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The Obstructed AL West Preview - Pro Sports Fandom
With baseball season around the corner, it is time we look at the divisions. Of course, it has been an odd off-season as there hasn’t been a lot of moves that have been made all around. Whatever it is, it really stalled out the off-season and many people are having a tough time predicting what the 2018 MLB season will turn out. So we may as well start here…..with the division of the defending World Series Champions, the Houston Astros. I will go by the teams of where I think they will finish in the standings. So here it is. 1ST PLACE: HOUSTON ASTROS 2017: 101-61, defeated Boston 3-1 in ALDS, defeated New York Yankees 4-3 in ALCS, defeated Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 in World Series. Off-season moves: Adds: P-Gerritt Cole (trade-Pittsburgh), P-Hector Rondon (FA-Chicago Cubs), P-Joe Smith (FA-Cleveland) Subtracts: Mike Fiers (FA-Detroit), Luke Gregerson (FA-St. Louis), 3B-Colin Moran (Trade-Pittsburgh), P-Joe Musgrove (Trade-Pittsburgh), OF/DH-Carlos Beltran (retired) Outlook: The Astros re-tooled and didn’t really take any major hits to the roster. They added another ace quality pitcher in Gerrit Cole from Pittsburgh to go along with the aces of Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander as it was probably needed to combat [...]