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  1. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  2. Dan Haren expects the Angels to trade him

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    Yesterday the Angels traded Ervin Santana to the Royals, getting out from under his $13 million option for 2013, and there’s been tons of speculation that they’re looking to do the same thing with Dan Haren and his $15.5 million option or $3.5 million buyout. One way or another the Angels must exercise or decline…

  3. The Angels top priority: signing Zack Greinke

    Nov 1, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    In some of the Dan Haren/Ervin Santana threads some Angels fans have said that they hope that L.A. doesn’t re-sign Zack Greinke.  Guess what: the Angels aren’t listening to you, as Danny Knobler reports: The Angels’ top offseason priority is finding a way to re-sign Greinke (“huge priority,” one Angels person said). Greinke was 6-2…

  4. The Dan Haren-Ervin Santana trade efforts have been upgraded to: “aggressive”

    Oct 31, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    We heard about the Angels’ efforts to unload Dan Haren and/or Ervin Santana before the team is required to exercise their 2013 options this week, but the heat on that was tepid at best. There was talk of the desire to trade them, but no real sense if anything could get done. Ken Rosenthal, however,…

  5. Angels exploring trades for Dan Haren and Ervin Santana

    Oct 29, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    We heard last month that the Angels were likely to decline their club options on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana in order to focus their efforts on signing impending free agent Zack Greinke, but things could get interesting in the next couple of days. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Angels are currently exploring…

  6. Free agents can sign starting at 12:01AM Saturday

    Oct 29, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Auction

    The season is over and the hot stove is upon us. It used to be we had to wait a while until players filed for and then signed in free agency. It doesn’t work that way anymore. Guys whose contracts have expired immediately become free agents after the season ends (i.e. last night) and signings…

  7. Who are these agents and executives anyway?

    Oct 28, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    The following passage on a couple of free agent pitchers is from Buster Olney’s ESPN Insider column Saturday: [Anibal] Sanchez could get anywhere from $30 million to $60 million as a free agent, some agents and executives predict, and Kyle Lohse could get a deal in the $77.5 million range, as C.J. Wilson did last…

  8. Dan Haren feels “guilty” about poor performance, won’t be surprised if Angels decline option

    Oct 3, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    Last week Dan Haren got pretty angry when “a source familiar with the team’s thinking” told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that the Angels were planning to decline his 2013 option, saying it was “dumb timing” because the story had the possibility of distracting the team down the stretch. However, after last night’s start against the…

  9. Zack Greinke pitched in a misspelled “Grienke” jersey

    Oct 1, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    greinke wrong jersey

    Derek Jeter has MLB’s best-selling jersey and Zack Greinke can’t even get his named spelled correctly on his own jersey. Seriously. Greinke took the mound yesterday wearing a jersey that had “GRIENKE” on the back, eventually switching to a correctly spelled version after someone finally noticed midway through the game. Apparently there were two jerseys…

  10. Dan Haren is not happy about “source” saying Angels will decline his 2013 option

    Sep 28, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    Earlier this week Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com wrote that the Angels were likely to decline their 2013 options on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana while focusing on re-signing Zack Greinke to a huge long-term deal. Gonzalez cited “a source familiar with the team’s thinking” and … well, Haren thinks whoever that source is has “dumb…

  11. Yu Darvish on track to start Sunday against Angels

    Sep 27, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Getty Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday due to a stiff neck, but the Rangers won’t be without him for long. According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, Rangers officials said Darvish’s neck felt better after a long-toss session earlier today. He’s currently scheduled to throw off a mound tomorrow, which sets up…

  12. Jered Weaver would be fine with the Angels giving more money to Zack Greinke

    Sep 27, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    When Jered Weaver signed a five-year, $85 million extension with the Angels last year most analysis of the deal pegged it as extremely team-friendly and well below market value for an elite No. 1 starter. Weaver repeatedly said at the time that he didn’t really care because $85 million is a ton of money and…

  13. Angels focused on re-signing Zack Greinke, likely to decline options on Dan Haren, Ervin Santana

    Sep 26, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Dan Haren

    Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com passes along word from “a source familiar with the team’s thinking” that the Angels plan to decline their 2013 options on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana. Haren’s option is for $15.5 million with a $3.5 million buyout and Santana’s option is for $13 million with a $1 million buyout. And then,…

  14. Angels tie record, fan 20 Mariners in 5-4 victory

    Sep 26, 2012, 2:07 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The Angels tied a major league record Tuesday as five pitchers combined to fan 20 batters in a 5-4 defeat of the Mariners. Zack Greinke struck out 13 and allowed one run in his five innings of work, but with his pitch count up to 110, the Angels decided to pull him early. That didn’t…

  15. Ernesto Frieri has gone from unhittable to untrustworthy for the Angels

    Sep 21, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri

    Ernesto Frieri was absurdly good for the Angels after they acquired him from the Padres on May 3, allowing zero runs in his first 26 appearances while some people asked things like “how can someone with a 0.00 ERA not make the All-Star team?!” In those first 26 shutout appearances for the Angels he had…

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 21, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Nationals' Wang throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 2 of their MLB National League baseball doubleheader in Washington

    Nationals 4, Dodgers 1: Congrats to the Nats for clinching the first postseason birth for a D.C. team since 1933. Pour one out for Joe Cronin, Moe Berg, Lefty Stewart and Heinie Manush. Reds 5, Cubs 3: And congratulations to the Reds too, who clinched their spot hours before the Nats did.  The Reds are…

  17. Jeremy Hefner can’t get an out against the Phillies

    Sep 20, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Jeremy Hefner, Terry Collins

    The Mets’ Jeremy Hefner was pulled from his start Thursday against the Phillies after failing to retire any of the seven batters he faced. Hefner gave up six singles in a row, including a bunt single to Juan Pierre, and then walked Kevin Frandsen with the bases loaded before being replaced by Collin McHugh. Since…

  18. Royals prospect Jake Odorizzi likely to debut Sunday

    Sep 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

    Jake Odorizzi has yet to pitch since being called up by the Royals over the weekend, but it sounds like the 22-year-old top prospect will make his big-league debut Sunday. Initially manager Ned Yost discussed easing Odorizzi into the mix with some relief work, but Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that he’s…

  19. Gleeman and The Geek: Buying Starting Pitching

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Note: I do a weekly podcast that’s mostly about the Minnesota Twins, but also about baseball in general and other random topics that HBT readers may find amusing. On this week’s “Gleeman and The Geek” episode we peppered in some Twins talk, but spent most of the show breaking down the upcoming free agent starting…

  20. Royals call up pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi for debut

    Sep 17, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

    With their Triple-A team eliminated from the Pacific Coast League playoffs the Royals have called up pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi for his first taste of the big leagues. Odorizzi was the Brewers’ first-round pick in 2007 and was traded to the Royals as part of the haul for Zack Greinke. He rated among Baseball America‘s…

  21. And the Angels’ season just went up in flames

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez

    Zack Greinke did his job, shutting out his old team, the Royals, for eight innings on Saturday. Ernesto Frieri didn’t do his. After coming in with one on and one out in the ninth, he gave up back-to-back homers to Billy Butler and Salvador Perez, giving Kansas City a 3-2 win over the Angels. Mike…

  22. ESPN is way off with its early free agent calls

    Sep 12, 2012, 2:34 AM EDT

    Edwin Jackson

    By division, here’s a list of teams I can see opening up the wallets for a $10 million-plus-per-year pitcher this winter: Blue Jays, Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees Royals, Tigers, White Sox Angels, Athletics, Mariners, Rangers Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies Astros, Brewers, Cubs, Pirates Dodgers And here’s a list of the elite pitching free agents available…

  23. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

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

    Sep 5, 2012, 6:11 AM EDT

    Orioles Tolleson, Machado, and Betemit celebrate defeating the Blue Jays during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Orioles 12, Blue Jays 0: Zach Britton throwing seven shutout innings + Mark Reynolds driving in four + Yankees losing = First place for the Orioles dudes. Rays 5, Yankees 2: This is that Yankees loss I just mentioned. Freddy Garcia allowed five runs over five. I know this isn’t the case, but as I sit…

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 31, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson, Taylor Teagarden

    Orioles 5, White Sox 3: Zach Britton strikes out ten, gets sent down to the minors. That’s fair. That aside, heady freakin’ times for the Orioles who, apart from the Yankees fans, I think everyone on the planet is wanting to sweep New York and make the AL East a dead heat by Sunday night.…

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