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Mike Trout Is Free

Jerry Dipoto seems like an Internet savvy guy. So I’d like to think the #freemiketrout meme on Twitter led to the GM’s decision to call the Angels’ (possibly baseball’s) top prospect up to the Majors.

The Angels choked away another win on Friday night and changes were made. The Angels cut Bobby Abreu a check for $9 million and said “thanks, but no thanks.” Abreu was granted his release and will likely catch on somewhere since the Halos are floating the bill. Meh. Jordan Walden was temporarily removed from the closer role for Scott Downs. Meh. But then, the Angels announced they were calling up Mike Trout and he’s going to play…

Trout, who won’t turn 21-years-old until August, was hitting .419/.483/.649 in Triple-A and the PCL pitchers are chipping in for an ice cream cake for his promotion. While you can count on thousands of more words about Trout from me, I’ll leave you my instant, professional analysis of this move here…

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