AL West Projection Update

It's been a month and more than a couple moves have transpired since the last update.

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ANGELS:
-Signed Joel Pineiro, 5th SP WAR increased to 2.5.
-Maicer Izturis projection increased to 2.5 WAR.
-Torii Hunter projection dropped to 3.0 WAR.
-Joe Saunders projection dropped to 1.5 WAR.

OAKLAND:
-Traded for Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B WAR increased to 2.5.
-Signed Ben Sheets, 5th SP WAR increased to 2.5.
-Dallas Braden projection increased to 2.5.
-Signed Gabe Gross, LF WAR increased to 1.5.

SEATTLE:
-Signed Ryan Garko, 1B WAR increased to 1.5 in anticipated timeshare with Casey Kotchman.
-Signed Eric Byrnes, LF WAR increased to 1.5 in anticipated timeshare with Ryan Langerhans and Milton Bradley.
-Signed Erik Bedard, 5th SP WAR increased to 1.5 in anticipated timeshare with Jason Vargas.

TEXAS:
-Catcher WAR projection increased to 2.0.
-Ian Kinsler projection increased to 4.25.
-Michael Young projection increased to 3.25.
-Nelson Cruz projection decreased to 3.0.
-Rich Harden projection decreased to 2.5.
-3rd SP WAR projection (Holland + Feliz share) decreased to 2.5.
-5th SP WAR projection (McCarthy + Misc.) increased to 1.5.

I also increased everyone's bullpen WAR by one because I think I was under counting it before.

Frankly, my projections seem to be much more optimistic for Oakland, Seattle and Anaheim than any of PECOTA, CHONE, or CAIRO. Everyone seems to agree that Texas is a mid-80s win team though. I may be off, but I am not sure where. I have done these from scratch three times now and always end up in the same general spot.

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