12:00 PM EST, Thu January 19, 2017
Lookout Landing 22 hours ago
40 in 40: Nelson Cruz

40 in 40: Nelson Cruz

Can the Mariners steady slugger continue to age gracefully? No matter your metric, signing Nelson Cruz has been worth it. Grant wrote a piece stating as much this September, particularly as it relates to the financial value of the contract and his productivity, but it cannot be emphasized strongly enough. One of these things is not like the other. In fact, considering the combined value of the other nine players on this list over the last two seasons is 3.3 fWAR total, one of these things is not like nine combined others. A signing that we all saw coming and was viewed, at least in this...
Sacramento Bee 19 hours ago
Angels, Calhoun agree to $26M, 3-year contract

Angels, Calhoun agree to $26M, 3-year contract

Right fielder Kole Calhoun and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract. The sides reached agreement last week on a $6.35 million, one-year deal that …
Athletics Nation 20 hours ago
Oakland A’s DFA pitcher Zach Neal to make room for Trevor Plouffe signing

Oakland A’s DFA pitcher Zach Neal to make room for Trevor Plouffe signing

The Oakland A’s officially announced the signing of free agent 3B Trevor Plouffe on Wednesday, and to make room on the 40-man roster they designated RHP Zach Neal for assignment, reports Susan Slusser of the S.F. Chronicle. Neal made his MLB debut in May and wound up throwing 70 innings for the A’s. He served as a swingman, working mostly as a multi-inning long man in the bullpen but also making a half dozen starts in emergency situations. Despite not being a prospect at all and striking out absolutely no one (3.5 K/9), he actually put up decent numbers for a backup depth guy. He even...

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Seattle Times 17 hours ago
Mariners’ Edgar Martinez falls short in bid Baseball Hall of Fame induction in 2017

Mariners’ Edgar Martinez falls short in bid Baseball Hall of Fame induction in 2017

A change in thinking about the value of a designated hitter and growing sentiment among eligible voters gave Edgar Martinez his highest percentage of Baseball Hall of Fame votes since appearing on the ballot. But it wasn’t enough to garner induction for the 2017 class headed to Cooperstown, New York. Martinez received Hall of Fame votes […]
Orange County Register 17 hours ago
Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero fall just short of Hall of Fame election; 2018 looks likely

Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero fall just short of Hall of Fame election; 2018 looks likely

Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman are going to have to wait at least one more year for what now seems inevitable. Guerrero, who starred for the Angels, and Hoffman, who grew up in Orange County and spent most of his career with the San Diego...
CSN Bay Area 19 hours ago

Plouffe will push Healy away from third base, but not combative situation

Trevor Plouffe and Ryon Healy have some history to fall back on before they even start playing together as As teammates.No doubt, their futures are
San Francisco Chronicle 20 hours ago

Trevor Plouffe takes over as A’s newest third baseman

Plouffe is ready for the big foul ground at the Coliseum, though he knows he needs to get more familiar with the bullpen mound down the third-base line. Plouffe, 30, played in only 84 games last season because of injuries and he missed the final month of the season with strained oblique and intercostal (ribcage) muscles. Forst is from the same area as Plouffe and said they know many of the same people - Forst had known Plouffe and Healy’s late high school coach, Scott Muckey, since Forst was 10 years old - and Forst had seen Plouffe play as a amateur. To make room for Plouffe on the...
Sacramento Bee Jan 18, 2017

Rangers catcher Rodriguez headed to Hall of Fame

Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez, the 1999 American League MVP and a 13-time Gold Glove winner and a 14-time All-Star, was voted for induction into the National Baseball Hall …
Seattle Times Jan 17, 2017
Former Mariners team president Dan O’Brien passes away at age 87

Former Mariners team president Dan O’Brien passes away at age 87

Former Mariners' team president passes away.

Rangers' Diekman to miss at least half season

Rangers' Diekman to miss at least half season
Orange County Register Jan 17, 2017
Former Angels' GM Dan O'Brien, 87, dies

Former Angels' GM Dan O'Brien, 87, dies

Dan O’Brien, who was the Angels general manager from 1991-93, died Monday. He was 87. News of O’Brien’s death was released Tuesday by the Seattle Mariners, for whom O’Brien served as both president and general manager earlier in his career....

Josh Hamilton unlikely to help the Rangers in 2017

Josh Hamilton unlikely to help the Rangers in 2017
Sacramento Bee Jan 17, 2017

Rangers sign slugger Josh Hamilton to minor league contract

Slugger Josh Hamilton is getting another shot with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers said Tuesday they have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training for …
Sacramento Bee Jan 17, 2017

Hamilton is ready to earn spot on the Rangers' roster

Josh Hamilton will return to Texas Rangers spring training next month, though this time without a spot on the 40-man roster and with no guarantees that he will be in …

AL West Player News

  • 4 Kole Calhoun

    Kole Calhoun

    Calhoun, Angels agree to 3-year extension

  • 3 Trevor Plouffe

    Trevor Plouffe

    Why the A’s recent signings make so much sense

  • 1 Ryon Healy

    Ryon Healy

    Plouffe will push Healy away from third base, but not combative situation

  • Yovani Gallardo

    Yovani Gallardo

    Mariners swing pair of trades, bolster rotation with addition of Smyly

  • Tyson Ross

    Tyson Ross

    AP source: Rangers agree to $6M deal with RHP Tyson Ross The Associated Press

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