| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:59 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout had not wanted to discuss his potential nine-figure payday other than to call the reports of a massive contract extension "pretty funny."
What exactly did he find funny?
"The numbers they throw out," Trout said Monday....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:50 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Hector Santiago does not have a personality that matches his signature pitch. A screwball, the new Angels left-hander isn't.
Mature, hard-working, dependable, gregarious — these are among the adjectives that describe Santiago,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:50 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — His $8.5-million contract guarantees him nothing beyond a pile of money. His spring-training locker is among the five corner cubicles reserved for established starting pitchers, but he is as much of a rotation lock as the reporters...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Will announcer Hawk Harrelson be happy?
In an interview with CSN Chicago, Harrelson said of last year's 99-loss squad: "That was the worst performing team ... that I have ever been associated with as a player and as an announcer." At...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:59 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Doomed from the start. No phrase better captures the last two playoff-free seasons for the Angels, who were 18-25 and eight games back in the American League West by mid-May 2012 and 15-27 and 12 games back by mid-May 2013.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:53 PM
The Sports Xchange
MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The acquisition of free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo does not necessarily signal the end of top prospect Archie Bradley's chance to make the Arizona...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Jerry Dipoto is as new school as any of baseball's Ivy League-educated executives, so firmly has he embraced the use of advanced metrics to evaluate players. But the Angels general manager leaned on some old-school sensibilities when constructing this...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come.
No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year — for the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs (Mesa, Ariz. spring training site)
The Cubs open a new spring training facility under new manager Rick Renteria with a goal of returning to competitive mode. Former Brewers setup man Jose Veras has a foot in the door...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Mark Trumbo by agreeing Thursday to a $4.8-million, one-year contract with the outfielder.
Arizona acquired Trumbo from the Los Angeles Angels in December in a three-team trade that also included the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:44 PM
The Angels did not meet with Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka in Los Angeles last week, General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed, an indication that the team might not be a serious bidder for the 25-year-old right-hander.
Tanaka spent three...