Matt Purke Rumors

AL West Notes: Guerrero, Wells, Mariners

Some notes on the AL West with an update on a potential Hall of Famer and another take on the Vernon Wells trade…

  • Rangers president Nolan Ryan told the Dallas Morning News that he hasn't ruled out bringing Vladimir Guerrero back. Ryan likes the idea of adding another powerful bat, but suggests Vlad may seek more playing time elsewhere.
  • Richard Durrett of examines this prediction of Ryan's: Texas will win 90-95 regular season games in 2011.
  • Dave Cameron of FanGraphs wonders if the Vernon Wells trade is, at least from the Angels' perspective, the most inexplicable deal in recent history.
  • The Mariners, who select second in this June's draft, will consider amateur players including Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, Matt Purke and George Springer, according to's Greg Johns.

No Deal For Rangers, Matt Purke

The Rangers failed to sign 14th overall pick Matt Purke, according to's Jonathan Mayo.  Purke will instead attend Texas Christian University and the Rangers will get a pick next year as compensation.