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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Albert Pujols' daily routine hasn't changed much since spring training began 2 12 weeks ago. He's taking batting practice, fielding ground balls hit right at him and jogging on a treadmill. He has not yet run on a field, and he appears at least two weeks away from playing in an exhibition game.
But the Angels first baseman, who underwent surgery to clean out his right knee last October, seemed almost defiant Friday in the face of questions about whether he would be ready by the April 1 season opener at Cincinnati and whether hed be able to play defense early on.
Asked if he had a feeling when he might be ready to play in a game, Pujols said, "April 1." How many spring games would he need to be ready for the season? "None," he said. "As long as my body feels good, I'm ready to go."
Seriously? Wouldnt Pujols, who overcame a horrendous April to hit .285 with 30 home runs, 50 doubles and 105 runs batted in last season, nee...
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By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media --
Over the years, AngelsWin.com has been honored to welcome such guests as Arte Moreno, Terry Smith, Jose Mota, Rex Hudler, Jerome Williams and Victor Rojas to their Spring Training Fanfest. These guests took the time to speak with the fans, answer questions and even pose for pictures. They have made each year...
Getty Images Mike Trout had a historic rookie campaign in 2012 so the Los Angeles Angels did what anyone would do in their position, they renewed his contract for $20,000 over the league minimum. The 20-year-old Trout has little say over his contract for the upcoming season even if he finished seco
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As you are getting ready for your upcoming fantasy baseball draft or auction, there are a few different ways that can help you determine where there is value or a drop off in talent at each position. One way is by grouping each position into tiers to separate different levels of projected performance. By setting up tiers, it will give you a good idea how many catchers are at each...
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Los Angeles Angels renewed the contract of AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout for $510,000, prompting an angry response from the outfielder’s agent.
Craig Landis said his client was disappointed with the decision announced Saturday. The salary is $20,000 above the major league minimum.
“During the process, on behalf of Mike, I asked only that the Angels compensate...
Mike Trout's agent expressed his disappointment with the Angels over the amount of money the team is paying his client this season.
Last season, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout put fans in awe after robbing a homer from Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy. Trout went a long way in tracking the baseball and eventually timed his leap perfectly to secure the would-be solo shot. It was truly a glorious sight to behold.On April 13, the Halos will commemorate the magic moment by giving away a bobblehead...
The Angels are contender at the MLB level, but can the farm system compare?
Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages.
Mike Trout says the reports that he showed up to spring training overweight are inaccurate and overblown.
Many fans and analysts were concerned that Trout fell out of shape over the offseason after word circulated that the reigning AL Rookie of the Year had put on weight. The report seemed to emanate from Angels beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, who tweeted this...
No reliever makes Angels fans more nervous than Kevin Jepsen, but no pitcher might be more important to the Halos in 2013. Needless to say, it is going to be quite the interesting year, either good or bad or maybe both, from the up-and-down reliever.
2012 Stats: 44.2 IP, 3-2, 2 SV, 3.02 ERA. 3.21 FIP, 39 H, 12 BB, 3 HR, 38 SO, 0.84 GB/FB, 0.6 fWAR
2013 ZiPS Projections: 58...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Although two prominent managers recently have called for a ban on collisions at home plate, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said he is not convinced a rule change is in order.
"It's a tough thing to legislate with any kind of rule," Scioscia said.
San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy and St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny former catchers each...
By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist --
This is the time of year all baseball fans look forward to. The weather is warming up, spring training games have started and each of us, no matter which team we support, have at least a glimmer of hope that this could be the season our favorite ballclub makes the post season. As fans look forward to the upcoming season, managers...
The February 28th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels to have four-man closer competition, Hall tweaks his quad and much more...
The Story: Ernesto Frieri, Sean Burnett, Scott Downs and Kevin Jepsen will all compete for time at closer until Ryan Madson is ready.
The Monkey Says: A closer by committee where the pitcher is picked according...
The March 1st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Buttercup not going away, Cassevah outrighted and much more...
The Story: The singing of "Buttercup" during the seventh inning stretch at the Big A will return this year.
The Monkey Says: Great decision by the Angels stadium staff and PR team. That song is universally loathed makes a...
8:30 a.m. ET: The games people play are changing before our eyes, as those on the inside freely admit. Among the factors driving these changes is a deluge of data.
The second and final day of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference promises to be full of insights and opinions on how data is changing the sports world.
Owners, staff and officials from the highest ranks of the sports...
Tweet Last June eventual American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout made one the defensive plays of the season when he robbed Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy of a would-be home run in Baltimore. Re-watching the video never gets old, but if you would like another way remember the moment these will be available [...]