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Angels on the free agency and trade block

The offseason draws nigh. As soon as the Royals finish fulfilling their manifest destiny, the Angels will be free to go about fine tuning their roster for another playoff run next year. However, before they can do that, they need to take care of some housekeeping. No, I’m not talking about sweeping all the rat turds out of the bowels of Angel Stadium (though they should probably...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels bullpen gets tagged by Mariners

How the Angels lost: The first two batters Jason Grilli faced to start the top of the fifth inning Tuesday night spoke volumes. It was a sign that it was going to be a long night for the Angels bullpen in what would eventually be a 13-2 loss to Seattle. Grilli walked the first batter he faced, Kendrys Morales, and hit the second, Logan Morrison. And then bottom fell out. At the end...
Via Fox Sports West
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli joined MLB’s Intentional Talk—then he took his clothes off

Via Guyism
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 88: Pirates 6 Phillies 2

On June 19th, Jason Grilli (predictably) blew a save against the Reds, but the Pirates managed to come back and score a run in the 12th inning to scrape out a 4-3 win and salvage a game from the Reds. That brought the Bucs’ record to 35-37, fourth in the NL Central and 8 1/2 behind the Brewers. I remember thinking at the time that the Pirates were on the verge of collapsing. They’d...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trade: Angels & Pirates Bathroom Incident

      Earlier this week, the Pirates and the Angels swapped relief pitchers via a trade.       As Jason Grilli was making his way to Kansas City from Pittsburgh to meet his new team  and Ernesto Frieri making his way to Pittsburgh, the two stopped over in Chicago on a layover.      And then ran into each other in the bathroom.    The banter from a story on CBS sports...
Via Route4Sports
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri crossed paths at airport after being traded for one another

 If you had to guess, what are the odds that two players traded for one another would end up crossing paths in route to their new clubs?In the case of Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri, these odds were spot on last weekend when the maligned closers ran into each other in a restroom at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.From MLB.com:"I'm waiting for my next flight, so I just...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri traded for each other, meet in airport bathroom

Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri were struggling as their team’s respective closers until the Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim decided to swap the two. This past Saturday, Grilli was en route to Los Angeles and Frieri was en route to Kansas City to join the Pirates, both had stops at Chicago’s O’Hare […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What do the Angels see in Jason Grilli?

Last week, Jerry Dipoto made the bold decision to trade Ernesto Frieri for Jason Grilli. I call it a bold decision because that’s the closest thing to a positive adjective I can come up with for that deal. Puzzling. Odd. Desperate. These all work much better but aren’t well-suited for polite company. Now, I am not normally concerned with someone taking offense to my criticism...
Via Monkey with a Halo
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Grilli, Frieri meet in airport bathroom hours after trade

Last week, struggling relievers Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri were traded for each other in hopes a new setting would revitalize their careers. On Saturday, former Pirate Jason Grilli made the trek from Pittsburgh to Kansas City to meet the Angels, while former Angel Frieri departed KC for his new digs in Pittsburgh. The two had never met before, so what better place for that first...
Via Fox Sports West
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli, Ernesto Frieri Cross Paths At Airport After Being Traded

Closing pitchers Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri were heading for Los Angeles and Pittsburgh respectively Saturday morning after a trade between the Pirates and the Angels. And they both learned how small the world is at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. “I’m waiting for my next flight, so I just went to a bathroom to wash my face.” Frieri told MLB.com’s Tom Singer. “First...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels at Royals, June 28, 2014

Angels 6 - Royals 2 In a game split by a four-hour rain delay, five Halo pitchers combined to allow two Royals runs on six hits and one walk while striking out nine. Jason Grilli made his Angels debut in the eighth, needing 12 pitches to retire the side in order. Offensively, David Freese went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and Albert Pujols delivered in the 3rd and 4th innings with two-out...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Who gets the better end of Pirates-Angels, Grilli-Frieri challenge trade?

Being a major league closer can be a volatile gig. The latest example of that was demonstrated by the Pirates and Angels, who swapped struggling relievers on Friday. Pittsburgh sent Jason Grilli to Anaheim in exchange for Ernesto Frieri, a somewhat surprising deal given the success each pitcher had as his team’s closer last season. Grilli racked up 74 strikeouts in 50 innings,...
Via The Outside Corner
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Who gets the better end of Pirates-Angels, Grilli-Frieri challenge trade?

Being a major league closer can be a volatile gig. The latest example of that was demonstrated by the Pirates and Angels, who swapped struggling relievers on Friday. Pittsburgh sent Jason Grilli to Anaheim in exchange for Ernesto Frieri, a somewhat surprising deal given the success each pitcher had as his team’s closer last season. Grilli racked up 74 strikeouts in 50 innings,...
Via Bloguin Best
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Trade Jason Grilli to Angels for Ernesto Frieri

Two teams with struggling relievers came together on Friday, agreeing to a trade that will give each pitcher a fresh slate in a new environment.  The Pittsburgh Pirates watched 2013 All-Star closer Jason Grilli struggle this season while the Los Angeles Angels watched their closer, Ernesto Frieri, fall apart several times on the mound.  Both players have a chance now to re-establish...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli, Ernesto Fieri Swapped In Change of Scenery Deal

The Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates traded closers Jason Grilli and Ernesto Fieri in a move that both teams hope will help both players. Grilli had served as the Pirates’ primary closing option for most of the past two seasons before being removed from the role recently. After a solid 2013 season, 33 saves, Grilli struggled with his command this season, and was 0-2...
Via Baseball News Source
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates send Grilli to Angels for Frieri

After losing the Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer role one week earlier, Jason Grilli on Friday was dealt by the club to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In a swap of composed of closers, the Bucs acquired Ernesto Frieri in return. The #Pirates have acquired RHP Ernesto Frieri from the #Angels in exchange for RHP Jason Grilli. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 27, 2014...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates trade Jason Grilli to the Angels for Ernesto Frieri

Jason Grilli wanted to be a Pirate. I think that’s what I’ll remember more than anything. He’s been a bad pitcher this year and by all accounts his book seems ridiculous and it recasts the light that I view him in just a little bit, but that still won’t make me forget a weird tweet from a guy with a “Grilled Cheese” twitter handle that read something along the lines of...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Trade Former All-Star Jason Grilli To Angels For Ernesto Frieri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran Jason Grilli from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday for fellow reliever Ernesto Frieri in an attempt to solidify the back end of their bullpen. The 37-year-old Grilli has struggled with his command this season and is 0-2 with a 4.87 ERA and 11 saves in 22 appearances. But he was pivotal to the Pirates’ resurgence last...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates send Jason Grilli to Angels for Ernesto Frieri

The Pittsburgh Pirates dealt closer Jason Grilli to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. The Pirates received right-hander Ernesto Frieri in return. Grilli and Frieri both have 11 saves this season.  Frieri, 28, has a 6.39 ERA. “Jason has responded well to a series of challenges in his life,” said Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. “He had a good run here. He loves the...
Via Sports-Glory
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Acquire Closer Jason Grilli

The Los Angeles Angels, who are looking to remain competitive with the Oakland Athletics in the AL West, have acquired Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli in exchange for reliever Ernesto Frieri.  Pirates, Angels exchange Jason Grilli, Ernesto Frieri in trade http://t.co/QjoSzd9HXJ via @cbssports — Eye on Baseball (@EyeOnBaseball) June 27, 2014 Grilli has posted 11 saves with...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels trade Ernesto Frieri for RHP Jason Grilli

Ernesto Frieri never found a comfort zone as the Angels' closer, so it was no real surprise Friday when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a deal involving struggling relievers. The Angels acquired right-hander Jason Grilli for Frieri, whose ERA ballooned to 6.39 and who had allowed 11 earned runs in eight innings this month. Grilli, 37, had a career-best 33 saves last...
Via Fox Sports West
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels, Pirates swap struggling former closers

Tired of Ernesto Frieri blowing saves? Fret no more! #Angels have acquired Jason Grilli from Pirates for Ernesto Frieri. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) June 27, 2014 That’s right, the Angels traded their disaster of a closer to the Pirates for their disaster of a closer in a classic example of a challenge trade. Chalk this one up to Dipoto taking away toys from Scioscia...
Via Monkey with a Halo
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Trade Ernesto Frieri to Pirates for Jason Grilli

The Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates have swapped "closers." The Angels will send Ernesto Frieri to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Jason Grilli. Frieri has spend the last 3 seasons with Angels, saving 71 games in 81 chances. His 6.39 ERA this season has blown his Angels career ERA up to 3.80, which was his ERA last season when he saved 37 games. Grilli...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jason Grilli out as closer

Jason Grilli Jason Grilli was a major contributor to the Pittsburgh Pirates success last season, but he is off to a rough start this year. On Friday manager Clint Hurdle announced that Mark Melancon would take over Grilli’s role as a closer. The 37-year-old has blown four save opportunities this year. On Thursday afternoon Grilli served up a solo home run to Devin Mesoraco to blow...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Melancon Takes Over As Pirates Closer

After making the playoffs last season, there were big time expectations for the Pirates this season. Right now the Pirates are 35-37, and are currently in 4th place in the NL Central. Manger Clint Hurdle has shaken up the teams bullpen. Hurdle removed Jason Grilli as the teams closer, and has given the job to Mark Melancon.#494963387 / gettyimages.comSo far in 2014, the 37 year...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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