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ANDRELTON SIMMONS RUMORS

Alcides Escobar, Andrelton Simmons rob each other of hits with incredible plays

Alcides Escobar and Andrelton Simmons are two of the best fielding shortstops in the game today. They have three Gold Gloves between them in the last three years and flash the leather consistently in the field.On Tuesday night, the two squared off as the Royals took on the Angels in Kansas City. The Angels obliterated the Royals to the tune of a 13-0 win thanks to Los Angeles outhitting...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Andrelton Simmons’ bat is hotter than hot right now

It’s been a torrid July at the plate for Simmons, and there’s reason to believe it’s no fluke. The acquisition of Andrelton Simmons last winter came as a surprise, but in the end he was accepted into open arms by Angels fans by and large, and that’s probably because the trade all but guaranteed one important thing: defense. Simmons is the reigning MLB defensive player of...
Via Halos Heaven
5 days ago

Another highlight for Andrelton Simmons saves the Angels ... temporarily

BALTIMORE – While those around the Angels clubhouse were using words like “incredible” and “unbelievable” to describe what Andrelton Simmons had done, he shrugged it off. “I’ve done a couple like that,” the two-time Gold Glove winning...
Via The OC Register
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor tweak to approach has Angels' Andrelton Simmons feeling in rhythm at the plate

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rarely does one mechanical tweak make such a dramatic difference to results as it has for Andrelton Simmons. The Angels shortstop abandoned the leg kick he had been using this season and instead went back to a toe tap, and...
Via The OC Register
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruthless fan steals foul ball out of another fan's hat

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons popped up a foul ball in the ninth inning of Tuesday's Angels-Rays game that bounced once on the floor between rows of seats, allowing a large group of fans to congregate underneath where it would eventually land. A resourceful fan sitting a few seats over rushed to the spot and took off his hat to use as a glove, making a solid leaning snag. He...
Via FOX Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Being aggressive has turned Simmons into toughest out in the Angels' lineup

ANAHEIM – If there is an offensive plus shortstop Andrelton Simmons provides, despite hitting .232, it is that he puts the ball in play. In 151 at-bats this season, Simmons has struck out just 10 times, a percentage that is lower than any position...
Via The OC Register
June 26, 2016  |  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...
Via Fangraphs
November 13, 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 (...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via Fangraphs
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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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