Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest

It’s a general fact of life in Major League Baseball that some teams simply have more difficult roads to the postseason than others do. In 2016, the American League East produced three playoff teams and a fourth with a record over .500, while the Chicago Cubs won the National League Central by 17.5 games and had competition from only one other team over the .500 mark. Being in...
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Weaver to Wear #27 With Padres, Wants to Hit Like Trout

Angels fans have been spoiled over the past decade when it comes to the number 27. First, future Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero wore it. Now, the kid wonder Mike Trout rocks it in center. The number has been reserved for some of the best hitters over the past two decades. The San Diego Padres, however, have just given the number to former Angel Jered Weaver. Weaver is moving on...
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5 hours ago

Mike Trout talks about 'frustrating' struggles of Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim boast the best player in baseball, but the team has made the playoffs in just one of Mike Trout’s five MLB seasons.After a 74-88 season in 2016, Trout admitted that the team’s repeated failure to make the playoffs has grown frustrating for him.“It’s frustrating, for sure,” Trout said, via Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today. “You want to get...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Trout lands with personal, team goals in mind

Angels star center fielder Mike Trout arrived to Tempe Diablo Stadium ahead of the club's first full-squad workout and said one of his goals this season is to steal 40 bases, a threshold he hasn't reached since stealing 49 as a rookie in 2012.
Via Angels.com
1 day ago

Mike Trout stays humble and hungry in new season with Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Although Mike Trout is a fairly well-known baseball player at this point, he still made his way around the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse on Saturday morning to introduce himself to several new teammates. The two-time AL MVP arrived in Arizona this week with slightly longer hair and a renewed goal to steal 40 bases this season. He also has two companions at spring...
Via Associated Press
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Braves' Kurt Suzuki steps up big time for ill 3-year-old

The latest social media effort, the #TruckerToughChallenge, began Jan. 31.About four months earlier, the Dukes family had stopped radiation on their little Trucker, ending all of the conventional cancer treatment that his mother, Shauna, had labeled “soooo toxic.”Trucker, 3, had been through enough while fighting Stage IV Neuroblastoma -- not just radiation, but also chemotherapy...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Mike Trout shares insane workout video ahead of spring training

This just in. Mike Trout puts himself through inordinately more grueling workout routines than those performed by mere mortals.The Los Angeles Angeles slugger shared a video from a grueling workout that was evidently a sadistic sendoff from his trainer before he departed for spring training. As mentioned, most regular folks — and perhaps even Trout’s fellow major leaguers ...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout leads LA Angels back into spring with renewed optimism

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) A half-decade into his incredible career, Mike Trout heads into another spring as the Los Angeles Angels' shining centerpiece. Although they haven't built much of a team around the two-time AL MVP for the past couple of years, the Angels are optimistic for their fresh start this season. The Angels have a slightly revamped lineup and renewed confidence in...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Obscure California law could lead to free agency for Mike Trout

Mike Trout is MLB’s best player, and unfortunately, may be in baseball’s worst situation. The Los Angeles Angels have only made the playoffs once during Trout’s career. They are also coming off of a 74-88 season with one of the game’s worst farm systems. Let’s assume that doesn’t change. Is Trout, who is under contract through 2020, just doomed to spend a good chunk...
Via Sportsnaut
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB scout believes Yankees are gearing up for Mike Trout trade

The Los Angeles Angels had a down year in 2016, but Mike Trout continued to show why many have labeled him the best player in baseball. It would seem crazy for the Angels to consider trading the 25-year-old superstar, but one scout believes the richest team in baseball is going to try to convince L.A.’s brass to do just that. After the New York Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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