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The April 19th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Aybar agrees to four-year, $35 million extension, Bobby Cassevah close to a return, Trumbo knows defense is his ticket back into the lineup and much ...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The agreement between the Angels and shortstop Erick Aybar on a contract extension can only be viewed in positive terms, both for the club and the player. By signing Aybar for four years and 35 million after earlier locking up second baseman Howie Kendrick long term, the team has now secured its middle infielders through the 2016 season.
But shelling out big contracts...
The Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a contract extension for Gold Glove shortstop Erick Aybar.
Angels spokesman Tim Mead confirmed Wednesday the club is getting close to a new deal for the switch-hitting leadoff man, who would have been a sought-after free agent this fall.
Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has been negotiating with Aybar's agents since shortly...
ANAHEIM, Calif. In the quiet of the Angels clubhouse Tuesday afternoon, Mark Trumbo tried his best to explain a confounding situation.
It made sense, and yet it didn't.
Two days after hitting his second home run of the season and lifting his batting average to .375, Trumbo sat for a second consecutive game. His bat might be worthy of a spot in the starting lineup, but his...
Free Mark Trumbo!!! Free him now! So says most any Angel fan you ask about anything even tangentially related to Angels baseball. The way this large subset of Halo fans would tell it, the fact that Mark Trumbo has not started in three games and has a mere 19 plate appearances thus far this season is the greatest injustice the baseball world has seen since A.J. Pierzynski duped...
It has become one of the questions surrounding the Angels as they've stumbled to a 4-7 start: Why isn't Mark Trumbo playing more?
The young slugger led the team with 29 home runs and 87 RBI last season and finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting. However, he was displaced from first base by the signing of Albert Pujols. The plan was to get Trumbo...
The Los Angeles Angels and Gold Glove-winning shortstop Erick Aybar agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension.
The deal is worth a reported $35 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"It took a while, but I don't think there was ever a thought that we wouldn't get to this point," Angeles general manager Jerry Dipoto told the newspaper.
If recent reports are to be believed, it is only a matter of time before the Angels lock up Erick Aybar to a lucrative contract extension. Nothing is official yet, but reports are circling around a contract somewhere in the neighborhood of five years and $50 million for Aybar. That seems to be what Aybar is asking for, anyway. But is that what he should get?
We could debate...
The Los Angeles Angels are close to signing shortstop Erick Aybar to a long-term deal, according to EPSN.com's Jerry Crasnick.Aybar is set to become a free agent at season's end and is making just over $5 million this year.The 28-year-old is batting .171 in 10 games this season. Aybar will receive his Gold Glove Award for his defensive efforts last season prior to Thursday...
The April 20th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
Forgoing free agency is the new hotness. After already locking up his double play partner Howie Kendrick back in January, the Angels gave Erick Aybar a reported four year, $35 million contract extension today. Aybar is under contract for 2012 at just over $5 million, so this represents a pretty nice raise in annual average value, and assuming that the contract covers 2013-2016...
The April 18th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
With news of Erick Aybar signing a contract extension coming out this week, it should increase the odds that Alberto Callaspo is traded for relief help. The fact that Aybar will definitely be around next year would seem to make Maicer Izturis expendable but I’m thinking Jerry Dipoto knows Arte Moreno did not spend the big bucks this off-season to use an unproven back-up at shortstop...
There's been quite a bit of complaining over the way Scioscia has been handle the lineup the past weekend, and with good reason too. Who wouldn't be a little frustrated with the way the lineup has been managed thus far? He's burying the teams hottest hitters in the bottom of the lineup, he's thrust his veterans into the middle of the order when they've been...
There was no guest on this week, so Hudson and Scott really stepped it up. The show follows an agenda something like this:
Extension talk – Madison Bumgarner and Erick Aybar both signed extensions this week. What do Scott and Hudson think of each deal?
Contender or Pretender? – The Hardballchat crew discusses some teams that are off to surprisingly hot starts (Mets...