Posts tagged Los Angeles Angels

ANGELS EXTEND TROUT WITH 6-YEAR DEAL

ANGELS EXTEND TROUT WITH 6-YEAR DEAL

Angels OF Mike Trout forced a tense contract situation when he put up other-worldly number in his first two big-league years, his age-20 and age-21 seasons. The situation was addressed today, as multiple sources are reporting that Trout and the Angels have agreed to a 6-year/$144.5MM contract extension that runs through the 2020 season, Trout’s age-29 year. […]

TRADE: FREESE TO ANGELS FOR BOURJOS

TRADE: FREESE TO ANGELS FOR BOURJOS

The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels have swapped name players in another pre-Winter Meetings trade. CARDINALS GET: OF Peter Bourjos, OF Randal Grichuk ANGELS GET: 3B David Freese, RHP Fernando Salas The Cardinals get younger and open up an everyday spot for super-utility man Matt Carpenter at 3B. Bourjos, 26, fits perfectly in their […]

HAMILTON TO ANGELS SHIFTS POWER OUT WEST

HAMILTON TO ANGELS SHIFTS POWER OUT WEST

Josh Hamilton’s 5 year, $125M contract with the Los Angeles Angels did more than just take the biggest name of this year’s free agent class off the board. By going to a division rival, a rival who was already well-stocked, Hamilton shifted the balance of power from his old team, the Rangers, to his new […]

AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME: HARPER VS. TROUT

AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME: HARPER VS. TROUT

It’s been happening all season and dates back even farther, as pheonoms Bryce Harper and Mike Trout have been highly-touted prospects for several years. The comparisons are so natural. A 19-year old and a 20-year old; an American Leaguer and a National Leaguer; both outfielders and both being inserted into the lineups of contending teams. Harper’s […]

2012 DEADLINE: ANGELS GET GREINKE

2012 DEADLINE: ANGELS GET GREINKE

The Angels are in a dogfight in the AL west that includes not only Texas but the suddenly-swingin’ A’s as well. Milwuakee is struggling in the NL central, well below .500 and far from their 2011 playoff form. On Friday the two clubs made a deal that sent RHP Zack Greinke to Los Angeles for […]

SANDOVAL REHABS IN FRESNO

SANDOVAL REHABS IN FRESNO

Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval continued his minor league rehab on  Tuesday in Fresno, CA where he batted cleanup for the AAA Grizzlies against the Salt Lake City Bees (Angels). In a 5-2 Grizzlies win, the Panda had no fielding chances, but he went 1-4 at the plate with a double and a run scored. Sandoval […]

ANGELS CALL UP TROUT, RELEASE ABREU

ANGELS CALL UP TROUT, RELEASE ABREU

The difficulties between the Los Angeles Angels and OF Bobby Abreu came to an end tonight as the club released the veteran and the obvious answer was a call-up of super-prospect Mike Trout. In the wake of a very disappointing start to the season, Trout will be playing regularly in Anaheim effective immediately. Big spenders […]

PUJUOLS ADDRESSES MEDIA AT LAA CAMP

PUJUOLS ADDRESSES MEDIA AT LAA CAMP

Albert Pujols spoke to the media on the first day of workouts at the Los Angeles Angels’ Spring Training camp. Pujols’ demeanor is in stark contrast to the tension and edginess on display a year ago. The two-time World Series champion seems very at ease and satisfied after joining the Angels on a 10-year deal. […]

ANGELS EXTEND WEAVER

ANGELS EXTEND WEAVER

Angels right-hander Jered Weaver signed a five-year/$85M contract with the Angels on Sunday, covering Weaver’s last arbitration year, plus four free-agent years. Weaver lost his arbitration case before this season and is earning $7.5M for 2011. The average annual value of Weaver’s new deal is $17.5 News of the deal came as a surprise to some […]

ANGELS CALL UP TROUT

ANGELS CALL UP TROUT

Top shelf prospect OF Mike Trout has been called up by the Los Angeles Angels. Trout, 19, entered this season as the number one overall prospect by MLB.com and as number two by BaseballAmerica.com. The phenom had been playing at AA Arkansas where he posted a .330 average with 9 homers and 27 RBI in 74 […]

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