The Orange County Register in Southern California is conducting an on-line poll to determine which American League West team improved the mos during the off-season and, not surprisingly, the Los Angeles Angels have the early lead with 29 per cent of the vote.
The Texas Rangers, who added Adrian Beltre, Arthur Rhodes and Brandon Webb, among others, is second with 15 per cent, and Oakland third at 13 per cent.
And the Seattle Mariners? Well, they didn't finish. They didn't even get started - The Register left them off the poll entirely. That is being dissed. Granted, the Mariners finished a distant fourth in the division last year with 101 losses, but they still represent one quarter of the AL West.