MLB trade deadline: Ranking the top 12 position players who could be traded, and their best team fits

MLB trade deadline: Ranking the top 12 position players who could be traded, and their best team fits

Earlier this week, I ranked the top starting pitchers who could be on the move before the MLB trade deadline, which built upon my big board list of the 125 players most likely to be dealt between now and Aug. 2. Now, it’s time to rank the top position players who are available, and identify … Read more

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 batters in 5-0 win over Kansas City Royals

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 batters in 5-0 win over Kansas City Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Shohei Ohtani adheres to strict routine in nearly every aspect of his life. When his latest mound start was delayed 12 minutes by a pregame ceremony honoring the Los Angeles Angels’ 2002 World Series champions, his meticulous preparation took a hit before he even threw a pitch. A slightly bumpy beginning still … Read more

Dodgers’ Tyler Anderson loses no-hit bid with one out in ninth inning against Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

Dodgers’ Tyler Anderson loses no-hit bid with one out in ninth inning against Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

LOS ANGELES – Tyler Anderson left a cutter out over the plate and knew he had surrendered his first hit as soon as it left Shohei Ohtani’s bat. The resulting line drive traveled at 98.2 mph down the right-field line with one out in Wednesday’s ninth inning. Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts dove … Read more

Jared Walsh hits for cycle, Mike Trout returns to lineup with two homers as Los Angeles Angels rout New York Mets

Jared Walsh hits for cycle, Mike Trout returns to lineup with two homers as Los Angeles Angels rout New York Mets

ANAHEIM, Calif. -Not many teams can claim having a no-hitter, posting a franchise-record losing streak, firing a manager and then having a player hit for the cycle in the span of nearly five weeks. Well, the Los Angeles Angels can. Jared Walsh continued one of the wildest spans in franchise history by hitting for the … Read more

MLB managers on the hot seat after Joe Girardi firing

MLB managers on the hot seat after Joe Girardi firing

His first name is Joe. He was hired with a World Series title on his record. He beat out Buck Showalter for the position to manage a big-market, big-payroll club that simply has been incapable of making the playoffs. Joe Maddon has much in common with Joe Girardi, including that he now replaces the fired … Read more

Yankees’ Jameson Taillon stands tall after shooting for history

Yankees’ Jameson Taillon stands tall after shooting for history

Jameson Taillon stood taller and taller as the night unfolded, the moment making the 6-foot-5 starter seem 7 feet tall. History was in the air near the end of a long, wet and wild day, and the Yankee Stadium crowd responded as only a Yankee Stadium crowd can, trying to drive the pitcher to a … Read more

Angels’ star Mike Trout laughs off questions about ‘legendary’ fantasy football league

Angels’ star Mike Trout laughs off questions about ‘legendary’ fantasy football league

NEW YORK – Mike Trout, the best player in baseball, the greatest of his generation, faced a bank of television cameras and a clutch of iPhone recorders. At long last, after 12 seasons, nine All-Star appearances and three MVP trophies, a blemish had emerged on his Hall of Fame résumé: He may not, according to … Read more

Angels’ star Mike Trout laughs off questions about ‘legendary’ fantasy football league

Angels’ star Mike Trout laughs off questions about ‘legendary’ fantasy football league

NEW YORK – Mike Trout, the best player in baseball, the greatest of his generation, faced a bank of television cameras and a clutch of iPhone recorders. At long last, after 12 seasons, nine All-Star appearances and three MVP trophies, a blemish had emerged on his Hall of Fame résumé: He may not, according to … Read more

Angels’ Reid Detmers records no-hitter in 11th big-league start: ‘What were you doing at 22 years old?’

Angels’ Reid Detmers records no-hitter in 11th big-league start: ‘What were you doing at 22 years old?’

ANAHEIM, Calif. – In between every inning, Reid Detmers sat silently in the dugout, well aware he was inching closer and closer to a piece of history that, just hours prior, would have seemed unthinkable. No one spoke to him and he spoke to no one. His spot in the Angels’ dugout was his and … Read more