AL West Notes: Mariners, A’s, Daniels, Thome

The four AL West teams averaged 78 wins in 2010. Here's the latest on the A's, Rangers and Mariners as they look to win baseball's smallest division:

  • The Mariners are not looking at left fielders at the moment, according to Jon Heyman of (Twitter link).
  • The A's issued a statement saying that owner Lew Wolff "has no interest whatsoever in purchasing the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise." Earlier in the week,'s Buster Olney speculated that Wolff could be a potential buyer for the Dodgers.
  •'s T.R. Sullivan suggests Rangers execs Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg could discuss an extension with GM Jon Daniels this week. Daniels' contract is up after the season, but he has said he would like to stay in Texas. 
  • Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News explains how a potential Jim Thome signing would shape the 2011 Rangers. I examined the same issue earlier in the week.

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