Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance, and now is the time in the off-season where we look around at our AL West rivals and size them up for the season. Since the Mariners are theoretically not competing this year, we’re going to compress these previews some this season, offering these in two-part series: one piece that examines where a team is coming from and what their lineup should look like, and one that looks into the team’s pitching and attempts to look into the future to assess the farm system and overall organizational trajectory over the coming years. It’s a lot to take in, but we believe in you.
Feb 27, 2019, 10:00am PST
March 22, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Oakland Athletics Prospects & 2021 Outlook
With a homegrown pitching staff on the rise, Oakland looks poised to finally complement their powerful young offensive core
March 19, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Oakland Athletics, Overview and Position Players
Can the A’s repeat last year’s miraculous run?
March 14, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Los Angeles Angels Prospects & 2021 Outlook
We’re sorry there should be something punchy here but that picture, it has wrecked us
March 13, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Los Angeles Angels, pitching staff overview
The Angels will be without their best pitcher this year, so they’ll try to manage with a few short-term reinforcements.
March 7, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Houston Astros, prospects and 2021 outlook
The Astros’ window might be closing right as the Mariners’ is (hopefully) opening
March 6, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Houston Astros, pitching staff overview
The Astros pitching staff will be diminished in 2019, but its still one of the best in the league.
March 5, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Houston Astros, position player overview
They gon’ be good
March 4, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Houston Astros Overview
Do the Mariners have any hope of emulating the Astros’ climb to the top?
March 1, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Texas Rangers prospects & 2021 outlook
The Rangers might be eyeing the same window as the Mariners for competition
February 28, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Texas Rangers, pitching staff overview
The Rangers pitching staff is attempting to rekindle that 2013 magic.
February 27, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Texas Rangers, 2018 review and position player overview
Where have you been, deep in the heart of Texas