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David Saltzer, Senior Writer - Given the choice, I’m a “glass half full” kind of guy. I’d rather focus on the positives that make life enjoyable than dwell on the negatives. That’s one of the reasons why I love Thanksgiving: it’s a chance to sit back, relax, reflect on all the good things that have happened in the year, and share with friends and family...
Via Angelswin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Trout wants to steal more bases, the best offseason trade ever for the Angels

The November 26th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout wants to steal more bases, the best offseason trade ever for the Angels and much more… The Story: The best offseason trade ever for each MLB team. The Monkey Says: Getting a Hall of Fame pitcher? Yeah, I think that’s pretty good. The Story: Mike Trout wants to try and steal more bases...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton: Long-Term for the Long Haul

Somewhere, Mike Trout is smiling. Everyone who follows baseball knows by now that Giancarlo Stanton is a very, very rich man as he finalized a 13-year, $325 million deal earlier this week to remain with the Miami Marlins. He just turned 25 years old and is set for life, but what about the other end of it? And no, the other end in this instance is not the Miami Marlins organization...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Mike Trout Become Baseball’s First Half Billion Dollar Player?

We may very well be living during the new “golden age” of Major League Baseball. After posting an all-time high in revenue in 2013 which surpassed over$8 billion, entering 2014 Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hoped that his sport could eclipse the $9 billion mark in his final season at the helm. Under Selig’s reign, the MLB has become more profitable than ever and the sport’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: RBIs still a factor in Trout’s MVP win, ranking top first basemen

The November 18th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including RBIs still a factor in Trout’s MVP win, ranking the top first basemen and much more… The Story: Mike Trout’s MVP victory may not be the progressive vote you thought it was. The Monkey Says: RBIs once again played a big role, just like in the years that Trout lost. This time, however, Trout...
Via Monkey with a Halo
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels can’t afford Moncada, is Trout already in decline?

The November 17th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels can’t afford Moncada, wondering if Trout already in decline and much more… The Story: The Angels are interested in Yoan Moncada, but he is probably out of their price range.The Monkey Says: It is possible that they blew their wad on Baldoquin (eww, that was worded grossly, sorry). As...
Via Monkey with a Halo
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout humbled by AL MVP award win

In the moments after Mike Trout was named the Most Valuable Player in the American League, he did a rare thing by showing his emotions. The 23-year-old Trout does so many things on and off the field - hitting career-bests with 36 home runs and 111 RBI for the Angels - yet he couldn't hide how important the MVP Award was to him. Speaking from his family's New Jersey home in a nationally...
Via Fox Sports West
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout is your unanimous AL MVP

In the least surprising news in the history of history, Mike Trout was voted the 2014 AL MVP. In somewhat less surprising news, the BBWAA didn’t muck things up and gave him the award with a unanimous vote: .@Trouty20 becomes the first unanimous MVP since Albert Pujols in 2009 and the first unanimous MVP in the AL since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1997. — Angels (@Angels) November 13...
Via Monkey with a Halo
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Angels’ Mike Trout wins American League MVP

Mike Trout has finally been given the hardware for being the best player in the American League. The 23-year-old showed all around achievements to edge the Detroit Tigers‘ designated hitter Victor Martinez and the Toronto Blue Jays‘ outfielder Jose Bautista. Trout was unanimously awarded the American League MVP on Thursday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after...
Via On-Base Talk
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout and the Angels’ Bad Contracts: A Hypothetical

Let’s stop beating around the bush. No more playing games. You’ve been thinking about it forever. I’ve been thinking about it forever. It’s always there in conversation, lingering somewhere just underneath. When it’s on your mind, you’re not sure how it’s ever not on your mind. It’s maybe the greatest trade hypothetical in baseball today. […]
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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