Angels News: Angels Best Trade Chips, Hamilton Simplifying

By Saxon Baird

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Poll: The Angels’ Best Trade

Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors gives a run-down of the Los Angeles best trade chips for this off-season. It’s likely that one of the players he mentioned with get traded. Interestingly, Adams doesn’t include any Angels minor league prospects.

Eppard working to simplify Hamilton’s

Hamilton hasn’t been anywhere near his old-self this entire season. He’s been better of late but nowhere near the same production he’s posted in previous years. Angels hitting coach, Jim Eppard looks to make small changes for Hamilton.

Shuck bring success vs. lefties to Majors adds further fodder to J.B. Shuck’s excellent rookie season for the Angels. Shuck is one of the best in the league in lefty-on-lefty hitting where he is hitting .312 this year against southpaws.

Angels’ Arte Moreno could pay off in a big way for city of AnaheimLA Times

Bill Shaikin offers his take on an offer from the city of Anaheim. According to Shaikin, the city has offered a deal where if Moreno puts forth the money to pay for a new Angels stadium, he’ll get in exchange the rights to the surrounding parking lot.

The Prospects Who Disappointed (subscription req’d)

Jason Parks and the BP prospects staff details ten prospects who disappointed this year. Kaleb Cowart makes an appearance after a dismal campaign in Double-A Arkansas. According to BP, not all is a lost for Cowart, yet.

0-0: First Pitches, Much About SomethingBaseball Analytics

Baseball Analytics takes a look at all the leaders of various situations when the count is 0-0. Who throws more first pitch strikes? Who gives up more first-pitch home runs? It’s all here. C.J. Wilson makes an appearance in one of the more unlikely categories: first-pitch strikes.