I say Kiermaier’s catch was just a little better.
The greatest player on the planet is struggling.
In 24 games this month, Trout is batting .200 (17 for 85) with one homer and six runs batted in. He has a .327 on-base percentage, .306 slugging percentage, 28 strikeouts and 16 walks.
Jeff Passan makes a case against the importance of the RBI in the MVP discussion. He also writes about a few other things.
The difference in RBI will still kill Trout with a lot of voters.
Mike Trout, a man for all seasons and weather.
NEWSFLASH: Mike Trout is a great player!!
Watching the pre-game on MLB Network, I was struck by how likeable most of the game’s great young players are.
Ken Rosenthal’s latest.
Lineup talk and the greatness that is Mike Trout.
Would be fitting if Royals fans stuffed the ballot for the All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
Fans of the Kansas City Royals spent the early part of the season defending their team — either because they weren’t getting enough respect after their 2014 World Series run or because they were being painted as villains after they made the benches clear a few times.
Now, it appears Royals fans have focused their energy on another plight: making sure they dominate All-Star game voting. MLB released the ...
“I got into a discussion with a random fan at a game and they were saying, ‘How smart can you guys be? You missed the best player on the planet,’ ” said the Red Sox’ Northeast region scout. “I just said, ‘You want to hear the real story?’
It was simply more comforting getting the chance to see a player play more baseball. Both Red Sox scouts had seen him a bunch. (“He was a kid who was fun to watch. He was fun to scout,” Fagnant said. “I never dreaded that 5 1/2-hour drive to Millville ...
Anything can happen. Mike Trout could literally get hit by a bus tomorrow or could figuratively fall off a cliff like Dale Murphy did, but as things are going right now, we’re watching a player that we’ll be telling our grandkids about one day.
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I can’t imagine you need background. Everyone knows what was going on. Everyone saw what the Royals did to Mike Trout in last year’s ALDS. Trout’s strikeouts went up because teams realized they could throw him fastballs upstairs. OK, this, we’re all familiar with. It was probably unrealistic to expect Trout to make an adjustment last year on the fly. He’d need an offseason to work out how he wanted to respond. I think we’ve now seen his response. That glaring, obvious weakness? ...
In which a Reddit user discusses his theory that Mike Trout really wants to be a meteorologist.
I developed this theory by spending a day looking through all of Trout’s photos on Twitter ... and I saw a pattern start to form. I saw the Trout tweeted about weather rather often, and has been for a while.
Another user notes that on Twitter “Trout follows 17 different meteorologists and 20+ weather related accounts.”
These results are not binding. Unless Proposition 29 passes. And we all pray that it does.
Yes or No: I’m happy to see Alex Rodriguez back from his yearlong suspension.
Yes 41 percent
No 29 percent
I don’t care 30 percent
“He burned the union. That didn’t sit well with players, so we’ll see how that plays out on the field this year.”—American League pitcher
You’re commissioner for the day. What is the first thing you would do?
Top answer: Shorten the season 19 percent
“We get two days off a ...
The story: asking various executives which player they would choose to build a team around. Most execs chose Mike Trout or Clayton Kershaw, which makes sense. Some chose Andrew McCutchen, which, sure, why not? Others went with young prospects or decided that it was most important to build around certain positions like shortstop or catcher…
But there is one exec — a general manager no less! — who made a choice and a justification therefor which is impossible to get one’s head around:
Talking about Trout’s “problem” hitting a fastball is like complaining about the ugly feet of a supermodel.
Vote for 15.
Player SH WS BBR WAR Mike Trout 39.7 9.2 Andrew McCutchen 35.0 8.2 Matt Carpenter 37.5 6.6 Miguel Cabrera 33.2 7.2 Shin-Soo Choo 32.8 4.2 Yadier Molina 28.0 5.7 Robinson Cano 33.3 7.6 Chris Davis 32.5 6.4 Paul Goldschmidt 31.8 7.0 Joey Votto 30.4 6.4 Freddie Freeman 28.7 5.5 Josh Donaldson 31.6 8.0 Evan Longoria 27.4 6.3 David Wright 27.1 5.9 Manny Machado 20.2 6.5 Jason Kipnis 27.3 5.9 Carlos Santana 27.4 4.4 Buster Posey 26.3 5.2 Joe ...Read More...
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