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The Flagrant Fan:
Vernon Wells was drafted in the first round with the fifth overall pick of the 1997 draft. His first full season for the Toronto Blue Jays showed promise in 2002 when he drove in a hundred runs. His star exploded in 2003 when he led the league in hits, doubles and total bases. After two middling seasons in 2004 and 2005, he again had a terrific season in 2006. He rallied for decent seasons in 2008 and 2010. But he never became the superstar 2003 promised. His last two seasons have been so bad that Wells has become a symbol of sorts of what can go wrong with a career and a GM decision. What this post will attempt to show is that the signs were there all the time.
Toronto Blue Jays general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, was heralded as a genius when he was able to unload Wells on the Angels an off season move before the 2011 season. The move has probably been the most mocked trade since Babe Ruth. It cost then Angels' GM, Tony Reagins, his career and led to the hiring of Dipoto. ...
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Prospect Profile - Kaleb Cowart (3B)
Bats: Both Throws: Right Height: 6’2”195 lbs. DOB: 6/2/92
(Cedar Rapids/Inland Empire): .276/.358/.452 with 16 HRs and 14 SBs
Kaleb Cowart's first full professional season with Angels, split between
two levels (Cedar Rapids, IE 66ers), was a good one. The Halos 3B
prospect showed signs of having solid power down the road clubbing...
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who underwent minor surgery on his right knee after last season, will not play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed on Monday.
Pujols, through his agent, expressed a desire to play in the WBC, which will be held in early March, but because of liability issues related to his surgery, he...
The January 28th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels own the best outfield, Cron and Cowart amongst top prospects and much more...
The Story: The Angels rank as having the best outfield in the majors.
The Monkey Says: Let me just start by saying that I'm proud of Joe for not being a Braves homer and ranking them first. I...
By now you have have probably seen our Top-50 Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball feature or read excerpts of it in the Angels own historical piece "Under the Halo", well tomorrow at 1PM ET on the MLB Network, tune in for the Greatest Moments in Angels History brought to you by MLB Productions.
Below is the MLB Network's Promo for tomorrow's special.
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a rare sighting in the Angel farm system, a high-profile signing out of the Dominican.
Position: Pitcher Highest Level: Low-A
Throws: Right Height: 6'4" Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 19 Born: 7/29/93
2012 Season Stats
DSL: 14.0 IP, 1-0, 2.57 ERA, 7 H, 7 BB, 0 HR, 10 SO, 2.63 GO/AO, 3.49 FIP, .271...