Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (video link) caught up with Josh Hamilton in Kansas City and asked him which team he'll be representing this time next year at Citi Field. "Hopefully an American League team, and hopefully back with the Rangers, that'd be nice," said the outfielder. Here's more out of the American League West..
- The Angels will look to improve their bullpen this month but they have no interest in bringing back struggling left-hander Brian Fuentes, tweets Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. Fuentes was released by the A's earlier today.
- Mike Napoli, who is in his contract year with the Rangers, says that he prefers to catch, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. “I’d rather catch than play first base,” he said. "Sometimes, at first base, I feel a little lost. I just want to make the routine play. Knock it down and flip it to the pitcher — that’s basically my mindset," Napoli explained.
- Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times (via Twitter) is a bit suspicious that the Mariners won't be starting Jason Vargas this weekend during their homestand and are instead pushing him to Monday in Kansas City. Baker theorizes that this could be to show that the left-hander can pitch on the road for interested teams. Ben Nicholson-Smith recently examined Vargas as a trade candidate.
Josh Hamilton will be a Tiger next Year!!!
I think this Tigers fan is getting a bad case of yankee fan-itis.
Josh – Good PC answer, but the CORRECT answer is The Los Angeles Dodgers.
Aw man, I was hoping another AL West team would sign Fuentes
LOL. Ur A’s already got to beat up on him when he pitched for Anaheim.. Let some other division share in the booty and get their fair share… Wait until Baltimore releases Kevin Gregg and maybe an AL West team will sign him.. He has been in the AL East and every NL division.. Just the AL Central and West, so ur A’s are due at a crack with him..
He came up with the Angels.
exactly Fuentes was acquired in the Cirillo trade
Nobody has interesting in Fuentes because Fuentes is atrocious
Why would Napoli say this in a contract year? Teams like versatility….especially when it’s a catcher. Why risk losing money? He should be saying I think I can play LF and RF as well as C and 1B…maybe even pitch an inning! (a little exaggerated but you get my point)
his numbers compare more favorably to other catchers as opposed to first basemen, that’s pretty much all
Scott C. Worden
Glad the Angels aren’t stupid enough to sign him AGAIN. 🙂
Coming from a Royals fan, the Mariners are smart to wait until Monday to pitch Vargas against the Royals. There’s no better chance to make him look better to other teams than to pitch him against us……