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AL West Preview: Angels by Default

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his hit for a triple go to the right center field in the fifth inning during the MLB game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 20, 2014. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his hit for a triple go to the right center field in the fifth inning during the MLB game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 20, 2014. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The AL West looks like the weakest division in baseball. Oakland traded away all their good players, Seattle thought Nelson Cruz was worth giving $57...




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