The Preposterous Mike Trout

It’s that time again, when we provide your somewhat regularly scheduled update on the exploits of Mike Trout. When we last saw our protagonist, he was rocking a 210 wRC+ on April 24th. That was good enough for sixth best in baseball, but given that it was April 24th, we were sure to see some regression. Right? Now it’s May 24th, and Mike Trout has a 220 wRC+. That’s the best...
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Petit emerging as key to Angels' bullpen

Yusmeiro Petit bailed out Matt Shoemaker and the Angels on Tuesday night, working out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning of the club's 4-0 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.
8 hours ago

Shoemaker, Angels 'pen shut out Rays

10 hours ago

Mike Trout explains why he doesn’t look at advanced stats

In an interesting touch of irony, the darling of the sabermetrics community doesn’t exactly think all that highly of sabermetrics.In an appearance Tuesday on MLB Network Radio, Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout revealed that he doesn’t look at advanced stats and gave his reasoning why.“I don’t use any of that,” said the two-time American League MVP. “If I...
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Bedrosian progresses to throwing from mound

Angels relief ace Cam Bedrosian took a key step forward in his recovery from a groin strain on Monday, throwing off the mound for the first time since landing on the disabled list.
13 hours ago

MLB draft 2017: Angels farm depth report - Middle Infield

Fontana, Fletcher, and Baldoquin - oh my! The MLB draft is about 3 weeks away, so we’ll be taking look at the Angels farm system. Where are they strong? Where are they weak? In this edition, let’s take a look at the corner infielders (and DH). Fortunately, the Angels shouldn’t need to worry about SS for a few more years (at least until 2020) with Andrelton Simmons locked...
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18 hours ago

Angels Week 7 Rankings - Position Players

The good, the bad, and the meh - Cameron Maybin in tearing it up! I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date. Summary The Angels offense scored the 2nd most...
Via Halos Heaven
20 hours ago

Angels Week 7 Rankings - Pitchers

The good, the bad, and the meh - Pitching stumbles I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date. Summary The Angels starting pitching staff had a 4.25 ERA...
Via Halos Heaven
21 hours ago

Angels Option C.J. Cron To Triple-A

The Angels announced on Monday that they’ve optioned first baseman/designated hitter C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled infielder Nolan Fontana in his place. Entering the season, Cron was a popular trade candidate once the Angels signed Luis Valbuena, as it was reported that Valbuena would spend quite a bit of time at first base. The 27-year-old Cron, though, injured...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

After manager challenges, umpire changes call without replay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nolan Fontana was called safe and then out on the same play by the same umpire — without a replay review. Welcome to the majors, kid. Nothing is certain. Making his major league debut for the Los Angeles Angels, Fontana was initially ruled safe by second base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt on a stolen base attempt in the second inning Monday night against...
1 day ago

Wild pitch helps Angels beat Rays 3-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jefry Marte scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning to help the Los Angeles Angels’ beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday night. The Angels, who have won six of eight, pushed across the run without a hit in the seventh inning against Tampa Bay relievers Jumbo Diaz (0-3) and Ryne Stanek. After walking Mike Trout intentionally to...
1 day ago

Terry Collins considered walking Trout with bases loaded

How good has Mike Trout been in his seventh MLB season and throughout his entire career? So good that at least one opposing manager has considered intentionally walking him with the bases loaded.The New York Mets held a 7-4 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning Saturday when Trout strolled to the plate. The bases were loaded, and Mets manager Terry Collins said after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MRI on Albert Pujols’ hamstring comes back clean

The Los Angeles Angels got some good news on the status of Albert Pujols.Pujols felt his hamstring get tight on him when he tried stretching a hit into a double on Wednesday. He was not in the lineup for Friday’s game and underwent an MRI on his hamstring, which he said came back clean.According to the OC Register’s Jeff Fletcher, Pujols called himself day-to-day and said he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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