Category Archives: AL West

Oakland Closer Sean Doolittle Expected to Miss Opening Day with Shoulder Injury

There is some unfortunate news coming out of Oakland this evening. We’re learning that Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has a “slight” rotator cuff tear and significant inflammation in his pitcher shoulder. The lefty received a platelet-rich plasma injection, but he … Continue reading

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Houston Astros Sign Outfielder Colby Rasmus

The Astros and free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal for the 2015 season. The signing comes just one day after Houston traded center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for … Continue reading

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Billy Beane Turns Rebuild into Reload

What a difference a day makes. On Friday, we covered what – at the time – appeared to be the Oakland Athletics waving the white flag on 2015 in preparation for a return to competitiveness down the road. Naturally, Billy … Continue reading

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Examining the Oakland Athletics Fire Sale

Holy crap. What is going on in Oakland? The Athletics have cleaned house this winter. They moved Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox. They sent Brandon Moss to Cleveland. They shipped Derek Norris to the Padres. …but that wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Dan Haren Informs Marlins He Won’t be a Marlin

Dan Haren has officially informed the Miami Marlins front office that he doesn’t intend to pitch for the club next season. This news comes courtesy of Joe Fisaro, the Marlins beat writer for MLB.com: Dan Haren has informed #Marlins his … Continue reading

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Top 20 Remaining Free Agents, Ranked

It would be an understatement to say that this off-season has been hectic. This has been one of the most chaotic off-seasons that I’ve ever seen with players changing uniforms at a breakneck pace. That having been said, the calendar … Continue reading

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Padres Trade Seth Smith to Mariners for Brandon Maurer

It’s been talked about for weeks now, but the Mariners finally landed Seth Smith from the Padres. Smith, 32, is coming off what was likely a career year in San Diego where he hit .266/.367/.440 with 31 doubles, 12 home … Continue reading

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