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Prospect cost aside, Angels will savor Simmons' slick glove work

New Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler rode into town and made his presence felt rather quickly. Early in the offseason, the Halos pulled off a big trade – acquiring shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Sean Newcomb, Chris Ellis and Erick Aybar.The trade was noteworthy for a few reasons. The Angels gave up their two most promising pitching...
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16 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

How Did Previous Andrelton Simmonses Age?

Last night, the Braves traded Andlreton Simmons to the Angels for Erick Aybar and a couple of pitching prospects. While it’s likely that Atlanta’s staff made this deal primarily to acquire Sean Newcomb, a big left-hander with high-end stuff and strikeout rates to match, I think it’s fair to categorize this return as surprisingly light. Newcomb is brimming with upside, but he’s...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Traded to Angels

The day began with thoughts on a potential Andrelton Simmons blockbuster. As the day ends, half of what was discussed has come true — Simmons has been traded, and even to the general Los Angeles area. He just hasn’t been traded to the Dodgers, or for Yasiel Puig. Rather, Simmons’ new teammates will be the rest of the Angels. And, headed to the Braves in exchange: Erick Aybar...
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November 12, 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,...Read More
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves reportedly listening to offers for Andrelton Simmons

The Atlanta Braves are willing to listen to trade offers for Andrelton Simmons, according to various reports. The Braves are definitely tearing things down and starting over following a 95 loss season, and it seems that Simmons is available for the right price, according to multiple reports from Jonah Keri and Bob Nightengale. Teams calling...Read More
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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...
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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

Why moving on from the Braves is not the best idea

Sports fans have now reached the end of August, the most anticipated part of the year in which a crossroads is created between baseball and football. A great deal of fans will shift their focus from their MLB club of choice and turn towards a local college or professional football squad, particularly in the South where it is no secret that football is king. Such an action will take...
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons’ injured ankle more serious than Braves thought

getty images While the Atlanta Braves initially indicated that shortstop Andrelton Simmons had simply tweaked his ankle there is some concern that the injury is more serious. Simmons was in a splint and using crutches in the Braves clubhouse on Wednesday. Apparently Simmons’ ankle began to swell once he stopped icing it. While the Braves are hopeful that Simmons can avoid the disabled...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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