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  • Angels Designate Noe Ramirez For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced they’ve designated reliever Noé Ramirez for assignment. The move clears space on the active and 40-man rosters for Hunter Strickland, who has been activated after being acquired from the Rays yesterday. Ramirez has pitched for..." May 16

  • What works for Albert Pujols in Los Angeles that didn’t in Anaheim?

    The Athletic "The Angels’ surprise divorce from their expensive and largely ineffective marriage with Albert Pujols was presented, at least on their end, as amicable. That they still believed in Pujols after years spent navigating rosters around him. That they believed he was..." May 16

  • Playoff Chances for Each MLB Team at 2021 Season's Quarter Mark

    Bleacher Report "Numerous MLB fanbases can take solace in the idea this season is a return to "it's a marathon, not a sprint." If this were another shortened 60-game season, some teams would be two-thirds of the way through it. But there's still a long way to go...." May 16

  • 6 MLB legends who wound up in unexpected uniforms during career twilights

    The Score "If the sight of Albert Pujols in Dodger Blue seems bizarre to you, you're not alone. But he's far from the first MLB legend to wind up on a different team in the waning days of a sterling career. Here are six players from the last 25 years who spent a year or two wearing a..." May 16

  • Here is one quick fix for each MLB team "The season is not so far along that, no matter where your team is, there isn’t a chance to recover. With that in mind, let’s look at a quick fix for every team in baseball -- a way to help one of their deficiencies so far, or at least aid the team over the next few months...." May 16

  • Angels Activate Anthony Rendon, Designate Jon Jay

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have activated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the 10-day injured list and designated outfielder Jon Jay for assignment, the team announced. The Angels are welcoming back Rendon from his second IL stint of the young season. He went on the shelf on..." May 15

  • Dodgers' Updated Lineup After Reported Albert Pujols Contract

    Bleacher Report "Albert Pujols will reportedly continue his Major League Baseball career on the West Coast after agreeing to a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Per Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, Pujols will sign a major league deal with the Dodgers for..." May 15

  • Los Angeles Dodgers, Albert Pujols agree to deal

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers and 10-time All-Star Albert Pujols agreed on a major-league deal for the remainder of the season, a source told Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times. Read More - May 15

  • Los Angeles Angels acquire Hunter Strickland from Rays

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-handed relief pitcher Hunter Strickland from the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Strickland owns a 1.69 ERA in 13 appearances for the Rays this season. He has recorded 16 strikeouts..." May 15

  • Ranking the Players Most Likely to Pass Mike Trout as MLB's Top Dog

    Bleacher Report "Mike Trout is the best baseball player on the planet. The 29-year-old has been one of the game's elite since exploding on to the scene with 10.5 WAR during his rookie season in 2012. He is having arguably the best season of his career right now as..." May 15

  • MLBPA Files Grievance Against MLB

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance against the league, claiming that MLB did not negotiate in good faith to play as many games as possible in the shortened 2020 season, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The MLBPA grievance seeks as much as $500MM,..." May 15

  • Latest On Albert Pujols

    MLB Trade Rumors "Legendary slugger Albert Pujols became a free agent Thursday, one week after the Angels designated him for assignment, and the first baseman is now garnering interest from a few teams. Three to four clubs are in on Pujols, Robert Murray of FanSided reports. St. Louis is..." May 15

  • 3-4 Teams Interested in Veteran Albert Pujols After Angels Release

    Bleacher Report "If Albert Pujols wants to continue his playing career, there are reportedly multiple teams interested in signing the 10-time All-Star. Per Robert Murray of FanSided, three to four clubs are in the mix for Pujols after he was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles..." May 14

  • Bold Predictions Between Now and the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The summer brings separation to baseball. MLB's contenders separate themselves from the rest of the pack, and the great players separate themselves from the good ones as the heat of the division races mimic the heat outside. Summer also means the trade deadline. It's more..." May 14

  • MLB announces three players tested positive for COVID-19 in past week

    Sportsnet "MLB and the MLBPA announced Friday that there have been 10 positive COVID-19 results, three players and seven staff, among 10,629 tests in the past week. The results amount to a positivity rate of 0.09 per cent. " May 14

  • Key to Halos' October hopes? It's not Mike Trout "With their loss to the Astros on Wednesday, the Angels dropped to 16-20. They sit in last place in the American League West, and it's looking like the team is going to need some divine intervention from Christopher Lloyd and Co. to avoid sitting at home in October again. However,..." May 14

  • Union’s $500 million grievance against MLB gives both sides new forms of leverage in CBA talks

    The Athletic "With a little more than six months before the expiration of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, negotiations have a new but not unexpected wrinkle: a grievance worth roughly half a billion dollars. About two weeks ago, the Major League Baseball Players Association filed..." May 14

  • Is it time for MLB to eliminate the dropped-third-strike rule?

    CBS Sports "The 2021 MLB regular season is now six weeks old and I think we've all settled into the daily grind that is marathon regular season baseball. The 60-game sprint was fun in its own way last year given the circumstances. Give me the full 162-game experience every day of the week..." May 14

  • Todd Frazier hits the open market

    NJ "Todd Frazier is a free man. Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Frazier for assignment. Read More- May 14

  • Why the MLBPA has remained quiet on the Georgia voting rights law

    The Athletic "On May 3, nine U.S sports unions released a joint statement expressing their opposition to legislative efforts in certain states to restrict the right to vote. The Major League Baseball Players Association was not one of those unions. Nor did the MLBPA comment publicly when..." May 14

  • MLB base stealers have never been more successful, and here’s why

    The Athletic "Austin Slater drew a leadoff walk in the first inning. And the game was afoot. Padres left-hander Blake Snell threw a pickoff attempt to first base. Slater raced back. Another pickoff throw. Another retreat. A third time. It wasn’t a charm. When Snell..." May 14

  • MLB, ESPN agree to 7-year extension through 2028

    The Athletic "Major League Baseball and ESPN have agreed to a seven-year contract extension that will show 30 regular-season games in addition to wild-card games, the network announced Thursday. The deal will include 25 weeks of Sunday Night Baseball, the MLB Little League Classic, Opening Night..." May 13

  • Albert Pujols Clears Waivers, Becomes Free Agent

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols has cleared waivers and is now a free agent for the second time in his career, officially bringing his tenure with the Angels to an end. Pujols, 41, was designated for assignment May 6, a procedural move that served as the first step toward his..." May 13

  • MLBPA reportedly seeking $500 million from MLB over 60-game season

    Yahoo! Sports "The Major League Baseball Players Association is still frustrated over playing a 60-game season in 2020. The MLBPA reportedly filed a grievance against the league seeking $500 million in damages, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The grievance argues the league..." May 13

  • MLB Pitchers' Historically Awful Hitting Should Seal the Fate of a Universal DH

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball will hopefully never have another season like the one it did in 2020, but at least it offered an exciting glimpse of what baseball will look like when the designated hitter is universal. Sans pitchers hitting for themselves, last year saw National League clubs..." May 13

  • Minor League Baseball Owner Speaks on Keeping Staff Intact Amid Pandemic

    Complex "On May 4, the Iowa Cubs held their season opener in Principal Park, ending a 604-day hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic. While the game ended in a 3-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs still had to feel like..." May 13

  • Mike Trout's greatest season yet? How his dad saw this coming before anyone else

    ESPN "MIKE TROUT'S PATIENCE, particularly in a batter's box, wasn't instilled or taught or even developed. It is apparently innate, hard-wired somewhere within his genetic makeup. As a child, Trout took batting practice off his father, Jeff, and didn't swing at pitches he didn't..." May 13

  • One-time All-Star righty Chris Tillman attempting MLB comeback

    Yardbarker "Former longtime Orioles starter Chris Tillman is making a comeback attempt, reports Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic. Tillman has been working with Dave Wallace, his former pitching coach in Baltimore, at Cressey Sports Performance in Florida since February, Wallace tells..." May 13

  • MLB Baseball Cap Tiers: From the Yankees to the Nationals — the Iconic, Good, Just OK and Bad hats

    The Athletic "Baseball is perhaps the last bastion in sports for the fashion-averse. With their press-conference podiums, the NFL and NBA have occasionally transformed into something of a post-game fashion show for those who choose to participate. Even the NHL is getting into the act. Baseball? There..." May 13

  • Jose Bautista enjoying bat flips not being 'so taboo' anymore

    The Score "Once the standard-bearer for bat flips, Jose Bautista is certainly enjoying the current brand of Major League Baseball. "The game has changed in a lot of ways, but one of the best ways is how celebrations are not so taboo and people are allowed to enjoy them," he..." May 12

  • If Rockies deal Trevor Story, these clubs are best fits "With so much of the league bunched together in the standings -- only six of the 30 clubs were more than four games out of first place entering play on Tuesday -- there’s a lot that will happen between now and the end of July before we get a true sense of who will be buyers and sellers at..." May 12

  • Previewing 2021-22 MLB Opt-Out Clauses & Player Options

    MLB Trade Rumors "Next year’s free-agent class is a legitimately star-studded group even when focusing only on true free agents who’ll hit the market due to service time or an expiring contract. But the class has the potential to become even stronger depending on the play of this year’s..." May 12

  • Ranking the 10 Biggest Disappointments in MLB Thus Far

    Bleacher Report "Nearly one quarter of the 2021 MLB season is done, and there has been plenty of good and bad. Some of the bad has been quite glaring. Let's take a look at the 10 biggest disappointments in baseball this year. The list will include everything from players to teams and..." May 12

  • Iconic MLB first basemen are an endangered species

    The Score "For so long, first base was where teams parked their top sluggers. Historically, it's been the best hitting position on the field, often with a dedicated player to fill the corner spot. But as the careers of some likely Hall of Fame players near an end, and as the nature of the position and..." May 12

  • Two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches gem, plays outfield, makes history in Angels' loss to Astros

    Japan Times "Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 on the mound, singled at the plate and played right field in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Ohtani, who batted second in the order and finished 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, threw seven strong innings and was..." May 12

  • Angels Select Noe Ramirez, Outright Felix Pena

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced several changes to their pitching staff Tuesday: They selected right-hander Noe Ramirez, outrighted righty Felix Pena, recalled righty Jaime Barria, optioned lefty Jose Suarez, and placed RHP Junior Guerra on the 10-day injured list with a..." May 12

  • Franklin Barreto To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced that infielder Franklin Barreto will undergo Tommy John surgery, Rhett Bollinger of was among those to report. He’ll miss 10 to 12 months as a result. This is another disappointing development in the career of Barreto, a..." May 11

  • Angels' Joe Maddon Explains Albert Pujols Release, Says 'Divorce Is Difficult'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon has addressed the team's decision to release Albert Pujols last week.  Appearing on The Starkville podcast with Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville, Maddon described the situation in terms of ending a..." May 11

  • Dominican Republic Eyeing Albert Pujols for Olympic Qualifier

    Bleacher Report "While Albert Pujols continues to look for a new Major League Baseball team, the three-time National League MVP is reportedly generating interest from his native country for the Olympics.  Per MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Dominican Republic has shown interest..." May 11

  • MLB pitchers are throwing harder than ever with less command, as a disturbing trend emerges

    The Athletic "Think about this: In 345 career games, Braves right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. has been hit by 22 pitches. In 3,298 career games, nearly 10 times as many, Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron was hit by only 32. Think about this as well: While the season is less than six..." May 11

  • Predicting The Big MLB Names Who Will Be Up For Grabs

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 MLB trade deadline might be over two months away, but it's never too soon to start projecting some of the names that could be on the block come July. From stars to guys on one-year deals and a number of veteran arms, numerous players have improved their trade..." May 10

  • Inside the MLB's mental health crisis

    SI "Ryan Buchter, 34, has spent almost half his life pitching in professional baseball. In those 15 years, Buchter has been traded four times, released three times, changed organizations 10 times, pitched for teams in 22 cities and only once spent a full season in the majors without being demoted..." May 10

  • These 30 MLB players still need to get it going "There are certain players you think you’re going to be able to count on, for every team. They’re the givens, the ones you don’t worry about while you’re worrying about all sorts of other things. But the thing about the givens is, well, nothing is a given. Sometimes your..." May 10

  • Texas Rangers claim Jack Kruger on waivers from Angels

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers claimed catcher Jack Kruger on waivers from the Anaheim Angels, the team announced today. To open up a spot on the 40 man roster for Kruger, the Rangers moved Kyle Cody from the 10 day injured list to the 60 day injured list. Read..." May 10

  • Los Angeles Angels recall Jose Suarez, reinstate Tony Watson

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Angels placed a pair of left-handers back on the active roster Sunday, reinstating Tony Watson from the injured list and recalling Jose Suarez from Triple-A Salt Lake. Right-hander Felix Pena was optioned to Salt Lake following Saturday’s game against the Los..." May 10

  • 5 current MLB stars who struggled in the Minors "One of the most exciting aspects of having Minor League Baseball back is watching the players we all expect to be our next great superstars. Other exciting aspects include: strange regional foods, dizzy bat races among lucky fans, the works. The point is, when we scour the Minor..." May 10

  • Angels Place Alex Cobb On 10-Day Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels placed right-hander Alex Cobb on the 10-day injured list due to a blister on his right middle finger.  The team specified that Cobb’s placement was retroactive to May 5th.  In other news, outfielder Scott Schebler and right-hander Ben..." May 09

  • Dave Roberts baffled by Angels' blowout bunt attempt, but play helps Dodgers snap losing skid in wild game

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday night, defeating the Los Angeles Angels in what proved to be an eventful contest. The Dodgers may have prevailed by a 14-11 final, but that score obscures that the Dodgers originally staked out a 13-0..." May 09

  • Here are MLB's top Mother's Day moments "There were no pink-bat walk-offs or special on-field moments to celebrate Mother's Day last year, but Major Leaguers will once again have Mom close to their hearts as they take the field today. Here's a look back at some of the top recent Mother's Day..." May 09

  • Mookie Betts hilariously tagged in groin

    Larry Brown Sports "Mookie Betts was humorously tagged in the groin on an accidental play on Saturday night. Max Muncy was batting in the top of the fourth inning with runners on the corners and one out in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game against the Angels. Muncy grounded a ball towards third on a..." May 09