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Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 26

RANKPLAYERCHANGECOMMENTS 1-- 0 Last Week: 1Mike Trout - The only question with Trout is if he can survive the last week of the season with all these pitchers continuing to hit him every other game. 2+1 Last Week: 3Jered Weaver - The velocity is for real. I BELIEVE IN WEAVE! 3-1 Last Week: 2Albert Pujols - Pujols is finishing the season strong, but it looks like he is going...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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My Hypothetical AL MVP Ballot

With a week to go in the regular season, the AL MVP race is all but over. Mike Trout is going to win it this year, and the only question is whether he’s going to win unanimously. There’s no real argument at the top this year, and no real way you can even make a […]
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Mike Trout touches Adrian Beltre’s head, makes him smile

Mike Trout doing things on the baseball field that nobody else can is just about an everyday occurrence. However, in last night’s game he did something nobody thought was possible: he rubbed Adrian Beltre’s head… and made him SMILE! Normally, Beltre is enraged when people touch his head, but Trout is just dang talented and charming that even Beltre can’t help but grin. If...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Trout beaned with rosin bag during celebration

Angels outfielder Mike Trout had himself a pretty good night on Saturday against the Rangers. The MVP candidate went 2-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and a triple.So how did Trout's teammates honor their teammate? No post-game Gatorade shower or shaving cream pie for this group. Nope. They just hit him in the back of the head with a rosin bag during an interview:Speaking...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Mike Trout joins elite company

By Jonathan Northrop, Staff Reporter - Mike Trout is going to finish the year first in fWAR again - he's at 7.8 right now, with #2 being far behind at 6.2 (Jonathan Lucroy). For those who prefer rWAR, he's also at 7.8 but Donaldson is much closer at 7.3, so it isn't quite a lock but it is close.Anyhow, this will be the third year in a row that Trout has...
Via Angelswin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout will win AL MVP in his "worst" season

2014 is Mike Trout‘s worst season of his career. Why do I say this? Well there’s a number of reasons.For one, number 27 already has more strikeouts this season than any other season in his career. Trout’s season average is lower than it’s ever been in a full season. His on base percentage is down from last year, and he has less than half of the stolen bases he had in that...
Via In The Neutral Zone
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Updating Mike Trout’s Historical Context

Two years ago, Mike Trout had the best age-20 season of all-time, by Wins Above Replacement. Last year, Trout had the best age-21 season of all time, by Wins Above Replacement. This year, Mike Trout will not have the best age-22 season of all time, because he’s regressed a little bit and also because holy […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday, inside Mike Trout’s poor defensive numbers

The September 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday, inside Mike Trout’s poor defensive numbers and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton could return as DH Wednesday after taking BP sessions on Monday. The Monkey Says: Hamilton even admits he probably won’t be batting clean-up when he returns. I actually...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels use potent offense to sweep Minnesota Twins

Sunday night, the Los Angeles Angels turned in a stellar offensive performance to win 14-4 at Target field. Star center fielder Mike Trout hit his team-leading 32nd home run and second baseman Howie Kendrick missed hitting for the cycle by a double. All in all it was an excellent series for the Angels as they outscored the Twins 34-19 over the course of the series. Howie Kendrick...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Turns Tables On Orbit After Mascot’s ‘Fishing’ Stunt (Video)

We’re guessing Orbit had never seen a Trout this big before. The Houston Astros mascot, who’s been know to rankle a few players in the past, decided to have a little fun before his team’s game against the Los Angeles Angels by posting up with a fishing pole near Angels star Mike Trout as he warmed up in the outfield. At first, Trout played along, allowing himself to get ...
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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