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Mike Trout, four years in

We are living in a golden age of youthful, historic talent, especially among position players. This was the case even before 2015, when the likes of Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor — all 23 years old or young — joined the party. Previously, the Cubs had run out a slew of young stud position players on a daily basis, and Manny Machado and Bryce Harper have been...
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Halo Headlines: A.J. Griffin available, Trout’s race to be best ever

The November 23, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes stuff that’s mostly tangentially related to the Halos because it’s nearly Thanksgiving and most front offices are already home baking pies and such. The Story: A.J. Griffin designated for assignment by the A’s MWAH Says: File this one under “Transactions you never expected to see in 2015.” Not just that...
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Getting Mike Trout to 168.4 WAR

For the third time in four years, Mike Trout finished as a runner-up MVP. Trout had a compelling case, but Josh Donaldson was a deserving winner. Even if you think Trout should have won, you’re probably fine with Donaldson winning. More than one guy can deserve it, after all. Regardless, the outcome of an award vote doesn’t change what Trout’s achieved through his first four...
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Halo Headlines: Trout again runner-up for MVP, Rule 5 Draft deadline arrives

The November 20, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Mike Trout making some bittersweet history, the club potentially adding a few players to the 40-man roster, and more… The Story: Mike Trout finishes 2nd in MVP voting MWAH Says: Just as expected, sadly. Trout is now one of just four players ever to finish in the top two in MVP voting in four consecutive seasons—joining...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will writers regret throwing back Mike Trout in MVP vote?

Angels center fielder Mike Trout has had four MVP-type seasons but won the award only once. Jerome Miron USA TODAY SportsI voted for Mike Trout, but I’m perfectly happy that Josh Donaldson won the American League MVP award.These days, the voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America fill out ballots through a web page instead of writing out our choices by hand...
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Halo Headlines: Andrelton Simmons trade reaction, Trout wins Silver Slugger

The November 13, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a bunch of (predominantly positive!) reactions to the acquisition of Andrelton Simmons, another Silver Slugger award for Mike Trout, and more… The Story: Angels smart to snag Simmons quickly MWAH Says:’s Phil Rogers says to give Billy Eppler “credit for hitting a home run with his first deal as Angels’...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-time Silver Slugger Mike Trout's Top 5 home runs of 2015

Mike Trout sure makes things look pretty easy out there on the field.  Allan Henry USA TODAY SportsMike Trout leaves everyone in awe with his skills on both sides of the diamond, and this week he was recognized with his fourth consecutive Silver Slugger Award after slugging 41 home runs in 2015. That he's already done this in his career and is just 24 years of age is simply astounding...
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Trout adds fourth straight Silver Slugger Award to list of accomplishments

Mike Trout is a cut above on offense, and he has the hardware to prove it.  Jim Cowsert USA TODAY SportsHe may still be looking for his first career Gold Glove, but Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was recognized with his fourth consecutive Silver Slugger Award on Thursday.  For the 4th consecutive season, @MikeTrout brings home a #SilverSlugger Award! .299 BA, 41 HR, 90 RBI...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hansen and Sorrento promoted, Trout on historic pace

The November 4, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes two coaches getting much-deserved promotions, the weekly fawning over Mike Trout, and more… The Story: Dave Hansen, Paul Sorrento named hitting coaches MWAH Says: Whoever in the Angels PR department decided that the team should make one big announcement per day this week rather than cram them all into Monday or...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Mike Trout ain't right

By Jeff Sullivan The Angels ascended to first place in the AL West in the final game before the All-Star break. A week and a half later, they had a two-game lead, and since that point, they’ve lost the two-game lead, and then several more games beyond that, in a team-wide collapse that’s threatened to leave the Angels on the outside of the playoff picture. They’ve lost 26...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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