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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Daily Mike Trout report: First error since 2017 costly in 4-3 loss to Texas

Jumping ahead to the relevant section:

Friday: Went 1 for 4 — his 12th double of the season — with a walk in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers in the opener of a three-game series at home. He batted second and, playing center field, made his first error since 2017. A hard-hit liner bounced off him and allowed two runs to score in the seventh inning. Trout had gone 296 games since his last error.

I’d argue he’s made an error more recently than that- but whoever’s left here that’s an Angels fan probably wouldn’t agree with that sentiment….

QLE Posted: May 26, 2019 at 10:09 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: errors, mike trout

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Angels’ Mike Trout goes deep after young fan requests a homer

On a rainy Friday night in Baltimore, the Orioles and Angels opened a three-game series at Camden Yards. The Halos hammered Dan Straily (LAA 8, BAL 3) and won for the seventh time in their last 10 games.

If the Angels scored eight runs, there’s a pretty good chance Mike Trout had something to do with it, and sure enough he clocked a two-run home run in the third inning Friday night. He also doubled in a run in the fifth. Here’s the home run, which was very nearly robbed by O’s center fielder Stevie Wilkerson

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Trout’s home run Friday was not an ordinary home run. It was a request home run. As David Ginsburg of the Associated Press writes, Trout met a young fan before the game who requested he go deep.

Feels like the sort of thing that would have made a legend decades ago, doesn’t it?

QLE Posted: May 11, 2019 at 04:28 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: fans, mike trout

Friday, April 26, 2019

Meet the Angels infielder who has surprisingly out-homered Mike Trout

The 2019 season has provided plenty of surprises so far. None of them bigger than the unexpected power surge that’s taking place on the Los Angeles Angels infield.

Nearly one month into the season, it’s not Mike Trout who sits atop the Angels home run leaderboard. With his two-run home run during Thursday’s game against the New York Yankees, that distinction belongs to Tommy La Stella.

Yes, that Tommy La Stella.

Mind you, when your record is essentially the same as the Orioles, does that really mean anything?

 

QLE Posted: April 26, 2019 at 04:58 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, home runs, mike trout, tommy la stella

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 | 9 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

 

 

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