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2016 Previews: The American League West in a nutshell

Carlos Correa

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa awaits his turn to bat during the first full-squad workouts at the Astros spring training in Kissimmee, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT


For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2016 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League West.

The Astros are poised to rule the West for years, right? Well, not if the Rangers -- who, Astros-hype aside, won the division last year -- have anything to say about it. The A’s, Mariners and Angels are all flawed teams, but if recent history in this division is any guide, anything is possible.

Here are our previews of the A.L. West:

Houston Astros Preview
Texas Rangers Preview
Los Angeles Angels Preview
Oakland Athletics Preview
Seattle Mariners Preview