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Hank Conger

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  • Things are looking a bit less down on the farm for the Angels

    Things are looking a bit less down on the farm for the Angels
    The Angels' minor league system looked barren even before last July's trades that sent five of their top 10 prospects to San Diego and Arizona for closer Huston Street and reliever Joe Thatcher. The loss of first-round picks in 2012 and 2013 — a...
  • Marlins looking for Saltalamacchia to get defensive

    Marlins looking for Saltalamacchia to get defensive
    Offensively, Jarrod Saltalamacchia in his first season with the Marlins left plenty to be desired. Yet neither the.220 average nor.681 on-base plus slugging percentage nor career-high 143 strikeouts are keeping the Marlins awake at night. Teams can...
  • Angels make acquisitions with eyes on the future

    Angels make acquisitions with eyes on the future
    Jerry Dipoto has heard the criticism of the Angels, that they're getting old, that they're suffocating under the weight of their massive, long-term contracts, that they better win a championship soon, or else. "That's been the public commentary, the...
  • Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?

    Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?
    To many Angels fans, General Manager Jerry Dipoto is like the boy who cried wolf. Whatever Dipoto says, especially this time of year, they tend to believe the opposite. Asked about free-agent Albert Pujols in November of 2011, Dipoto said the slugger...
  • Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years

    Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years
    On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager. Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
  • Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays

    Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays
    Cubs executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer stressed last month that the offseason lasts until mid-February, not the end of the winter meetings. That means they have time to pursue a catcher in the wake of Russell Martin's decision to accept a five-year,...
  • Angels GM doesn't seem eager to trade 2nd baseman Howie Kendrick

    Angels GM doesn't seem eager to trade 2nd baseman Howie Kendrick
    Howie Kendrick is drawing the most trade interest among Angels players this winter, which is hardly a surprise. The 31-year-old second baseman has been one of baseball’s most consistent hitters for years and is coming off a highly productive...
  • Angels add two to 40-man roster but leave former first-round pick off

    Angels add two to 40-man roster but leave former first-round pick off
    The Angels on Thursday added catcher Jett Bandy and right-handed pitcher Danny Reynolds to their 40-man roster, a move that will protect both prospects from being selected in the Rule 5 draft in December. To clear room for Bandy and Reynolds, pitcher...
  • Angels pick up closer Huston Street's 2015 option for $7 million

    Angels pick up closer Huston Street's 2015 option for $7 million
    The Angels wasted no time making two of their easiest decisions of the off-season Thursday, exercising closer Huston Street’s $7-million option for 2015 and declining a $4.5-million option on injured reliever Sean Burnett. Street, acquired from...
  • Angels acquire Rays pitcher Cesar Ramos for prospect Mark Sappington

    Angels acquire Rays pitcher Cesar Ramos for prospect Mark Sappington
    Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto wasted no time putting his off-season plan into motion. Within two hours of trading catcher Hank Conger to Houston for two prospects on Wednesday, he acquired veteran left-hander Cesar Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays...
  • Angels send Hank Conger to Astros, get a reliever from Rays

    Angels send Hank Conger to Astros, get a reliever from Rays
    Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto checked two items off his off-season to-do list Wednesday, acquiring a veteran left-handed reliever and the type of young, cost-controlled starting pitcher he covets. Within two hours of trading backup catcher Hank...