2014 AL West Preview And Predictions

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Oct 5, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics second baseman

Eric Sogard

(28) throws the ball to first base against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning in game two of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

1) Oakland Athletics: 88-74

It’s hard to go against the A’s, Billy Beane, Moneyball, Nerd Power, etc. They have proven year after year that they cannot be counted out…..ever.

The recent losses in Spring Training give me pause, but this team always seems to find someone to step up and produce. If not, Beane will go out and work his magic and find some undervalued ballplayer that will fit his system.

I’m not going crazy, I don’t think any team in this division will crack 90 wins. The division is vastly improved across the board and they, much like SEC football, are just going to beat up on each other during the season.

Hopefully for the A’s – and visiting teams – we won’t have to worry about any backlog of sewage in the O.Co Coliseum this year.