| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:49 PM
MESA, Ariz. — It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman.
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:50 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Despite the threat of rain, long lines had already formed outside AutoZone Park before 4 p.m. Friday, more than 30 minutes before the gates were to open for the "Battle of the Birds" exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:50 PM
1. Whenever St. Louis seems to lose a top-notch player in the middle of its lineup, the team goes out and finds a cheaper, reliable replacement. The 2013 National League champions lost outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Yankees, but added outfielder Peter...
| Apr 2, 2014
CINCINNATI It could be after a game he's won or a workout he's conquered or just when they're passing each other in the clubhouse and Michael Wacha is within earshot of Adam Wainwright. The mentor always fires the same question at one of his proteges....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:15 PM
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began their 49th season down the street from Disneyland on Monday night, and with the usual opening-game pomp came some strange circumstance.
First, the usual stuff was there.
Both teams lined the baselines and were...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
ST. LOUIS As I scanned the 2014 season previews, the praise for the Cardinals screamed at me. It was similar to the kind of rave-review shout-outs you see in the promotions for upcoming movies.
Tom Verducci, SI.com: "When you look around at the rosters...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Washington
2013 l 86-76, second place
Last year in playoffs l 2012
They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:45 AM
TEMPE, Ariz.—Mike Trout didn’t even wait for the question. With as many as 25 media members gathered around him in Tempe Diablo Stadium before Wednesday’s first full-squad workout, the Angels center fielder launched right into the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees?
No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The Angels avoided arbitration with new third baseman David Freese and returning reliever Kevin Jepsen on Friday, signing Freese for $5.05 million and Jepsen for $1.46 million.
Both players settled at the exact midpoints of the difference between the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The Angels agreed to terms with closer Ernesto Frieri ($3.8 million) and reliever Fernando Salas ($870,000) on 2014 contracts Friday, avoiding arbitration with the pair of right-handers.
But they were unable to agree to terms with new third baseman...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The Angels traded speedy but often-injured center fielder Peter Bourjos to the St. Louis Cardinals for third baseman David Freese on Friday, freeing up center field for Mike Trout and likely opening a right-field spot for Kole Calhoun.
The Angels also...