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Three Up, Three Down: Another October will come and go without Mike Trout

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.Up: Andrew McCutchen is still very good at this baseball thing Last season, Andrew McCutchen finished the...
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Mike Trout’s Never Won a Playoff Game and It’s Weird

Mike Trout can do everything. Almost. (Photo: Keith Allison) In one form or another, the majority of posts at this site are based on some type of leaderboard. Highest average velocity among qualified pitchers, lowest ground-ball rate among qualified batters: these are the sort of distinctions that attract the attention both of writers and readers — and even illustrate the game...
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September 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Sorting out a complicated American League MVP scene

Early in the year, the American League MVP race appeared like it would follow a familiar script: look at what Mike Trout is doing, see if anybody else is having an out-of-his-mind enough season to keep up with him, and then decide whether or not to give it to that fortunate soul or hand it back to Trout, again.Trout was doing everything in his power to ensure the competition could...
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August 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Bartolo Colon brings 'Big Sexy' back

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.Up: MLB hits it out of the park with Players Weekend uniforms I'm going to admit that I'm not the biggest...
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August 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Trout in full Sixers gear is better than you think

Mike Trout might be the face of the Los Angeles Angels. It’s known that he grew up a New York Yankees fan as a native of New Jersey. In fact, Derek Jeter was Trout’s hero growing up.But when it comes to basketball, Trout is all about “trusting the process.”Following the team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, Trout sent out this photo of himself wearing full-on Philadelphia...
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August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Trout’s teammates gave him a gross birthday gift (VIDEO)

Mike Trout’s teammates could not sing “Happy Birthday” fast enough, as far as he was concerned. Trout turned 26 on Monday, and the gift from his cohorts pretty much entailed 20 seconds of absolute hell. The Angels outfielder was subject to some pretty gross treatment in the locker room. His teammates took him to the showers, where they sang “Happy Birthday” and showered him with...
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August 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Angels teammates make a mess of Mike Trout on his birthday

Mike Trout received a pretty disgusting birthday present from his teammates on Monday.Trout turned 26 on Monday, which is incredible given all he’s already accomplished in the game. That mattered little when his Los Angeles Angels teammates dumped all kinds of junk on him in the shower as a birthday gag: We saw everything from eggs to Slurpees to baby powder and a coffee product...
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August 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Ten things about Mike Trout on his 26th birthday

From batters getting their 3000th hit (Wade Boggs in 1999, Ichiro Suzuki in 2016), pitchers getting their 300th win (Greg Maddux in 2004) to Barry Bonds surpassing Hank Aaron (2007), Aug. 7 has become a pretty special day in baseball history.In the not so distant future, it’ll likely be remembered as a the birthdate of the greatest player of the 21st century … Michael Nelson Trout...
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August 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Trout progressing towards return before All-Star break

Mike Trout continues to make progress in his rehab from thumb surgery.Trout joined the Angels for their current road trip, which sees the team currently playing up the road from Anaheim against the Dodgers. Trout has been doing some hitting drills while on the trip, such as hitting off a tee. According to the LA Times’ Pedro Moura, Trout hit soft toss on Tuesday and will begin taking...
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June 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Trout reportedly wanted to sign ‘lifetime deal’ with Angels

Mike Trout will be just 28 years old when he becomes eligible to hit free agency after the 2020 season, and the Los Angeles Angels are going to have to pay an astronomical amount of money in order to keep him. According to a report, Trout proposed an idea back in 2014 that could have prevented him from ever having to sign another MLB contract.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was told...
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June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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