KEVIN JEPSEN RUMORS & GOSSIP
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- One by one, they arrive to redefine the Tampa Bay Rays.
The past offseason included change upon change. It happened on the field. It happened in the front office. Right-hander Chris Archer joked that the Rays will need name tags in spring training. The team has a different feel.
The change, though, presents opportunity. What does it mean for the new faces...
Soon, winter will give way to spring.
Soon, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin again as something new.
Their offseason has been full of change. There have been the departures of Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon. There has been Matt Silverman's move from team president to president of baseball operations. There has been Kevin Cash's hire as manager. There have been transactions that sent...
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen.
The clubs announced the deal Tuesday.
Joyce batted .254 with nine homers and 52 RBIs last season, his seventh in the majors and sixth with Tampa Bay. The 2011 All-Star and Tampa native has 88 homers...
The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays that will send outfielder Matt Joyce to Los Angeles, and reliever Kevin Jepsen to Tampa Bay. The Rays had been reportedly shopping Joyce for some time now.
Joyce, 30, has been in the Rays organization since 2009, and has had his fair share of ups and downs. His All-Star campaign of 2011 had many optimistic that...
The Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bays agreed to a trade that will send fan favorite Matt Joyce to the west coast for reliever Kevin Jepsen. Joyce, who was an All-Star in 2011, spent six of his seven seasons in the majors with Tampa Bay coming to the Rays in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. He will join Los Angeles with a .250/.342/.441/.783 slash line in 725 career games.
The Angels just sold high on Kevin Jepsen and their reward is the new left-handed half of their designated hitter platoon, Kevin Joyce.
Source: The Angels have traded RHP Kevin Jepsen to TB for OF Matt Joyce.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) December 16, 2014
After years of mediocre and frustrating production, Jepsen had a breakthrough season in 2014 with a career-best 2.63 ERA and...
The Angels dealt RHP Kevin Jepsen to Rays for OF Matt Joyce in a deal announced on Tuesday.
Joyce batted .254 with 23 doubles, nine home runs and 52 RBI in 140 games (116 starts) for Tampa Bay in 2014. An American League All-Star in 2011, Joyce also set a career-high with 62 walks last season.
For Jepsen, one of four relievers in Angels' history to pitch at least seven seasons with...
The reliever that Angels fans loved to hate had the audacity to go out and actually pitch really well this season. What’s up with that, Jepsen? Bullpen whipping boys aren’t supposed to work hard, dedicate themselves to their game and turn into a high quality reliever. We’re going to have to investigate this further.
Is the resurgence of Jepsen for real?
Let’s see. His ERA...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels bullpen, for better or for worse, has been a storyline all season long.
Is there too much attention being paid to the bullpen?
"No," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said in a matter-of-fact tone. "I think bullpen's a critical component of a winning club. I think it's evolving and I think some of our stumbles can be attributed to a lot of parts on our club...
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Wow, I really did a poor job of planning this series of profiles out. Today is my birthday and I somehow managed to schedule myself to have to write about Kevin Jepsen, one of my least favorite Angels. I think I may have some deep-seated self-loathing issues. Anyway, let's get on with it.