Found September 10, 2012 on
Monkey with a Halo:
Los Angeles Angels
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - Trouty actually slumped for real these last two weeks, not that "woe is Trout his OPS is only .870" crap. Alas, you can't keep a good demigod down as he is once again hitting (and robbing) home runs.
Last Week: 3
Albert Pujols - Are we supposed to panic now that he hasn't hit a homer in 11 straight games or is that hysteria only resolved for April?
Last Week: 2
Jered Weaver - This bout of tendinitis couldn't come at a worse time for the Angels' playoff hopes and Weaver's AL Cy Young hopes, even if he only cares about the former.
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The Angels’ Mike Trout continues to chase history as a 21-year-old rookie bidding to become just the third rookie to win AL MVP honors. How does...
NOTHING FISHY ABOUT THAT
Dear Mike Trout,
Please stop making tremendous defensive plays. You're destroying everyone with your bat, and your defense is just as impeccable. Yoenis Cespedes is having a damn fine rookie year, and you just had to go ahead and rob him of a hit on Tuesday night in Anaheim, in addition to blowing him out of the water in the AL Rookie of the Year race.
XOXO, The American...
Mike Trout book-ended the Angels’ 6-1 win over the Tigers on Saturday with two incredible plays that encapsulate his phenomenal all-around talent. The Angels rookie led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run off reigning AL Cy Young Award and MVP winner Justin Verlander, and he recorded the final out by robbing Prince Fielder of a home run in center field.
If Mike Trout is a five-tool player, one of those tools has to be the Venus fly trap glove he has in center field. Trout has had his share of memorable moments so far this season, but he added an especially good one to the list Saturday night to seal an Angels victory. Prince Fielder hit what looked to be a bomb in the ninth inning with two outs, but Trout ranged back and made the...
Mike Trout’s historic rookie season for the Angels has been noticed by fans, media, and everyone in baseball, and now we can quantify just how truly incredible he’s been.
As Hardball Talk points out to us, Trout has become the first player in baseball to post a 10 WAR since Barry Bonds in 2004.
WAR is a newer statistical metric that measures “Wins Above Replacement,” or...
LA Angels center fielder Mike Trout robbed Prince Fielder of a home run to end the game against the Tigers last night.
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Trout started the game with an...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout provided the Los Angeles Angels with the perfect beginning and the perfect ending to another impressive victory over one of the teams they are battling for a wild-card berth.
Trout hit a leadoff homer in the first inning off reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander - and robbed Prince Fielder of a home run to center field for the...
The September 11th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Weaver to return on Thursday, Trout surpasses 10 WAR, Aybar exchanges texts with Brandon McCarthy and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver will return to action on Thursday against the A's with Jerome Williams drawing the spot start on Tuesday.
The Monkey Says: With Weaver...
C.J. Wilson won his third straight start, Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer in the first inning and the Los Angeles Angels roughed up Justin Verlander en route to a 6-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Trout ended the game by robbing Prince Fielder of a home run to center field on a 3-2 pitch from Garrett Richards.
Wilson (12-9) allowed an unearned run and four hits...
I'm trying to type this as fast as I can so I can process what is going on with this team. After they got swept by the Rays and sleptwalked through the end of August, most people (myself included) gave up on this team for dead. Too many games back and too many teams to overcome to get into the playoffs. Then they beat up on the Red Sox, them 2 out of 3 from the Mariners (including...
In most seasons, there is at least some debate when it comes to the MVP award. How can there not be? The name itself inspires debate. Which team got further because of the contributions of one player? Well, in 2012 there can be no doubt who the MVP should be. The battle for second might be a little more interesting, but then again most people don’t care about who comes...