Link Dump: Victor Sanchez, Under-the-Radar A’s and Predictions


In just a few days pitchers and catchers will report to their respective camps, and that means baseball is officially on the way! There were some great reads on the other AL West sites in the network this weekend. Here are some of our favorites, all of which will get you ready for some baseball.

Over at Swingin’ A’s, Jason wrote an article detailing three players the Oakland Athletics have acquired this offseason that have flown under the radar, but could have a big impact on the club either in 2015 or in the near future.

Next: 3 Under-the-Radar Additions

Tony Frye also had a chat with A’s radio voice Vince Cotroneo on their podcast this past Friday. Cotroneo talks about broadcasting and gives young hopefuls some tips.

Next: Podcast: Vince Cotroneo

Over at Sodo Mojo, Josh Sandaker gives us his final thoughts on the Mariners’ offseason as spring training approaches.

Next: Final Offseason Thoughts

Mariner prospect Victor Sanchez was injured this weekend, being struck in the head with a boat while swimming. Dan Hughes has more details.

Next: Victor Sanchez Update

The Angels, like most teams, are showing an interest in Hector Olivera. Editor Brian Helberg has more.

Next: Angels Interested in Olvera

Mike Greyshock thinks that Jose Alvarez, former Tiger minor league pitcher of the year, could be a big contributor for the Angels in the upcoming season.

Next: The Angels Unexpected Contributor?

Over at Nolan Writin’, they did a cute Valentine’s Day post.

Next: 14 Reasons to Love the Texas Rangers

I say ours was better.

Next: 14 Reasons to Love the Houston Astros

NW also gives their projections for their key cog, Adrian Beltre.

Next: Beltre's Projections

This is the news from the weekend around the AL West. Just a few short days until we get to see live videos of players stretching!