Seattle Mariners 

State of the Systems: AL West

Houston Astros When you stack their prospects up on a list this system won’t look all that impressive, especially given how bad they have been over the past five years. But that can be a little misleading given their recent graduations and their failure to sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken in last year’s draft. Houston’s farm will look a lot stronger next June when they have two of the top five picks in the draft. At the top however, Houston still has elite talent. Correa is in a class with only…

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Seattle Mariners 

A’s take a step back in AL West

Trying to predict what move will be made next by the Oakland Athletics and GM Billy Beane is impossible — and that is an understatement. On Friday night the A’s dealt All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for third baseman Brett Lawrie and three prospects. Also heading to the A’s is Franklin Barreto, an 18-year old standout at shortstop, Sean Nolin, a 24-year old left-hander who is ready for major league action, and Kendall Graveman, a 23-year old right-hander who was drafted in 2013 and appeared…

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