Athletics Link Dump: Hamilton, Springer and Photo Day!

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In just under a week the Oakland Athletics will be playing their first spring training game! There has been some big news from around the A.L. West this week, so let’s get right to it.

The biggest news in baseball relates to Josh Hamilton and the relapse that he is going through. While his status for 2015 is uncertain, Mike Greyshock over at Halo Hangout tries to piece together what the Angels’ outfield will look like without Hamilton.

Next: What is the Angels' Plan Sans Hamilton?

Staff writer Trey Hannula gives us eight players to watch for in Angels’ camp. None of the players listed are big names–yet.

Next: 8 Players to Watch in Angel Camp

In Houston, Brian Del Castillo think that George Springer‘s emergence in limited action last season wasn’t a mirage.

Next: Springer Will Be Baseball's Breakout Player in 2015

You’ve likely heard of the Astros top pitching prospect, Mark Appel before. Jason gives us a look at what to expect from the highly-touted minor leaguer.

Next: Mark Appel:Prospect Profile

Heath Criswell over at Nolan Writin’ makes a bold declaration for his Texas Rangers.

Next: The Rangers Will Make the Postseason in 2015

Leslie Monteiro has a great piece on new Ranger manager Jeff Bannister.

Next: Bannister Fulfilling His Dream

Editor at Sodo Mojo, Dan Hughes, asks if Andre Ethier is still an option for the Mariners to add for 2015. Let’s hope not!

Next: Ethier to M's?

The Mariners held their photo day, and Hughes has the pictures to prove it!

Next: The Mariners Line Up...For Photos

If you’re in the mood for something more Athletics-related, here’s a piece on what to expect from Jesse Hahn this season.

Next: Hahn: Prospect Profile

That’s it for this edition A’s fans! We have some good stuff in the works for this weekend, so check back with us for all of the latest news on your favorite team.

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