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Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels, who dealt away a bullpen mainstay last week, added a reliever Wednesday. Left-hander Sean Burnett agreed to a two-year deal that includes a team option for a third year, multiple media outlets reported. According to MLB.com, Burnett's deal will pay him more than the $9.5 million, two-year deal that Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa signed with the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Burnett's contract won't be finalized until he passes a physical. The Angels traded right-handed reliever Jordan Walden to the Atlanta Braves on Friday in exchange for right-handed starter Tommy Hanson. Burnett, 30, went 1-2 with two saves and a 2.38 ERA in 70 appearances for the Washington Nationals this year. He spent the past 3 1/2 seasons in Washington after playing 2 1/2 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. For his career, he has a 15-23 record with 10 saves and a 3.58 ERA in 354 appearances (13 starts). Burnett will join Scott Downs in giving Los Angeles two lefty...
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The Angels continue to revamp their bullpen as they have now signed left hander Sean Burnett to a two-year $8mm deal, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. The deal also includes an option for a third year.
Burnett will pair up with Scott Downs and form a very solid lefty duo for the Angels bullpen. The Angels also have right handers Ryan Madson and Ernesto Frieri in the back end bullpen...
NASHVILLE Jerry Dipoto will never say never, because an opportunity might arise or Angels owner Arte Moreno might hand him the equivalent of a blank check to pursue a player like he did with Albert Pujols last winter.
But based on the general manager's actions over the past 10 days and his comments as he left the winter meetings Thursday, it is clear that pitcher Zack Greinke...
Well that was an exciting yet ultimately disappointing Winter Meetings, wasn't it? Sure the Angels made a few moves and more or less locked in their roster for the season, but they kind of forgot to bring in that one big piece that was going to make it all worthwhile, that would be a Mr. Zack Greinke.
Maybe I'm being presumptive, but with the money and roster spot they...
Have you ever wanted to experience the frenzied excitement of an MLB war room on draft day? Or have you ever wanted to eat an omelet with your favorite player? Well now’s your chance.
MLB.com is holding an auction with once in a lifetime experiences and all proceeds will go to Stand Up to Cancer. Among the items up for auction are the Nationals’ draft day experience, where you...
The final day of the Winter Meetings are upon us and with that comes this VERY IMPORTANT update on the Angels...
...the Angels have (drum roll, please) not done a damn thing.
Yep, nothing. Not one move. They haven't signed Greinke or any other starting pitcher. They haven't even brought in a semi-anonymous middle reliever to fill out the bullpen. They...
The ill-advised "mutli-year contracts to relievers" train continued to roll along on Wednesday, with the Angels signing Sean Burnett (last of the Nationals) to a two-year, $8 million deal and the Cardinals signing Randy Choate (last of the Dodgers) to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.
Both of these relievers owe Brandon League and Jonathan Broxton a fistbump for setting...
By Jessica Grey - AngelsWin.com Feature Writer
I have a loyalty problem.
My issue isn’t that I lack loyalty. I have buckets of it. Sometimes, maybe, I have a bit too much loyalty. Case in point, my first job as a teenager was for KB Toys. It wasn’t until two years ago that I could even bring myself to step into a Toys R Us. Even then I felt a nagging sense of betrayal and...
Nationals sign Dan Haren to 1 year, $13 Million deal.
Up above, video of Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo talking about the Dan Haren signing, via CSNWashington.com. Video is here, also.
Davey: "I like his stuff. I like his competitiveness....I think he'll be one of the leaders on the staff"Rizzo: "We have a good core of four young starters, and a really...
The December 6th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including details and reactions for Burnett and Blanton signings, why Trout is moving to left field and much more...
The Story: Landing Sean Burnett for two years and $8 million seems like a great deal for the Angels.
The Monkey Says: One thing not mentioned is that Burnett apparently had bone...
When the Angels allowed Dan Haren to walk away for nothing, the immediate speculation was that he’d look to stay on the West Coast. There seemed to be a natural fit with the Padres, and though there were lingering questions regarding Haren’s health, it was clear he was going to get a shot somewhere, and it was clear he was going to be in some sort of demand. Haren seems to have...
And so, while you're sitting around basking in the afterglow of #BeastAppreciationDay, and wondering how Dan Haren's physical turned out, and crying over losing Sean Burnett to the Angels and Danny Rosenbaum and Jeff Kobernus in the Rule 5 Draft, and dreaming about Spring, enjoy the photo above of the guy Davey Johnson all but guaranteed will be back at first base next...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails mostly (but not entirely) about things that happened on day two of the Winter Meetings.
So all the exciting Winter Meetings deals are gonna come on the last day? It's like Frank and Zach from MTV's Challenge have taken over the Winter Meetings and ruined them too. Give me back Evan and Kenny and CT! In the words of T.J. Lavin, they killed it! Sorry, I didn't have any balloons set up to fall when Sean Burnett signed a deal. Maybe Greinke will finally...