Last year the M’s were left in the cold.
The A’s, Rangers and Angels all got to fight over the AL West crown, and while the Mariners had that opportunity, they didn’t exactly take it. This year will be different.
The first difference is that the Astros are part of the division. Houston isn’t going to be a doormat for the rest of the division, but they probably won’t factor in to the playoff race with the exception of playing spoiler for a week in the fall.
Which leaves the old guard as the likely contenders. I’m talking A’s, Rangers, Halos and M’s.
M’s. That’s right, Seattle is going to contend this year. Continue reading