AL West

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Best of AL West?

A's
1
20%
Angels
0
No votes
Astros
2
40%
Rangers
1
20%
M's
1
20%
 
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AL West 

Post#1 » by Cactus Jack » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:29 am

Astros/Rangers/M's are talked about as the favorites. Who you got? Discuss.
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Re: AL West 

Post#2 » by TyCobb » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:04 pm

Hard not to like the Texas teams this year--even as an Angels fan.

I have Texas > Houston > Mariners > Angels > Athletics.
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Re: AL West 

Post#3 » by bluejerseyjinx » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:02 pm

Cactus Jack wrote:Astros/Rangers/M's are talked about as the favorites. Who you got? Discuss.

Don't know much about any of these ball clubs as of yet. But from what I have seen so far, there is absolutely hardly any pitching in this division outside of Oakland.
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Post#4 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:43 pm

Always going to pick my Rangers...

But man, Dyson.
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Post#5 » by bluejerseyjinx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:20 pm

Otis Driftwood wrote:Always going to pick my Rangers...

But man, Dyson.

Do you think Bush will be a better closer?
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Re: AL West 

Post#6 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:48 pm

bluejerseyjinx wrote:
Otis Driftwood wrote:Always going to pick my Rangers...

But man, Dyson.

Do you think Bush will be a better closer?


If he gets the chance, I think he'll be fine. The problem now is this...

Who pitches the 8th in his place? Jeffress?
And who pitches the 7th in Jeffress' place?

I'm not kidding - the bullpen is a complete disaster right now. And when your three primary starters can't even get through 6 innings, a bullpen mess is the last thing you need.

And - there is this. The Rangers have played 4 series so far... three against teams with losing records (all AL West) and the Indians (currently 8-7). They're 5-10. 4 of those wins - they scored 8 runs. 6 of their losses... 2 or fewer.

There be problems down here...
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Post#7 » by bluejerseyjinx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:50 pm

I had to ask. I found Bush on a couple waiver wires where I'm a bit short on RP's, so I picked him up.
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Re: AL West 

Post#8 » by RaoulDuke79 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:04 pm

Otis Driftwood wrote:
bluejerseyjinx wrote:
Otis Driftwood wrote:Always going to pick my Rangers...

But man, Dyson.

Do you think Bush will be a better closer?


If he gets the chance, I think he'll be fine. The problem now is this...

Who pitches the 8th in his place? Jeffress?
And who pitches the 7th in Jeffress' place?

I'm not kidding - the bullpen is a complete disaster right now. And when your three primary starters can't even get through 6 innings, a bullpen mess is the last thing you need.

And - there is this. The Rangers have played 4 series so far... three against teams with losing records (all AL West) and the Indians (currently 8-7). They're 5-10. 4 of those wins - they scored 8 runs. 6 of their losses... 2 or fewer.

There be problems down here...


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Re: AL West 

Post#9 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:31 am

bluejerseyjinx wrote:I had to ask. I found Bush on a couple waiver wires where I'm a bit short on RP's, so I picked him up.


Solid pickup - wish Banny would have went with him as the closer from the get go.
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Re: AL West 

Post#10 » by bluejerseyjinx » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:31 pm

I've seen a few AL west games in the past week on MLB. It looks like to me that Houston has the best team, but don't tell jwise I said that. lol.

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