Astros: AL West Season Preview and Prediction

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The Astros have company at the top of the American League West for the 2022 season.

When the biggest offseason player move is a departure, the division is anybody’s ballgame in the American League West, so get ready for a fun season. After a bevy of trades, many of which involved the Oakland Athletics, there’s a new sheriff or deputy in town.

The Seattle Mariners could be the best of the west, or the second best, and the Houston Astros will have plenty to say about who is the top dog in the west. The Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers will do their best as well to vie for contention with their offseason moves, so let’s take a quick look at American League West from worst to first.