Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Mike Trout Newsbeat

Thursday, April 11, 2019

MLB roundup: Angels stay hot even without Trout

Mike Trout got the day off to recover from a strained right groin, and the Los Angeles Angels made the most of their five hits in a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night at Anaheim, Calif., completing a three-game sweep.

It also was the Angels’ sixth win in a row, putting Los Angeles (7-6) above .500 for the first time this season.

Three of the Angels’ hits came in the third inning, when they scored all four of their runs. The big blow was Justin Bour’s two-run single that snapped a 1-1 tie. Brian Goodwin started in center field in place of Trout, who is day-to-day, and made a Trout-like catch, robbing Yasmani Grandal of a potential home run in the second inning.

Angels starter Felix Pena gave up only an unearned run on three hits and two walks, but he lasted only four innings and didn’t qualify for the win after throwing 72 pitches. The victory went to Jaime Barria, called up from Triple-A Salt Lake earlier in the day. Barria (1-0) gave up one run over 2 2/3 innings, and Hansel Robles pitched the ninth for his first save.

Time for the guy who makes the first post in all the OmniChatters to change his message….

QLE Posted: April 11, 2019 at 06:02 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, groin, mike trout

Monday, April 01, 2019

‘King Felix’ opens his season vs. longtime nemesis

Mike Trout and Felix Hernandez have had some epic matchups over the years.

Perhaps the best example came two years ago, when Trout had a 14-pitch at-bat against King Felix before fanning on a called third strike. There’s even a pitch-by-pitch video sequence of that showdown on FanGraphs.

The two are set to meet again Monday night, as Trout and the Angels travel to Seattle, where Hernandez is scheduled to make his season debut.

The two stars seem to be at opposite ends of their career trajectories, however.

Mind you, any given matchup could go against the general trends….

 

QLE Posted: April 01, 2019 at 08:10 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, mike trout

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Despite lack of winning so far, Mike Trout believes in the Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — As is his routine, Jeff Trout, Mike’s dad, will be sitting at the breakfast table in Millville, New Jersey, reading the local newspaper, catching up on who’s doing what, who’s winning, who’s not, and where it is we all find ourselves today. Sometimes he’ll get all the way to the obituaries, which, he admits, happens more now. Get to a certain age and curiosity gets the better of you.

He’s 58.

And wouldn’t you know, after a few sentences that seek to gather up a whole life, every once in a while, there’ll be something like, “One of her joys was watching Mike Trout play baseball every night on television.” Or, “He counted himself among Mike Trout’s biggest fans.”

It gets Jeff in the heart every time. Every time. His boy, Mike, really does that to people. For people. Gives folks something to do, something to believe in, something to root for. A local guy. A good kid. Somebody who smiled and said hi, who comes home and loves them all back. Mike will go off and become famous and rich and win awards and whatever else comes with baseball and excellence, and what romances his ex-ballplayer dad is that it means something.

 

QLE Posted: March 26, 2019 at 06:18 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, belief, fathers and sons, mike trout

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Angels and Trout agree (Report)

Seems like Trout will spend his whole career in LA. Money seems reasonable, but I’m curious if this supersedes the last two years of his current deal, or is an add-on starting in 2021.

Awaiting confirmation from the team…

JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: March 19, 2019 at 10:35 AM | 134 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, hall of fame, mike trout, money

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Rosenthal: Trout’s value? Far more than Harper or Machado; Nats pondering next move; A’s not giving up on Murray – The Athletic

What a coincidence. I considered offering Trout a $400 million extension to play for the Angels too. I’m also considering a sandwich for lunch.

In​ recent weeks, the Los Angeles​ Angels​ at​ least considered offering​ Mike Trout a 10-year,​ $350 million​ extension, though​​ it is unclear whether they followed through with an actual proposal, according to sources with knowledge of the club’s thinking.

A deal of that size would be the biggest in the history of North American sports and give Trout the highest average annual value ever for a baseball player.

And still, it would not be nearly enough.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 03, 2019 at 10:11 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, mike trout, pay site

Friday, March 01, 2019

Top 5 impending free agents now that Bryce Harper and Manny Machado signed

The saga of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado’s search for a new home has finally come to an end which means it’s time to start obsessing over the next big free agent contracts.

While we’ll certainly miss the Bryce-Manny Tracker, the wave of superstars following them to pick out their own Brinks truck will provide just as much excitement in their hunt for a new contract.

Among the top five free agents who should cash in are three MVPs, three World Series champions and arguably the greatest player in baseball in generations.

Well, no better time to start this conversation than the present….

QLE Posted: March 01, 2019 at 06:15 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, francisco lindor, free agents, kris bryant, mike trout, mookie betts

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Moreno says Angels have had internal talks on new Trout deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno said the team has had internal discussions regarding a new contract for outfielder Mike Trout, who can become a free agent after the 2020 season.

The two-time AL MVP is owed $33.25 million in each of the next two seasons, completing a $144.5 million, six-year contract.

“One of the last interviews I gave I said it’s not in the back of our mind but in the front of our minds,” Angels Moreno said Monday.

Chief among those internal discussions: figuring out how best to squander Trout’s talents.

 

QLE Posted: February 19, 2019 at 04:47 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, arte moreno, mike trout, waste

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Babe Ruth is the Greatest Player Ever?—?But He’s Far From the Best

Yet another list to argue about.

“Johnson threw 346 innings in 1913, using soft baseballs the color of John McGraw’s teeth…”

gehrig97 Posted: February 07, 2019 at 04:18 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: a-rod, babe ruth, mickey mantle, mike trout, rickey henderson, willie mays

Friday, January 18, 2019

If the Phillies Sign Bryce Harper, It Won’t Preclude Them From Trying to Eventually Lure Mike Trout

The Phillies may have “stupid money” to spend on this free agent market, as owner John Middleton put it, but it won’t be so stupid as to close the door on potentially signing Mike Trout after the 2020 season.

Philadelphia began this offseason keeping Trout in mind. According to a baseball source with direct knowledge of their shopping plans, the Phillies have enough spending money to sign both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, but would like to sign just one of them to leave room in the budget in case Trout reaches free agency in two years. In one dream scenario, the Phillies would field an all-MVP outfield in 2021: Trout, Harper and Andrew McCutchen.

Trout grew up and still lives in Millville, N.J., about 45 miles from Philadelphia. He has two years remaining on the extension he signed with the Angels, a contract that values what would have been free agents years for Trout at $34 million a year. Machado and Harper could sign contracts with an average annual value near that number. Trout, the best player in baseball, would command an even higher number as a potential free agent at age 29.

Tom Verducci would also like to remind you that fire is hot and water is wet.

QLE Posted: January 18, 2019 at 07:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, mike trout, phillies

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Red Sox hire former Angels scout Morhardt, who was responsible for drafting Mike Trout

As a scout for a professional baseball team, your resume is spearheaded by the big-name players you’ve been instrumental in scouting, drafting, and signing.

When your resume says “Mike Trout,” well, safe to say ears will perk up.

The Red Sox hired Greg Morhardt, the former Los Angeles Angels scout responsible for leading the charge to draft Trout, the consensus best player in baseball. Morhardt identified Trout as having the potential to be a Mickey Mantle-type player, and he certainly nailed that take.

Morhardt will take over as the Canada scout for the Sox.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to send him to South Jersey?

QLE Posted: December 15, 2018 at 03:39 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: greg morhardt, mike trout, red sox, scout

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The View is Always Better When You’re the Lead Dog

Mike Trout, the best player in baseball, was not named American League MVP yesterday.

He does, however, join a pretty exclusive club.

gehrig97 Posted: November 17, 2018 at 08:26 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols, mike trout, mookie betts, mvp, red sox, stan musial, ted williams

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
dirk
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Gonfalon Cubs2019 Season Predictions
(120 - 6:01pm, Apr 23)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(287 - 5:58pm, Apr 23)
Last: Fourth True Outcome

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(1285 - 5:41pm, Apr 23)
Last: Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB)

NewsblogJake Arrieta upset with Bryce Harper for ejection, sounds off on 'flat' Phillies
(33 - 5:29pm, Apr 23)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogFor the third time this season, the Orioles have put a position player on the mound
(8 - 5:27pm, Apr 23)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April 2019)
(419 - 5:20pm, Apr 23)
Last: Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB)

NewsblogYo Mama's so big, she fills up OMNICHATTER!, for April 23, 2019
(35 - 4:54pm, Apr 23)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogGio Gonzalez fires Scott Boras
(14 - 4:19pm, Apr 23)
Last: Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!)

Sox TherapyA Weekend of Necessity
(8 - 4:07pm, Apr 23)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Kahuna

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-22-2019
(19 - 2:34pm, Apr 23)
Last: The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie)

NewsblogJustin Verlander wants to be the Tom Brady of baseball
(87 - 1:52pm, Apr 23)
Last: JL72

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1915 Ballot
(1 - 12:52pm, Apr 23)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogArenado homers for 1,000th hit, Rockies rally past Nats 7-5
(3 - 11:52am, Apr 23)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogHow The Rays Are Surprising Baseball Again
(4 - 10:34am, Apr 23)
Last: Russ

NewsblogMickey Callaway on Mets' pitching issues: 'It's not concerning'
(4 - 10:20am, Apr 23)
Last: The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie)

Page rendered in 0.8716 seconds
94 querie(s) executed