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Do the Angels need a lefty in the bullpen? ☆

The Angels have been trying to find some left-handers to bolster their bullpen with for two years now. They traded Ervin Santana and got Brandon Sisk in return… but he needed Tommy John surgery. They also signed Sean Burnett that same offseason, but his elbow decided that it didn’t much care for Anaheim and has since gone on strike. They picked up Brian Moran in the Rule 5 draft...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MWAH Top Prospects Countdown Preview: Honorable mention and 2013 in review

Lo, the time for the prospect countdown is upon. MWAH is all ready to give you our top 30 prospects for 2014, but I'm afraid you are going to have to wait just a few days longer before the grand unveiling. This post is merely a preview, a tease an amuse-bouche, if you will. Instead of showing off our full list for this year, I though it would be fun to review last year's...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Evolving Kansas City Royals: The Pitching

For several years now the Royals have had one of the better farm systems in Major League Baseball.  Most teams should be so lucky.  The Royals however haven’t been able to translate this advantage into success on the field and there would seem to be one very good reason for this. You can’t win the World Series with the AAA Storm Chasers.  It takes time to scout and develop...
Via i70baseball
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Six Sisks

Dear Doug Sisk, I'm sorry. For all the boos, for all the "Doug Risk" jokes, for my fellow fans who slashed your tires and put used condoms in your car (so I've heard), for holding that whiskey party when you were traded for Blaine Beatty and Greg Talamantez. For having a laugh at your expense when I saw you give up a grand slam to Jay Buhner in person. ...
Via Metstradamus
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals 3, Twins 1

Ervin Santana pitched eight strong innings, Alcides Escobar doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday in their home opener. Santana (1-1), acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on Oct. 31 for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk, gave up a run and eight singles. He struck out seven, walked one and hit a batter. Santana...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Angels Prospects Countdown #25: Brandon Sisk

The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with yet another left-handed reliever but one who hasn't even thrown a pitch in the Angels organization yet. Brandon Sisk Position: Relief Pitcher  Highest Level: Triple-A Throws: Left  Height: 6'2" Weight: 220 lbs. Age: 27  Born: 7/13/85 2012 Season Stats Triple-A: 67.1 IP, 3-2, 8 SV, 2.54 ERA, 59 H, 32 BB,...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Silver Linings of Dipoto's Moves (and why this club COULD be very good as is)

By Jonathan Northrop - AngelsWin.com Columnist So here's what Dipoto has done so far:- Let Torii Hunter, Dan Haren, and Ervin Santana go (well, he traded Santana for Brandon Sisk)- Traded Jordan Walden for Tommy Hanson- Signed Ryan Madson- Signed Sean Burnett- Signed Joe BlantonNow people are eying Dipoto critically because of what he has NOT done, which is sign Zack Greinke...
Via Angelswin
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels add three to 40-man roster, Kuroda signs with the Yankees, considering a ...

The November 21st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels add three to 40-man roster, Kuroda signs with the Yankees, considering a trade for James Shields and much more... The Story: The Angels added Brandon Sisk, Ryan Brasier and Travis Witherspoon to their 40-man roster in lieu of the Rule V Draft. The Monkey Says: Sisk and Brasier...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals acquire Angels starter Ervin Santana

Royals General Manager Dayton Moore likes to strike early, and this offseason is no exception. To help bolster the rotation, the Royals acquired right-handed starter Ervin Santana, 29, and $1MM cash from the Los Angeles Angels for minor league reliever Brandon Sisk, 27. The Royals will likely pay Santana $13MM for 2013. So what are the Royals getting for $13MM? In 2012, Santana...
Via i70baseball
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels start offseason by trading Santana

Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto began his offseason rebuilding of the rotation by trading right-hander Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals for minor-league lefty Brandon Sisk. Santana had been a fixture in the rotation, winning 96 games (including a no-hitter in 2011) and making one All-Star team since his debut in 2005. But he had a very uneven season in 2012 (9-13, 5.16...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Santana trade reaction, examining the market for Dan Haren, Tigers and Yankees ...

The November 1st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Santana trade reaction, examining the market for Dan Haren, Tigers could pursue Hunter and much more... The Story: The Angels traded Ervin Santana and $1 million to Kansas City for left-handed reliever Brandon Sisk. The Monkey Says: I'm cheating by linking to myself, but I wanted...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals acquire Ervin Santana from Royals, more hot stove notes

The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels made the first big trade of the MLB offseason Wednesday when the Royals acquired starting pitcher Ervin Santana from the Angels for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk. The Royals also received $1 million dollars from the Angels who exercised the $13 million dollar option on Santana’s contract prior to the deal. The 29-year-old Santana...
Via The Majors National
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels trade pitcher Ervin Santana to Royals for minor leaguer

Shortly after exercising a $13 million option on his contract for next season, the Los Angeles Angels then turned around and traded right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, according to multiple media reports. In return, the Royals sent minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk to Los Angeles. Santana has been a key part of the Angels' starting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals acquire Ervin Santana from Los Angeles Angels

Tweet     The Kansas City Royals need starting pitching help. The Los Angeles Angels had two whom they held pricey club options on for the 2013 season. Now, they have just one. Today the Angels sent 29-yeard old right-hander Ervin Santana to the Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Brandon Sisk and cash considerations. [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels ship Ervin Santana to Royals in trade

The Los Angeles Angels traded right-hander Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league reliever Brandon Sisk. The Angels exercised Santana's $13 million option for next season before trading the Dominican veteran and cash to the Royals. ''We're proud to have him, and he certainly fits with what we're doing in 2013,'' Royals...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana traded to the Royals

The Kansas City Royals continued their quest to build a legitimate starting rotation on Wednesday by acquiring Ervin Santana from the Los Angeles Angels.  Santana endured the worst season of his career in 2012 when he posted an ERA over 5 and gave up a league high 38 homeruns.  However, Santana is a former all-star and has proven on more than one occasion that he's capable...
Via The Outside Corner
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels trade Santana to Royals

The Royals, moving quickly to bolster their rotation, acquired right-hander Ervin Santana from the Angels on Wednesday. The Angels needed to decide by Wednesday whether to exercise Santana's $13 million option for 2013. The Royals presumably will pick up that option. It is not yet known whether the Angels are including cash in the deal to cover part of Santana's salary...
Via Fox Sports
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals acquire Ervin Santana from Angels

Courtesy: Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has acquired right-handed starting pitcher Ervin Santana and cash from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Brandon Sisk. Weve stated all along that starting pitching was a priority this off-season and acquiring someone with the resume of Ervin...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

All They Need Is A Chance

Recently, the Kansas City Royals extended Major League Spring Training invitations to eight pitchers, three catchers, three infielders and three outfielders. Seventeen young men who dream of making their Major League debuts, or hope to make it back to the Big Show. This year, the Royals have the majority of their 25-man roster set. However, a few openings remain and injuries or poor...
Via i70baseball
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Sisk Royals' latest non-roster invitee

Make it 17 non-roster players headed for Royals camp, with the addition of left-handed pitcher Brandon Sisk on Thursday.
Via royals.com
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals Invite Brandon Sisk To Surprise

ROYALS INVITE LEFT-HANDED PITCHER BRANDON SISK TO SPRING TRAINING KANSAS CITY, MO (February 2, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited left-handed pitcher Brandon Sisk to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz.  Sisk becomes the 17th non-roster player to receive an invitation.  The Royals have now invited eight pitchers, three catchers...
Via i70baseball
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB Rule 5 Draft starts at 10 am ET

The Rule 5 Draft will take place on this morning at 10 am ET as the final order of business during this week’s Winter Meetings in Dallas. The draft order is based on the reverse order of the 2010, meaning the Astros have the top pick, while the Mets draft 12th. In 2010, just 19 teams selected players in the opening phase of the draft. Last month, the Mets added pitchers Robert...
Via Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Royals make first spring cuts

Kansas City on Monday made its first cuts of the spring, sending four players to the minor leagues. The Royals reassigned second baseman Johnny Giavotella and pitchers Brandon Sisk and Gaby Hernandez to minor league camp while optioning southpaw Noel Arguelles – who is on the club’s 40-man roster – to Wilmington.
Via royals.scout.com
March 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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