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"The math is real. The Angels added Anthony Rendon, and the Astros lost Gerrit Cole That 12-win swing, though, is barely a third of the gap between the two teams last year. The AL had just seven .500 teams last year, remember, so the bar for success is low. Signing Rendon was a good move; it just comes with a question: What’s next?"