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The June 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
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LOS ANGELES At some point, the superlatives are going to sound trite. How many times can you say good things about Mike Trout without going over the top, without anointing him The Next Great Player in the game?
Every time he does something special, it becomes a challenge to describe his talent, to put into words his enormous baseball skills. He's been compared to Mickey Mantle...
For those of you who know me personally, I am not a religious man. I don't think I've actually prayed for anything since I was a little boy. However, I now have a prayer to call my own. A prayer to my personal lord and savior Mike Trout. It goes a little something like this:
Our Trout who art in center (and sometimes left or right),hallowed be thy name.Thy MVP will...
With all due respect to Bryce Harper, the 19-year-old Washington Nationals outfielder is not even close to the best player who can't legally buy a beer in most U.S. states. Harper has been all baseball's rage ever since he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a fresh-faced 16-year-old in 2009, but right now he's being outshined on a nightly basis by a player...
The combined age of Mike Trout (20) and Bryce Harper (19) is just three years older than Paul Konerko (36).
Baseball players, no matter how talented, simply are not supposed to succeed in the Big Leagues at such young ages.
(And, for the record, baseball players are not supposed to improve as all around hitters at such an advanced age like Konerko has. So show some love for Paulie...
The Angels' Mike Trout is a definite All-Star, and the Nationals' Bryce Harper should be in the game, too.
We are talking, quite possibly, about a baseball version of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, two once-in-a-generation players we'll be comparing for the next 20 years.
There is no other way to say it: Something will be terribly wrong if the two prodigies do not represent...
@Mike Trout & Friends (33-29) @ Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles (39-23)Pitching Probables: LAA – Jerome Williams (6-3, 4.02 ERA) LAD – Aaron Harang (5-3, 3.95 ERA)Game Info: 7:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West, Prime Ticket; Radio - KLAA 830, 570 Fox Sports LA
First off, I just want to rub this in the face of all the non-Angel fan haters that immediately discounted them...
Each Tuesday during the fantasy baseball regular season Mike Harmon and John Halpin hop on the internet to talk all things baseball in their weekly Fantasy 15 podcast.
This week the guys chat about Mike Trout, Tim Lincecum, closer chatter, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad.
>> Listen to Fantasy 15 for June 13
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Some roster turnover created some havoc in the middle of the rankings this week, but fret not, the top of the rankings went largely unchanged as they likely will for the next ten years if Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo keep up their respective levels of performance.
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly rolled the dice and Albert Pujols made him pay.
The Angels had Mike Trout on second base representing the go-ahead run in the ninth inning with Pujols at the plate and first base open, but Mattingly decided against walking him and pitching to cleanup hitter Mark Trumbo.
Pujols muscled a broken-bat single into left field with two outs in the top of...
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron makes his weekly appearance.
• Luck and unsustainability, the difference therein (especially as regards Tim Lincecum).
• How the Pirates are accidentally in first place; the Cardinals, accidentally in third.
• Mike Trout: early MVP candidate?
Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter...
Monday was one of those super-light days, with only four games on the schedule. If it weren't for four home runs in the Nationals/Blue Jays game, we'd have only two trots to look at today. Sadly, those four homers hit north of the border featured neither Brett Lawrie nor Bryce Harper. The Angles/Dodgers game didn't disappoint, however.
Let's get to the trots!...
Picking Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish to win the Rookie of the Year awards seemed like such a good idea at the time. It wasn’t that I discounted the talents of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, but I envisaged Harper crushing balls in the minors and Trout just starting to find his feet at this level y mid-June. Clearly both phenoms are outperforming all but the most optimistic of projections...
DENVER (AP) -- Mark Trumbo hit a pair of three-run homers to set a career high with six RBIs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 10-8 Sunday for their ninth straight victory on the road.
Torii Hunter added a two-run homer and scored three times to help Los Angeles complete a three-game sweep.
On a day when the ball was flying out of hitter-friendly Coors...