Torii Hunter: he's made his money, now he just wants a ring.
Here's the latest out of the American League West:
- Yoenis Cespedes might make the Oakland Athletics' Opening Day roster assuming he can adjust to Major League pitching (no small assumption, I'll note), according to Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle.
- Alden Gonzalez of mlb.com has a profile of Jerry Dipoto, saying "the work never stops." Gonzalez notes that Dipoto is still working on his bullpen and is "banking on the development of a young closer (Jordan Walden), the reliability of two premier lefties (Scott Downs and Hisanori Takahashi), the leadership of two new veterans (LaTroy Hawkins and Jason Isringhausen) and the emergence of an unexpected arm or two."
- Halos Heaven takes a look at Randal Grichuk and Jose Rondon, two breakout candidates in the Angels' system.
- Torii Hunter is saying he wants a ring more than he wants a big money contract following his five-year deal with the Angels that ends after this season, reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. This could obviously affect negotiations moving forward, assuming he's willing to take less to either stay on the Angels or to move to another contenting team.
- Jim Bowden tweeted that Felix Hernandez is planning to spend his entire career with the Seattle Mariners.
- Tuesday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners dropped the Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in Cactus League action. The Mariners moved to 4-1 with the win. Jeff Sullivan of Lookout Landing describes the action.