Found January 13, 2012 on 6-4-2: Double Play Blog:
Back when I was doing the daily series about player birthdays in team history, I ran this for Rick Burleson which detailed the catastrophic trade by the Angels of Carney Lansford, Mark Clear, and Rick Miller to Boston for Rick Burleson and Butch Hobson. That deal turned out to be a catastrophe for the Angels — it was the second such horror in as many years, given the team let Nolan Ryan walk in free agency just the year prior. But what brought this to mind was a Sports Illustrated article by Daniel Okrent (h/t Jay Jaffe on Twitter) introducing the then-unknown Bill James to a wider audience. In particular, check out this passage about that deal, freshly struck, and the far more even-handed deal that sent Fred Lynn to the Angels: This season James relishes the textbook cases he expects will develop from the big Boston-California switches of the past winter, when players shuttled between the best hitters' park in the league (Fenway) and the third-worst (Anaheim). "One is te...

Tweeted by an Angel: C.J. Wilson = Breakdancer, Hank Conger Goes Panda Mode, The BCS Bores Victor Rojas

Another week, another collection of the best tweets (term "best" used loosely) from LA Angels players and personnel.  This week, we take a look at C.J. Wilson the breakdancer, Hank Conger going "Panda Mode" and Victor Rojas being as bored by the BCS game as the rest of us were. You know how some people like to make fun C.J. Wilson because he is a "hipster...

2012 Player Profile: Dan Haren

It may have been Jered Weaver getting all of the Cy Young attention in 2011, but a case could be made that Dan Haren was actually better than Weaver last season.  Can Haren repeat the same kind of success in 2012 and if so, will it actually get noticed this time? (EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the early start, not all stat projection systems are available yet, but I will update...

Halo Headlines: Morales Avoids Arbitration, Projecting Morales's Recovery, Angels Donata a Field to a High School

The January 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Morales avoids arbitration, projecting Morales's recovery, the Angels...

Dodger blogger profile: Mike Petriello (Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness)

In the sixth part of my Dodger Blogger Profile series, I take a look at one of the best in the business -- Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.Petriello, one of the few Dodger bloggers I know of who isn't located anywhere near Los Angeles (New York, actually), does an excellent job breaking down everything Dodgers.His blog is informative, analytical and gets...

Yanks Working on Robertson for Trumbo Deal?

Update: 1:40 PM Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY dispels this rumor .bbpBox{background:url( #9AE4E8;padding:20px;} @trager11 I’m told that Trumbo-Robertson rumor is not true. Makes no sense from Yankees perspective. Forget about that one.Sat Jan 14 18:06:09 via TweetDeckAndrew MarchandAndrewMarchand Original...

Will the Angels get their money's worth from Albert Pujols?

The Angels signed Pujols to a deal worth about $240 million. It won't all be recouped in ticket, concession and jersey sales, but the franchise's value may rise.The Angels signed Pujols to a deal worth about $240 million. It won't all be recouped in ticket, concession and jersey sales, but the franchise's value may rise.

If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 with a 4.36 ERA in 188 innings, and Santana will go 14-7 with a 3.10 ERA...
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