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2014 AL West Previews

A look at each team in the AL West entering the 2014 season.

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2014 AL West preview: Oakland Athletics

The A's have some new faces, as usual, and the team is well-positioned to compete for a third straight division title.

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2014 AL West preview: Houston Astros

The Astros have made enough improvements to their roster that they should have a good chance of keeping their losses in the double-digits for the first time since 2010.

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2014 AL West preview: Seattle Mariners

The Mariners made a big splash this winter, but they are probably still a year or two away from contending in the division.

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2014 AL West preview: Los Angeles Angels

The Angels have a lot to prove after their 78-win disaster last year.

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2014 AL West preview: Texas Rangers

The Rangers will have to overcome a barrage of early injuries in order to contend this season.

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2014 Preview: Why the A's Will Win The Pennant

The Pitch: There are no hypocrites in the Athletics' front office. General manager Billy Beane immediately spent the new national television money he would have likely killed for during his Moneyball days, rather than pocketing it like some organizations would have (or, more honestly, did pocket). The A's added Scott Kazmir to a rotation in need of some upside, paid to keep Coco Crisp around a little longer, and dealt for Orioles' closer Jim Johnson and the $10 million he is owed in his last year of arbitration eligibility. Will it be enough to bring them a third consecutive AL West title? -- Marc Normandin

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