Posts tagged Mike Trout

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. […]

ANGELS RENEW TROUT AT $510K

ANGELS RENEW TROUT AT $510K

The Los Angeles Angels renewed the contract of OF Mike Trout today and opted to pay the phenom $510,000 for the 2013 season, which rankled Trout’s agent. As Mark Townsend relates in that Big League Stew piece, Craig Landis went public with his criticism of the organization over this move. Now, the Angels are well […]

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 […]

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 […]

AFL RISING STARS GAME TONIGHT

AFL RISING STARS GAME TONIGHT

The Arizona Fall League will hold their annual Rising Stars exhibition game tonight at 5:10PM MT in Suprise, AZ. The East vs. West format will pit the likes of Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Gary Brown against fellow prospects Michael Choice, Anthony Bass and Christian Colon, among many others. Harper brings a blazing hot bat […]

HARPER, SCORPIONS OFF TO SLOW AFL START

HARPER, SCORPIONS OFF TO SLOW AFL START

Much of the intrigue of the six-team Arizona Fall League lies in the fact that premium prospects are down there trying to get better. And they’re all doing it against each other. The results can look pretty crazy at times and there are a lot of football scores with multiple pitchers seeing action a la’ […]

OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY

While the Division Series are nearing completion, there is another season that is just starting in the southwest. The Arizona Fall League kicks off today and the six-team league is a prospect extravaganza. 20 years ago the AFL started as somewhat of an experiment and it didn’t feature the kind of big names from recent […]

BIG NAMES ON AFL ROSTERS

BIG NAMES ON AFL ROSTERS

The Arizona Fall League is firing up for its 20th season and has broken out with new logos for its annual 40-game run. The league, started in 1992, is a melting pot where top prospects are observed by talent evaluators from early October till mid-November. This year’s class will include P Gerritt Cole, the top overall pick […]

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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