NEW YORK (WFAN) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman thinks his team is loaded with talent. Even more so than last season’s 97-win, American League East championship squad.
But he doesn’t see New York as the team to beat. In the AL, that honor goes to the Texas Rangers.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Isaiah Levine Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
“I think Texas is clearly the favorite in our league,” Cashman said Tuesday. “They’ve won it two straight years, which says a lot about them.”
Cashman also pegged the Detroit Tigers and revamped Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as teams to watch out for.READ MORE: Tony Award-Winning Temptations Musical 'Ain't Too Proud' Reopens On Broadway
The Bombers will welcome the Angels and their high-priced slugger, Albert Pujols, to the Bronx for the Yankee Stadium home opener on April 13.
“I think the league is better, so that’s the great equalizer,” he said. “So who knows? We’ll see.”
As for the AL East? Cashman said it’s a “toss-up” between the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and, of course, the Yankees.
“Tampa Bay is obviously the real deal and Boston is better than they finished up last year,” he said.MORE NEWS: DEP Says New York City Tap Water Might Smell, Taste Different Because Of Different Supply Systems
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