Angels Injury Updates: Albert Pujols, David Freese, Sean Burnett, Dane De La Rosa

The Los Angeles Angels are 8-9 to start the season, and will play the rubber match of a three-game set with the Detroit Tigers at 1:08pm this afternoon.  The Angels will send Hector Santiago (0-2) up against Tigers righty Rick Porcello (1-1).  Angels manager Mike Scioscia had a lot to say after yesterday's loss in regards to injury updates throughout the team, let's...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols’ 500th home run will be an achievement worthy of our attention

If you learned to love baseball in the 1980′s and early 1990′s such as myself, than you’ll remember the days when 35 home runs was enough to lead either league, and that the 54 homers hit by Cecil Fielder in 1991 was a very big deal. Regardless of who’s at fault, the days of low-numbered, long-ball champions are gone, and because of the PED-era, nobody will ever approach...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels' David Freese scratched due to sore quad

According to Jeff Fletcher the Orange County Register, Angels infielder David Freese has been scratched from Friday’s lineup due to a sore right quad, but is believed to be not serious.David Freese has a sore right quad. Not believed to be serious. #Angels— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 18, 2014The Angels go up against the Tigers in Detroit as Los Angeles comes into...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown Game #15: Disaster Averted – Angels 5, Athletics 4

Another sweep at home at the hands of an AL West foe seemed like a looming disaster for the Angels, but they managed to battle back and salvage some pride and keep their record in the realm of respectability. Now if they could just find a way to do that without going to extra innings, that would be great. This last week has led to me racking up a pretty big sleep deficit. Run Expectancy...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez notches 2,000th career hit in style

Angels DH Raul Ibanez joined the 2,000-hit club in a big way in Saturday night’s game against the Mets. With closer Jose Valverde on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect a 6-3 Mets lead, the Angels mounted a two-out rally. David Freese singled, then Erick Aybar walked to bring up the 41-year-old Ibanez. Ibanez took a ball, then took Valverde deep to right-field...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown Game #8: False start – Mariners 5, Angels 3

It started so well, both offensively and on the mound, but it ended so much worse in just about every regard. Run Expectancy Rundown A whole lot of Albert Pujols, a little bit of David Freese (including his first ever extra-base hit as an Angels, yay!) and… nothing. Just nothing else. Damn you, James Paxton. If only Corey Hart had been trying to hit with sunglasses at night,...
Via Monkey with a Halo
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton to have thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to have surgery on his left thumb and will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks. Hamilton injured his thumb while sliding headfirst into first base in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on Tuesday. An MRI Wednesday revealed that he suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament along with a torn capsule. “Any...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels at Mariners, April 8, 2014

The Angels struck early in the first inning with Albert Pujols’ first home run of the season, a two-run shot scoring Mike Trout. David Freese followed with a solo blast to give the Halo’s a 3-0 lead. But the Mariners struck back in familiar fashion scoring all five of their runs with two outs. Corey Hart picked up four RBI, homering twice.Click here to download the scorecard...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels’ Poor Start Shouldn’t be a Surprise

The Los Angeles Angels are counting on four guys to have comeback years. Is that too much to ask for? (via sayknowtrivia) The atmosphere in Halo Town sure has changed since Opening Day. Before the season’s first pitch, the Los Angeles Angels were basking in their Southern California happiness. They just signed American League MVP-favorite Mike Trout to a six-year, $144.5 million...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels can't keep up with Mariners, suffer second straight defeat

ANAHEIM, Calif. – This was not supposed to happen, not this year. The Angels wanted to avoid another bad start to their season, but two games in, they're 0-2. It's early. Two games out of 162 is nothing to fret about, but two consecutive seasons of slow starts are still fresh on their minds. They don't want a third. There was very little in an 8-3 loss Tuesday night...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels sign Mike Trout to six-year extension

The Los Angeles Angels announced Friday night that they have signed superstar center fielder Mike Trout to a six-year deal. MLB.com Angels reporter Alden Gonzalez is reporting that the deal is for $144.5 million. For the 22-year-old Trout, the deal would buy out his three arbitration years, and three years of free agency. The deal is not expected to include any additional option...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: McDonald makes the team, Freese not concerned over spring slump

The March 26th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including McDonald makes the team, Freese not concerned over spring slump and much more... The Story: John McDonald has made the Angels roster in what might very well be his last season. The Monkey Says: This was expected, but now it is official. I'm not sure what McDonald has left to give on the field...
Via Monkey with a Halo
25 days ago  |  Discuss

David Freese: Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleeper

  Who is David Freese? When you have a lineup loaded with some of baseball’s top hitters, it is easy to forget about the little guys. Some may say David Freese is no longer in that category, contrary to his postseason heroics for the Cardinals in 2011, and he has yet to put together a [...]
Via RotoBaller
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Spring Training Battle #3: The Bench

With the start of the season only 8 days away, its time to look at the final Spring Training Battle for the Cardinals--the bench.The Cards recently announced that Kolten Wong had beaten out Mark Ellis for the starting second base job, which means that the starting lineup is pretty much set, if not the batting order.Here's how the team lines up:Catcher - Yadier MolinaFirst Base...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty’s future with the St. Louis Cardinals

Spring training has been a largely unsurprising affair. The usual suspects are hitting well, and some players we expected to do well last season are making good this spring. The St. Louis Cardinals outfield looked to be pretty well settled after the trade of David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim California, USA.It was to be Bourjos in center every day, with Matt Holliday...
Via Keene on MLB
29 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Player Projection: David Freese

The Angels needed to add starting pitching this spring, so naturally the first thing they did was trade for third baseman David Freese. Of course! While Freese carries a lot of brand name recognition, will he actually prove to be a legimitate upgrade?   PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Trout won’t set deadline for extension talks

The Los Angeles Angels and superstar outfielder Mike Trout have been discussing a contract extension, and it appears that Mike Trout will not set a deadline for a deal to be made. He has made it clear that he is willing to continue talks into the regular season if needed. According to reports, the Angels and Trout have been discussing a contract in the six-year, $150 million range...
Via Sports-Glory
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Will Have a Strong Left Side of the Infield for Years to Come

  Over the last week, the Cardinals have made two moves that have locked up and solidified the left side of the infield for years to come. It has also, for the first time in years, guaranteed strength at two positions that have not always been the strongest positions on the team. The Cards have had a sort of rotating door at shortstop for years. For the short period when Rafeal...
Via i70baseball
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bats break out for Angels in split-squad sweep

TEMPE, Ariz. Observations from the Angels' 12-2 split-squad victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday. The lineup With Mike Trout batting second, Albert Pujols third and David Freese fifth vs. the Brewers, the Angels had plenty of offense going at Tempe Diablo Stadium. In the bottom of the first inning, Trout scored on a double from Pujols, who was driven home by a single from Freese...
Via Fox Sports West
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels spring training report: David Freese

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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels pulled offer to Garza, settle arbitration cases with Freese and Jepsen

The February 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels pulled offer to Garza, settled arbitration cases with Freese and Jepsen and much more... The Story: The Angels offered Matt Garza a deal similar to what he signed with the Brewers but pulled it after he took too long to decide. The Monkey Says: This was back at the Winter Meetings when...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Identifying late-blooming Cardinals prospects

On Saturday, reader Lou Schuler commented about the challenge of prospect raters identifying late bloomers, specifically mentioning St. Louis Cardinals-developed players Placido Polanco, Yadier Molina, David Freese, Allen Craig and Matt Carpenter never being considered national top 100 prospects. While Baseball America was not singled out, its past histories are most readily...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Angels avoid arbitration with two players

According to Jeff Fletcher and Alden Gonzalez, the Anaheim Angels have avoided arbitration with David Freese and Kevin Jepsen. #Angels agree with David Freese on a 1-year deal at $5.05M. He had asked for $6M. Angels offered $4.1 — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) January 31, 2014 Kevin Jepsen and the #Angels have avoided arbitration at $1.4625M (the midpoint). — Alden Gonzalez...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Offseason Overview for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

2014 Los Angeles Angels – Team Overview The Angels are on a very tight budget these days and have little talent in their farm system available to use as a major trade chip. That said, the Angels have done a solid job filling gaps on their roster. The additions of David Freese, Raul Ibanez, Hector [...]
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Frieri, Salas agree; Angels swap with Freese

The Los Angeles Angels settled half their arbitration cases Friday, agreeing to one-year contract with right-handers Ernesto Frieri and Fernando Salas while exchanging proposed figures with third baseman David Freese and right-hander Kevin Jepsen. Frieri gets $3.8 million and Salas $870,000. Frieri was 2-4 with a 3.80 in 67 relief appearances last year, and Salas went 0-3 with a...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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