You know him, you... tolerate him as your favorite team's closer. It is time to take a hard look at what is projected in 2014 for the Angels' embattled closer, Ernesto Frieri.
(SPOILER ALERT: It involves a lot of home runs allowed)
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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and RHP Ernesto Frieri have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $3.8 million deal, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
#Angels have now agreed with Ernesto Frieri — $3.8M.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) January 17, 2014
Frieri, 28, was eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career and can become a free agent after the 2016 season...
By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer
2013 Outlook: This should be an interesting year for "ErNasty" Frieri, coming off an impressive debut in 2012. Apparently Ernesto has been developing a changeup that he feels comfortable with in addition to his electric fastball and his above average slider.
Although the pitch mix should help him strike more batters...
PEORIA, Ariz. Ernesto Frieri came to spring training hoping to add an effective second pitch to go with the lively 95-mph fastball that thrust the 27-year-old right-hander into a closing role last season.
He may leave Arizona with two new pitches.
Frieri has been very happy with the development of his cut fastball, which is coming out of his hand like his fastball and breaking...
Ernesto Frieri was a bright spot for a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim team that fell short of expectations. The 27-year-old right-hander stepped into the closer role after being acquired in a May 3 trade with San Diego Padres. In 56 games, he had 23 saves, a 2.32 ERA and a 13.3 K/9. He also didn’t allow a hit in his first 13 innings in an Angels uniform.
Frieri talked about his...
Right-hander Ernesto Frieri is currently closing games for the Los Angeles Angels of You-Know-Where. He also currently owns a strikeout rate of 43.2%, which mark is not only over 10 percentage points above his previous high (albeit, in a short career so far), but is also the second-highest rate among all pitchers who’ve thrown at least 10 innings — behind only Aroldis Chapman...
OAKLAND, Calif. As Ernesto Frieri buttoned his dress shirt and packed his bag for the flight to Seattle, he couldn't suppress a smile. He waited his entire big-league career for the chance he got Wednesday afternoon, and now that it was over, he looked ready to burst.
A save. That's what Frieri wanted when he came to the Angels in a trade with the San Diego Padres this...
SAN DIEGO Who knows what emotions washed over Ernesto Frieri as he walked from the bullpen to the pitcher's mound Friday night at Petco Park?
This used to be his home, the place where he spent parts of the past four seasons working as a relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres. But when he entered the game in the ninth inning, he was an employee of the Angels.
And in a way...
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The San Diego Padres have sent right-handed reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Alexi Amarista and right-hander Donn Roach, both minor leaguers.
Frieri was 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 11 appearances before Thursday's trade. He was the longest tenured player in the Padres organization, signing as a non-drafted free agent at 17 in January 2003. The native...
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May 03, 2012