Found December 30, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
Going forward, Angels owner Arte Moreno has made it clear that he wants to leave baseball decisions up to the baseball department as opposed to manager Mike Scioscia.  Here's a look at what the Halos might do next.. The Angels are considering free agent closer Ryan Madson, tweets Jon Heyman of  However, in order to stay under the cap, the club would likely have to backload his contract.  Madson's market has thinned out somewhat and nearly 32% of MLBTR readers polled believe that the right-hander will sign with the Angels. Speaking of backloaded deals, Heyman has more details on Albert Pujols' ten-year contract.  Yesterday we learned that Pujols will earn $12MM in 2012 and $16MM in 2013.  Heyman adds that the slugger will make $23MM, $24MM, $25MM, $26MM, $27MM, $28MM, $29MM and $30MM in the following years, according to sources. Every indication from the Halos suggests that they're willing to hold on to Mark Trumbo and Kendry Morales right now,...

With Pujols gone, who can win the NL Central?

With 1B Albert Pujols moving to the American League, a power shift unlike any in recent memory in baseball has taken place. The game’s biggest star and possibly most complete hitter of all time is now playing for the Los Angeles Angels, and suddenly the complexion of the NL Central looks very different. Now Cardinals LF Matt Holliday has no protection and the team has a completely...

Poll: Which Team Will Sign Ryan Madson?

Ryan Madson probably lost another potential suitor when the Red Sox traded for Andrew Bailey. The Rangers, Blue Jays, Marlins, Mets and Padres are among the other possible Madson suitors that have acquired other closers this offseason. However, the Angels, Reds, Rays, White Sox, Astros and Dodgers could be in the market for closers, according to Jon Heyman of (on...

Tribe fans wanted Albert Pujols? If it only were that simple: Hey, Hoynsie!

The new year can't prevent some 2011 topics from filling up Paul Hoynes' mailbag.

Poor Ryan Madson

When Ryan Madson took the mound in the ninth inning of Game Five of the National League Division Series, I remember watching that moment with my friend Paul (a great writer over at Crashburn Alley) and talking about how this might be the last time that the tall righty ever threw a pitch in red pinstripes, and that he would be exceedingly wealthy in the very near future. It wasn’t...

Halo Headlines: Angels Might Be Front-Runner for Madson Now, Words of Warning for the Pujols Contract, Napoli Getting Sued

The December 29th, 2011 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels look like favorites to land Madson, words of warning about the Pujols contract, former Angel Napoli...

Cardinals' Top 12 questions for 2012

Despite manager Tony La Russa retiring and slugger Albert Pujols moving on to the Anaheim Angels, the St. Louis Cardinals will soon begin their request to repeat as World Champions. But following a historic and improbable season that landed the Cardinals with their 11th World Series title, the Cardinals face several key questions as they had into 2012. Here's a look at 12 pressing...

Sox-Yankee Detente

An uneasy truce prevails. The Red Sox are probably hoarding cash. Could the Yankees be doing the same?The Yankees didn't even look at Albert Pujols, and they just glanced at Carlos Beltran. There is that relatively new stadium to pay for, I suppose.If I were the Sox, I'd keep close watch on the Matt Garza talks. My gut is that the Yankees would have signed Garza earlier...

Top 10 Things Angels Fans Can Look Forward To In 2012

By David Saltzer, Senior WriterWith the new year getting underway, Angels fans have every reason to be excited for the coming season. A new era is about to begin for the team—one that will see the Angels returning to the World Series several times.With all respects to David Letterman, here's a Top-10 List of Things Angels fans can look forward to in 2012.10. Albert...

Fan Vote: The Top Story in the 2011 World of Sports Was ____________ ?

The last post of 2011. It was a good year here at Unathletic. It was an even better year in the world of sports. We’re going to give this one to the fans today. What was the top story in sports in 2011? Special thanks to all of our loyal fans for sticking with us. We here at Unathletic promise to keep getting better and to continue to provide you with the good, the bad, the funny...

Red Sox Notes: Quentin, Madson, Soriano

Here's a look at some Red Sox items courtesy of's Rob Bradford.. Prior to him being traded to the Padres earlier today, the Red Sox weren't engaged in talks for Carlos Quentin, a major league source tells Rob Bradford of  One of the major concerns from Boston's perspective, according to the source, was the 29-year-old’s ability to play...
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