Hunter, Matt and Reese mostly talk American League West this week. We start with the snakebit Rangers who will set a major league record for most players used in a season. They’ve shut down Yu Darvish and Shin-Soo Choo for the season.
The Mariners had some exciting behind the scenes drama when Jesus Montero chased down a scout with a bat. On a tamer note, Jack Zduriencik received a multi-year extension as general manager.
The A’s continue to build. They acquired Geovany Soto and Bryan Anderson, both catchers, to add additional depth to the expanded rosters.
We talked about Johnny Venters chances of returning after his third Tommy John surgery.
The Royals claimed Jayson Nix and DFA’d Bruce Chen to ready themselves for September. We also discuss Alex Gordon’s MVP candidacy.