Angels add prospects to roster before Rule 5 Draft

ANAHEIM — The Angels added prospects Jahmai Jones and Hector Yan to the 40-man roster before Wednesday’s deadline to protect eligible Minor Leaguers from the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 12 at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Their 40-man roster is now full. Jones (No. 6) and Yan (No. ANAHEIM — The Angels added prospects Jahmai Jones and Hector Yan to the 40-man roster before Wednesday’s deadline to protect eligible Minor Leaguers from the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 12 at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Their 40-man…

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Chone Figgins Angels 2020 Hall of Fame ballot

ANAHEIM — The 2020 Hall of Fame ballot was released on Monday and it includes several players who played with the Angels, including Chone Figgins, Bobby Abreu and Raul Ibanez, as well as current special assistant Eric Chavez. Figgins played most of his 12-year career with the Angels, playing eight ANAHEIM — The 2020 Hall of Fame ballot was released on Monday and it includes several players who played with the Angels, including Chone Figgins, Bobby Abreu and Raul Ibanez, as well as current special assistant Eric Chavez. Figgins played…

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Top Prospects eligible for Rule 5 Draft

As the 40-man roster deadline approaches, all 30 Major League organizations have some serious decisions to make. They have until 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday to decide what they will do with their 40-man rosters. Some prospects will earn a coveted spot, some will not and will thus be eligible to be taken by the other 29 teams in the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 12. Players first signed at age 18 must be added to 40-man rosters…

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2020 Hall of Fame ballot headlined by Derek Jeter

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has received a haul of fame in recent years. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has provided an avalanche of inductees — 20 in the last six years, to be exact. With Monday’s release of a 2020 ballot headlined by first-time-eligible Derek Jeter, another class will soon be confirmed, congratulated and cheerfully consigned to Cooperstown. Eligible voters from the BBWAA will submit their ballots by year’s end, and the 2020 class will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, on MLB Network. Jason Giambi, Alfonso Soriano,…

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MLB bounce-back players for 2020 season

Bad years happen. Some of MLB’s greatest players had a year that got away from them, a year in which they were plagued with injuries, had off-field issues or just never quite got it going. (Remember when Justin Verlander led the American League in earned runs allowed in 2014?) It doesn’t mean their careers are over. In fact, tough years are often pivot years. The downturn before brighter times ahead. So today, we take a look at a player on each team who struggled in 2019, but could put it…

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Team USA defeats Japan in Premier12 tournament

Team USA upset top-ranked Japan, 4-3, in its second game of the Super Round in the Premier12 tournament on Tuesday night in Tokyo to remain in contention to earn an Olympic berth. The top finisher in the Super Round group from both the Asia/Oceania territory (Australia, Chinese Taipei or Korea) Team USA upset top-ranked Japan, 4-3, in its second game of the Super Round in the Premier12 tournament on Tuesday night in Tokyo to remain in contention to earn an Olympic berth. The top finisher in the Super Round group…

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Top prospects who are best athletes

Everyone loves an impressive showcase of athleticism on the baseball field. Whether it’s Byron Buxton improbably running down a ball in center field, Yasiel Puig uncorking a jaw-dropping throw from right or Cody Bellinger launching a tape-measure home run on what should be an unhittable pitch, there are eye-opening feats of athleticism across the Major Leagues on a daily basis. Amidst our ongoing State of the System series, in which we provide an in-depth breakdown of all 30 teams’ systems, we’re using this week to highlight some of the premier…

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Angels unlikely to add big bats this offseason

ANAHEIM — The annual General Manager Meetings are in the rear view mirror and now the Angels have roughly three weeks until the Winter Meetings, which begin on Dec. 8 in San Diego. Angels GM Billy Eppler said that the Angels plan to acquire two starting pitchers this offseason, and ANAHEIM — The annual General Manager Meetings are in the rear view mirror and now the Angels have roughly three weeks until the Winter Meetings, which begin on Dec. 8 in San Diego. Angels GM Billy Eppler said that the…

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Most MLB MVP Awards | Los Angeles Angels

In baseball history, there are a select few players who have ever won more than one Most Valuable Player Award. Here’s a look at each of those 31 individuals, as well as their performance in their MVP seasons: Barry Bonds, 7 (1990, ’92, ’93, 2001-04)Bonds hit .301/.406/.565 with 33 home runs and 52 steals to earn his first NL MVP Award in 1990 with the Pirates, and .311/.456/.624 with 34 homers and 39 steals in ’92 with Pittsburgh. After signing as a free agent with the Giants, he slashed .336/.458/.677…

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Mike Trout wins 2019 AL MVP Award

ANAHEIM — Mike Trout made history on Thursday, as the Angels’ superstar became just the 11th player to win three Most Valuable Player Awards, beating out Houston’s Alex Bregman and Oakland’s Marcus Semien for the 2019 American League MVP Award. Trout, who previously received the honor in 2014 and ’16, ANAHEIM — Mike Trout made history on Thursday, as the Angels’ superstar became just the 11th player to win three Most Valuable Player Awards, beating out Houston’s Alex Bregman and Oakland’s Marcus Semien for the 2019 American League MVP Award.…

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