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If recent reports are to be believed, it is only a matter of time before the Angels lock up Erick Aybar to a lucrative contract extension. Nothing is official yet, but reports are circling around a contract somewhere in the neighborhood of five years and $50 million for Aybar. That seems to be what Aybar is asking for, anyway. But is that what he should get?
We could debate for hours whether or not the Angels are making a smart decision to sign Aybar long-term, but that is a different topic for another time. Let's just assume that this is going to happen. What we need to figure out is what the Halos should pay him since they are going to pay him. Let's start with that five years, $50 million figure. Compared to recent extension recipient Howie Kendrick, that seems a bit steep. Howie got $33.5 million over four years, but that is somewhat misleading since the first year of the contract covers his last arbitration year. Really, he got a three-year, $27.6 million deal...
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It has become one of the questions surrounding the Angels as they've stumbled to a 4-7 start: Why isn't Mark Trumbo playing more?
The young slugger led the team with 29 home runs and 87 RBI last season and finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting. However, he was displaced from first base by the signing of Albert Pujols. The plan was to get Trumbo...
By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
Salt Lake Bees (8-4) The Bees continued their winning ways Tuesday night as they beat the 51’s 3-2 in front of 3,091 at Cashman Field. Brad Mills pitched 7.0 strong innings allowing only one earned run off four hits while walking three and striking out three. His 2012 ERA is a sparkling 1.38. I personally wouldn’t mind seeing...
The April 18th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
It turns out the toughest part of Kendrys Morales' comeback might still be ahead of him.
After missing nearly two years while recovering from a fractured left ankle, Morales returned to the Angels' lineup to start the 2012 season. After a successful run in Cactus League play, Morales had five hits in his first seven at-bats this season including a four-hit game against the...
Jered Weaver takes the mound Monday night looking to get the team back on track against the Oakland A's
<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
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The April 16th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
Well who would have guessed it, the Angels actually have a middle of the order, what a surprise. The day off did Kendrys wonders apparently, 3-4 with a HR and 4 RBI's makes you wonder if he's finally coming back around. I know one game is too soon to throw around claims that Kendrys is finally back to true Kendrys form again, but if he can keep raking throughout this home...
You know... I'm glad the game went the way it did in the 8th because maybe now Scioscia will stop putting so much undeserved trust into Kevin Jepsen. Jesus Christ the guy is garbage, he's always been bad and people think just because he put up a tolerable year in '10 that he's going to somehow find the potential that he doesn't have. Maybe Dipoto will be able...
Though it was a high-profile matchup in its own right, Sunday’s matchup between the Angels and Yankees was no match for Red Sox/Yankees a year earlier. The Angels/Yankees ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ game drew 2.830 million viewers on ESPN Sunday night, down 40% from Red Sox/Yankees on the second weekend of the season last year (4.697M), but up 32% from Cardinals/Brewers in 2010...
Kendrys Morales hit his first homer in nearly two years and drove in four runs, and Jered Weaver recorded his 1,000th career strikeout while pitching five-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Los Angeles Angels' 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Morales followed his three-run homer in the first inning with an eighth-inning double to score Albert Pujols...
Minor League Top 10
1. Mike Trout - OF, Triple-A Salt Lake City (LAA) - .435/.491/.652, 1 HR, 3 3B - Mike Trout not only does "Blue Steel" really well, but he has started out the season with a 10-game hit streak, is 4-for-5 in stolen bases, and doesn't belong in the minor leagues anymore. I don't want to put him on this list ever again. Yet for some reason, Vernon...
The Los Angeles Angels returned home and recorded a much-needed win after a rough road trip.
Now, they hope to get Dan Haren back on track.
Haren will try to help the Angels win consecutive games for the first time this season Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics.
After going 2-4 at Minnesota and New York, Los Angeles (4-6) avoided a third consecutive home loss with a 6...
@Oakland Athletics (4-7) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (4-6)Probable Pitchers: OAK - Tyson Ross (0-0, -.-- ERA) LAA - Dan Haren (0-1, 6.97 ERA)Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV- FS-W; Radio- KLAA 830
[wayin]a7de28b8-90a5-43ac-85c0-da8d8acbbf7d[/wayin] The Angels got this home stand of to a great start after last night’s all around great performance by the team. Great pitching...
@Oakland Athletics (4-6) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (3-6)Pitching Probables: LAA – Jered Weaver (1-0, 3.21 ERA) OAK – Brandon McCarthy (0-1, 2.50 ERA)Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
[wayin]eaea7afc-a703-4c98-989a-dfc15dd4ea8c[/wayin]The first full week of the season is finally over, a merciful end to a nightmarish week for the Halos. Nothing...