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AL West Breakdown: Approaching June

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The general consensus is that the American League West is the weakest division in baseball. I would have to agree with this. 

Not only does the division have just four teams, but it is also lacking a powerhouse team that most other divisions possess.

In a lot of ways, this is a good thing. Namely, it gives average teams like the Mariners a chance to compete. It's rare for anyone to walk away with the division in dominating fashion, with the exception of the 2008 Angels.

It can also be frustrating, due to the fact that these four teams way out west rarely get much media attention—at least not compared to other divisions (Red Sox-Yankees anyone?)

We've just passed the quarter mark of ...

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