Daily Links for the LA Angels including Weaver to have his arbitration case heard today, more thoughts on the Young-Angels trade rumors, the A's and Angels will play a rare scheduled doubleheader and much more...
Spring Training officially begins in a few days for the Angels and I have but one humble request from the team. It has always been pet peeve of mine that the Angels almost never take a flier on a veteran and invite him to camp on a minor league contract. It seems like a no-lose proposition to me, but the Halos never take the gamble. With depth potentially one (of many) problems for the Halos, I can only hope that this is the year they finally roll the dice on a veteran rather than count on their minor league system to provide whatever depth they might need. Since this is such a new concept for Tony Reagins and company, I've got a few ideas for guys the Angels might want to consider sending a Spring Training invite to.
Clap your hands if you want to play for the Angels!
Daily Links for the LA Angels including how Michael Young could end up an Angel, the 2011 PECOTA projections are out, the Angels hope to return to elite status and much more...no comments
The Texas Rangers seem ready to dump their former All-Star Michael Young and the Anglels seem to be a prime destination. But is dealing for the aging Young and his big remaining contract really worth it for the Angels, even with their obvious need for a third baseman? Should the Angels trade for Michael Young?
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News broke over the weekend that Michael Young has become disgruntled with the Texas Rangers for reducing his role and shopping him via trade. Now it seems like Young and the Rangers are headed for a messy break-up and rumors are swirling that the six-time All-Star could end up on the arm of the LA Angels. Given their obvious need at third base, it seems like a match made in heaven. right? Well, um, yeah, maybe not so much.
All-Star or no, do the Angels really need to trade for another bad contract?
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Vlad signs with the Orioles, Yanks considered trading for Kazmir, Young demands a trade from the Rangers and much more...no comments
Ah yes, late-January and early-February, the traditional time of year when everyone and their mother releases their top prospect lists and the fans respond with completely disproportionate levels of anger/excitement/confusion. Yep, there is nothing like seeing random fans freak out because one of their team's prospects ranked in the top 75 but not the top 50 or because one prospect rated with only three stars instead of four. It is all just so ridiculous and ultimately inconsequential that I can't help but get in on the fun. Of course, I'm not prospect guru, so my rankings are a little different. Rather than rate the top 10 Angel prospects by their talent and potential, I'm simply going to rank them according to how much I like them... even if they kind of suck (ok, talent is still going to count for something, but you get my point).
I'll save you some suspense, not even I am crazy enough to have someone other than Mike Trout at number one.