Found November 13, 2012 on
Monkey with a Halo:
Here is a scary thought, Kevin Jepsen. That's it, just the idea of him.
That probably seems like an awfully mean thing to say about the one member of the Angel bullpen who wasn't a greasefire in the second half of the 2012 season. But the fact of the matter is that we've all been fooled before by Jepsen. Let's not forget how great Jepsen looked in 2010. Back then, he had caused many to forget about his rough rookie season, instead making people think he might have what it takes to be the Angels' closer of the future. Then, as we all know, he imploded in 2011, leaving the Angels without a critical part of their bullpen.
One knee surgery and a few trips to the minors later, Jepsen was back with a resurgent second half in the 2012 season. His velocity was back, his control was better than ever and his status as a key cog in the relief corps restored. In other words, he is right back where he was coming into 2011, which is great for him, but terrible ...
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Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was a unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year after a season that put him in contention for the MVP award, too.
The 21-year-old center fielder hit .326 with 30 homers and 83 RBIs following his call-up from the minor leagues in late April.
Trout received all 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America and...
Were you paying close attention to last Tuesday’s presidential election? If so, chances are you learned the name Nate Silver in the course of your research.
During election season, Silver’s blog for the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, became the g0-to source for those looking for an early inclination who might win the presidency just by parsing the numbers. As it turned out...
After being widely considered a Top 2 candidate for the American League MVP, Mike Trout‘s Rookie of the Year honor was a foregone conclusion.
Still, now it’s official. Trout was named AL Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote by the BBWAA. Trout is the second Angels player to be named Rookie of the Year — Tim Salmon also won in 1993.
Trout hit .326 with 30 home runs and 83...
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous selection as the American League Rookie of the Year award, which was announced Monday. In the vote of the the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Trout easily beat out two foreign-born players -- Rangers starter Yu Darvish and A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Trout is also a contender for the AL MVP award, which...
Los Angeles Angles outfielder Mike Trout was named the American League Rookie of the Year today. Trouth, a 21-year-old from New Jersey, not only won the award but has placed himself in consideration for one of the greatest rookie seasons of all-time.
Trout burst on the scene this year for an under achieving Angels team. Finishing the year with a .326/.399/.564 line the right handed...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Newly acquired right-hander Ervin Santana apparently has satisfied everyone, Royals physicians included, that he is 100 percent healthy.
Santana, acquired two weeks ago from the Angels, was in Kansas City on Monday to take a physical exam. Both Santana and Royals general manager Dayton Moore said he passed with no issues.
"All is good," Santana said...
Per numerous reports, the Tigers have signed free agent outfielder Torii Hunter to a two-year, $26 million deal. Hunter visited with the Tigers on Tuesday.
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was named the American League Rookie of the Year for the 2012 season. It was unanimous and Trout received all 28 first place votes. The 20 year old had a season for the ages. Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish were the other two finalists.
In the National League, the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper...
Veteran outfielder Torii Hunter has garnered his fair share of attention thus far this offseason with a handful of teams interested in his services. The Red Sox, Dodgers, Yankees, Rangers and Braves have all expressed heavy interest in the free agent Hunter however the Tigers appear to of taken a very interesting position in the race.
According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network...
The seemingly inevitable signing of Torii Hunter with the Detroit Tigers has been completed. Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Tigers, and will make $26 million. Earlier today, Garrett explored Hunter's popularity on the free agent market in comparison to Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, and Nick Swisher.
With the Angels last season, Hunter amassed 5.3 fWAR, the...
Tuesday morning news broke that free agent outfielder Torii Hunter, a 37-year-old, nine-time gold glove winner was in town meeting with the Detroit Tigers on a possible deal that would bring him to the Motor City.
Sources: Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter is meeting with #Tigers officials in Detroit today. @mlbonfox
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 13, 2012
Hunter who is coming...
Right fielder Torii Hunter reached agreement Wednesday with the
Detroit Tigers on a two-year contract, according to major-league