AL West Notes: Rangers, Lachemann, Mariners

Four years ago today, the Angels traded Orlando Cabrera to the White Sox for Jon Garland. The right-hander pitched to a 4.90 ERA during his lone season in Anaheim before joining the Diamondbacks as a free agent. The Halos selected Eastern Illinois left-hander Tyler Kehrer with the supplemental first round pick they received as compensation for Garland's departure. Here's the latest from the AL East…

  • In today's Insider-only blog post, ESPN's Buster Olney says the Rangers appear to be working on a similar track to last offseason. They'd like to re-sign C.J. Wilson just like they would have liked to re-sign Cliff Lee, but they have a salary threshold they do not want to cross. If Wilson leaves, they will look to improve their teams in other ways, a la Adrian Beltre.
  • The Angels have hired Marcel Lachemann as a special assistant to new GM Jerry Dipoto, reports Jack Etkin of Inside The Rockies. Lachemann had served as a specialist assist to Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd for the last ten years.
  • The Mariners had interest in Ryan Doumit before he signed with the Twins, but Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times says they have bigger fish to fry and "can't afford to spend too much money for part-time production."


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24 Comments on "AL West Notes: Rangers, Lachemann, Mariners"


scott4
3 years 8 months ago

Please, please, please don’t listen to anything Baker says. The Seattle Times has HIM to be embarrassed about.

The_BiRDS
3 years 8 months ago

“Rangers appear to be working on a similar track to last offseason. They’d like to re-sign C.J. Wilson just like they would have liked to re-sign Cliff Lee,”
Soooo C.J. Wilson is going to the Phillies?

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

To the Angels for 6/85 or to the Yanks for 6/100

3 years 8 months ago

For $85MM y’all can have him.

3 years 8 months ago

That snippet from Buster Olney was the most non-newsworthy clip….”if they can’t do this, they’ll do this”…

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

I won’t Mind with 6/85. Around 14M per year…Arte got Bank so it won’t Hurt Halos.. Still be able to sign A Closer and a Catcher to..So it’s all good..If its higher tho then he going to Yanks

Lanidrac
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t know where he’s going, but with that strategy, he certainly won’t be resigning with Texas.

3 years 8 months ago

Geoff Baker is probably the worst sports writer in the country. I shake my head whenever any of his terrible, selfish articles are mentioned on this otherwise-respectable website.

3 years 8 months ago

I came here to complain about Baker and I see 5 people beat me to it. If you want good Mariner coverage go to Lookout Landing or Prospect Insider, they both do good jobs, even though they have slightly different views. USS Mariner is pretty good too.

Nelson Espe
3 years 8 months ago

USSMariner is terrible.  Dave Cammeron is a joke.  He knows nothing about baseball.  Math nerds and people who had no athletic skills will love him though because it allows them to think the game is for people like them.

raffish
3 years 8 months ago

This guy ^  doesn’t realize MLBTR commenters are nerds, too!  And Nelson, I played baseball, still play softball, have abundant athletic skills, AND I listen when Dave Cameron speaks.  Hmmm?  Am I living in my mother’s basement, or my wife’s mother’s basement?

Dynasty22
3 years 8 months ago

I’m not a nerd. :)

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

I ain’t a Nerd…I’m a Baseball freak Just like many other MLB fans..Nerd and Sports Freak are 2 diff. types of people…hmm? and you prolly do live in your mothers basement..?

3 years 8 months ago

Then hopefully you know that baseball is not won on paper.

raffish
3 years 8 months ago

Of course it’s not.  But it can be measured pretty well.

Nelson Espe
3 years 8 months ago

Geoff Baker is great.  He calls out Mariners ownership and management (jackie z).  He always counter argues with concrete facts and stats.  Its funny how badly the geeky fan base who loves WAR and XFIP and all that nonsense will rip into Baker.  Baker is great.  Its to bad people are not seeing that.

raffish
3 years 8 months ago

Oh, I get it now.  You’re messing with people.  :)

3 years 8 months ago

Nelson Espe = Geoff Baker’s mother.

Nelson Espe
3 years 8 months ago

LOL.  What did I say that makes you think I live in my wife’s mothers basement?  You guys are nuts

3 years 7 months ago

I didnt see much on this list worth looking at—Do Not trade Mazir—Wilson is NOT worth 100 million ever!—Aramis is worth looking at as is Heath Bell and Ryan Madson—Add those and the Angels should be done–Except for maybe getting a big hitting catcher–If they dont do that give Conger the chance and let Mathis go away! Why not trade Wells straight up for Barry Zito? Zito would probably do alot better back in the AL and neither team wants or needs them–This would be a good trade for both parties also

TRY THIS OUT

SP—Weaver-Haren-Santana-Zito-Jerome Walden
BP—Madsen or Bell—Walten-Downs   plus 4
Ca–Conger
1B–Trumbo
2B–Howie
SS  Aybar
3B—Aramis
OF—Hunter-Peter-Trout
DH–Morales
bench—Ca-Wilson–Calaspo-Mazir-Abreu

3 years 8 months ago

Seriously, Geoff Baker is to be ignored.

3 years 8 months ago

You do seem upset.

seanb1223
3 years 8 months ago

The steroid era is over. Chill out

3 years 8 months ago

…or is it? Muahhahahaha