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Athletics Will Win the West

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At least according to Baseball Prospectus PECOTA projections.

The overall VORP for the Athletics roster outranks any of its AL West opponents. Of course, as is noted in the comments over at 6-4-2, adding up VORP to determine the probable winner isn't necessarily an accurate representation of what is going to happen, especially when there are 35 A's hitters compared to 28 Angels hitters.

Regardless, I thought it was something to make AN smile, especially since writers like Nick Peters are calling the A's big losers this offseason.

Keep this in mind as more and more 2005 baseball prognosticators come out slamming the A's for their offseason moves. Because it's going to happen, and it's going to happen a lot. This is only the beginning.