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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

For The Angels, There’s No Such Thing As A Good Trade For Mike Trout | VICE Sports

How often do the magic beans actually grow anything?

Jim Furtado Posted: May 18, 2016 at 10:01 AM | 44 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, mike trout

Friday, April 22, 2016

Bryce Harper rising to No. 1? Execs still prefer Mike Trout | New York Post

So I asked 13 executives and scouts: If money were no object and you could start a franchise with either Trout or Harper, who do you got?

Three said they actually would take Houston shortstop Carlos Correa, and one also mentioned Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado. But the request was Trout vs. Harper, and eight took Trout and five went with Harper — with two of the Harper voters admitting they only had changed recently. One Trout voter actually wavered toward Harper in the midst of an email response before stating, “I’ll stay with Trout, but it’s as close a vote as you can get.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2016 at 09:06 AM | 65 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, bryce harper, mike trout, nationals

Friday, April 08, 2016

Better, Faster, Younger: Why baseball’s young stars are its best in 20 years

WISE MEN SAY the first time you feel old is when you look around and realize that most major league baseball stars are younger than you. If that’s true, a lot of folks are aging very suddenly. Young studs are everywhere around MLB these days.

Consider the best players in each league and the careers they could have in store. In the NL, that would be 23-year-old Bryce Harper, about whom my colleague Jayson Stark has written: “He’s a blend of Pete Rose and Reggie Jackson, as if that were even possible.” Actually, it was possible; his name was Frank Robinson. As in the Triple Crown—winning Frank Robinson who hit 586 career home runs and won the MVP in both leagues. He happens to be the best statistical comparison to Harper in baseball history, according to Baseball-Reference.com.

Meatwad Posted: April 08, 2016 at 08:15 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, frank robinson, mickey mantle, mike trout

Friday, April 01, 2016

LOOK: Mike Trout and a tale of love and deceit lead to a great prank

As you’re about to see, Angels warhorse Jered Weaver and outfielder/sun god Mike Trout leveraged the occasion of April Fool’s Day to hurtle staff ace Garrett Richards into a seeming broth of romantic tensions. The result was a palpably uncomfortable Richards and a pretend relationship shattered like commode dropped from space ...

Meatwad Posted: April 01, 2016 at 05:40 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: april fools, garrett richards, mike trout

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

MLB star Mike Trout is using a smart bat at spring training

“Zepp lets me look at my swing’s performance and progress so I can make the adjustments to improve at the plate,” Trout told Mashable. “For me, I want to have consistency throughout the season and this is the guide.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 01, 2016 at 06:16 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mike trout, technology

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mike Trout in the middle of “Bone Hard” “12 inches” and is “loving it.”

That headline should be blamed on me, and no one else. My inner 12 year old saw its chance and took it.

When Mike Trout isn’t mashing home runs or robbing them, he’s at home doing precise meteorological measurements; the self-described “weather geek” wants to be a stormchaser someday, and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore had Trout on this morning to report on conditions in his hometown of Millville, N.J.

Those conditions? Terrible. “I love it,” reported Trout.


 

 

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