As the Angels take the field in multiple places for their first spring games of the season, something that Mike Scioscia is not a fan of, let’s take a look at some news and notes from around camp.
Ticket Pricing: The Angels are following in the steps of many teams around MLB and going with Dynamic Ticket Pricing. Basically, it means that it’s going to cost you more to see the Angels play the New York Yankees, than it will to see them play the Houston Astros. The price will fluctuate based on the market for the tickets until a couple hours before the game. The Angels also ended their relationship this off-season with Stubhub, and agreed to a deal with Ticketmaster to be their official secondary market re-seller. Individual tickets went on sale about three hours ago.
Lineup: Mike Trout will lead off. Albert Pujols will hit third. Josh Hamilton will hit fourth. Mark Trumbo will hit fifth. Other than that nothing else is confirmed. I expect the lineup to fluctuate at the two spot, especially early on. I thnk the best move would be to hit Erick Aybar second, with Howie Kendrick sixth followed by Alberto Callaspo, Chris Iannetta and Peter Bourjos.
Return of Vernon: Mike Scioscia has yet to commit to Peter Bourjos in center. (Go ahead, throw something. Done? Okay) Vernon Wells could get some time in left which moves Trout back to centerfield. Is he trying to motivate Bourjos a bit? Maybe. Is he trying to motivate Wells a bit? You bet.