Angels rally in the eighth for another comeback win

Following two consecutive losses, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim concluded their three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles at The Big A, trying to avoid the sweep.Jered Weaver and Chris Tillman were the starters.The Angels took an early 1-0 lead as Albert Pujols singled off the wall in right field, scoring Mike Trout from first base in the first inning. Baltimore would...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Huston Street trade three different ways

There are three schools of thought when it comes to assessing who “won” a trade: Waiting to judge a trade until years and years down the road when the careers of all the players involved have played out. This school of thought is baloney and usually espoused by fans on the side of the team that just got fleeced. It is only a valid evaluation model if the person doing to the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sweating the Details

The San Diego Padres have been in the spotlight quite a bit of late, as the recent trades of Huston Street and Chase Headley as well as the firing of Josh Byrnes and the (very public) search for his replacement have garnered national attention. Sometimes, even with stories that produce league-wide shockwaves, minor – and not so minor – details are glossed over. We must not gloss...
Via Padres Public
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres' moves are a reconstruction, not a fire sale

Huston Street is up the freeway in Anaheim, Chase Headley is in the Bronx and who knows what's next. Say this for the Padres' "Office of the General Manager": For a club without a GM, the office sure is doing a lot of general managing. The reaction is simple and quick: Hallelujah, it's about time this roster started getting rearranged. But let's get one...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

One’s Man’s Trash: Benoit a Trois

Joaquin Benoit (+23%) was the most added player this week after Huston Street was traded to the Angels. Benoit was scooped up by those looking for saves obviously, but he's a decent pitcher all around. Can he be trusted going forward? The big question isn't whether we should pick up Benoit. That's a no-brainer in the short term. No, the big question is will he actually...
Via Razzball
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Huston Street and Scioscia-proofing the bullpen

As you likely saw on Twitter or heard from your Angel fan friends or thought in your own brain, the reaction to the Angels’ acquisition of Huston Street has fallen somewhere between outrage and “meh.” Nobody has anything against Street himself. He’s good and there is nothing wrong with adding a quality reliever. One of the primary objections to the deal has been that it didn’t...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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Huston Street Deal: A Good Omen for the Sellers

With the trading deadline still 10 days away, there have been, as might be expected, a whole lot more rumors than deals to date. A fairly significant one did take place over the weekend, however, as the Angels acquired RHP Huston Street and minor league RHP Trevor Gott from the Padres in exchange for four […]
Via Fangraphs
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Halo Headlines: the rebuilt Angels bullpen, more Street trade reactions

The July 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including the rebuilt Angels bullpen, more Street trade reactions and much more… The Story: The completely rebuilt Angels bullpen. The Monkey Says: It really is staggering how much turnover there has been. A lot of the improvement came from within, but a lot of that wouldn’t have happened had Dipoto and Scioscia...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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Padres Rumors: Joaquin Benoit has interest from Tigers, Pirates, Indians

The San Diego Padres have already traded one relief pitcher in Huston Street and also have control of another coveted bullpen piece in Joaquin Benoit. The Detroit Tigers have been connected to him for much of this month and figure to be a favorite to trade for him, if he is in fact dealt.In addition to the Tigers, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians have shown interest in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

105-Year-Old Throws First Pitch

((HT: would be 60 years before the San Diego Padres even had a game in town, but that was when Oceanside, California's Alice McKee was born. She got to throw out the first pitch for the team yesterday...And we appreciate the idea that she went with the natural arm motionYour browser does not support iframes.The Padres need her in the pen after they got rid of Huston...
Via Online Sports Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Completely Rebuilt, Win-Now Angels Bullpen

Over the weekend, the Angels picked up Huston Street from San Diego, and we’ll get to that in a second. This isn’t just about the trade, though. It’s about the relief group that Street is joining. On March 30, the Angels announced their Opening Day roster, with a seven-man bullpen that looked like this: R […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint - Beating a Dead Horse: The Street Trade

By Glen McKee & Nate Trop, Columnist & SatiristAs we write this, the “Angels Acquire Huston Street” thread is at 48 pages and it’s only been a little over a day since the news was breaking.  That may be more than even the Pujols signing generated in such a short time.  It’s a combination of the scope of the trade and having nothing else to ***** about...
Via Angelswin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Padres-Angels Trade

Street now suits up for the Angels and finally gets to play for a contender. On Friday night Huston Street became a member of the Angels. He instantly becomes the closer, which should come as a surprise to Joe Smith owners. On June 27 I said, “If you read into the tea leaves Angels manager Mike Scioscia prefers to use Joe Smith in the highest-leverage situations, which is usually...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Huston Street trade reactions edition

The July 21st, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Huston Street trade reactions and much more… The Story: Jerry Dipoto is done making trades, but still has “feelers” out just in case of injury. The Monkey Says: I’d still prefer another starting pitcher be added, but I don’t think that is even possible anymore given what they sent to San Diego...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Tigers, Pirates, Indians targeting Joaquin Benoit

The San Diego Padres have already traded one of their relievers in right-handed closer Huston Street, who was traded to the Los Angeles
Via On-Base Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit drawing interest from Tigers, Pirates and Indians

With Huston Street being traded to the Angles, Joaquin Benoit has taken over the closers role for the Padres. His stay in that spot could be short though as numerous teams are interested in the 36-year-old right hander. The Tigers are interested in bringing Benoit back to Detroit but at-least two other teams are also showing interest reports CBS Sports‘ Jon Heyman. Both the Pirates...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols, Trout mimic Fernando’s bow-and-arrow celebration

Albert Pujols hit a game-tying double and Grant Green had a game-ending, bases-loaded single that lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-5 win Sunday against the Seattle Mariners. Pujols and Mike Trout celebrated in the ninth inning by mimicking Fernando Rodney’s bow-and-arrow celebration. “That’s his thing,” Pujols said of the Mariners closer. “I’ve known Rodney for 15...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit (RP, SD) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: By now you’ve surely heard the most recent closer carousel news. Huston Street has been sent 90 minutes north and is closing for the Los Angeles Angels, and Joaquin Benoit has inherited the Padres 9th inning duties.  Benoit proved last year he can handle the closing reigns, racking up 24 saves for […]
Via RotoBaller
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Trade For Huston Street

Photo Credit:Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Angeles have traded the San Diego Padres for All-Star close Huston Street. The Angeles also recieved prospect Trevor Gott in exchange for  minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris.Street is 30-years-old and was selected to his 2nd All-Star game this year. Street has completed...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #95: Distracted – Angels 3, Mariners 2

Oh, right! There was a game last night, I almost forgot. I spend the first three hours of it being completely distracted by the slowest unveiling of a trade package ever and wringing my hands over every prospect the Halos added to it. Yep, Huston Street was the story of the night. Fortunately, the Angels and Mariners saw fit to give us some extra baseball so that we could still get...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Chase Headley on the Move?

The San Diego Padres have been out of the playoff hunt for some time. General Manager Josh Byrnes was fired earlier in the year, and more changes are on the way. Huston Street was sent to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for a trio of prospects last night. It seems very likely that more trades are on the way. One big name that should get moved is third baseman Chase Headley...
Via Baseball News Source
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Deadline Tracker and Analysis

With the 2014 MLB trade deadline fast approaching, we figured it made sense to put all the trades on one page for those of you who don’t have the time to scour multiple pages in order to find the information you want.  This page will be constantly updated between now and the real trade deadline towards the end of August. Also make sure to check out the analysis of each of the...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels trade for All-Star closer Huston Street

Currently sitting 1.5 games behind the AL West-leading Oakland A's and looking for bullpen stability, the Los Angeles Angels (58-37) have made a major move toward upgrading its relief corps, as the team acquired standout righty closer Huston Street and right-handed pitching prospect Trevor Gott from the San Diego Padres, in exchange for minor leaguers infielder Taylor Lindsey...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Last night had to be the longest game in the Mike Trout Angels era

On the night they traded for Huston Street (they gave up some nice pieces that would have been a big part of their future), the Angels played a five hour, 14 minute game in which they outlasted the Mariners in 16 innings to win 3-2. I saw most of it – and I have to give the Angels bullpen credit. The last three pitchers who appeared; Fernando Salas, Cory Rasmus, and Hector Santiago...
Via Diamond Hoggers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire closer Huston Street from Padres

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott from the San Diego Padres for minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris in a trade on Friday night. Street (1-0) has 24 saves in 25 opportunities and a 1.09 ERA in 33 games this season. "Were it not for the fact that we had the ability...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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