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The Outside Corner:
Los Angeles Angels
The votes aren't in yet, but the leader in the clubhouse in the Most Disappointing Team of the Year has to be the Los Angeles Angels. After spending a gazillion dollars, give or take, in the off-season to shock the world by signing Albert Pujols and then adding C.J. Wilson to boot, the Halos had sky high expectations entering the 2012 season, and that was before they promoted Mike Trout, who turned out to be Superman. Despite all that, the Angels fell on their face the first month of the season and dug themselves a hole that they couldn't quite dig themselves out of, though they did come awfully close.
BEST OF MAXIM
Angels outfielder Torii Hunter posted this picture on Twitter after Sunday's Angels-Rangers doubleheader in Arlington of Mike Trout, the presumptive AL Rookie of the Year, potential AL MVP, and possibly the best baseball player living on Earth...dressed as a stereotypical baby, complete with bonnet, diaper, stuffed animal...and sneakers with red socks, of course.
Angels center fielder Mike Trout has become the first major league rookie ever with 30 home runs and 40 stolen bases.
Trout hit his 30th homer Sunday, a two-out solo shot in the seventh inning at Texas off Yu Darvish.
The 21-year-old Trout had a leadoff walk to start the game, then quickly got his 48th stolen base.
Only two players in the majors have ever had 30 homers and 50...
You would think that Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout for his contributions on the field would be able to get out of some rookie hazing.
However, even Trout couldn't get out of Los Angeles rookie hazing.
Check out baby Trout:
(Courtesy of The Outside Corner)
Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson will have elbow surgery after the regular season to remove bone spurs.
Wilson said Tuesday that no date has been set for the surgery. Wilson threw his final game of the regular season on Monday night and got the victory in the Angels' 8-4 victory. Wilson finished the season with a career-best 34 starts and went 13-10 with a 3.83 ERA...
Los Angeles Angels lefty, C.J. Wilson has reportedly chosen to have arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow.
The procedure will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum; a respected orthopaedic surgeon based out of Southern California, to remove bone spurs from Wilson’s throwing elbow, an injury Wilson has been dealing with for what he claims to be “the last couple of months.”
Los Angeles Angels right-hander C.J. Wilson will undergo
offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com:
"It's one of those
things where you push yourself through anything because your job is to go out
there and pitch," said Wilson, who finished the season 13-10 with a 3.83
ERA. "The coaching staff and the...
Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson will undergo offseason arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. Wilson said after his final start of the season on Monday night in Seattle that the elbow had bothered him for the past few months. "I tried to make a million adjustments to get around it, to the point where now I'm standing on the first-base side...
Is the Angels rookie MVP worthy?
Mike Trout had four hits and drove in three runs in Los Angeles' 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night but it was not enough to keep the Angels in the playoff chase.
The Angels, with a high payroll and high expectations as the season started, were eliminated from the wild-card race after the Oakland Athletics' 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday...
In all likelihood, Miguel Cabrera is going to win the AL Triple Crown, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in 45 years.
In all likelihood, Miguel Cabrera is going to win the AL MVP, because of the aforementioned feat.
This may have been acceptable in 1967, but not in 2012. Mike Trout deserves to win AL MVP in 2012.
What Trout has been able to accomplish in his first full year...
The Angels did their part. They hoped the Texas Rangers would do theirs.
No such luck.
The Angels' season came to a screeching halt on a cool night in a half empty ballpark in Seattle. Their final two games will have no meaning, at least in terms of deciding their playoff future this season. They have none.
While rookie Mike Trout had another dazzling night at the plate and...
As we enter the final day of regular season play, it’s worth examining the Top 5 surprises for the 2012 MLB season. These are things you wouldn’t have imagined in your wildest dreams as you awoke from your winter slumber on Opening Day
1) Mike Trout
First of all, his season started for the Salt Lake Bees. Really, he couldn’t make the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out of...
Miguel Cabrera gets the nod over Mike Trout for American League MVP honors. AL Cy Young vote is for David Price but Justin Verlander has a strong case, Buster Posey, R.A. Dickey and Bryce Harper are NL player award winners.
See how (and why) Verducci voted here >>