A.L. West: Projections, Darvish, Strasburg and Prospects


Many sites around the network are gearing up for 2015, so we thought this would be a good time to get up-to-date with what the other sites in the A.L. West are saying about their team’s chances. First, I wrote this piece about the projections of the Astros lineup a couple of days ago. Houston will definitely have an improved offense, but by how much?

Next: Astros Lineup Projections

Funny enough, some idiot (I write for the A’s site as well, it was me) did the same projections for the A’s. Which team comes out ahead?

Next: Oakland Athletics Lineup Projections

Jennifer Trumpp over at Swingin’ A’s just wrote a piece about the A’s top prospects. They have some talent at the top of their prospect list, but they’re all a couple of years away.

Next: A's Top Prospects

Over at Halo Hangout (Angels), Editor Brian Helberg takes a look at David Freese and gives some great analysis on what to expect from the Angel third baseman.

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Co-Editor at Nolan Writin’ (Rangers), Lisa Weatherall, says that the Rangers received some good news on Yu Darvish, Jurickson Profar and Matt Harrison. Good news for the Rangers is bad news for the Astros.

Next: Good News From Mini-Camp

Staff Writer Colin Holmes takes a look at the Rangers’ recent moves and decides that Texas has finally awakened this offseason.

Next: Rangers Have Coffee, Join Offseason

Charlie Spencer Davis from Sodo Mojo (Mariners) takes a look at the new, fit, Jesus Montero and wonders if he could be in the majors this season. I hear they have ice cream!

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Editor Dan Hughes ponders whether or not Stephen Strasburg could head to Seattle with Washington having signed Max Scherzer

Next: Strasburg to Seattle?

After you’re done with all of those, check out our piece on Colby Rasmus

Next: Has Rasmus Made the Astros Better?