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The Outside Corner:
Welcome one, and welcome all, to the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings in luxurious...Nashville? Yeah, Nashville. Anyway, the Winter Meetings every year are where all of the GMs around baseball meet and talk shop, and plenty of contracts and trades get done around this time of year. Last year, Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson signed with the Angels within something like a half hour of each other. So yeah, things are going to be happening this week, and we'll obviously be on the ball with all of the events of the Winter Meetings.
But over the weekend, we actually had some moves already fall into place. Mariano Rivera will be back with the Yankees in 2013. The Braves and Angels swapped Tommy Hanson and Jordan Walden. The nontender deadline has came and gone, and many recognizable names are on the list...we'll have more on that today. Finally, we saw the Kyuji Fujikawa derby come to an end, with the Cubs emerging as surprise winners over the Angels.
Enjoy the offseason, everyone.
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Intro by David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
By now most Angels fans have heard that the Angels farm
system is “thin” on talent. And, in many ways, that is correct.
However, such a description truly does not give an accurate
reflection on the overall state of the farm. While we, at AngelsWin.com are not
such homers as to deny the obvious, we also believe that...
The December 3rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including reaction to the Hanson-Walden trade, Angels lose out on Fujikawa, Greinke meeting with teams and much more...
The Story: The Tommy Hanson trade is unikely to pay off for the Angels.
The Monkey Says: So says Keith Law and most baseball people. The word seems to be out that Hanson...
The stat line reads like this: .326/.399/.564 Triple Slash. 30 HR, 8 Triples, 27 Doubles, 83 RBI, 129 Runs, 49 SB, and a 139/67 K/BB ratio over 559 at bats. +10 WAR. The results: Over priced...
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The LA Dodgers have blank check capabilities and the best free agent of the year in Zack Greinke within their reach. But is making contact the best move?The post Money, Cash, Throws: Zack Greinke And Big Dodger Dollars appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are “determined” to sign free agent
Zack Greinke, no matter the cost, and it’s pretty clear they are going to extend
the right-hander his largest offer of the winter, reports Jon Heyman of
But it seems pretty clear who is going to offer Greinke the
biggest deal. The Dodgers seem determined to sign him, no matter the cost.
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves. The one time stud prospect has dealt with shoulder problems recently and has seen a decline in his velocity. Should he recover some of that loss velocity, Hanson has the ability to be a top of the line starter for years to come.
Hanson, a 26-year-old right-hander has a 45-32 career record and 3.61 earned-run...
The December 4th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels falling out of Greinke bidding, have serious interest in Sean Burnett, exploring Lohse, Sanchez and Haren options and much more...
The Story: More reports surface that the Angels have fallen out of the race for Zack Greinke.
The Monkey Says: Here is what Dipoto had to say about...
As most everybody knows by now, the Dodgers are in on Zack Greinke and desperately want him to be a part of the club.
Dodgers executives met with Zack Greinke in Los Angeles yesterday, Yahoo’s Tim Brown reported last night.
The Dodgers view Greinke as critical to their pitching staff, Brown reports. Greinke is believed to have enjoyed pitching for the Angels during the second half...
There’s not a whole lot of question right now regarding just who is the top free-agent starting pitcher available. When in doubt, follow the Dodgers. It was thought that re-signing Zack Greinke would be the Angels’ main offseason priority. They’re still interested, but they might be priced out. The Dodgers are in there and flashing their wallets. The Rangers might be just as...
"Maybe it works out better that the deal [with Washington] didn’t go
through. In two years I might be a free agent, and then they get to
keep the players [who would have been] in the trade. And some of those
guys could end up being key players for them."(Zack Greinke, via Washington Post, 3/22/2011)
And so, here we are two years after Zack Greinke snubbed...
When the Angels allowed Dan Haren to walk away for nothing, the immediate speculation was that he’d look to stay on the West Coast. There seemed to be a natural fit with the Padres, and though there were lingering questions regarding Haren’s health, it was clear he was going to get a shot somewhere, and it was clear he was going to be in some sort of demand. Haren seems to have...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Cardinals chairman and principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr. walked through the lobby of the Gaylord Opryland Resort Monday morning, admittedly much more relaxed than this time a year ago.
"It's certainly less busy," DeWitt told FOXSportsMidwest.com.
It was at last year's Winter Meetings in Dallas, Tex., when the Cardinals made a last-ditch effort...