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Simba Ready to Pounce Back Into Action after WBC

Defensive specialist Andrelton Simmons came back to camp on Wednesday after his team got ousted from competing in the final of the World Baseball Classic. Although the Dutch squad’s elimination was not desirable by any stretch of the imagination, the Angels’ shortstop greatly valued the once-in-a-lifetime experience of being connected with the WBC. It is an experience he will...
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20 hours ago

Despite disappointing end, Simmons a fan of Classic

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons returned to Angels camp Wednesday after playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic and said he enjoyed the experience despite the Dutch team's heartbreaking exit from the tournament.
22 hours ago

Schoop, Simmons turn crucial double play

The Netherlands' double-play duo of second baseman Jonathan Schoop and shortstop Andrelton Simmons made a big-time play in the 10th inning of Sunday's 11-inning, 8-6 loss to Japan to strand the bases loaded.
11 days ago

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

There is no more exciting and rapidly developing position in the game today than shortstop. It has become a new beast over the past few years across MLB. By all indications, it's a wave that is just getting underway. In each of the past two seasons, a Rookie of the Year selection has been a shortstop, and in last year’s All-Star Game, of the six shortstops selected, each made his...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Turning Andrelton Simmons’ Defense Into Offense

Say this for new Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons: He makes things pretty easy. You can look at the regular numbers, or you can look at the more complicated numbers, or you can just watch video of Simmons playing so you can evaluate him with your own eyes. It doesn’t matter, because you’ll always arrive at the same place. This is a player who hasn’t yet been a very good hitter...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons from Braves for Sean Newcomb, Erick Aybar

The Los Angeles Angels have pulled off one of the biggest moves of the offseason so far as they acquired shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Simmons, known as a defensive wizard, is signed through 2020. The 26-year-old is set to make $6 million next season, and then $8 million, $11 million, $13 million, and $15 million in his final season. Simmons has...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Trading Andrelton Simmons appears nuts, but makes sense

On Wednesday night, an interesting rumor began to surface – the Atlanta Braves were discussing trading shortstop Andrelton Simmons to an unnamed NL West team. Source: #Braves deep in talks with NL West team about possible trade. — Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) November 12, 2015 Source: #Braves trade talks with NL West team revolve around Andrelton Simmons. — Jonah Keri (...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dark History of Andrelton Simmons and Travis d’Arnaud

Ian Desmond is 0-for-14 with 10 strikeouts and 0 walks against Craig Kimbrel. I know, I know. Small samples, noise, predictive value and whathaveyou — I get it. Usually, it’s best not to read too much into batter-pitcher matchup stats. Sometimes, though, it’s clear that a certain batter just doesn’t stand a chance against a certain pitcher. Sometimes, it’s clear that a...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper calls Andrelton Simmons' slide a 'B.S. play'

By Jason Rowan The Washington Nationals already were going to be in a foul mood following the team’s 8-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Monday.  But the Nationals already-sour disposition was made that much worse due to an arguably late slide into third base by Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons during the fifth inning. The slide knocked the ball out of Yunel Escobar’s glove...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Andrelton Simmons Ridiculous Play Batsignal

activate the andrelton simmons ridiculous play batsignal — pete beatty (@petebeatty) April 11, 2015 Like all of us, Pete Beatty is a writer/editor formerly born — and now currently living — in Cleveland who’s also had an entire career (whilst living in New York City) in the publishing industry. What else Pete Beatty is, is […]
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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