AL West

Japan Fans Hopeful For World Series After Ichiro Trade To Yankees Suzuki is the most recognizable athlete in Japan, where he is revered for his stoicism, perseverance and attention to detail.
Silverman: Upstart A’s Find Their Bite During The Dog DaysThe surprise Oakland A's have become a dangerous team both in the AL West and in competition with the Yankees.
Silverman: American League East Is The Least Of Concerns For Bronx BombersThe regular season is not the issue for the Yankees. But once they get to the postseason, there may be dark times around the corner.
Silverman: Don't Mess With TexasThe Texas Rangers have leaped upon the void left by the death of George Steinbrenner and are setting the standard for American League excellence.
Yankees, Rangers Set To Battle In TexasAtop their respective divisions, the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees both appear headed to the playoffs. Texas begins a difficult stretch Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series with New York.