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Thursday, September 13, 2018

J.D. Martinez has an Excellent Chance at the Triple Crown?—?but he’s not the AL MVP

Thought this was all settled in 2012? Think again.

gehrig97 Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:07 AM | 93 comment(s)
  Beats: jd martinez, mike trout, mookie betts, mvp, red sox

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rob Manfred: Mike Trout limits his popularity because he won’t market himself

So, Trout should consider self-marketing?

“Player marketing requires one thing for sure—the player,” Manfred said earlier in the day. “You cannot market a player passively. You can’t market anything passively. You need people to engage with those to whom you are trying to market in order to have effective marketing. We are very interested in having our players more engaged and having higher-profile players and helping our players develop their individual brand. But that involves the player being actively engaged.”

Manfred said Trout chooses not to spend his downtime marketing.

“Mike’s a great, great player and a really nice person, but he’s made certain decisions about what he wants to do and what he doesn’t want to do, and how he wants to spend his free time and how he doesn’t want to spend his free time,” Manfred said. “That’s up to him. If he wants to engage and be more active in that area, I think we could help him make his brand really, really big. But he has to make a decision that he’s prepared to engage in that area. It takes time and effort.”

Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: July 18, 2018 at 11:10 AM | 97 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, business, mike trout

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Mike Trout joins MLB Tonight | 07/16/2018 | MLB.com

Watching this interview just makes me appreciate Mike Trout even more. Baseball needs more Mike Trout. (Sean Forman, you will love this interview.)

Jim Furtado Posted: July 17, 2018 at 08:05 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: mike trout

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Who Ya Got? An MVP Primer

The MVP goes to the best player on the best team — except when it doesn’t.
Players from bad teams never win the MVP — except when they do.
MVPs are players who show up for work every day — except when they’re not.
MVP voters hate second basemen like an underemployed son-in-law…

gehrig97 Posted: July 14, 2018 at 08:57 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: mike trout, mookie betts, mvp, red sox

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Mike Trout’s Major League debut gave us a quick glimpse of the legend to come

The Angels took Trout 25th overall in the 2009 Draft, and he spent the next two years tearing up the Minor Leagues and becoming one of the most highly-touted prospects in baseball. On July 8, just a game back of the Rangers in the AL West, the team decided to call in the cavalry, starting the 19-year-old in center field and batting him ninth.

And people have been trying to trade him for prospects ever since.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

How Mike Trout improved his defense

You don’t get to be the best player alive if you aren’t always trying to get better, and this year, his focus was defense. For all the highlight-reel catches, Trout hasn’t actually been rated all that highly by defensive metrics over the past few years. It’s been the only minor flaw on an otherwise spotless resume.

“There are a lot of defensive metrics out there you want to get better on,” said Trout to MLB.com in February.

So far, so good: One-third of the way through the season, Trout’s defense looks better. It’s been rated better. In an admittedly small sample, Trout looks like he’s once again identified something he wants to fix and done exactly that.

Nice to see Mike Trout do some actual work for once.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 30, 2018 at 01:17 PM | 135 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, defense, mike trout

 

 

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