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Mark Trumbo examines his bat for holes after a strikeout. Photo courtesy of Angel Blue.
I was wishing Mark Trumbo a happy birthday on this day last year. You’d think he and I were Facebook friends or something.
Here’s the money quote from last year:
Trumbo couldn’t take a walk if he had one of Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bets on it (he had only 25 last year in 573 plate appearances, killing his OBP), but there is no denying that he has power. 30 home runs and about a .265 AVG in 2012 certainly is plausible.
First, sorry for bringing back the Mitt Romney reference in that quote. It was much more relevant last year. Second, can I get a standing ovation for those projections, or what?!?! He hit 32 homers with a .268 average. C’mon, I nailed it! You’ve been starting at this screen for a while now I bet, stand up and give a man a hand! [Waits...] *sigh* Fine.
It was a crazy 26th year for Trumbo. While many naysayers were certain that his horrible batting eye was sure to be exploited, tu...
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Is it just me, or does it seem as if Mark Trumbo is destined to find himself in the hot seat every off-season? At this time last year there were questions floating about regarding Mark Trumbo and his ability to play third base every day. Mark Trumbo proved his critics right, playing terrible defense at the hot corner for only 8 games before finding refuge in the outfield. Trumbo...
Every offseason you've been accustomed to our long winded season preview of the Los Angeles Angels -- and while you're still going to get one from AngelsWin.com in the upcoming weeks -- here's a different twist on what's to come from the Los Angeles Angels in 2013, from Rafael Rodriguez - AngelsWin.com's Video Producer.
Baseball fans have been waiting for the day when Mike Trout would come back from an ocean expedition with a giant aquatic animal at the end of a pole.
It would be a day for wordplay and wittiness, of puns and potshots. What else can you ask for when you have a great outfielder named Trout?
But alas, Trout has caught his first fish, and it’s so big that we can only tip our hats...
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The Angels avoided arbitration with pitcher Jerome Williams on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with the right-hander on a 2-million contract for 2013.
Four other Angels -- pitchers Jason Vargas, Tommy Hanson and Kevin Jepsen and third baseman Alberto Callaspo -- filed for salary arbitration Tuesday and are set to exchange figures Friday. If the team and players can't come to terms...
Right-hander Jerome Williams and the Los Angeles Angels avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract that more than doubles his pay.
The 31-year-old went 6-8 with a 4.58 ERA for the Angels last season in 15 starts and 17 relief appearances. He made $820,000.
Williams likely will start the season as a long reliever for Los Angeles this spring, with Jered...
Right-hander Jerome Williams has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year deal.
The veteran went 6-8 with a 4.58 ERA for the Angels last season, making 15 starts and spending long stretches in the bullpen.
Williams likely will start the season as a long reliever for Los Angeles this spring, with Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and new arrivals...
Jason WhitneyMike’s last name, “Trout” is very apropos for what appears to be fun hobby for the young stud outfielder. Trout’s girlfriend, Jessica Tara Cox tweeted a picture of the massive fish the Trout family reeled in! I’ve never heard of a Goliath Grouper, but that’s a fish I’m staying away from. Look at the size of this thing!
In the second picture Mike’s brother...
After a quick glance at the Top 15 list it should be fairly clear that this is one of the weakest minor league systems in Major League Baseball. Poor drafts (mainly due to lost draft picks from free agent acquisitions) and trades have decimated the system, which has almost no starting pitcher depth to speak of.
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The January 15th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels announce spring training invitees, Trout catches 550-pound fish and much more...
The Story: The Angels released their full list of non-roster invitees for training camp.
The Monkey Says: Most of them were already known, none of them are very exciting. Luis Rodriguez and Brendan...
The Los Angeles Angels will have one less player to worry about come arbitration hearing time. They have signed Jerome Williams to a one-year deal so the team and the pitcher will avoid arbitration this year. Four other Angels' players filed for salary arbitration yesterday.
Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times says the one-year deal between the Angels and Williams...
The January 16th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Williams avoid arbitration, Wilson '0% concerned' about being ready for training camp and much more...
The Story: Jerome Williams avoided arbitration with a $2 million contract.
The Monkey Says: Jerome was lucky to get tendered a contract and even still might have to fight...
I saw this picture on BustedCoverage the other day. Mike Trout just living the life man. The guy is the best player in professional baseball and now he’s taking the fishing world on by storm. Trout better be careful about reeling in 550 lb fish – he’ll be rumors of steroids before the sun comes up.
The Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels are rolling out a tasty promotion this season.On Friday, April 5, the Inland 66ers will hold Farewell to Twinkies Night on the heels of the announcement that Hostess is shutting down their operations.The organization has also extended an offer to actor Woody Harrelson, who in 2009, starred as the Twinkie obsessed Tallahassee in the...