2016 Los Angeles Angels Primer Part VI: Shortstop

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  Author’s Note: Player data displayed was pulled at end of season. Additionally Brad Miller, a suggested trade target, was acquired by the Rays in an early season trade with the Mariners. Also another trade target, Jose Reyes, is having serious off the field issues (Domestic violence charge) that would likely impact the Angels...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Scioscia came close to using Angels' position player as pitcher for the first time

For most baseball fans, watching a position player take the mound and pitch in a blowout is highly entertaining. How fast is his fastball? Does he strike anybody out? These are the amusing elements that make an otherwise frustrating game somewhat tolerable for fans of the team on the wrong end of the score. For Los Angeles Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, however, it's territory he...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers' Justin Verlander has no-hitter through 6 innings

DETROIT (AP) Justin Verlander has not allowed a hit for the Detroit Tigers through six innings against the Los Angeles Angels. Verlander was perfect Wednesday night until issuing a one-out walk to Kaleb Cowart in the third inning. The right-hander then induced a double play from Ryan Jackson and has faced the minimum. Verlander hasn't won since July 29, but entered with a 2.00 ERA...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #122: Walked all over – Blue Jays 9, Angels 2

What happens when you walk four batters in one inning? You set yourself up to get metaphorically walked all over the rest of the game. That’s what happened for Hector Santiago and the Angels who once again dug themselves an early hole that the offense was totally incapable of digging the team out of. Blue Jays 9, Angels 2 Run Expectancy Rundown Facing David Price is no easy...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Butera traded to Royals, Giavotella surprisingly invaluable

The May 8th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Butera traded to Royals, Giavotella surprisingly invaluable and much more… The Story: The Angels traded Drew Butera to Kansas City for infielder Ryan Jackson.The Monkey Says: The Halos were confident that Butera would be claimed off waivers, so they got what they could and that is a defensive specialist middle...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals acquire Butera from Angels, activate Hochevar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have acquired catcher Drew Butera from Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Ryan Jackson. Butera, 31, hit .190 (4 for 21) in 10 games with the Angels this season. He batted .188 for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year following four years with Minnesota. Jackson, acquired in November from the Dodgers, has an .083 average in 20 big league games...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals acquire Ryan Jackson from Dodgers

In an attempt to provide the ball club with more position depth around the infield, the Kansas City Royals acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced. Ryan Jackson was previously designated for assignment earlier this week after being claimed off waivers by the Dodgers a couple weeks ago from the San Diego...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Acquire Ryan Jackson

      The Royals have announced that they have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the LA Dodgers for cash considerations. Jackson is a former 5th round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals, and had brief stints with the Cardinals big league club in both 2012 and 2013. He only managed 25 big league plate appearances. Jackson has played 3b, 2b and short stop. How...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire right-hander Juan Nicasio from Rockies

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-hander Juan Nicasio from the Colorado Rockies on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Nicasio will be added to the 40-man roster and infielder Ryan Jackson was designated for assignment to make room, said Andrew Friedman, Dodgers president of baseball operations. The 28-year-old Nicasio was...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers should protect three prospects from Rule 5

The deadline for protecting players from the Rule 5 Draft is Thursday, and the Dodgers have a few players they will add without question. Unlike last year, there don’t appear to be any players who will surprise by being added. First, let’s look at the rules for players who need to be protected. “Players who were signed when they were 19 or older and have played in professional...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Acquire Kyle Jensen, Because Oklahoma City Needs Players Too

Other teams are trading for Jason Heyward or signing Russell Martin or giving Giancarlo Stanton all of the years for all of the dollars. So far, the new Dodgers braintrust has merely added backup infielder Ryan Jackson, and, tonight, this: #dodgers acquire minor league 1B/OF Kyle Jensen from Marlins — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 18, 2014 When will they start making...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The new Dodgers GM is Farhan Zaidi

Andrew Friedman has his new GM in Los Angeles. His choice for the position is former A’s assistant Farhan Zaidi, a 37-year old with a degree from MIT and a PhD in economics from Cal-Berkeley. THE NERDS ARE TAKING OVER! Dodgers will name Oakland's Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) November 5, 2014 ...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The new Dodgers GM is Farhan Zaidi

Andrew Friedman has his new GM in Los Angeles. His choice for the position is former A’s assistant Farhan Zaidi, a 37-year old with a degree from MIT and a PhD in economics from Cal-Berkeley. THE NERDS ARE TAKING OVER! Dodgers will name Oakland's Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) November 5, 2014 ...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s A Ryan Jackson?

When you have a site dedicated to one team, there’s no such thing as “news that isn’t important,” really. On Monday, Andrew Friedman made his first move as the new czar of Dodger baseball, claiming infielder Ryan Jackson from the Padres. I’m already questioning the first sentence of this post. But, okay, fine, let’s be completionists, and have something to look back upon...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Ryan Jackson to 60-day DL

The San Diego Padres fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday by the score of 6-1. The loss dropped the Padres to 66-72 on the season, third in the National League West. The Padres continue to struggle offensively, ranked 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Injuries to Carlos Quentin, Yonder Alonso and Everth Cabrera have not helped matters. In other injury news...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Updates: Chase Headley, Josh Johnson, Ryan Jackson, Max Fried

The San Diego Padres are 7-9 to start the season but they've done it despite injuries to some key players.  They also have some top prospects battling injuries.  The Padres host the division leading San Francisco Giants tonight to kick off a three-game set.  They'll hand the ball to Tyson Ross (1-2) as he takes on Matt Cain (0-2) at 7:10pm Pacific.  Let's go over the injuries...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-4-14

Tonight was the mirror image of last night’s ball games. The Chihuahuas and Missions were both shutout while the Storm and the TinCaps both enjoyed fine offensive performances and victories. The Padres 2013 draft class did well tonight as 2013 first round pick Hunter Renfroe had 3 RBI’s and 2013 2nd round pick Dustin Peterson fell a home run shy of the cycle.   Hitting Prospect...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Report: Padres Cut Roster to 32 Players

With opening day only 5 days away, the Padres have inched closer to finalizing their official 25-man roster by cutting another handful of players from major-league camp. The largest cuts in the Spring roster came this past weekend with 10 players being moved between Sunday and Monday morning. The cuts included LHP Patrick Schuster (The Padres Rule V draft pick from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Preview: San Diego Padres

It’s tough when you get stuck on the bottom to get back to the top. This is the story of the San Diego Padres, certainly not a bad team but they are stuck on the bottom of the National League West looking up at everyone else in the division. Additions: Josh Johnson, Joaquin Benoit, Seth Smith, Ryan Jackson and Alex Torres Subtractions: Luke Gregerson, Edison Volquez, Joe Thatcher...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NL West Rumor Mill: 1/20/14

Interest in Forsythe Increasing According to Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com (via Twitter), multiple clubs have contacted the Padres about utility man Logan Forsythe. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reported last week (Twitter links) that the Yankees inquired about trading for some of San Diego’s infield depth, noting that Forsythe is the most realistic target. Last season, after...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Jackson from Astros, who get Guzman

The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder-outfielder Jesus Guzman. The Astros had acquired Jackson off outright waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on Nov. 20. He played mostly shortstop and hit.278 with three home runs and 34 RBIs in 121 games for Triple-A Memphis in 2013. He made his big league debut for the Cardinals...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres acquire INF Ryan Jackson from Astros

The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder/outfielder Jesus Guzman.
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire INF Ryan Jackson for Jesus Guzman

On the heels of the Benoit news, the Padres acquired minor league depth in Ryan Jackson from the Astros in exchange for fan favorite Jesus Guzman. Jackson formally a top SS prospect in the Cardinals system was claimed off waivers by the Astros last month.  Heading into 2013, Baseball America ranked Jackson as the #15 prospect in the Cardinals system. Guzman a guy that routinely...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Finds Jesus (Guzman)

In a flurry of offseason activity not seen in these parts in a few years, the Padres made two big moves today: Signing right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit and then trading 1B/OF Jesus Guzman to the Houston Astros for IF Ryan Jackson. Photo courtesy of Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE via FoxSportsNorth.com From the press release on Padres.com: Jackson, 25, was recently acquired off...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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