Josh Hamilton Reaping Rewards of Disciplined Approach

Angels News

While Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton had to leave Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners with a thumb injury, the 32 year-old is off to an outstanding start. Through the Angels first eight games, he’s hit an astounding .444/.545/.741. Sure it’s only eight games into the season, but Hamilton has already amassed 0.7 fWAR, which is as much […]

Three Teams That Could Be Turnaround Stories in 2014

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Nearly every year, a team that wasn’t a contender the previous year comes out of the woodwork and surprises everybody by making the playoffs. Last season it was the Cleveland Indians who improved from 68-94 to 92-70, and claimed a Wild Card berth. The previous year the Baltimore Orioles surprised pundits by putting together their first winning season since […]

Angels Reach Agreement With Raul Ibanez on One-year Deal

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Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with 41-year-old free-agent Raul Ibanez  on a one-year deal worth $2.75 million. The deal is incentive laden and could be worth a total of $5 million to Ibanez should those incentives be reached. Ibanez smacked 29 home runs for the Mariners last season while hitting  .242/.306/.487.  Interestedly only five […]

3 Way Trade With White Sox, Angels Sends Trumbo To D-Backs

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The Los Angeles Angels,  Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox have completed a three-way trade that will send Mark Trumbo to Arizona, centerfielder Adam Eaton to Chicago and pitchers Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago to Anaheim. Arizona will also be receiving two players to be named later. Trumbo, 27, hit .234/.294/.453 (109 OPS+) with 34 […]

Angels Look For Pitching Without Trading Mark Trumbo

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The Los Angeles Angels are looking to add two starters to a rotation that includes Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Garrett Richards, and if GM Jerry Dipoto has his way trading Mark Trumbo won’t be a part of that process. The Angels have about $15 million under the  $189 million luxury tax threshold to spend,  but heading into next week’s […]

St. Louis Cardinals Send David Freese to Angels in Four Player Trade

St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors

The St. Louis Cardinals sent former World Series MVP third baseman David Freese and pitcher Fernando Salas to the Los Angeles Angels for center fielder Peter Bourjos and outfielder Randal Grichuk. Freese, who was an All-Star in 2012 and was named the World Series MVP in 2011, hit .262 with nine home runs, 60 RBI and a .721 OPS in 138 games […]

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers Shut Down Cardinals in NLCS Game 3

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Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen shutout the St Louis Cardinals 3- 0 in game 3 of the 2013 NLCS. He became the first Dodger to pitch seven shutout innings in a postseason game since Jerry Reuss in 1981, yielding just three hits. The Dodgers still trail the Cardinals, 2 games to 1 in the […]

Hyun-Jin Ryu Beats New York Mets and Matt Harvey

The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the National League West by 7 1/2 games after rookie left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu outdueled New York Mets ace Matt Harvey and improved to 22-3 in the second half and moved a season-high 19 games over .500. Ryu tossed seven innings of one-run ball, Nick Punto and A.J. Ellis each had two RBIs, […]

Mike Trout In Favor of Lifetime Bans for PED Users

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If Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout had his way baseball players caught using performance enhancing drugs would be banned for baseball – for life. Trout is just the latest union member to speak out about the need for baseball’s ultimate penalty: one strike and you’re out. “To me personally, I think you should be […]

Jack Clark Fired From Radio Job After PED’s Accusations

Former major-leaguer and current radio host Jack Clark was fired along with his co-host  Kevin Slaten after making allegations about Albert Puljos and Justin Verlander and their involvement with performance enhancing drugs. Clark  began working at WGNU-AM in St. Louis just last week. He based his accusation on conversations he said he had with Chris Mihlfeld, Pujols’ […]