Texas Rangers: Predicting the year-end American League West standings

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ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 06: Jose Leclerc #62 of the Texas Rangers reacts after shutting down the Seattle Mariners in the top of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 6, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 06: Jose Leclerc #62 of the Texas Rangers reacts after shutting down the Seattle Mariners in the top of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 6, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – APRIL 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after being hit by a pitch thrown by Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at T-Mobile Park on April 1, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) /

4th Place: Los Angeles Angels (76-86)

The Angels won 80 games each of the last two years. They may have the best player on the planet, but baseball is a team sport. Sadly for Mike Trout, his teammates don’t typically carry much weight.

They aren’t poor in many areas, but they’re not good in many areas either. Their offense is average, their bullpen is average and their rotation is below average. It will take vintage production from players like Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun, Justin Upton and Zack Cozart for Los Angeles to have nice season. Oh, and add Matt Harvey to the mix.

In the end, the Halos will have what the critics will call a “disappointing season.” Though, it will only be “disappointing” because Mike Trout will once again miss the playoffs. In all seriousness, 75-80 wins is the expected outcome.

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