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March 6th Angels Spring Training lineup

It isn’t quite as exciting as getting the lineup for the first game of Spring Training, but this one will have to do. Hey, at least it has Mike Trout in it, right? Here is today’s #LAASpring lineup: pic.twitter.com/lBpF8F9b1n — Angels (@Angels) March 6, 2015 Oh, it has Drew Butera in it, too. Try not to hold that against the Halos. The post March 6th Angels Spring Training...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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2015 season preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

After falling short of expectations for years, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim finally broke through to win the AL West and give MVP Mike Trout his first taste of the postseason, brief though it might have been. Now with expectations once again sky high, are Trout and company ready to take the next step? Depth Chart (as of 3/6)C: Chris Iannetta 1B: Albert Pujols 2B: Josh Rutledge...
Via Bloguin Best
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2015 season preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

After falling short of expectations for years, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim finally broke through to win the AL West and give MVP Mike Trout his first taste of the postseason, brief though it might have been. Now with expectations once again sky high, are Trout and company ready to take the next step? Depth Chart (as of 3/6)C: Chris Iannetta 1B: Albert Pujols 2B: Josh Rutledge...
Via The Outside Corner
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Player Profile #15: Anthony Rendon | 2B/3B | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! It’s not often that a 24-year-old player comes into the league and in one season completely takes over, but that’s precisely what Anthony Rendon did. Last season Rendon had an ADP outside of the top 200, so it’s not like many people were gearing up...
Via Baseball Professor
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MLBPA backs Josh Hamilton, says news leaks are ‘cowardly’

Kevin Jairaj- The Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement Thursday defending Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, and called the news leaks “cowardly” and intended to hurt Hamilton “personally and professionally.” “It is regrettable that people who want to see Josh Hamilton hurt personally and professionally have started leaking information...
Via Sports-Glory
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL West: Burning Questions for Each Team

Credit: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images North America Today, I am rounding out the American League in my division-by-division look at the biggest question for each team. Last year, we saw a bit of a shakeup in the AL West.  The Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers had battled for the top two spots in the division the prior two seasons, while the expensive Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (a mouthful...
Via Baseball Essential
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Fantasy Baseball: Outfield Sleepers

We know who the elite outfielders in baseball are. Guys like Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen, Giancarlo Stanton will produce year on year out. So, let’s look at some players who are on the upswing, and may be overlooked. Dexter Fowler, CHC In case you missed it, Dexter Fowler was traded from the Astros to the Cubs this off-season. Fowler, barring injury, will start in center and likely...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier And Extensions for Position Players

Last spring, Mike Trout, Jason Kipnis, Starling Marte, Jedd Gyorko, Matt Carpenter, Yan Gomes, and Andrelton Simmons all received contract extensions buying out free agent years before they had even hit arbitration. The spring before last Anthony Rizzo, Paul Goldschmidt, and Allen Craig signed similar deals. The deals ranged from Gomes’ $23 million guarantee to […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Pirates Among the Top 100 Players Right Now

On Wednesday night, MLB Network began their top 100 countdown of current Major League players. The countdown consisted of five shows, each an hour long, shown over the last three days. Andrew McCutchen was obviously the highest rated player from the Pittsburgh Pirates, but his spot could surprise people a little based on previous rankings on MLB Network. McCutchen ranked sixth overall...
Via Pirates Prospects
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #34: Bryce Harper | OF | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! The fantasy community has had it with the Bryce Harper hype year-in and year-out. Since teasing owners with a 4.4 WAR rookie season he has yet to duplicate or surpass it. Harper routinely has been drafted highly and almost always gets hurt. Last year was no exception, but I’m here to tell you to draft...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton confesses to cocaine use, Trout vows to steal more bases and cutdown on strikeouts

The February 26th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Hamilton confesses to cocaine use, Trout vows to steal more bases and cutdown on strikeouts and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton confessed to a relapse that involved “at least cocaine.”The Monkey Says: He reportedly did not fail a test and the initial report from Heyman is that he will be treated as...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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WATCH: Angels slugger Mike Trout talks about life as the MVP

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Via Fox Sports West
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WATCH: Angels slugger Mike Trout talks about life as MVP with Jill Painter Lopez

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Via Fox Sports West
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Spring Training Report: Angels OF Mike Trout

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The nature of Mike Trout’s problem

The default introduction: Mike Trout is among the least-troubled players in baseball. By WAR, you could split him into four or five parts and have four or five decent everyday players, at least given good enough prosthetic limbs. Trout’s coming off an MVP award he deserved, after back-to-back seasons of not winning MVP awards he […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout has much room for improvement despite AL MVP award

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Mike Trout knows he has a lot to work on despite his first AL MVP award. Now 23, Trout was a unanimous pick as MVP after finishing second to Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in each of the previous two years. While he hit .287 with 36 homers and 111 RBIs, he led the AL in strikeouts with 184 and his stolen-base total dropped to 16 from 49 in his rookie season and 33 in...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It's title or bust for Mike Trout & Angels in 2015: 'Anything less than that is a failure'

Mike Trout reported to Angels camp flashing that same megawatt smile, a similar 239-pound frame and brought along that new moniker of MVP.  The Angels center fielder's life is forever changed since he won American League MVP honors in November. Trout was recognized even on vacation in the Bahamas, where he went fishing and said he caught a couple of barracudas. More people know...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

BURST: Mike Trout, Angels at Spring Training in Tempe, Ariz.

It was a huge day in Tempe on Wednesday as American League MVP Mike Trout and the rest of the Angels position players arrived for full-squad workouts. Check out our best photos and videos from all of Spring Training.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Baseball’s Top 5 Best and Worst Values in 2015

Recently Bleacher Report’s Joel Reuter did a feature on MLB’s ‘Moneyball’ Power Rankings, which shows the true dollar value of a player. This is a great list of projected value of a player, and really shows who is worth their salary and who definitely is not. For example, Mike Trout is the highest rated player in the Bleacher Report piece which was found by using Dan Szymborski’s...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Mike Trout

Mike Trout got the first of what should have been his third MVP last season despite having his worst season as a pro. Cleary he’s the best player in the game right now, but was that step back he took actual cause for concern or will Trout make the adjustments he needs to bring his performance back into the realm of immortals? What happened in 2014?Trout won MVP, hit for more power...
Via Monkey with a Halo
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How many good baseball players were good prospects?

Usually you see this the other way around — how many good prospects became good players? It’s the foundation of any worthwhile prospect analysis, and based on the research, what we indeed observe is that higher-ranking prospects have worked out better than lower-ranking prospects, thereby granting validity to the prospect rankings themselves. If we didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Face of Baseball’s Future: Replacing the Captain, Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig?

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The game of baseball has changed dramatically in the past decade. The popularity growth of electrifying, play-making athletes has overcome...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

MIKE TROUT! MIKE TROUT!! MIKE TROUT!!! ... and some other guys. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: 2B Josh Rutledge, OF Matt Joyce, SP Andrew Heaney Key losses: 2B Howie Kendrick, C Hank Conger Projected Lineup 1. Kole Calhoun RF 2. Erick Aybar...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels sign Matt Lindstrom, Trout and Kershaw appear on billboard

The February 18th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels sign Matt Lindstrom, Trout and Kershaw appear on billboard and much more… The Story: The Angels signed reliever Matt Lindstrom to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.The Monkey Says: He had been a very effective reliever for a long time, but he struggled with injuries and lost...
Via Monkey with a Halo
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Billboard honors MVP awards for Angels' Trout, Dodgers' Kershaw

Which side are you on? The Angels and Dodgers unveiled a joint billboard at the corner of Highland and Wilshire, honoring the 2014 Most Valuable Player awards for Angels star Mike Trout and Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. The script on the billboard reads, 'Is your MVP Red or Blue', and highlights the upcoming Freeway Series dates of April 2-4, which signifies the end of spring training...
Via Fox Sports West
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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