Found July 10, 2013 on Off Base Percentage:
Casual baseball fans, think about the game on a semi-regular basis. How do I know this? I too was once a casual fan. Bloggers, are not casual fans. We spend our spare time thinking about what we can write about next and whether or not we wrote about it a week ago, or if some other blog has already tackled the subject. In other words, our bottles of soap and shampoo last much longer than that of a casual fan. So, in the spirit of blogging instead of showering, I decided to calculate the value that each team has gotten in return on their investments (players) up to this point in the season.A couple of quick things about the table below.1.) All the payrolls are prorated for the amount of games that each team has played so far this season. So, no, the Dodgers did not find a way to shrink their payroll down to $113MM without any news media outlet finding out. I will note however, that if I had left the salaries at the full season amount, some teams would already show up with a positive d...

Trout lived in parents basement in offseason

Aww…ladies, he’s sadly taken. I don’t know if it’s pathetic or kinda cute, but the 21-year-old Rookie of the year and 2nd in last year’s MVP race lived in his parent’s basement last off season. Not sure if that’s also where he stashed his RoY throphy, but it’s where he rested his head according to Philadelphia magazine via Busted Coverage: As Trout’s star has ascended...

Halo Headlines: estimating a Trout contract extension, the inefficient Angels pitching staff

The July 9th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including estimating a Trout contract extension, the inefficient Angels pitching staff and much more... The Story: The zillion dollar question that is a potential Mike Trout contract extension. The Monkey Says: The question that is posed is how much would your offer but I am wondering if the answer isn'...

Trout Porn!

By Jonathan Northrop, Columnist -  It seems we haven't had much Trout Porn this year, so here's something to feast your eyes with. Check out this list. That's a list of all 282 players with at least 500 PA through age 21 in major league history through age 21 by WAR (It doesn't matter what you set the minimum PA at, the top of the list would...

Mike Trout Lived In His Parents’ Basement Last Winter

After his monster rookie season in 2012, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout finished second to Detroit Tigers&#…

Halo Headlines: Angels interested in Phil Hughes, Trout OK with no Home Run Derby

The July 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels interested in Phil Hughes, Trout OK with no Home Run Derby and much more... The Story: The Yankees are shopping Phil Hughes and the Angels might be interested. The Monkey Says: That is pure speculation on the part of Heyman, but Hughes is a guy that has been connected to the Angels for years...

Halo Headlines: Trout an All-Star, Weaver names son after Adenhart

The July 8th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout an All-Star, Weaver names his son after Adenhart and much more... The Story: Mike Trout will be a starting outfielder for the American League in the All-Star Game. The Monkey Says: He will also be the only Angel representative. Howie Kendrick is the only other Halo deserving of consideration...

Angels Player Power Rankings - Week 15

RANK PLAYER CHANGE COMMENTS 1 -- 0 Last Week: 1 Mike Trout - For all the great things he does on a regular basis, I am left in disbelief that he ended up on the blooper real for turning a leaping catch at the wall into a home run. I actually think that might be a sign that the Rapture draws nigh....

3 Stars of the Game: Game 90

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer The stage was set perfectly for the Red Sox to show America that they are indeed the best team in baseball, the Sunday Night game on ESPN. Its the game that everyone that is a baseball fan watches, and the Sox came out flat, getting only 5 hits in 9 innings, scoring 0 runs. Lackey pitched well, a good showing from him back in his old stomping grounds...

12 Amazing MLB Stats for the Week of July 1-7

Homer Bailey twirls at no-no over the defending champs, the Cardinals finally get a sweep at home, Brian McCann breaks out, Mike Trout keeps doing...
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