Does Mark Teixeira Make the Halos the New Favorite?

Yes. Duh.

Going into this season, your editor predicted the Boston Red Sox as AL Champs, but with the Angels’ acquisition of the artist formerly known as Paul Konerko’s switch-hitting twin it may be time to reconsider things. The Angels already had the most well-rounded team and the largest divisional lead in ALL OF BASEBALL without any available lumber. How scant was their offense? Four-and-a-third runs scored per game for almost exactly four surrendered night in and night out. Good thing, too; it’d be awful for the Twins to have a tough road waiting after the Central is thrown away by you-know-who.