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The October 23rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout wins Sporting News Rookie of the Year, Bobby Wilson claimed by Blue Jays, rehashing the AL MVP debate one more time and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout was voted the Sporting News AL Rookie of the Year.
The Monkey Says: This is not the official award, but it is voted on by other MLB players, so it is a very nice honor. The real intrigue hear though is that four players actually voted for someone other than Trout. Say what you want about the MVP race, there is no standard by which any AL rookie was better than Trout who may very well have had the best rookie season in MLB history. To commemorate the loss of Wilson, I leave you with this lasting image.
The Story: The Angels designated C Bobby Wilson for assignment and he was claimed by the Blue Jays.
The Monkey Says: This is kind of surprising. Wilson is basically Jeff Mathis (not so) Light, but Scioscia seemed p...
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A 10-year stint in the Angels organization, including the last two as a big league reserve, came to an abrupt end for Bobby Wilson on Monday when the catcher was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, a move that clears the way for Hank Conger to be the Angels' No. 2 catcher.
"I wasn't expecting the phone call, and I don't know what to think of it, but it...
With the World Series on the verge of beginning, that means we are mere days away from the free agency market opening for business and the Angels sure have themselves some business to get done if they want to end their playoff drought. To prep you for the ensuing craziness, we're previewing how the market could unfold for the Halos, position-by-position.
Up next, we look...
Ernesto Frieri was a bright spot for a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim team that fell short of expectations. The 27-year-old right-hander stepped into the closer role after being acquired in a May 3 trade with San Diego Padres. In 56 games, he had 23 saves, a 2.32 ERA and a 13.3 K/9. He also didn’t allow a hit in his first 13 innings in an Angels uniform.
Frieri talked about his...
Mike Aviles is headed north, and he's ready for a fresh start.
Aviles, who was traded to the Blue Jays in the deal that sent manager John Farrell to the Red Sox, was caught off guard a bit when hearing he had been dealt. However, he knows that a solid opportunity awaits him in Toronto.
"I was shocked. I had to just process everything at first," Aviles...
Blue Jays second baseman Mike Aviles talked to Peter Abraham of the Globe about the fallout from his trade for a manager, his thoughts on Jose Iglesias, and his allergy to taking pitches.
Since I can't be bothered to think about anything other than Jose and his future Gold Gloves piling up at Fenway, here's what Mike has to say about Iglesias' future:
BOSTON -- John Farrell wants to bring stability to the Red Sox, and that starts with the coaching staff.
While Farrell has reportedly brought Torey Lovullo from Toronto to become his bench coach, he said he's still discussing the rest of the team's coaching vacancies with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington.
"I wouldn't say we're really...
With the return of John Farrell officially scheduled for Tuesday at noon, the question can change from who will manager the Red Sox in 2012, to who will get the most out of Farrell's return to Boston?
After a season in which Boston had a team ERA of 4.70 and a team high of 11 wins by Clay Buchholz, the starting rotation and staff as a whole needs needs a lift...
One of the main reasons the Red Sox pursued John Farrell to be their next manager was because of the connections Farrell had formed as Boston's pitching coach a couple of years ago.
Farrell worked closely with pitchers and other Red Sox players in his first stint in Boston. The team hopes Farrell will build on those relationships as he takes over in Boston this...
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed right handed pitcher David Herndon off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies. That's the second player the Jays have claimed off waivers in two days. Yesterday, the team claimed catcher Bobby Wilson off waivers from the Angels.
Herndon, 27, went 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA, 1.2 HR/9, 1.2 BB/9 and 9.4 SO/9 in 7.2 innings with the Phillies in 2012.
Cherington introduces John Farrell as manager after the jump.Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
It was one of the worst kept secrets in baseball: The Boston Red Sox wanted John Farrell as their manager. And in the end, all parties involved got what they wanted-except the Toronto Blue Jays. Late Saturday night/early Sunday morning it was reported that the deal was finally complete and Farrell was indeed the newest manager of the Red Sox. In return, the Jays received Red...
John Farrell is happy to be back in Boston
John Farrell was introduced as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox today. The hiring has been met with a mixed reaction among Red Sox Nation. It’s a bit surprising to me because I would have assumed that if this news had come down last year that Boston would have been pretty excited about the hire. I think if nothing else it shows...
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.