Found November 14, 2011 on
23-year old righty closer Jordan Walden finished tied for 7th in the voting for the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award with outfielder Desmond Jennings of the Tampa Bay Rays. Walden pitched in 62 games (0 starts) for the Angels last year and he was 5-5 with 32 saves, a 2.98 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Walden has now pitched in 78 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Angels and he is 5-6 with 33 saves, a 2.85 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. I think Walden deserved more respect in the voting, as no one had a more pressure packed job than he did in 2011. He reminds me of a young Troy Percival.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
31-year old righty starting pitcher Dan Haren finished 7th in the voting for the A.L. Cy Young Award. Haren pitched in 35 games (34 starts) for the Angels last year and he was 16-10 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. Haren has now played in 266 games (256 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 107-84 with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Haren is a true workhorse and he...
The Los Angeles Angels have hired former major-league first baseman Hal Morris as their director of pro scouting.
The Angels added Morris to new general manager Jerry Dipoto's staff Monday.
Morris spent parts of 13 seasons in the majors, starting with the Yankees and eventually spending 10 years with the Cincinnati Reds. He won the 1990 World Series with Cincinnati, providing...
Jerry Dipoto has cast a wide net in his search for relief help, the Angels new general manager saying Tuesday that he has contacted the agents for between five and 10 right-handers.
Among the free agents the Angels are believed to be interested in are Francisco Cordero, 36, who has averaged almost 40 saves a season over the past five years, and Octavio Dotel, 37, who helped St....
I can here the chant now, “We’re number two, we’re number two”. MLB is handing out it’s awards, and a couple of Angels took second in the Rookie of the Year, and the CY Young honors.
Mark Trumbo finished behind the Rays Jeremy Hellickson, and just ahead of Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer in the R.O.Y. voting. Meanwhile, Jered Weaver finished a distant second to Justin Verlander...
Angels GM Jerry Dipoto has been on the job for approximately two weeks and he's starting to get an intimate sense of his organization's strengths and weaknesses. He likes what he sees so far, but there's still a gap between the Angels' roster and where Dipoto wants it to be.
"Right now, we're a highly competitive Major League Baseball team," he told...
Mike Trout went yard for the first time in the AFL as Scottsdale defeated first-place Salt River, 6-5, on Monday.
The Los Angeles Angels were scheduled to meet with the agent for free-agent lefthander C.J. Wilson on Monday night.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Angels have "serious interest" in Wilson, considered the top available pitcher in free agency.
At least five teams have expressed interest in Wilson, including the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.
In his second...
The Los Angeles Angels have hired former major-league first baseman Hal Morris as their director of pro scouting. The Angels added Morris to new general manager Jerry Dipoto's staff Monday. Morris spent parts of 13 seasons in the majors, starting with the Yankees and eventually spending 10 years with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Angels have hired former Major League first baseman Hal Morris as their director of professional scouting, general manager Jerry Dipoto announced Monday.
MILWAUKEE - After spending most of his train ride from Chicago to Milwaukee working feverishly on his cell phone, agent Bob Garber met Tuesday night with Los Angeles Angels executives.