Based on the flood of articles I've seen on the topic, if you are any kind of Angels or Rangers or general baseball blogger and have not written up an extensive comparison of those two teams, then you, good sir, aren't worth a damn. As it turns out, I have yet to do this, so allow me to try and make myself worth a damn.
As you have no doubt already read elsewhere the comparison of these two AL West squads boils down to this: the Rangers definitely have a better offense and the Angels probably have better pitching. Oh my, it is too close to call! Whatever shall we do?
Actually, I know exactly what to do... shut up and wait until the games start.
(Incoming cliche alert)
In case you aren't aware, all these comparisons do is focus on who is better on paper and (here it comes) it turns out that games are played on the field, not on paper (I warned you). The basic fact of the matter is that as smart as we all think we are, there is A LOT of unknowns that come into play when we try and project how these two teams will actually perform. Let us not forget that most everyone was sure the Rangers would run away with the AL West last season, but they didn't. Heck, there was a lot of folks that actually thought the A's would be the ones pushing Texas for the AL West crown in 2011. Umm, oops.