There is more to being a sports fan than watching the action on the field. What actually happens is only part of the fun. Imagining what could have (or would have) happened is part of the fun as well. What if the 1994 strike never happened? What if Alex Rodriguez got traded to the Red Sox rather than the Yankees? There are countless great “what if” scenarios in baseball history. With the 2020 baseball season still on hold, we’re going to take this time to look back at the greatest “what ifs” of the 21st century for each American League team (We covered the National League here). We’re limiting ourselves to the 2000s so the events are still fresh in our memories, and so we don’t have to go back digging through more than a century of the game’s history. 

What if …