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Mike Trout Wins MVP at Baseball Prospectus – Baseball Prospectus
The editors, writers and contributors of the stat-focused baseball site Baseball Prospectus published who they think should win each award this season. Mike Trout topped the list by winning MVP. Let the great Trout-Cabrera Debate II begin again!
Scioscia Hasn’t Heard if He’ll Return in 2014 – Angels.com
Mike Scioscia doesn’t know about his future one way or another according to Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez. While Gonzalez says that the “sentiment around the organization” is that Scioscia will be back, Scioscia hasn’t heard anything himself.
According to Mike DiGiovanna, you can’t just sit around and twiddle your thumbs wondering if your job is safe. Angels current GM Jerry DiPoto continues to make plans for the Angels future despite his unclear future with the Angels organization.
The main focus of the Angels this off-season will be pitching. But with a thin free agent market and a weak farm system, obtaining good, cost-controlled pitching might be tougher for the Angels that it seems. One such way would be to move some of their young, cost-controlled position players like Peter Bourjos or Mark Trumbo. Doing so, of course, would be making even a greater commitment to veterans like Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton. It’s a tough decision.