Last year: Twins by 2 over Jays and 4 over Sox.
Big Moves: Smalley and Santiago to Minnesota, Young to Chicago
Prediction: The Twins built a team for the playoffs - which they'll make - but Chicago wins the division by 4 games in an upset.
Last year: Red Sox by 3, although the Yanks wildcarded and took the WS to 7.
Big Moves: Max Gutierrez out, Dixon and Andujar to Yanks.
Prediction: Although we like what the Sox got for Max, some of that help arrives in a year or 2. Yanks' moves put them over by 5 games.
Last year: Royals romped by 16.
Big Moves: Rays' Tollberg deal and trade for Brett
Predictions: Tampa Bay will close the gap, but KC still has better talent; Royals win by 8.
Last year: Angels and Mariners tied at 89-73, with LA winning the tiebreaker (in what must be some kind of record, Seattle also lost a 2nd tiebreaker with the Jays for the 2nd wild card).
Big Moves: Hmmm...pretty quiet off season for the West
Predictions: Surely Seattle's luck can't be worse...Santayana finally shows up and Mariners win by 2
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