Found November 06, 2012 on
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Just yesterday news broke that the Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays was drawing trade interest from multiple teams. I have to imagine that Jerry Dipoto has at least kicked the tires on Hellickson, this type of move falls all too well into Dipoto's method of operation. Aside from the massive Pujols contract Dipoto is very conservative when it comes to giving out big contracts and will only do so if necessary, as we will likely see with Greinke later this offseason. It fits Dipoto much better to trade for a young dynamic player like Hellickson, a player that is very cost-friendly while being under team control until 2017. So far it sounds like he fits the bill nicely since he would give the Angels that strong #3 pitcher they desperately need. That is only if the Angels don't resign Greinke, if they did he would slot into the 4 spot with C.J Wilson just in front of him.
How sweet does that rotation sound? Weaver, Greinke, Wilson, Hellickson, Richards. That rotation c...
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The Tampa Bay Rays solidified their bullpen for 2013 and beyond a bit, re-signing Joel Peralta to a two year deal for $6 million. Peralta will make $3 million in both 2013 and 2014 with an option of $2.5 million for 2015.
Peralta rose to prominence this season when he was ejected for having a substance on his glove during a June game with the Nationals, later revealed to be pine...
By Brian Waller - AngelsWin.com Columnist
All good things must come to an end, and it appears as though fan favorite Torii Hunter’s days in a Halo’s uniform have come to an end; with the door only slightly cracked for the mayor of “Toriitown” to return. After signing a 5 year $90-million deal with the Angels on November 22, 2007 Hunter seemed like the perfect fit for...
The November 5th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Dipoto talks about the Haren non-trade, Hunter not given a qualifying offer, Bourjos will start in the outfield and much more...
The Story: Jerry Dipoto talks about the wild events of Friday night that led the Angels to decline Dan Haren's option.
The Monkey Says: He doesn'...
Mike Trout isn’t afraid of his parents embarrassing him in public.
That means social media. The Angels outfielder welcomed both of his parents to Twitter and urged his followers to follow them.
Welcome my parents to twitter land !!! @debbietrout27 @jeffreytrout !! #FOLLOW
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) November 5, 2012
Fortunately for Trout –– who is likely to be the Rookie of...
Interview Conducted by Chuck Richter - AngelsWin.com Executive Editor
As most of you who have followed us over the years know, we had a really strong connection with now former scouting director of the Angels, Eddie Bane. Eddie has since moved on to the Tigers as a pro scout & recently took a job with the Boston Red Sox as an assistant to GM Ben Cherington.
The die has been cast. Jerry Dipoto made his decision and ushered fan-favorite Torii Hunter out the door and into the wilderness of free agency, In so doing he has also ushered in the Peter Bourjos era... again.
A fan-favorite to a much lesser degree, Bourjos appears to have been given back his starting outfield job. He didn't earn it back, mind you, he was simply gifted...
It's certainly no secret that the Jays need starting pitching (2 of them, in fact, as per my earlier post), and it is also no secret that the only "bona fide ace" out there on the open market this winter will be Zack Greinke. Putting two and two together, there are many fans out there who would love to see the Jays make a hard push after Greinke. While I certainly agree...
Sam Fuld will be hosting a sports camp for children with diabetes. An amazing act of kindness. Click HERE to read more.
The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed Joel Peralta, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Terms of the deal are not yet known but some reports suggest the deal is a two-year deal.
Peralta who went 2-6 last season, made 76 appearances out of the Rays' bullpen. He sported a 3.63 ERA with a career best 11.3 k/9, 2.3 BB/9 and 6.6. H/9.
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You can’t talk about Major League Baseball’s financials these days without hearing about how much money is flowing into the sport. New television contracts are everywhere. MLB Advanced Media is one of the most valuable technology companies in the world. The Dodgers ownership group has their own printing press, apparently. Baseball is rolling in cash, and everyone involved...
The November 6th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout wins Players Choice AL Rookie of the Year, considering Haren's health, estimating how much money will Greinke get and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout named Players Choice AL Rookie of the Year... but nothing else.
The Monkey Says: Good gravy, I don't recall there...
Last week, the Angels shopped Dan Haren around the league, as it was common knowledge that they weren’t going to pick up his $15.5 million option for 2013, and were willing to trade him to a team that wanted to take a one year flier on a pitcher was among the game’s best as recently as 2011. Because they owed him a $3.5 million buyout, the marginal cost of acquiring Haren was...
Vernon Wells is a problem for the Angels. That isn't up for debate. He is one of the highest paid players in baseball but performs just above replacement level, and that might be a generous description. No, the question is just how big of a problem Wells is for the Angels, in practical terms.
What we've already heard several times from reporters, columnists and...
Torii Hunter may be pushing 40, but the outfielder proved in 2012 that he can still play.
Hunter, who turns 38 in July, is drawing interest from the Red Sox, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Hunter hit .313 with an .817 OPS while making $18 million this past season — the final year of a 5-year, $90 million contract with the Halos. As Bradford points out, the 16-year veteran...
As Angels fans, we've given a lot of thought to the idea of re-signing Zack Greinke. We've also given a lot of thought to Josh Hamilton, but I imagine most of those thoughts are not fit for a family site like this. Now though, I specifically want us all to give thought to Greinke, Hamilton and their oft-dicussed personality/make-up issues.
The stereotype of Greinke...