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Org Watch: A's, Angels and Mariners

It's the Rangers' year, but the three other AL West teams have pieces on farm

Originally Published: August 25, 2010
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Getty ImagesMike Trout is a few years away from the bigs, but projects as a fixture for the Angels.

The Texas Rangers are currently running away with the American League West; according to BP's Playoff Odds Report, they have a 95.4 percent chance of winning the division.

The Rangers do seem loaded for bear: Josh Hamilton is on fire, the pitching is good regardless of what happens with Cliff Lee this winter, and the farm system is generally solid. It begs the question: What about the other three squads in the AL West? Can they win this division in the near future? The Angels, Athletics and Mariners have all been very competitive between 2000 and 2010 -- what's the future look like?

Here now, a look at those three organizations.


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