Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/25/14
1. The AL West Showdown - How many articles will be written this year with the title "How the West was won". And really, you gotta wonder, how will it be won? Where we sit now, the Texas Rangers hold a four game lead over the Wild Card leading Los Angeles Angels. But can they hold it? No one will question Texas' offensive ability, but it is fair to wonder if they have the durability. Will Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz stay healthy and productive enough to drive this offense forward? Can Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland and Alexi Ogando get healthy enough to stabilize the rotation? Will they even return to the rotation? Even when healthy, can Texas' rotation withstand the onslaught of offense that comes in the summer months in Arlington? On the flip side, do the Angels have what it takes to catch and surpass Texas in the standings? Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols are the driving force of this offense, but are they enough? Is this just...
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