MLB Trade Deadline: AL West buyers and sellers
The most compelling division in the AL has a playoff race, but do not expect much movement at the deadline.
Easily the most open division in the American League, the AL West had potentially four teams that could have made a playoff run at the beginning of the season. The Houston Astros remain heavy favorites, but the Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Angels all had some belief they could make a run at the second Wild-Card spot. While the Angels may have become an afterthought after several injuries, the Mariners and A’s have locked themselves into a battle to feature in the AL Wild-Card game.
Thus, as the July 31 deadline approaches, which AL West teams will look to beef up their roster for a second-half push, and which will stand pat?