Found January 16, 2014 on Beer Mug Sports:
PLAYERS: Mike Trout
TEAMS: Los Angeles Angels
Video: Holy ****, flying Trout!

WATCH: Mike Trout shows off INSANE hops

Mike Trout shows off his insane leaping ability on this box jump. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder has mad hops.

The jumping skills of Mike Trout will amaze you

Mike Trout can jump. Really, really high. The 6-foot-2 Angels star, known for his speed and power on the diamond, showed up his leaping skills during a box drill on Instagram. And it sure seems like Trout is ready for the start of spring training, the fourth of his young career. Last season, Trout hit .323 with 27 homers, 97 RBI and 33 stolen bases en route to a second-place finish...

Mike Trout Shows Off Insane LeBron-Like Vertical Leap (Video)

Mike Trout is the next big thing in baseball and if it wasn’t for Miguel Cabrera having two insanely productive seasons in the AL he’d have 2 MVP awards at the age of 21. In this video Trout is doing some off-season training and decides to film himself doing a standing vertical jump onto a 55+ inch plyometric box. Not many athletes would attempt this jump, let alone successfully land it.

LA Angels invite Mark Mulder to spring training

Mark Mulder has been invited to spring training with the Los Angeles Angels, nearly six years after he last pitched in the major leagues. The Angels announced a deal Tuesday with the 36-year-old Mulder and 18 additional non-roster invitees. Mulder won 103 games over nine major league seasons with Oakland and St. Louis, including a 21-win season in 2001. The left-hander struggled...

Figgins works out for scouts, shows passion in comeback attempt

There was the workout. And there was the speech. By all accounts, Chone Figgins made a strong impression during his audition for nine clubs Wednesday in Tampa. But he made an even stronger impression afterward, speaking from the heart while giving an impromptu address to the assembled scouts. "I wanted them to see the passion in my eyes," said Figgins, a super-utility...

Halo Headlines: Clark wants Pujols defamation lawsuit dismissed, Hamilton puts on 20 pounds

The January 15th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Clark wants Pujols defamation lawsuit dismissed, Hamilton puts on 20 pounds and much more... The Story: Jack Clark filed to have the defamation suit lodged against him by Albert Pujols dismissed. The Monkey Says: Clark is now pretending that when he said "juiced" that he also meant...

Halo Headlines: Moreno confirms no Tanaka meeting, Angels spoke with Garza, no progress on ...

The January 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Moreno confirms no Tanaka meeting, Angels spoke with Garza, no progress on Trout extension and much more... The Story: Arte Moreno confirms that the Angels have not met with Masahiro Tanaka but did talk with Matt Garza. The Monkey Says: This is two top level denials now, so it is pretty safe...

MWAH 2014 Angels Prospects Countdown #24: Michael Snyder

Many Angels fans were saddened when they traded away a certain slugging first baseman who strikes out a lot and doesn't walk very much but has lots of power. Well... good news! The Angels have another one of those in the farm system and his name is Michael Snyder, our #24 prospect in the 2014 MWAH Top Prospects Countdown. Michael Snyder Position: 1B    Highest Level:...

Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and the pursuit of the $300 million contract extension

No matter how hard I try, it seems that I just can't go more than three weeks without having to write something pertaining to a Mike Trout contract extension. Thanks a pantload, Dodgers. In the wake of Clayton Kershaw's blockbuster seven-year, $215 million contract extension, the baseball world can't help but turn their collective eyes down the I-5 South to Anaheim...

Halo Headlines: Angels remain involved with Tanaka negotiations (or not), Pujols "really ...

The January 17th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels remain involved with Tanaka negotiations (or not), Pujols "really excited" about progress and much more... The Story: Reports insist that the Angels remain involved in talks for Masahiro Tanaka. The Monkey Says: Oh, good! I'm so happy! I really hope they get him. There has...

Jack Clark’s Lawyer: Albert Pujols Steroid Comments Too Vague To Do Harm

ST. LOUIS — Jack Clark‘s comments implying that Albert Pujols used steroids were too vague to do any real harm, and a court should dismiss the lawsuit pitting the two former St. Louis Cardinals stars against each other, Clark’s attorney said Tuesday. A motion filed Monday on behalf of Clark seeks dismissal of the defamation lawsuit filed by Pujols in October. The suit followed...

MWAH 2014 Angels Prospects Countdown #25: Michael Fish

An Angels outfield prospect with an ichthyological surname? Greatness must be sure to follow! Up next on our prospect countdown is Michael Fish who will look to carry on the great tradition that Mike Trout and Tim Salmon set before him. Let's hope this late-round draft pick doesn't turn out to be a flop... because, you know, fish flop on dry land. OK, no more fish jokes,...

MLB 2013: Top Hitters Under 25

Bryce Harper, Mike Trout While the farm system up-and-comers will be showcasing their skills this Sunday at the Futures Game in Citi Field, a crop of under-25 players will be awaiting their arrival to join them as part of the next generation of Major League Baseball greats. The following are the top hitters under the age of 25–regardless of service time–during the first half...

The Absurd Price that Clayton Kershaw is Actually Worth

Over the last few years, a common thought experiment among nerdy baseball fans has been to imagine what Mike Trout would sign for if he was a free agent. He was the best player in baseball before he could legally drink, and if the market had to price a player of his ability and youth, […]

The Tanaka Bottleneck

By Robert Cunningham, Staff Writer - No, this is not a new imported Japanese beer brand (although if the Angels sign Masahiro it ought to be a marketing opportunity right?).However it is the unintended and undesirable effect that Masahiro Tanaka is having on the current off-season trade market.The entire pitching side of the trade market is at a virtual standstill...
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