Mike Morin Has Baseball’s Silliest Changeup

The slowest changeup thrown by an Angels pitcher does not belong to Jered Weaver, he of the 82-mph fastball. No, it belongs to right-handed reliever Mike Morin, whose fastball has touched 95 this year. And for that reason, I hereby declare Mike Morin’s changeup to be The Silliest Changeup in Baseball. I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while, but despite solid peripherals...
Via Fangraphs
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Angels Preview: Mike Morin

This intro paragraph should be about how Mike Morin solidified his place in the Angels’ bullpen in 2015, setting himself up to take over for Joe Smith as the bridge to Huston Street in 2017 and beyond. Instead, because some miserably bad luck inflated his ERA into the stratosphere (6.37!), it’s about how the young right-hander is looking to rebound and reestablish himself as...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels' Morin has open and honest take on demotion

Sometimes players take news of a demotion to the minor leagues with frustration, anger, surprise and general disillusionment. That's not the case with Mike Morin, who was optioned by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. When asked his thoughts by Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register, Morin replied with this open and on-point answer: "Seven and a half ERA, dude".  He expanded a bit...
Via FOX Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels' Morin hits D.L. with oblique strain

Los Angeles Angels reliever Mike Morin left Saturday's game with the Boston Red Sox with what was later revealed to be a strained left oblique.  Morin, 24, came up lame after delivering a pitch and was removed from the game as a result. He hit the 15-day disabled list after the game, a development with which he isn't very familiar. As he told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com regarding...
Via FOX Sports
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Mike Morin

Mike Morin was the first of the Angels crop of relief prospects to reach the Majors and he did not disappoint. Can he take another step forward in his sophomore year? What happened in 2014?Mike Morin nearly made the Angels out of Spring Training. He might as well have. The Halos had him start at Double-A where he lasted for five appearances before getting a promotion to Triple-A...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Questioning Mike Morin’s 2014 season

The Angels have been waiting on a contingent of relief prospects to arrive in the majors and bolster the bullpen. They finally reaped the first of that crop when they called up Mike Morin early in the season and steadily incorporated him into being a key member of the revamped relief corps. How good is that changeup? So, so good. I have a crush on Morin’s changeup. I want to...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Morin to DL with foot laceration, the state of Texas hates the Angels

The August 5th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Morin to DL with foot laceration, the state of Texas hates the Angels and much more… The Story: Mike Morin was placed on the DL due to a foot laceration. The Monkey Says: He suffered the injury walking on the beach in Tampa. So that happened. He got four stitches but is expected to spend the minimum...
Via Monkey with a Halo
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels reliever Mike Morin injured by beach

Morin's laceration happened when he cut the bottom of his foot walking on the beach Saturday. Got four stitches, should be back in 2 weeks. — Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 4, 2014 If you don’t see sharp sea shells by the St. Petersburg seashore and you step on said sharp sea shells by the St. Petersburg sea shore, you may wind up needing stitches — and a trip to...
Via The Outside Corner
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Confident Mike Morin shows his value as Angels reliever

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia was asked a few days ago if rookie reliever Mike Morin gained confidence from a strikeout of Miguel Cabrera.  He shook his head and chuckled a bit. Morin, he explained, is not lacking confidence. An example off the field, one that occurred way before he was even drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, perfectly illustrates Scioscia's point...
Via Fox Sports West
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels' Mike Morin's stint has calmed down following hectic start

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If you ask Angels reliever Mike Morin, it's been an "incredible" 10 days with the big club since being called up from Triple-A Salt Lake City. It's been a lot less hectic than how it first started. When Morin learned he was getting called up, the Bees were in Reno. After the game he was told he was going to be meeting the Angels in New York for the finale of their...
Via Fox Sports West
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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