On March 24, 1951, Tommy Hilfiger was born. What does that have to do with baseball? Surely he could have designed better uniforms than these.
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On January 7, 1982 Francisco Rodriguez—K-Rod to his fans—was born. This is just one of the historically important closer births this week.
Los Angeles Angels: Top 10 Prospects 1. Mike Trout / OF / Trout had a tremendous season, leaving no doubt about who LA’s top prospect is. His speed and defense are fully expected to be assets, but his mature approach and eye at the plate come as a surprise at this stage of his development. […]
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Was Arizona’s ace worth more than Joe Saunders, Tyler Skaggs and company?
What does the new Angel throw?
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The journeyman infielder has been unfairly consigned to a career in the minors. Someone needs to let him contribute … if it’s not already too late.
This past week, both Mariano Rivera and Jonathan Papelbon suffered blown saves. This got Richard to think about some of the playoff blown save superlatives in baseball history.
On April 27, 1983, Nolan Ryan broke the all-time strikeout record previously held by Walter Johnson. Richard looks back on the Ryan Express and his career.
Using one of the tools from his book, Evaluating Baseball’s Managers, Chris looks at a pair of mid-career gamers, and compares them against history.
Figgins is gone, but pitching is key.
Seattle needed Chone in a bad, bad way.
John Lackey is the prime pitching free agent this year, but how much better than a later pick like Jason Hammel is he for your fantasy team?
Or: How the Angels (almost) won the pennant
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Sean has a simple explanation for the series outcome: the better team prevailed.