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More often than not, fantasy baseball owners head into their draft with a list of players they’re targeting and have a general idea of how much they’re willing to spend to acquire said players. But two-to-three hours into an auction, when teams are filled up, targeting specific positions or possibly not even paying attention, other owners may capitalize by securing players with tons of upside for one or two dollars.Last season, we competed in a 14-team rotisserie auction league known as “Blog Wars,” comprised solely of writers in the fantasy baseball industry. The auction was a blast, but admittedly, took forever. But there we were, more than 300 players deep into the draft — long after the Ryan Braun and Troy Tulowitzki type players were off the board — and our team had a few open bench slots with just a few bucks left to spend. The 316th player was nominated — Mike Trout — for $1. We were pretty high on Trout and decided to splurge for $2 to acquire his services. Yes, $2. For anyo...
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Much of the hoopla coming out of Angels Spring Training has been surrounding Fat Mike Trout. The second year star rolled into camp weighing in at 241 pounds, roughly 15 pound heavier than he was last season.
Also, Trout is now a full 5 pounds heavier than teammate Albert Pujols. Weird.
That’s what makes this Men’s Health Magazine cover so interesting. The discussion with Trout...
It’s well-documented. Mike Trout had one of the greatest individual seasons ever in 2012. Mike Trout is your new favorite Angels player. He is the Phenom of all Phenoms. Naturally, Angels fans young and old want him to stick around, and to be perhaps the first player to enter the hallowed halls of Cooperstown with the Halo’d insignia gracing his plaque.
So when Trout’s...
Baseball HQ's Ron Shandler makes some ostenibly persuasive arguments as to why Trout should not be drafted anywhere near his current price tag (top-three overall pick or $40-plus dollar buy), as does my industry colleague David Gonos. While there's little doubt it would be wise to bet on regression from his monster rookie year, I think both overstate the case and that Trout...
Tonight on the AngelsWin.com Internet Podcast, hosts Adam Dodge and Geoff Stoddart welcome AngelsWin.com Founder, Chuck Richter, and Director of Marketing, Brian Ilten. Tonight's topics of discussion included …
* Angels horrible Spring Training start. Something the fans should worry about?
* Mike Trout's new contract. Was he jobbed, or was it a good move by the team...
The March 6th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols makes a surprise appearance in the lineup, how Trout provides value on the bases and much more...
The Story: Albert Pujols made a surprise return to the Angels lineup yesterday.
The Monkey Says: This came out of left field, but it can only be a good thing. Albert went 0-for-3 and pretty...
The fantasy baseball tiers for the outfield are a little different than at the positions as there are more players per group and there are typically several players in the group that will offer you strength in three or four of five categories. For example, in a group of eight players, you might have four players strong across the board, two players good for stolen bases and two...
The March 7th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout's agent asked for $1 million, Weaver trying to recover his old arm angle and much more...
The Story: Ken Rosenthal reports that Mike Trout's agent asked the Angels for $1 million for his 2013 contract.
The Monkey Says: As the article states, that would've been the highest payday...
The voting process for all of Major League Baseball’s major awards have been long under criticism. However, few awards in any sport have taken as much flak as the Rawlings Gold Gloves.
The Gold Gloves are voted on by fans and coaches, and the argument against that process has been twofold: Not only do the voters strongly tend to play to long-established favorites and bigger names...
I look out side and see snow on the ground and find it hard to believe that it is actually baseball season already. Then I look on the internet and see the box scores, I check my email and see the fantasy league invites, I got the store and see the Spring seasonal beers on the shelf...
Yeah. Baseball is back baby! We've already seen some great plays out of the likes of...
They were called old-timers or purists, those who blanched last fall at the thought that Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera might be passed over for the MVP award after achieving the Triple Crown, leading the American League in batting average, homers and RBIs.
On the other side of baseball's dividing line stood new-school thought, people who argued just as vehemently that advanced...