AL West Trade Rumors From the Winter Meetings


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.

Next: Trade Target: Bartolo Colon

Brian Helberg gives us information on the Angels trying to deal C.J. Wilson. (For the record, we do not want him back.)

Next: Angels Trying to Trade C.J. Wilson

Sodo Mojo (Seattle Mariners):

Jon O’Conner thinks the Mariners could be interested in former Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios.

Next: Mariners May Have Sights on 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.

Next: Mariners Show Interest in Steve Johnson

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.

Next: Mariners Most Likely Out on Justin Upton Trade

Climbing Tal’s Hill (Houston Astros):

Ryan Gonzalez thinks Astros fans might see Jed Lowrie back in orange.

Next: Jed Lowrie Back to Astros?

Swingin’ A’s (Oakland Athletics):

Tony Frye gives his thoughts on trading Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians.

Next: Brandon Moss Traded to Indians

Jason Burke introduces fans to Marcus Semien and what he’ll add to the team.

Next: Who is Marcus Semien?

And of course the biggest (well, newest) trade made by Billy Beane Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox. Nick Avila breaks it down for you.

Next: Jeff Samardzija Traded to White Sox

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!