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WATCH: Angels slugger Mike Trout talks about life as the MVP

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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The nature of Mike Trout’s problem

The default introduction: Mike Trout is among the least-troubled players in baseball. By WAR, you could split him into four or five parts and have four or five decent everyday players, at least given good enough prosthetic limbs. Trout’s coming off an MVP award he deserved, after back-to-back seasons of not winning MVP awards he […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It's title or bust for Mike Trout & Angels in 2015: 'Anything less than that is a failure'

Mike Trout reported to Angels camp flashing that same megawatt smile, a similar 239-pound frame and brought along that new moniker of MVP.  The Angels center fielder's life is forever changed since he won American League MVP honors in November. Trout was recognized even on vacation in the Bahamas, where he went fishing and said he caught a couple of barracudas. More people know...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Baseball’s Top 5 Best and Worst Values in 2015

Recently Bleacher Report’s Joel Reuter did a feature on MLB’s ‘Moneyball’ Power Rankings, which shows the true dollar value of a player. This is a great list of projected value of a player, and really shows who is worth their salary and who definitely is not. For example, Mike Trout is the highest rated player in the Bleacher Report piece which was found by using Dan Szymborski’s...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Mike Trout

Mike Trout got the first of what should have been his third MVP last season despite having his worst season as a pro. Cleary he’s the best player in the game right now, but was that step back he took actual cause for concern or will Trout make the adjustments he needs to bring his performance back into the realm of immortals? What happened in 2014?Trout won MVP, hit for more power...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How many good baseball players were good prospects?

Usually you see this the other way around — how many good prospects became good players? It’s the foundation of any worthwhile prospect analysis, and based on the research, what we indeed observe is that higher-ranking prospects have worked out better than lower-ranking prospects, thereby granting validity to the prospect rankings themselves. If we didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Face of Baseball’s Future: Replacing the Captain, Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig?

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The game of baseball has changed dramatically in the past decade. The popularity growth of electrifying, play-making athletes has overcome...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Angels are giving away a hideous Mike Trout hat

The Angels have been slowly showing off the various promo items they’ll be giving away this season. It is a smart marketing campaign. What isn’t smart are the actual items they are giving away. For example, check it out this Mike Trout hat they are giving aw- OH MY GAWD MY EYES!!!!! Now that's one all-star of a hat! Get the #Angels Mike Trout hat #AtTheBigA on May 13th. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Trout and the high strike, ranking the relievers

The February 3rd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Trout and the high strike, ranking the relievers and much more… The Story: Mike Trout needs to adjust to pitches up in the zone.The Monkey Says: I’ll be honest, there is nothing new in this piece. We’ve all read a lot about Mike Trout and high fastballs, but it is a really slow news day and I needed an...
Via Monkey with a Halo
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: more Trout vs. McCutchen debate, Pujols has the worst contract

The January 23rd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including more Trout vs. McCutchen debate, Pujols has the worst contract and much more… The Story: The best positional debates in baseball.The Monkey Says: So apparently this Trout vs. McCutchen debate is becoming a real thing. I am sure that I am biased, but I really just don’t see how Trout isn’t the clearly superior...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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