AL West Notes: Fielder, Pujols, Athletics

Some rival executives view the Rangers as the team most likely to have a dynasty in the next decade, according to's Buster Olney. The two-time defending AL pennant winners have an impressive Major League team, talent rising through the minor leagues and a lucrative media deal on the horizon. Here’s the latest on the Rangers plus other updates from the AL West…

  • The Rangers could likely afford Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder, but Olney suggests the record-setting Alex Rodriguez deal may linger in the minds of team officials. Texas signed Rodriguez to a ten-year, $252MM deal in 2000, only to trade him three seasons into the contract.
  • When's Jayson Stark polled MLB executives about likely destinations for Fielder, the Rangers were the most popular choice (though they obtained just 25% of the votes).
  • For more on the Rangers, including why a deal for Pujols or Fielder isn't a great fit, check out my offseason outlook from last week.
  • Commissioner Bud Selig has given Athletics owner Lew Wolff tacit assurances that MLB will eventually allow the A's to move to San Jose, according to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News.

8 Responses to AL West Notes: Fielder, Pujols, Athletics Leave a Reply

  1. RocknRollFan77 4 years ago

    Just like your mother’s nasty, stinky, hairy crotch!

  2. BART doesn’t go to San Jose right now. But they are in the process to expand to San Jose. But it would still be awhile if the A’s move to San Jose, before BART will be there.

  3. I think it was a joke, and poking fun at the Angels ridiculous name.

  4. Ben-Dessa Anderton 4 years ago

    yeah when Arod was here he was pretty much all we had. Now with what is in place, either of them being added would be ridicoulous in terms of the offense we would have. I think Fielder would be the better bargain and imagining a big bat from the left side of the plate would be unreal.

  5. This is exciting news for the A’s. I’m happy that Selig finally made a decision (sort of), and is expected to say yes. Although, it would be better if the A’s were able to stay in Oakland. I’ve heard Jack London Square on the water. I don’t know if that is possible. But I just want a new stadium somewhere, so San Jose is fine. Look at what the Marlins are doing. They are selling out games already and are spenders this offseason simply because of their new stadium.

  6. Ben-Dessa Anderton 4 years ago

    when the market is thin and supposedly CJ Wilson leads the show, might as well stock up on offense and find a horse like Buehrle and add another guy to supplant a possibly bullpen loss.

  7. Ben-Dessa Anderton 4 years ago

    Pujols back in Stl is the best fit.

  8. Ben-Dessa Anderton 4 years ago

    why Darvish? He is unknown in terms of what he can do in the US and I have not once been impressed by those making the jump overseas except of course Colby “Cobra” Lewis!

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