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Los Angeles Angels
The July 30th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
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Who would have thought a rookie who hit just .220 in 40 games during late 2011 would emerge one season later as a legitimate MVP candidate? How about a 20-year old that didn't even start the season in the majors? Well, that's just what Mike Trout has done. Through 78 games entering play Saturday, Trout is leading the American League in batting average (.354), runs scored...
Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout, the AL batting leader, did not start in Sunday's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays because of a sore left knee.
The injury occurred in the third inning of the Angels' 3-0 loss on Saturday night, when Trout leaped against the fence in left-center field while trying to make a play on a home run by Ben Zobrist. He stayed in the game...
MILWAUKEE A framed picture hangs at the end of a long back hallway in the Milwaukee Brewers press box. It's a picture of ace pitcher Zack Greinke, and on the surface, it seems very much like the other posed photographs in this hallway.
It's a typical picture of Greinke, if there is such a thing -- the pitcher deeply, yet blankly, glaring at the camera. But, on a deeper...
It’s not yet time to close the books on the Zack Greinke trade of a year and a half ago. That day won’t come for a long time.
But now is a great time to check the bottom line, to begin to gauge who is coming out better on the trade – the Royals or Brewers.
It will be years before we can judge just what the Royals let get away in Greinke, what they got in return in Lorenzo...
On Friday night, the Angels landed the big prize of this trade deadline season, acquiring Zack Greinke from Milwaukee in exchange for shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers Ariel Pena and John Hellweg. Given all that the Angels have invested in their current club, pushing the team forward with another big upgrade makes sense on paper. In fact, given that they’ve cut the Rangers lead...
Deal is done: Greinke to #Angels, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. @Ken_Rosenthal
#Brewers getting shortstop Jean Segura and two Double A pitchers from #Angels for Greinke. “Finishing touches” being applied. Deal is done. @Ken_Rosenthal
If the Angels weren’t already one of the favorites to win it all, they are now. In a playoffs series they will be throwing...
Zack Greinke was outpitched by Jeremy Hellickson in his Los Angeles Angels' debut, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday.
Obtained Friday from Milwaukee, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and struck out eight. Greinke (0-1) gave up an RBI single to Matt Joyce in the sixth and threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the seventh after...
The Rangers had owned the Angels at the trade deadline for two years running, but that run may have ended early Friday evening. The news of the Milwaukee Brewers trading pitcher Zack Greinke to the Angels in exchange for three prospects delivered quite a punch about 30 minutes before first pitch at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Now, we wait to see how Rangers GM Jon Daniels and...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Zack Greinke was outpitched by Jeremy Hellickson in his Los Angeles Angels' debut, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday.
Obtained Friday from Milwaukee, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and struck out eight. Greinke (0-1) gave up an RBI single to Matt Joyce in the sixth and threw a run-scoring wild...
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron, as per usual, makes his weekly appearance on FanGraphs Audio and analyzes all baseball.
• The Zack Greinke deal, some really important stuff about that.
• A potential Cliff Lee deal, some really interesting stuff about that.
• Other possible trades, some mega-wise stuff about that.
Don’t hesitate to direct pod...
The trade deadline has forced the Milwaukee Brewers to send Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels, the Pittsburgh Pirates to trade for Wandy Rodriguez, the Miami Marlins to send Hanley Ramirez to Hollywood and the Twins to deal Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox. Will the Phillies give up on this season and part ways with Shane Victorino or Hunter Pence...
The odds seem stacked against the Atlanta Braves' wishes of acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher by Tuesday 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster prefers to be dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Greinke went to the Los Angeles Angels and the Miami Marlins only seem willing to trade Josh Johnson within the National League East for a steep asking...
101 games into the season and the Angels now find themselves in a somewhat precarious situation. No longer in second place in the AL West and in the less than secure second wild card position, the Angels are on the precipice of disaster. I'm not trying to be melodramatic but if this team doesn't start stringing some wins together they could be on the outside looking in.Angels...