Found June 15, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto readily admits they were probably his top two concerns "leaving the dock out of spring training." The Angels had no consistent leadoff presence and their bullpen was too thin to back an outstanding starting rotation. Now, however, those two areas have essentially been dealt with -- with the promotion of rookie outfielder Mike Trout in late April and the trade for right-handed reliever Ernesto Frieri in early May. "I never think in terms of, 'Boy, we solved that one. That's behind us,' " Dipoto said. "It's always a work in progress. "But right now, I'm very comfortable with where we are as a team, with our personnel, how we line up. The 25-roster players -- Mike (Scioscia) has developed a feel for how they work in a lineup and managing a game. That's really all you're ever trying to do -- find how a roster works." Trout has emerged as a rising star since his promotio...

Halo Headlines: Trout humble and grounded off the field, Williams takes on racist tweets, Angels kick tires on Ben Sheets

The June 14th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

Winning $1000 With FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Is Better Than Mike Trout

All right, that’s debatable. But hey, Mike Trout’s only making what, circa 400K this season? Even he could use a 998-dollar profit. Fantasy Baseball returns this week, giving you and 64 other people a chance to win money from a $1000 prize pool. All you’ve got to do to play is drop in 2 bucks. Or 6 bucks, if you want to run up to three teams. Very little...

Pujols Watch: Albert Pujols is having a hot June

After a terrible start with the Angels, Albert Pujols loos to be finally settling in. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After such a miserable and well documented start to his first seiason as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is having a very hot month of June thus far. Pujols, who has raised his average to .264 on...

Angels' Aybar, Kendrick have lost their way on offense

The Los Angeles Angels made their commitments to second baseman Howie Kendrick and shortstop Erick Aybar, but neither is doing much to justify the team's trust this season. Kendrick was signed to a four-year, $33.5 million contract before the season started. Early in the season, Aybar agreed to a four-year, $35 million contract extension that will kick in next season (after...

When is enough finally enough with Ervin Santana?

I got four words for you, probably the same four words that have been running through your mind most of this season. Ervin Santana. Job Stability. Can anyone really be surprised at what's going on with Ervin Santana and his absolutely disastrous year so far? Early in the season this kind of pitching from him was tolerable, as funny as that is to say about a pitcher who gave...

Can one swing turn Aybar's season around?

LOS ANGELES Wednesday was beginning to look like just another miserable night at the plate for Erick Aybar -- and there have been too many of them this season. Pop fly, double play grounder, fly ball out. Aybar's batting average had fallen to .218 by the time he came to bat in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. There was no reason to think this would be any different. But...

What if Trout and Harper are better than the Three Bite Rule?

When my grandfather passed away last spring, the family had to clear out and sell the wonderful little house in northern Virginia that he had lived in (with my grandmother, until 2008) since sometime in the sixties. Among the few things that I ended up with, being the baseball guy, was my pick of whatever I thought was salvageable of a large, worn stack of sports magazines that had...

The Three Bagger That Changed My Life

  My story of Mr. C.J. Wilson and how witnessing one hit changed my life By Lily Deerinwater - Feature Writer On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, C.J. Wilson got his first MLB hit, a standup triple, while playing an interleague game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. It was the first triple by a Rangers pitcher since...

Haren's night ruined with one bad pitch

ANAHEIM, Calif. The pitcher and the manager agreed on two salient points Friday night. The pitcher felt good, and the pitcher made one critical mistake. Sometimes that's all it takes. Dan Haren knows that as well as anyone. The Angels right-hander threw a pretty good game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The one pitch...

Haren awaits as Cahill, D-backs visit Angels

The Diamondbacks are facing the Angels in Southern California for the first time in more than a decade. A familiar face will be waiting for them on the mound. Angels starter Dan Haren is set to face the Diamondbacks for the first time since being traded nearly two years ago in Friday night's series opener. Arizona helped Los Angeles (34-30) a bit Thursday with an 11-3 win over...

Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview (6/15-6/17)

By Brian Waller, Columnist Angels/D-Backs Preview: The Angels continue to roll! Their rotation survived the thin air of Colorado and their bullpen came through when needed in L.A. as the Halos wrapped up a 6-game road trip with a 5-1 record. The Angels will now return home and welcome to town the defending National League West Division champs, the Arizona Diamondbacks...

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FanGraphs Prospect Stock Watch – 06/15/12

Cam Bedrosian, RHP, Los Angeles Angels Current Level: A 2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 14th Current Value: Underrated The 29th overall selection in the 2010 draft, Bedrosian was one of my favorite prep arms available that year. He made just five appearances, though, before hurting his elbow and undergoing Tommy John surgery. Just 17 when he was draft, the right-hander is still just...

Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with Dodgers and Angels

The Los Angeles Kings took the Stanley Cup to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday for a group photo with the Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels and a chance for everyone to throw out the first pitch before the conclusion of the annual interleague Freeway Series.
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