Oakland sets the stage, again

The A's are off to a good start, but they're still waiting for guys like Brett Anderson. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

A longtime evaluator went through some of the developments for each of the American League teams -- the strong outing by Jered Weaver on Wednesday, the Rays hanging in there despite the issues that have taken down David Price and Fernando Rodney, the pitching of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Oakland, he noted, keeps winning. “That’s my pick to win this year,” he said.

To take the AL West?

“No,” he said, “to win the league.”