2012 Divisional Chat: AL West
 
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Thursday November 29, 2012 4:01 
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As of today, who is the favorite in the ALW?
Rangers
 ( 27% )
Athletics
 ( 27% )
Angels
 ( 31% )
Mariners
 ( 14% )

Thursday November 29, 2012 4:02 
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[Comment From JacobJacob: ] 
Do the Mariners extend Felix this off season?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:02 Jacob
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I don't think they will but I do think this is the time to get it done. You don't want him getting close to free agency and then have him thinking about a huge payday on the open market.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:03 
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[Comment From CaseyCasey: ] 
What shortstop do you see being the most likely for the A's? Drew, Nakajima, Diaz, Gregorius, Cozart, Cabrera
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:03 Casey
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Of those guys I'll say Drew, but I think they'll wind up trading for Yunel Escobar.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:04 
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[Comment From Angelfan1Angelfan1: ] 
What are the odds of the Angels signing Grienke?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:04 Angelfan1
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I still think they're very good. I know a report came out the other day saying they were no longer considered the favorites, but I think they a) gave up too much to get him (both at the deadline and by cutting ties with Haren and Santana), and b) have the most to lose by not signing him.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:05 
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[Comment From Tommy ZTommy Z: ] 
Do the Rangers trade Elvis and start Profar in his place?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:05 Tommy Z
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I think they'll start the year with Andruw at SS and Profar in Triple-A.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:05 
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[Comment From CodyCody: ] 
Why are the Astros not on the Vote to win the Division? I know they're bad but c'mon hahah
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:06 Cody
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Ha! I forgot they were moving over to the division. Still ... I think we can live with the poll the way it is.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:06 
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[Comment From Mike tomasMike tomas: ] 
Id say trade crisp ,carter. And peacock or griffen for yunel escobar and logan morrison
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:06 Mike tomas
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I could see something along those lines.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:06 
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[Comment From JJJJ: ] 
Is Grant Green a legit contender for the Oakland SS job?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:06 JJ
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I don't think so. He seems like a CF more than anything else at this point.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:07 
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[Comment From B.S. BluesB.S. Blues: ] 
Even if the Lopez deal is off -- for now -- the question remains: Who closes for the Astros in 2013? Or does anbyody care?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:07 B.S. Blues
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I bet they sign a scrap heap closer, someone they can flip at the trade deadline. K-Rod? Capps?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:08 
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[Comment From HutchHutch: ] 
Swisher seems to be a perfect fit to M's needs (switch-hitting, vet RF/1B). Can the M's outbid the Bostons of the world?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:08 Hutch
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Yeah I think they can if they really want too. They just have to add the proverbial one extra year.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:08 
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[Comment From G-MANG-MAN: ] 
Rangers rotation the past couple years. Prove me wrong but i think the rotation is overrated and overachieving. Adding Greinke enough?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:08 G-MAN
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I don't think underachieving might be a better word. Darvish was very good and Harrison is very underrated, but Holland was a disappointment and so was Oswalt. Feliz got hurt and Feldman wasn't anything special. They have the high-end SP already, I'd look to add more depth if I was them. Obviously Greinke makes every team better.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:10 
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[Comment From adamadam: ] 
any chance angels go after david wright or ra dickey?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:10 adam
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I don't think Wright will be traded but I can definitely see them going after Dickey. The Mets want a young CF and C, and the Angels have Bourjos and Conger to offer.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:11 
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[Comment From BorisBoris: ] 
Tough to predict, but, how big of a step backwards does Mike Trout take? Seems bound to happen right?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:11 Boris
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Yes but that doesn't mean he'll stink. I think he might be headed for an early-career A-Rod path. A-Rod was out of this world in 1996, then dropped off to merely excellent in subsequent years. Trout is great, but I don't think he's a 10+ WAR year-in and year-out.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:12 
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[Comment From LongTimeSufferingMsFanLongTimeSufferingMsFan: ] 
How important do you think it is for the Ms to do something sooner rather than later in the offseason? I, for one, am getting impatient.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:12 LongTimeSufferingMsFan
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I think it's very important. I think this is Jack Z's last stand.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:12 
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[Comment From ChipChip: ] 
After the Madson signing... who's got the best bullpen in the division? I think there's an argument to be made for just about every team, but it's really close. My biased vote goes to the Mariners with Capps/Pryor/Furbush/Luetge leading into Wilhelmsen, but I can't see a wrong choice (besides the Astros).
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:12 Chip
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Right now I would probably take the Athletics but could see the argument for the Mariners or Angels.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:13 
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[Comment From LJLJ: ] 
Two questions: 1. what are you thoughts on jeff bagwell and craig biggo making the HOF. 2. Is Bo Porter as baseball smart. As what reports about him are true?? thanks
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:13 LJ
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Biggio and Bagwell are no-doubt first ballot Hall of Famers for me. Everyone says Bo Porter is a smart guy and highly-regarded, so I'll defer to them.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:14 
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[Comment From @EDUBMora74@EDUBMora74: ] 
What kind of return can the astros get for Lowrie?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:14 @EDUBMora74
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Quite a bit I bet. Drew is the only good free agent shortstop and with the Rangers unlikely to trade Andrus/Profar, he might be the best SS on the market. He can't stay healthy, but 100 games of him is better than 150 games of the alternatives.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:15 
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[Comment From StevenSteven: ] 
How many Starting pitchers do you think the Angels will need to sign?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:15 Steven
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They need to sign about three, in my opinion. Weaver and Wilson (coming off minor elbow surgery), then it's ... Williams? Richards? Enright? That's not enough to make a serious run at contention.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:15 
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[Comment From @EDUBMora74@EDUBMora74: ] 
Does Lopez get traded before winter meetings are over?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:16 @EDUBMora74
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Wilton? I don't think so. Sounds like there's something up with his medicals. Kiley McDaniel of ESPN noted yesterday that his physical was not a slam-dunk and that several teams backed off after reviewing his medicals already.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:16 
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[Comment From melissamelissa: ] 
how serious are the mariners about signing swisher or napoli?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:17 melissa
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I think very serious. Doubt they sign both.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:17 
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[Comment From MikeMike: ] 
Are you going to the Winter Meetings?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:17 Mike
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I will be there, yes. They aren't all that glamorous, I'm sorry to say. Lot of standing around.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:17 
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[Comment From MikeMike: ] 
Do the Mariners trade two of the big three to get a bat?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:17 Mike
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I assume the big three is Ackley, Smoak, and Montero. I can definitely see Smoak being dealt, but not the other two. Smoak doesn't have much value right now.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:18 
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[Comment From JoshJosh: ] 
Which Team makes the Biggest Splash in the AL West in the Winter meetings?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:18 Josh
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Angels. Again.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:18 
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[Comment From WillinghamWillingham: ] 
What would it take to get me in a Mariners uniform?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:18 Willingham
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Erasmo Ramirez? Another one of their young arms from the non-Paxton, Walker, Hultzen group?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:18 
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[Comment From JKJK: ] 
Which are the Angels coveting more: starting pitching, or relief pitching?
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:19 JK
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Sounds like they're trying to boost both, honestly. We've heard more about their pursuit of relievers than starters though.
Thursday November 29, 2012 4:19 
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