With Kole Calhoun out, it is time to #FreeMattLong ☆

This spring, I accidentally started (or at least propelled) the #FreeMattLong movement on Twitter. It started off as a lark, but was somewhat legitimized as Long performed well all spring, even as he started facing stiffer competition. The premise was simply that Long was one of the under-the-radar prospects who did a lot of things pretty decently, but didn’t do any one thing well...
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#FreeMattLong : The Matt Long Story

Over the past three weeks a trend on social media has occurred started by a single hashtag: #FreeMattLong. We give you a look at how much depth Matt Long truly provides for the Angels.
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Halo Headlines: Trout favored to win AL MVP, #FreeMattLong

The March 13th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout favored to win AL MVP, #FreeMattLong and much more... The Story: Mike Trout is the betting favorite to win the AL MVP. The Monkey Says: He's at 5/1 odds with Miggy at 6/1. Shockingly, Albert Pujols is tied for third at 12/1. I'd like to take the opposite of that bet. The Story...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Long and Green make case for bench jobs, Hamilton could be back Sunday

The March 12th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Long and Green make case for bench jobs, Hamilton could be back Sunday and much more... The Story: Matt Long is emerging as a dark horse to earn a roster spot. The Monkey Says: This isn't just Long having a hot spring. He has been productive his entire minor league career. He does a lot of...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Profile: #27 Los Angeles Angels Matt Long

Bats: Left Throws: Right Height: 5’11” 175 lbs. DOB: 4/30/87(Arkansas/Salt Lake): .293/.371/.487 with 14 HRs and 20 SBAcross the board, Matt Long is a solid player. Hitting: he has never posted a season with an OPS below .800 or less than 25 doubles in a full season. Running: he has never posted a full season with less than 20 SBs. Fielding: He plays all 3 OF spots and since...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Countdown: #32 Matt Long

A guy that's very easy to like on and off the field, a potential 2014 fifth outfielder for the Angels comes in at #32, the grinder, Matt Long.
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Director of Scouting Chats with on the Eve of the 2013 Amateur Draft

On the eve of the 2013 Amateur Draft we caught up with Angels Director of Scouting, Ric Wilson. Ric was so kind to give us 40 minutes of his time in our chat room answering our questions about the upcoming draft and the prospects down on the farm. We're excited about a post-draft chat with Ric Wilson a week after this week's amateur draft, so be on the lookout...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss's Top-50 Prospect List (intro)

By David Saltzer and Chuck Richter At long last the Top-50 Prospect List is out! We will be unveiling this list slowly, to allow each prospect, from the lowest to the highest to have his particular time to shine. Over the next few weeks we will be unveiling it by in 4-parts from bottom to top: 31-50; 21-30; 11-20; 1-10. Keep checking back to see the next segment...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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