The AL West always generates the least amount of votes in this exercise. The biggest wild card this year will be the Houston Astros, who have a new play by play announcer in Todd Kalas. The A’s, Angels, and Mariners all generally fare pretty well in our polling, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see those three clubs all do well again this year.

Polls will close promptly at 3 PM on June 15th.

Houston Astros
-Todd Kalas (play by play)
-Geoff Blum (analyst)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
-Victor Rojas (play by play)
-Mark Gubicza (analyst)

Oakland Athletics
-Glen Kuiper (play by play)
-Ray Fosse (analyst)
-Mark Mulder (analyst – select)
-Shooty Babbitt (analyst – select)

Seattle Mariners
-Dave Sims (play by play)
-Mike Blowers (analyst)
-Aaron Goldsmith (play by play – select)
-Dan Wilson (analyst – select)
-Jay Buhner (analyst – select)
-Bill Krueger (analyst – select)

Texas Rangers
-Dave Raymond (play by play)
-Tom Grieve (analyst)
-CJ Nitkowski (analyst)

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.

  • BetweenTheBuriedAndMeatloaf

    Former Bay Area resident living in Washington now…Glenn Kuiper still sounds like he’s a temporary fill in keeping the seat warm for the eventual full time play by play guy…Dave Sims is the worst – but at least he’s not as bad at calling baseball as he is at calling football, ugh.

    • Dale Moog

      WOW as a person who watches 100 M’s games a year living in WA I like Simms I hate the nights when he is on radio the broadcast goes down hill when he is off I admit I hated when they they forced Dave Neihause out the last two years before he died to bring in a football guy from the East Coast but Simms has become a very good baseball voice and he is the only African American Baseball pxp voice.

      • That Man

        Sims is terrible and even though Blowers’ knowledge and evenness represents a good balance with Dave, Mike lights up so much more when Goldsmith is calling or when Buhner shows up in the booth.

  • Dale Moog

    I hate the Guys in Oakland and Arlington they are like guys from the minors trying to call games in the majors they just are not good enough.

  • completelyconquered

    Todd Kalas and Geoff Blum are terrible in my opinion.