And are just three back of the Mariners in the AL West. (Where are the Angels?)
Which brings me again to Moneyball by Michael Lewis, which I read last month. Lewis spent a lot of last season with the Oakland A’s front office, primarily General Manager Billy Beane. Lewis shows—convincingly—why the A’s can win 100 games a year with one of baseball’s lowest payrolls. It’s a fascinating insight into modern baseball, complete with enough baseball anecdotes to animate the story. Lewis is a superb writer.