Oh...so Texas folded because the Athletics beat them, but the O's only beat the Red Sox because the Red Sox sucked. Maybe Texas and Anaheim weren't as good as you think. And I'm still waiting for you to explain how Oakland had tougher teams on their schedule. You do realize that NYY and TB had more wins than Texas and LAA, right?
And if you'd like to get into interleague, the A's had LA, Arizona, SD, Colorado and SF x2 - total 495 wins and Oakland went 10-8. O's had Mets, Phillies, Pirates, Braves and Nats x2 - total 524 wins and the O's went 11-7. So, in other words...try again.