A.L. West Link Dump: Free Agents, Interviews and Podcasts


It’s that time of the week again! Let’s get all caught up on the past seven days around the A.L. West. It has been a bit quiet around baseball over the past few days, but with the winter meetings about to start up, this could just be the calm before the storm.

The soon-to-be A.L. West overlords, the Seattle Mariners, are looking to add even more pieces to their offense. Apparently Nelson Cruz wasn’t enough.

Next: Mariners Showing an Interest in Rios

It’s either Alex Rios, or Melky Cabrera it seems.

Next: Could Melky be a Free Agent Target?

Over in Texas, Lisa Weatherall nabbed an interview with Ranger’s shortstop prospect (yes, another shortstop) Hanser Alberto.

Next: Meet Hanser Alberto

The Rangers also re-signed Colby Lewis to a one-year deal this past week. David Cash shared some of his thoughts on the deal.

Next: My Thoughts on the Return of Colby Lewis

The big news out of Angels camp is that C.J. Wilson is reportedly on the trade block.

Next: Angels Trying to Trade Wilson

There is also speculation over the Rule 5 draft, which takes place on Thursday.

Next: Who Will the Angels Take in the Rule 5 Draft?

Finally, our friends at Swingin’ A’s had a very special guest on their podcast on Friday. Eireann Dolan, Sean Doolittle‘s (A’s closer) girlfriend joined co-editor Tony Frye for a very humorous show. Eireann also gives a little glimpse behind the curtain on what it’s like to be a player, and the girlfriend of a player at this time of the season.

Next: Our Chat With Eireann Dolan

They also put together a nice piece on just how much the A’s need Ike Davis to perform in 2015.

Next: The A's Have A Lot Riding on Davis

That’s it for this week! With the winter meetings underway, we expect a lot to happen over the next few days. Each of these sites will continuously update any rumors or transactions that relate to their teams. If you can’t wait a week to find out what they think, give them a visit! Until then, we await the Astros making some headlines in free agency.