One player who needs to step up for each AL West squad in 2017

Underperforming aces highlight two teams’ biggest needs heading into the new season.

The AL West was a very competitive division in 2016, with the Texas Rangers turning in the American League’s best record and the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners just missing out on wildcard spots.

The division race should be tight again in 2017, but for that to happen, several key players are going to have to step up.

If the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A’s want to take the next step toward playoff spots, they’ll also need better performances from important players. Continue reading “One player who needs to step up for each AL West squad in 2017”