Seattle Mariners: Links From Around The AL West


Happy Thursday morning! Time for your Sodo Sunrise. Let’s take a look at some of the stories that are making news around the AL West.

Hamilton In Trouble

We all saw the news. Josh Hamilton of the Los Angeles Angels has admitted to Major League Baseball that he had a relapse with his drug addiction, including at the very least, cocaine.

And while we all wait to see what type of punishment is handed down by the league, Mike Greyshock at Halo Hangout ponders whether it will even matter to the Angels whether Hamilton is there or not.

Next: Josh Hamilton's In Trouble

Doolittle Not > Than Felix

We all know by now that Felix Hernandez lost the quarterfinals of the #FaceOfMLB contest to Sean Doolittle of the Oakland Athletics.

What you may not now is that I lost a bet in which I had to hold up a sign that proclaimed:

Forgive my bad penmanship (who actually writes anymore??!!) and let’s just say that my fingers were crossed on my other hand.

Regardless, Lance Marlow over at Swingin A’s had the chance to interview Doolittle and it’s a great read. Check it out.

Next: Interview With A Doolittle

Rangers Claim Former Mariner Olmos Off Waivers

The Texas Rangers claimed Edgar Olmos off waivers from the Seattle Mariners this week. Olmos was designated for assignment 10 days prior, when the Mariners signed Rickie Weeks.

Lisa Weatherall reports the acquisition and breaks down what Rangers fans can expect.

Next: Rangers Claim Edgar Olmos