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September 3, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) on deck before hitting in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Trout opening act – Grantland
Rany Jazayerli, who authors a blog on the Royals and co-founded Baseball Prospectus, tries to give the clearest run-down on why what Mike Trout is doing right now in baseball at such a young age is unprecedented. And how no lack of MVP votes can take take that away from him.
Robert Coello’s Fastball is Thankful for His Forkball – Fangraphs
Eno Sarris of Fangraphs delves into Coello’s bizarre knuckling forkball. The article showcases how Coello throws the pitch and quotes a number of Angels catchers about the pitch. Coello seems to have an outside chance of making the Angels bullpen next year if he can continue to find success with the pitch.
Mike Trout, Angels not talking deal – LA Times
Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports that there have been no discussions between the club and his agent about a long-term contract. Maybe the Angels front-office is just waiting for the off-season?
DiGiovanna does a little expose on Mike Trout and his humble attitude towards being possibly the best player in baseball. He goes on to admire Trout’s mature attitude and cites his working class, small town New Jersey background as a possible reason for Trout’s mature and humble attitude.