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  1. Eight walks + seven steals = 7-1 loss for Marlins

    Jul 25, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    The  Marlins worked seven walks against the Braves’ Tommy Hanson on Wednesday and followed  those up with many of their seven steals, yet they still ended up losing 7-1. With two apiece from Jose Reyes and Donovan Solano (Hanley Ramirez‘s replacement at third base), the Marlins became the first team this year to swipe seven…

  2. X-rays on Albert Pujols’ elbow injury come back negative

    Jul 25, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    pujols getty

    Albert Pujols is out of the Angels’ lineup today after taking a pitch off his elbow last night, but the good  news is that X-rays came back negative. Pujols is officially listed as day-to-day, although with the Angels having tomorrow off they may want to avoid using him as a pinch-hitter to maximize his rest.…

  3. The Phillies go big with Hamels. Is it too big?

    Jul 25, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Phillies deal with Cole Hamels is big. Really big. Like, the second largest contract to a pitcher in baseball history big. $144 million guaranteed, $161 million with a vesting option, the details of which are not known. But here’s the question: can the Phillies really pull this off? And by “this,” I mean the…

  4. Angels, Rays discussing trade involving James Shields

    Jul 24, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported over the weekend that the Angels had serious interest in acquiring starter James Shields from the Rays. And now it appears Anaheim is getting serious. From ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian comes word that the Halos and Rays have discussed a trade that would send Shields out west in exchange for…

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners

    Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Obviously Ichiro in Yankees clothing is the weirdest thing to hit baseball in some time. Must be how it felt to see Willie Mays wearing a Mets jersey or — and I really don’t think it’s hyperbole to say it — Babe Ruth in a Boston Braves uniform. OK, if that’s…

  6. Angels to keep struggling Ervin Santana on “out count”

    Jul 23, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    Ervin Santana‘s brutal season continued Saturday, as he failed to make it out of the second inning against the Rangers while serving up three homers and allowing six runs. Santana is now 4-10 with a 6.00 ERA and 23 homers allowed in 111 innings and the Angels are 5-14 when he starts compared to 47-30…

  7. Ron Washington on Mike Trout: “He’s not Willie Mays”

    Jul 23, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Willie Mays

    Mike Trout has hit .441 with two homers, three steals, six walks, nine RBIs, and eight runs in nine games against Texas this season, but Rangers manager Ron Washington isn’t quite ready to induct him into Cooperstown yet: He’s not Willie Mays. He’s a pretty good player, but I think the comparisons have to stop.…

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Dark Knight Rises

    Pardon me if I seem discombobulated, but I’m suffering from weekend movie whiplash. On Friday night I saw “The Dark Knight Rises.” Yesterday I saw “Safety Not Guaranteed.” If you can find me two movies out right now that are more dissimilar in terms of tone, themes, budget and every other single other relevant measure,…

  9. Prince Fielder: “I just don’t know how to slide”

    Jul 20, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels v Detroit Tigers

    Tom Fornelli of South Side Asylum captured some wonderfulness from yesterday’s Tigers-Angels game. RIP, Maicer Izturis: What say you about that “slide,” Prince Fielder? “I just don’t know how to slide,” Fielder said after the game. “I’m trying to get there. I just want to be safe. So, however I can get there, I just try…

  10. Report: Angels make Peter Bourjos, Kendrys Morales available

    Jul 18, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos

    According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Angels are willing to part with Peter Bourjos in order to upgrade their bullpen and could consider dealing Kendrys Morales as well. Bourjos, perhaps baseball’s premier defensive center fielder, has been made expendable in Anaheim by the emergence of Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo. Still, there are a…

  11. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 18, 2012, 6:12 AM EDT

    April

    Angels/Giants 22, Tigers/Braves 0: So, I’m a Braves fan and my girlfriend is a Tigers fans and each of our teams got the crap beat out of them last night. So we agreed that baseball sucks and decided to watch downloaded “Parks and Recreation” episodes instead. Good call, yes? I mean, Mike Trout and Buster…

  12. Scott Kazmir’s story keeps getting sadder

    Jul 17, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

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    In the span of four season Scott Kazmir went from 24-year-old All-Star to being out of the big leagues and now pitching for the independent league Sugarland Skeeters. And as Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus notes, Kazmir can’t even get those hitters out. Yesterday he lasted just one inning, coughing up six runs on six…

  13. Vernon Wells nearing return, but do Angels want him back?

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

    Angels batter Vernon Wells hits a two-run home run during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Vernon Wells is close to returning from a torn thumb ligament that has sidelined him since mid-May, but with Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, and Torii Hunter entrenched as the Angels’ starting outfield and Kendry Morales playing every day at designated hitter … well, do they even want him back? Wells had a miserable 2011 and…

  14. Ernesto Frieri finally gave up a run, admits to being human

    Jul 16, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri

    Ernesto Frieri came into yesterday’s game against the Yankees with a 0.00 ERA in 26.1 innings spread over 26 appearances for the Angels since they acquired him from the Padres in early May, but he’s perfect no more. Frieri walked Robinson Cano to lead off the ninth inning, Mark Teixeira followed with a two-run homer,…

  15. Don’t worry Yankees fans: A-Rod is still ‘above average”

    Jul 15, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez popped out with the bases loaded to end Sunday’s 10-8 loss to the Angels. But, hey, his general manager still thinks he’s good. Kind of. “I don’t look at A-Rod and his contract. I look at him as a player who’s above average at his position,” Brian Cashman told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.…

  16. Jered Weaver’s fake to third, throw to first results in two outs for Angels

    Jul 15, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    angels yankees

    Jered Weaver hasn’t had a whole lot of luck shutting down the Yankees’ bats today, but he made them look like Little Leaguers on the basepaths. With runners on the corners and one out in the third inning today, Weaver did the fake-to-third, throw-to-first move and caught Robinson Cano napping. With Cano caught in a…

  17. Angels put Jordan Walden on disabled list with bicep strain

    Jul 15, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    walden getty

    It’s been a rough couple months for Jordan Walden. The 24-year-old right-hander opened the season as the Angels’ unchallenged closer after saving 32 games alongside a 2.98 ERA in 2011, but that role was eventually transferred to newcomer Ernesto Frieri, who’s been dominant. And now Walden is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained…

  18. Quote of the day: Juan Pierre on “cybergenics”

    Jul 14, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

    Juan Pierre Getty

    Juan Pierre is well aware that he isn’t exactly a darling of those who use advanced statistics. He just has no idea who those people are. The veteran outfielder was the subject of a feature by Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News, during which he unleashed this gem: “With all the computers, the cybergenics…

  19. Jered Weaver isn’t worried about the $60 million he passed up

    Jul 13, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    Jered Weaver could have the top pitcher in this year’s free agent class, overtaking Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke. Instead, he’ll make $70 million over the next four years under the terms of the five-year, $85 million deal he signed with the Angels last August. “I know people still talk about it, and how big…

  20. Jerome Williams to rejoin Angels rotation Saturday, four weeks after collapsing in clubhouse

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jerome Williams Getty

    Jerome Williams has been on the disabled list since collapsing in the clubhouse following his June 18 start, but he’ll be activated to pitch Saturday versus the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Helluva welcome back. While rehabbing in the minors Williams got knocked around for six runs in two innings at Triple-A on July 1, but…

  21. NL dominates in first All-Star shutout since 1996

    Jul 10, 2012, 11:17 PM EDT

    National League All-Star Cabrera holds out a hand to American League All-Star Cano after hitting a two run home run at the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Kansas City

    It was all National League, right from the start. Pablo Sandoval and company jumped on Justin Verlander to take a 5-0 lead in the top of the first and cruised from there on the way to an 8-0 victory for the NL in the 83rd All-Star Game, the third straight win for the Senior Circuit.…

  22. What to watch for in tonight’s All-Star Game

    Jul 10, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Tonight’s 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will officially open with Detroit’s Justin Verlander throwing to Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez. Still, my favorite part will take place before that. The Midsummer Classic isn’t the must-see event it was before Baseball Tonight, MLB Extra Innings and MLB.tv made seeing the league’s stars in action so much easier.…

  23. Prince Fielder wins his second Home Run Derby crown

    Jul 9, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder Getty

    We made it, you guys. Another Home Run Derby is in the rear view mirror, as Prince Fielder defeated Jose Bautista in the finals tonight to take home this year’s crown. It was Fielder’s second Home Run Derby win, the other coming back in 2009 in St. Louis. Ken Griffey, Jr., who won in 1994, 1998 and…

  24. Dispatches from Kansas City: “Have you seen George Brett around?”

    Jul 9, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

    downtown fountain

    HardballTalk’s Drew Silva is filing regular stories from this year’s MLB All-Star festivities in Kansas City. Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four. The Royals haven’t won a division title since 1985 and have finished with a winning record just three times since since 1992, which has translated into over 20 years of bad attendance totals at…

  25. The worst of the worst at the All-Star break

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…

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