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2021 MLB preview: the AL West with Anthony Franze

Leading off our 2021 MLB Preview series, Jack is joined by the chief meteorologist of Newswest 9 (Midland, Texas) Anthony Franze to preview the American League West.

Anthony is a diehard Texas Rangers fan; what are his thoughts on the rebuilding Rangers and new executive Chris Young heading into the 2021 season? (0:00 - 20:55). Mario Lanza, author of the Funny 115 ( and host of the "Survivor Historians Podcast", as well as the movie podcast "Staff Picks", is the official Seattle sports correspondent of the Jack Vita Show. He leaves Jack and Anthony a voicemail message with his outlook and preview of the 2021 Mariners; Jack and Anthony react to one of the most youthful teams in all of baseball (20:55 - 37:10). Up next, Jack and Anthony try to make sense of the perplexing Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Will their latest offseason additions be enough to get them over the hump and move them back into contention? (37:10 - 48:00). Both the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros lost significant pieces from their 2019 and 2020 teams. Will either hang onto claim another AL West title? Which squad do Jack and Anthony like better, Athletics (48:00 - 57:00) or Astros (57:00 - END)? Of course, this full episode is complete with in-depth analysis, over/under picks, win total projections, and plenty more!

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