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AL West News and Rumors
My personal favorite moment of 2012 might have been watching A's manager Bob Melvin -- exhausted, happy and soaked in champagne -- sit on a table outside his clubhouse and try to find the words to describe what had just happened.Upvote Share Tweet
A's, Kottaras avoid arbitration with one-year dealThe A's on Monday agreed to terms with George Kottaras on a one-year contract for the 2013 season to avoid arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
Top prospect Cowart among 21 invited to campThe Angels announced 21 non-roster players who will be joining those on the 40-man roster in Spring Training next month.Upvote Share Tweet
Soria happy to set up, but hopes to close againJoakim Soria said he signed with the Rangers because he wanted a place to pitch. He was a closer for five seasons for the Royals but understands that might not be his role with the Rangers.Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers' offseason may be for the bestThis is a time of year when it's easy to look at a team's roster and get a queasy feeling about the question marks, but the Rangers have been careful about not throwing good money -- or prospects -- at bad.Upvote Share Tweet
Have the Diamondbacks Lost Their Leverage With Justin Upton?grantland.com Updated Jan 14, 2013The Diamondbacks negotiated a trade with the Mariners last week, one that would have netted a strong package of young talent. But when the two teams f...Upvote Share Tweet
Bob Melvin Gets 2-Year ExtensionJan 14David Schoenfield discusses Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin getting a two-year contract extension.
NFL mailbag -- Running QBs have leg up, for nowJan 14The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
Peter King: Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference final…Jan 14DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…