Found November 16, 2011 on
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The Angels have released Anthony Ortega. I was wondering when that was going to happen; he ended the season with a craptastic 9.24 ERA, and his 1.17 K/BB rate didn't promise much in the way of improvement, ditto his 5.0 K/9. A spare part the Angels did not need, who will ply his trade in someone else's minor league system.
Mike Trout can't take home Rookie of the Year honors in 2012 thanks to a weird fluke of the rules:
When Trout was called up in July, he was added to the Angels’ 40-man roster for the first time. When he was sent down, then, he was what they call optioned. When you’re optioned, you aren’t on the active roster, and you don’t accumulate service time, EXCEPT you must be optioned for at least 20 days in the season for that option to count. (An option lasts all season, no matter how many times you are sent down.) Since Trout wasn’t on the 40-man roster before he was called up, he hadn’t previously been optioned, ...
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The Angels have released 26-year old righty reliever/starter Anthony Ortega. Ortega pitched in 24 games (4 starts) in Rookie+AAA-ball last year and he was 1-3 with a 7.24 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP. He did pitched in 3 games (all starts) for the Angels back in 2009 and he was 0-2 with a 9.24 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP. This is no loss for the Angels.
31-year old righty starting pitcher Dan Haren finished 7th in the voting for the A.L. Cy Young Award. Haren pitched in 35 games (34 starts) for the Angels last year and he was 16-10 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. Haren has now played in 266 games (256 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 107-84 with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Haren is a true workhorse and he...
By Jonathan Northrop - Angelswin.com Columnist This is the fifth part in a series that looks at the Angels team--where it is today, how it got there, and where it might be going. The four previous parts can be found here, with further parts listed:Part One: Intro and CatcherPart Two: First Base and Designated HitterPart Three: The Middle InfieldPart Four: The Hot CornerPart Five...
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The Angels have promoted Justin Hollander to director of baseball operations.
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It seems a woman was ripping off Alberto Callaspo for child support. I hope she is made to pay back all the money.
Mike Trout went yard for the first time in the AFL as Scottsdale defeated first-place Salt River, 6-5, on Monday.