Link Dump: Semien, Weeks and Richards
By Jason Burke
Hey, guess what. Less than one week until pitchers and catchers report! Baseball is so close! There are a lot of expectations this season in Houston, but the AL West is tough. So, as we do every Friday, let’s look at what the rest of the division is talking about.
The Oakland Athletics have a lot of interchangeable parts. One is new addition, and Bay Area native, Marcus Semien. Staff writer at Swingin’ A’s, Matt McHugh (I’m assuming no relation to Collin) tries to define what Semien’s role will be in 2015.
One player Astros fans may recognize as a giant that occasionally stands next to Jose Altuve is Nate Freiman. Joseph DeClercq takes a look at some of the tape measure shots that Freiman has hit with Oakland.
Next: Nate Freiman and the Longest Home Run of 2014
Editor at Halo Hangout, Brian Helberg, gives us an update on the health status of Angels’ ace Garrett Richards.
A couple of days ago, I wrote that the Astros would be better than the Rangers. Nolan Writin’ was talking smack about us, so I countered with this.
Lisa Weatherall of NW fired back a response of her own. We may have a full-fledged feud!
Next: Something Something Rangers
David Cash also takes a moment to predict comprise the Ranger lineup this season.
Next: Predicting the Rangers Lineup
The big news coming out of Seattle this week was their signing Rickie Weeks to a one-year deal. Dan Hughes has the details.
Charlie Spencer-Davis takes a look at the Mariners moves this offseason and asks which one is the best?
Next: Which Mariners Move Was Best?
Also, if you’ve missed the series we’re doing on the all-time Astros best seasons, here is a look at first base.