A few months back, an MLB executive told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that Shin-Soo Choo could get a $90-100 million deal as a free agent this offseason. To most in the baseball world, that figure seemed high. His agent, Scott Boras, thought...Show More Summary
For the second year in a row, the voters have elected the wrong man for the American League Most Valuable Player award. Miguel Cabrera won his second MVP in a row, again besting Mike Trout — the best player in Major League Baseball. Thoughts?
Fans and critics alike were on the edge of their seats awaiting the coveted 2013 MVP award winner announcements. And while the ongoing debates about "Miguel Cabrera versus Mike Trout" were at full force yet again, it will hardly be the...Show More Summary
Mike Trout's day will come. Sooner or later, he is going to win a Most Valuable Player award. Just not this day. If you're just now catching up on the latest, the MVPs were handed out on Thursday. And just like it did in 2012, the American...Show More Summary
Miguel Cabrera, AL MVP, again: As expected, the Tigers' third baseman claimed the prize for a second straight year. Cabrera (.348/.442/.636) received 23 of 30 first-place votes. Mike Trout (.323/.432/.557) is your runner-up. He got five first-place votes. Chris Davis and Josh Donaldson got the other two. Read more...
Were you aware that human beings are completely and utterly asymmetrical. In fact, if you meet someone who isn't, it's probably the first sign that we have been infiltrated by replicant cybermen. (Although Mike Trout, seen above, comes...Show More Summary
Possible alternative headlines to get more clicks: Why Ryan Braun should be suspended again New findings on why Miguel Cabrera is better than Mike Trout The Tigers should trade Max Scherzer … to the Marlins Alas, editors who think they...Show More Summary
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is probably wondering why he got snubbed when Rawlings announced the finalists for the 2013 Gold Glove Awards. For the most part, the experts that make up the panel to determine the finalists usually get it right. Show More Summary
The Tigers aren't trading Max Scherzer. You might think that sentence is akin to something like "Source: Angels 'holding on to' Mike Trout" or "McDonald's plans to stick with hamburgers." But there was an honest-to-goodness rumor about Scherzer. Show More Summary
Imagine this. The most hated man in baseball, Alex Rodriguez, holds a slim lead over Mike Trout for the American League batting title. A-Rod sits out the last two games of the season, citing "exhaustion." Trout's Angels, meanwhile, finish...Show More Summary
The 2012 American League MVP Award voting was one of the most contentious competitions in baseball history. In a true bout between traditional versus modern baseball minds, the sides pitted Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera against eachShow More Summary
The trade deadline might be long gone, but the MLB rumor mill still churns with information about impending free agents, contract situations, injury updates and general gossip year-round. With the 2013 playoffs inching closer by theShow More Summary
Jason Kendall. Ruben Mateo. Cliff Floyd. These are not names that Manny Machado wanted to be mentioned with. Machado, the Orioles' phenom, is more used to being in the conversation with Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, but a gruesome leg...Show More Summary
Even if the Angels outfielder doesn't win the MVP this season, no other hitter has been this great at such a young age.
Yesterday Ben Badler pointed out the latest leaders in "true home-run distance" as tracked by Hit Tracker founder Greg Rybarczyk for ESPN's Stats and Information Group. The whole huge list is interesting, but here's the top five: 419...Show More Summary
A relevant comic to today's topic: via Today's topic is young players. Because when they're successful early, it's easy to start extrapolating. Let's take Tim Lincecum. After his first full season, it made sense to do something likeShow More Summary
As we enter the home stretch of the 2013 MLB season, both the NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards are still far from decided. That's a far cry from last season, when Mike Trout essentially had the AL honor locked up by midseason, and...Show More Summary
Have you ever seen a sidearm knuckleball? I don't think I had, until Thursday night when I saw this.gif (via Blue Jay Hunter Tumblr): Of course that's R.A. Dickey pitching to Mike Trout. I guess Dickey figured nothing else was working, so whatever. Show More Summary
I would love to see the 23-year old slugger in the Angels outfield next year with Mike Trout and maybe Peter Bourjos/Josh Hamilton or Kole Calhoun - getting it done however maybe pure fantasy rumbling in my silly head, as the end of a long season for my favorite team comes to an end in a couple of weeks. Show More Summary
The MVP race in the American League is likely to come down to a battle between Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout and Chris Davis. Nobody should dispute that they are having the three best seasons in the American League this year. But if weShow More Summary