ARLINGTON, Texas Less than 24 hours before Wednesday's 1 p.m. PDT nonwaiver trade deadline, rumors were flying about the Angels, who began Tuesday 14 games back in the American League West and in selling mode.
The Angels jumped into the trading game Tuesday night, sending third baseman Alberto Callaspo to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for second baseman Grant Green. Earlier reports had the New York Yankees interested in Callaspo.
The St. Louis Cardinals, with a surplus of young, high-end pitchers, have reportedly inquired about shortstop Erick Aybar; the Kansas City Royals are hot for second baseman Howie Kendrick and the Angels are pursuing Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy.
One person who seemed oblivious to it all was Manager Mike Scioscia, who is not on Twitter, not on Facebook, and not really up to speed on many rumors.
"The one thing I try to reinforce with the players is don't believe what you read in the papers and don't look at all the rumors," Scioscia said...