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Interview Conducted by Chuck Richter - AngelsWin.com Executive Editor
As most of you who have followed us over the years know, we had a really strong connection with now former scouting director of the Angels, Eddie Bane. Eddie has since moved on to the Tigers as a pro scout & recently took a job with the Boston Red Sox as an assistant to GM Ben Cherington.
This past weekend I asked some questions to Eddie about some of his former draft selections such as Jered Weaver, Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout and the MVP & Gold Glove snub, along with what went on with him and former Angels GM Tony Reagins. All of that and so much more, so let's get on with it...
Q: AngelsWin.com - Eddie, so great to be back in touch with you. Angels fans at AngelsWin.com and Angels fans on the net have really missed the Bane Connection feature we ran monthly during the season.
To kick this off, how was your time in Detroit the past couple years?
A: Eddie Bane - Hey Angels fans. Hope yo...
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By Jonathan Northrop - AngelsWin.com Columnist
Just over a year ago Jerry Dipoto was named the Angels’ General Manager and within a couple months made his mark, culminating with the “Big Splashes” of the 2011 December GM meetings, netting the top free agent hitter and pitcher, Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. Over the course of the rest of the offseason he made a variety of...
By Brian Waller - AngelsWin.com Columnist
All good things must come to an end, and it appears as though fan favorite Torii Hunter’s days in a Halo’s uniform have come to an end; with the door only slightly cracked for the mayor of “Toriitown” to return. After signing a 5 year $90-million deal with the Angels on November 22, 2007 Hunter seemed like the perfect fit for...
The November 5th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Dipoto talks about the Haren non-trade, Hunter not given a qualifying offer, Bourjos will start in the outfield and much more...
The Story: Jerry Dipoto talks about the wild events of Friday night that led the Angels to decline Dan Haren's option.
The Monkey Says: He doesn'...
The November 6th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout wins Players Choice AL Rookie of the Year, considering Haren's health, estimating how much money will Greinke get and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout named Players Choice AL Rookie of the Year... but nothing else.
The Monkey Says: Good gravy, I don't recall there...
Mike Trout isn’t afraid of his parents embarrassing him in public.
That means social media. The Angels outfielder welcomed both of his parents to Twitter and urged his followers to follow them.
Welcome my parents to twitter land !!! @debbietrout27 @jeffreytrout !! #FOLLOW
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) November 5, 2012
Fortunately for Trout –– who is likely to be the Rookie of...
The die has been cast. Jerry Dipoto made his decision and ushered fan-favorite Torii Hunter out the door and into the wilderness of free agency, In so doing he has also ushered in the Peter Bourjos era... again.
A fan-favorite to a much lesser degree, Bourjos appears to have been given back his starting outfield job. He didn't earn it back, mind you, he was simply gifted...
It's certainly no secret that the Jays need starting pitching (2 of them, in fact, as per my earlier post), and it is also no secret that the only "bona fide ace" out there on the open market this winter will be Zack Greinke. Putting two and two together, there are many fans out there who would love to see the Jays make a hard push after Greinke. While I certainly agree...
It looked great on paper. Angels pitcher Dan Haren for troubled closer Carlos Marmol. Unlike some media nowadays, I read between the lines. When Patrick Mooney of CSN’s Chicago came out with the news that the Haren for Marmol trade was off. I gave myself a sigh of relief. It didn’t feel like new [...]
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Last week, the Angels shopped Dan Haren around the league, as it was common knowledge that they weren’t going to pick up his $15.5 million option for 2013, and were willing to trade him to a team that wanted to take a one year flier on a pitcher was among the game’s best as recently as 2011. Because they owed him a $3.5 million buyout, the marginal cost of acquiring Haren was...
As Angels fans, we've given a lot of thought to the idea of re-signing Zack Greinke. We've also given a lot of thought to Josh Hamilton, but I imagine most of those thoughts are not fit for a family site like this. Now though, I specifically want us all to give thought to Greinke, Hamilton and their oft-dicussed personality/make-up issues.
The stereotype of Greinke...
Torii Hunter may be pushing 40, but the outfielder proved in 2012 that he can still play.
Hunter, who turns 38 in July, is drawing interest from the Red Sox, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Hunter hit .313 with an .817 OPS while making $18 million this past season — the final year of a 5-year, $90 million contract with the Halos. As Bradford points out, the 16-year veteran...