The Winter Meetings started Monday which means the AL West trade rumors have begun. Many teams are either involved in rumors or have already been busy making moves. In effort to help keep you informed I’ve compiled links below for you to enjoy from our AL West colleagues. Nothing wrong with keeping an eye on the competition!
Halo Hangout (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim):
Trey Hannula discusses Bartolo Colon as trade target.
Brian Helberg gives us information on the Angels trying to deal C.J. Wilson. (For the record, we do not want him back.)
Sodo Mojo (Seattle Mariners):
Jon O’Conner thinks the Mariners could be interested in former Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios.
Charlie Spencer-Davis discusses rumors that the Mariners are interested in Steve Johnson, you know he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles. You don’t know? Well, Charlie will fill you in.
The Texas Rangers aren’t the only team linked to the Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, but Dan Hughes explains why the Mariners probably won’t sign him.
Climbing Tal’s Hill (Houston Astros):
Ryan Gonzalez thinks Astros fans might see Jed Lowrie back in orange.
Swingin’ A’s (Oakland Athletics):
Tony Frye gives his thoughts on trading Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians.
Jason Burke introduces fans to Marcus Semien and what he’ll add to the team.
The Oakland Athletics have made the biggest splash in the American League West thus far. But, there is still three days left of Winter Meetings, and let’s not forget about the Rule 5 Draft that takes place on December 8. How will the other clubs’ moves hurt or help the Texas Rangers chances at a postseason run? What will JD do to ensure the Texas Rangers fans will have something to cheer about all the way through October? I don’t know, but I can’t wait to find out!