Link Dump: Coco Crisp, Hamilton and Bullpens


It’s time for another AL West link dump! Let’s get right into the news of the last few days.

Over at Swingin’ A’s, Jason asks which new acquisition will have a bigger 2015 season: Ike Davis or Billy Butler. Both are coming off of down years but have the potential to bounce back in a big way.

Next: Davis or Butler: Who's Primed For a Better 2015?

Forget questions, staff writer Joseph DeClercq declares that Coco Crisp should bat third in the A’s lineup.

Next: Should Crisp Be Hitting Third?

Co-editor at Sodo Mojo (Mariners), Dan Hughes, takes a look at how the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl performance could predict the 2015 season for their baseball counterpart.

Next: Mariners Playoff Odds Based on Super Bowl Finish

Staff writer Charlie Spencer-Davis gives his predictions for the Mariners’ main man, Robinson Cano.

Next: What to Expect From Cano in 2015

Editor at Nolan Writin’ (Rangers), Lisa Weatherall, gives us a quick look at who Texas has invited to Spring Training. Super-prospect Joey Gallo tops the list, with former Athletic Kyle Blanks making an appearance as well.

Next: Rangers Non-Roster Invitees

Josh Hamilton is hurt, and has been relatively terrible since joining the Angels. Editor Brian Helberg asks a very important question. Too bad there are 90 million reasons why this can’t happen.

Next: Is It Time to Give Up on Hamilton?

Brian also takes a look at some projections for Angels’ pitching in 2015. Good news! Garrett Richards is the only starter expected to have an ERA under four.

Next: Projections For Angels' Pitchers

Apparently everyone did an article on Dayan Viciedo in our division, but I didn’t include them because nobody wanted him. Poor guy.

Oh well. Have a great weekend Astros fans! We’ll be back on Monday!