Found December 18, 2012 on
Monkey with a Halo:
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Tampa Bay Rays
St. Louis Cardinals
If you are anything like me, well then, let me first say "sorry." That must be really rough for you. However, that means that I know that you have probably spent almost every waking second of the last few days feverishly scanning Twitter and sports news sites for information on the forthcoming trade the Angels are going to make.
I mean, they've got to deal someone, right? And it has to happen soon, right? Right? RIGHT? RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!
Ahem... pardon me. I (and by proxy you) am a little over-caffeinated. Anyway, this looming trade has captured my interest well beyond normal standards because of how multi-faceted it is. This isn't the typical trade rumor in which we know the Halos are shopping one particular player or offering some nebulous package of prospects for a few specific targets. In database parlance, those kind of deals are one-to-many joins, but this current rumor is a many-to-many because the Angels are supposedly shopping so many...
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The Angels traded for a starting pitcher Wednesday, but perhaps the best part of that news for them wasthey didnt have to give up Peter Bourjos or Mark Trumbo to get him.
Left-hander Jason Vargas, a 14-game winner last season with the Seattle Mariners, was acquired in exchange for designated hitter Kendrys Morales, who made a successful return last season after missing all of 2011...
The Los Angeles Angels currently have one two many outfielders after signing Josh Hamilton to a massive contract, and would love to move one of them for another starting pitcher who can immediately fit into the starting rotation. James Shields had been mentioned as a possibility before the Tampa Bay Rays fleeced the Kansas City Royals for top hitting prospect Wil Meyers, but that...
The acquisition of Josh Hamilton gave the Angels what they wanted, but it also left the Angels with a little problem: between Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo, and Kendrys Morales, they had too many good players for too few spots. This was, as they say, a nice problem to have, and the Angels also felt they had a need for another innings-eating starting pitcher. So in a move surprising...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels will pay 2 million directly to Josh Hamilton's charitable foundation under his 125 million contract.
Under the five-year deal completed Saturday, the All-Star outfielder receives a 10 million signing bonus and salaries of 15 million in each of the next two seasons, 23 million in 2015 and 30 million apiece in 2016 and 2017.
On each June...
The Los Angeles Angels are supposedly shopping outfielder Vernon Wells, and the New York Yankees are rumored to be the team who is very interested.
Vernon Wells in 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Now why would the Yankees want Wells?
Well, here are some Wells- facts to sleep on:
- 2006 signed to a 7-year, $126 million contract with Blue Jays; is considered the worst contracts...
With the recent monster signing of former Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton to a 5-year, $125 million contract it's become obvious the Angels are in "win now" mode harder than they've ever been before. Harder than they were last year when they spent $300 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. The Hamilton signing is nothing but amazing for the Angels, in the short...
Oh how the Los Angeles Angels would love to be out from under the mistake they made with Vernon Wells. The Angels acquired Wells in a trade in January of 2011. Now, they wish they hadn't. He is making far too much money for his level of productivity and he has been injured to boot. However, the Angels may be able to part way with the veteran outfielder if the Philadelphia...
Until recently, the Angels were planning on sporting no more than a $145 million payroll in 2013. Enter Josh Hamilton.
Start giggling now.
It seemed like they were done when the acquisition of two starting pitchers (Tommy Hanson and Joe Blanton) and two back-end relievers (Ryan Madson and Sean Burnett). That pushed them to about $140 million.
Angels’ owner Arte Moreno, one offseason...
The Los Angeles Angels, who needed to clear a spot in the lineup, found a willing trade partner in the Seattle Mariners, a team in need of an offensive boost. The result was the Wednesday deal that sent first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales to the Mariners in exchange for left-hander Jason Vargas. The recent arrival of Josh Hamilton in Anaheim left the Angels with too...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Status Update: Scott Kazmir’s Status, Updated
2. Video: Scott Kazmir Striking Out All the Yankees in 2008
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Puerto Rican League
Status Update: Scott Kazmir’s Status, Updated
Scott Kazmir, who last pitched at the major-league level (for 1.2 innings) in 2011 and last pitched...
The Seattle Mariners have acquired DH/ 1B Kendrys Morales from the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Justin Vargas, the Mariners announced.
The Angels had been looking to move someone, as they had a surplus of outfielders/ DHs after the Josh Hamilton signing. The team preferred to move Morales and keep Mark Trumbo and Peter Bourjos.
Morales who missed about a about a season and a half...
Prior to the 2012 regular season, Mike Trout and Jesus Montero would’ve been considered leading contenders for the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Both Trout and Montero were top prospects, and Trout was staring at some regular outfield playing time while Montero was looking to catch and hit designatedly in Seattle. Trout eventually won the award, turning in an all-time...
By Chuck Richter - AngelsWin.com Executive Editor
The Angels Wednesday acquired left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for infielder Kendrys Morales. Today’s transaction was announced by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.
Vargas, 29, finished the 2012 season with a 14-11 record with a 3.85 ERA (217.1 IP – 93 ER) and 141 strikeouts. The left-hander...
Perhaps aside from the Los Angeles Angels winning the Josh Hamilton sweepstakes the Toronto Blue Jays have without a doubt made the biggest splash in the MLB offseason. After raiding the Miami Marlins’ roster with the acquisitions of shortstop Jose Reyes and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle the Jays made another significant move by [...]