Texas Rangers and Other AL West News
The Texas Rangers have made a few quiet moves earlier this week.
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On Monday the Rangers signed infielder Adam Rosales to a one-year contract reportedly worth $900,000. Texas DFA’d RHP Matt West to make room for Rosales on the 40-man roster. Lastly, they also signed 32-year old RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.
The Texas Rangers aren’t the only club making moves. Here’s a recap of what is happening around the American League West.
Halo Hangout (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Brian Helberg says the Angels are interested in 15-year old Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. and provides us with footage of the Dominican prospect.
Helberg also weighs-in on the Ben Zobrist rumors.
Next: Should Angels Halt Pursuit of Zobrist?
Swingin’ A’s (Oakland Athletics)
So, our lovely colleagues over at the A’s site have a cute series going called “Why We Should Hate Them.” It’s all about why A’s fans should hate said team. Their first article was about the Texas Rangers, of course.
Tony Frye kicks the series off. But, in fairness, it reads more like “Why We Should be Envious and Scared of the 2015 Rangers.”
Next: Should We Hate the Rangers?
Jason Burke explains it all. Well, why A’s fans hate the New York Mets.
Next: You Guessed It, We Hate the Mets.
SoDo Mojo (Seattle Mariners)
Charlie Spencer-Davis ponders the thought of Dan Haren pitching for the M’s.
Climbing Tal’s Hill (Houston Astros)
Jason Burke explains why Astros’ prospect Teoscar Hernandez stock might rise this season.
Thomas O’Banion doesn’t think the Astros are the mystery team landing James Shields.
Next: Astros the Team for Shields?
Well, I didn’t say the other clubs were busy. It has been fairly quiet over the past week, but I think there should be some activity in the coming days. Although, I still expect the Rangers to lay low.
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