

Los Angeles
at Rangers (1)
at White Sox (3)
at A's (3)
vs. Mariners (3)
vs. Indians (3)
vs. Rays (4)
at Red Sox (3)
at Tigers (3)
vs. Red Sox (3)
at Mariners (3)
at A's (3)
vs. Tigers (3)
vs. A's (4)
at Royals (3)
vs. Rangers (3)
vs. White Sox (3)
vs. Mariners (3)
at Rangers (3)
at Mariners (3)

Key stretch: 10-game homestand versus Seattle, Cleveland and Tampa Bay, Aug. 10-Aug. 19. Good opportunity to go on a big run.

Oakland
vs. Blue Jays (4)
vs. Angels (3)
at White Sox (3)
at Royals (3)
vs. Indians (3)
vs. Twins (3)
at Rays (3)
at Indians (4)
vs. Red Sox (3)
vs. Angels (3)
at Mariners (3)
at Angels (4)
vs. Orioles (3)
at Tigers (3)
at Yankees (3)
at Rangers (4)
vs. Mariners (3)
vs. Rangers (3)

Key stretch: 10-game road trip to Detroit, New York and Texas, Sept. 18-Sept. 27. Tough trip to conquer late in the season.

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