Astros Link Dump: Hamilton, Hahn and Photo Day

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In just under a week the Astros will be playing their first spring training game! There has been some big news from around the A.L. West this week, so let’s get right to it.

The biggest news in baseball relates to Josh Hamilton and the relapse that he is going through. While his status for 2015 is uncertain, Mike Greyshock over at Halo Hangout tries to piece together what the Angels’ outfield will look like without Hamilton.

Next: What is the Angels' Plan Sans Hamilton?

Staff writer Trey Hannula gives us eight players to watch for in Angels’ camp. None of the players listed are big names–yet.

Next: 8 Players to Watch in Angel Camp

Jason takes a look at one of the newest Oakland Athletics in Jesse Hahn. He is expected to be in Oakland’s rotation, but could also be constrained by an innings limit in 2015.

Next: Jesse Hahn: Prospect Profile

Mark Ellis may not be a household name to most baseball fans, but to those in Oakland his retirement from baseball this week brought back some good memories.

Next: Fans Remember Ellis' Time With the A's

Heath Criswell over at Nolan Writin’ makes a bold declaration for his Texas Rangers.

Next: The Rangers Will Make the Postseason in 2015

Leslie Monteiro has a great piece on new Ranger manager Jeff Bannister.

Next: Bannister Fulfilling His Dream

Editor at Sodo Mojo, Dan Hughes, asks if Andre Ethier is still an option for the Mariners to add for 2015. Let’s hope not!

Next: Ethier to M's?

The Mariners held their photo day, and Hughes has the pictures to prove it!

Next: The Mariners Line Up...For Photos

If you’re looking for something more Astros-related, one of our new writers, Brian Del Castillo, wrote about why he thinks George Springer will be baseball’s breakout superstar in 2015.

Next: Springer the Superstar?

That’s it for this edition Astros fans! We have some good stuff in the works for this weekend, so check back with us for all of the latest news on your favorite team.

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