Found January 30, 2012 on Fox Sports:
"It ain't easy being green," bemoaned Kermit the Frog. While this assertion referred to the color of Kermit's complexion, the world's preeminent puppet could have easily been speculating on the arduous nature of inexperience. Nowhere is this disposition more evident than the baseball diamond, where the untested are chewed up and spit out like sunflower seeds. Rookies will emerge at various times in the season, seemingly ready to deliver fantasy fruition to astute owners who have monitored their march through the minors. Highly-touted hitter Eric Hosmer (.293, 19 homers, 78 RBI, 66 runs) produced a power jolt with his arrival in May, and the long-awaited advent of the Desmond Jennings Era in Tampa served as a much-needed second-half stimulus for Tampa Bay. Jennings wasn't the only greenhorn that prospered for the Rays, as Jeremy Hellickson's fantastic freshman foray equated to Rookie of the Year honors. However, sustained success from these prodigies i...

Angels minor league pitcher gets 50-game drug ban

Los Angeles Angels minor league pitcher Daniel Reynolds has been suspended 50 games for a second drug violation. The right-hander was penalized Tuesday under baseball's minor league program for a drug of abuse. Taken by the Angels with the 201st pick of the 2009 amateur draft, the 20-year-old was 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 20 relief appearances last year for the rookie level Orem...

2012 Player Preview: Torii Hunter

2011 was far from Torii Hunter's best season, but he did finish in a fashion that gives us hope that his old age hasn't taken too much of a toll on his abilties.  Can 2012 be the year Hunter revives his career or will it be not only his last as an Angel, but last in the majors? (EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the early start, not all stat projection systems are available...

Poll: One Last Look at the Angels Remaining Shopping List

In just under three weeks, the first of the Angels will begin reporting to Spring Training.  Despite having spent more money than the gross domestic product of the nation of Tonga on new contracts this off-season (not an exaggeration, by the way), the Angels still might have a few items on their off-season shopping list to check off before they head to the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex...

Player Profile #104: Howie Kendrick | 2B | LAA

I just got through telling you about how I think Chris Young should be a top-100 player but George, my co-contributor, doesn’t value him as highly. The inverse is true for Howie Kendrick. Who knows which of us is right, but either way they’re definitely two of the most polarizing players in fantasy. Kendrick will give you a good average, some useful stolen base totals and a good...

Halo Headlines: Pujols and His Contract Are a Top Storyline, Second Wild Card Could Be Added This Season, Comparing the Pujols and Fielder Contracts

The January 30th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Pujols living up to his...

Curt Flood and the history of free agency

With huge free agency contracts being awarded to players, such as the landmark off season agreement between Albert Pujols and the Angels, do you ever wonder how free agency came about in baseball? Curt Flood was a successful MLB player who earned seven Gold Glove Awards, played in three All-Star Games, and won two World Series.  In 1970, after being traded to the Phillies...

Angels minor leaguer gets 50-game drug ban

Los Angeles Angels minor league pitcher Daniel Reynolds has been suspended 50 games for a second drug violation.

Angels pitching prospect banned 50 games for second drug violation

Los Angeles Angels minor-league pitcher Daniel Reynolds has been suspended 50 games for a second drug violation.
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