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As usual, the Cardinals emerge as winners in the Randal Grichuk-David Freese trade

If the November 2013 trade between the Los Angeles Angels and St. Louis Cardinals was a Hollywood script, it would need a logline to sell. In dealing outfielders Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos for third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas: “The Angels traded future greatness for past glory.” I don’t want to come down too hard on Freese, who by all accounts is...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels find replacement for David Freese, acquire Conor Gillaspie from Chicago White Sox

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim added depth to their infield on Friday, as they acquired infielder Conor Gillaspie from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash. The 28-year-old Gillaspie was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Sunday. In 58 games for the White Sox this season, Gillaspie was batting .237 with 11 doubles, three home runs and 15 RBIs. He started 50 games...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #94: No slowing down – Angels 5, Twins 2

A banged up Mike Trout? Not a problem. Losing David Freese to a fracture finger? A mere inconvenience. Matt Joyce still in the lineup for some reason? Even that can’t slow down the Angels. Angels 5, Twins 2 Run Expectancy RundownJohnny Giavotella did a great job of setting the table and Kole Calhoun did a great job of clearing it. Mike Trout returned, but had a bad night. It...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels 3B David Freese breaks finger, will miss at least 2 weeks

Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese will be out at least two weeks with a broken right index finger after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday night. Freese left the Angels' 5-2 victory over Minnesota in the fourth inning when he turned into contact in an attempt to avoid Mike Pelfrey's inside pitch to the right-handed hitter. Freese took first base after getting hit, but...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Freese to DL with finger fracture, Weaver out another week

The July 23rd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Freese to DL with finger fracture. Weaver out another week and much more… The Story: David Freese has been placed on the disabled list with a finger fracture.The Monkey Says: This is basically the same injury he had last seasons, so the team is confident he will only miss three weeks or so. However, it also leaves...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: recapping Day 2 of the draft, Freese has a hamstring injury

The June 10th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including recapping Day 2 of the draft, Freese has a hamstring injury and much more… The Story: Recapping Day 2 of the draft for the Angels.The Monkey Says: The Halos continued to focus on hitting and college players. Specifically, they were looking for players who were either OBP machines or highly athletic or both....
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 16 MLB Waiver Wire: David Freese turning things around with Angels

In this week’s edition of the Weekly Waiver Wire, we have the first Brazilian-born player in major league history, a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, a player who bats left-handed but throws right-handed, a former NL Rookie of the Year, a guy who didn’t even own a baseball glove until he was 11 years old, some guy from Aruba, and one of the best young-players in Baseball. A...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels rumors: Matt Garza edition

The Los Angeles Angels had two priorities going into the offseason, find a third baseman and load the pitching staff with good arms. Matt Garza would be a great addition to the Angels’ rotation that suffered last season. They were able to find their third baseman early into the offseason when they traded center fielder Peter Bourjos to the St. Louis Cardinals for third baseman...
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Gamble On David Freese And Kole Calhoun

The Los Angeles Angels took a risk last Friday, trading center fielder Peter Bourjos and outfield prospect Randal Grichuk to the St. Louis Cardinals, in exchange for third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas. The Angels have had a revolving door of third basemen since the Chone Figgins era, are hoping that Freese regains some semblance of his 2012 form. Freese earned...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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