Category Archives: AL West

2011 MLB Predictions

Many of you may not know this, but it’s actually a federal requirement for all baseball bloggers to post their misguided preseason predictions. Okay, it’s entirely possible that there’s zero truth to that, but this is the one time a … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Predictions: Better Late Than Never

It’s pretty obvious that the posts haven’t exactly been coming hot and heavy in the past month or so. Things have been very busy at work and there was a fair amount of travel in the mix as well, but … Continue reading

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Seven Suitors for Free Agent Second Baseman Felipe Lopez

It shouldn’t be like this. For Felipe Lopez, coming off a career year, it simply shouldn’t be like this. Lopez, 29, is coming off an incredible season in which he split time between Arizona and Milwaukee. On the whole Lopez … Continue reading

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Is Johnny Damon a Fit for the Seattle Mariners?

Johnny Damon is a popular subject lately, but not for good reasons. It’s nearly February and Damon, coming off a very solid season, is finding his pool of potential suitors to be very, very shallow. It was long assumed that … Continue reading

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New York Mets Acquire Gary Matthews Jr.

It took a while, but Gary Matthews Jr. finally got his wish. Matthews, 35, has reportedly been traded to the New York Mets in exchange for a yet-to-be named “low salaried pitcher” off the big league roster. Matthews’ former team, … Continue reading

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Joel Pineiro Signs with the Los Angeles Angels

Joe Pineiro is packing his bags for the west coast. Pineiro has reportedly signed a two-year deal worth roughly $16 million with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels suffered a number of free agent losses this offseason, but recouped some … Continue reading

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MLB’s Winter Meetings: Winners and Losers

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings have officially come to a close. What we saw this week was a lot of talking and very little action from most teams, but a few intrepid general managers forged headlong into the free agent … Continue reading

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Rich Harden Signs with the Texas Rangers

The (AL) West just got wilder. Rich Harden has reportedly signed a one-year deal, worth a guaranteed $7.5 million, with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers will pay him $6.5 million in a base salary for 2010, plus $2.5 million in … Continue reading

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Texas-Sized Trade: Rangers Deal Ace, Millwood to Baltimore

Kevin Millwood is headed east to Baltimore after the Orioles and Rangers made a splash in the trade market today. The Rangers receive former closer, Chris Ray and a player to be named later in the swap. Ray, 27, closed … Continue reading

Posted in AL East, AL West, American League, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chris Ray, Kevin Millwood, MLB, MLB Trades, Texas Rangers | 1 Comment

Seattle Mariners Ready to Play with the Big Boys

The Seattle Mariners mean business. General Manager Jack Zduriencik is entering just his second offseason at the club’s helm, but clearly has the franchise headed in the right direction. Last offseason, he engineered a number of low-risk, high-reward deals and … Continue reading

Posted in AL West, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Felix Hernandez, Free Agency, Jack Zduriencik, Jason Bay, John Lackey, Los Angeles Angels, MLB, MLB Trades, Seattle Mariners | 1 Comment

Joe Mauer’s Potential Trade Destinations, Minnesota’s Worst-Case Scenario

It’s almost time to let the real “Hot Stove Season” begin in earnest. Barring some unforeseen blunder by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Joe Mauer will be crowned the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player on Monday afternoon. When … Continue reading

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Deadline Dilemma: Los Angeles Angels Running Out of Time to Improve

With the trade deadline a mere week away and numerous teams scrambling to make moves, the Los Angeles Angels are flying high. Prior to play on Friday night, the Angels have the third-best record in all of baseball at 56-38. … Continue reading

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Scott Hairston: Movin’ on Up (the Coast)

In an attempt to add some power to an otherwise lackluster lineup, the Oakland Athletics traded two minor leaguers to acquire Scott Hairston from the San Diego Padres today. Hairston was hitting .299 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI … Continue reading

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Prince Ready to Trade His Crown for a Halo

  Prince Fielder has looked downright kingly this year.   The 25-year old is hitting for average and power while playing top-notch defense at first base. Without a question, he is in the midst of a great season and makes … Continue reading

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Angels Adding Abreu?!

According to reports, the Los Angeles Angels are nearing a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Bobby Abreu. If these rumors prove to be true this will be a win-win-win for all parties. Bobby Abreu would gain a chance to join … Continue reading

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