Albert Pujols

Exactly 12 years ago, Albert Pujols took Brad Lidge deep

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Being Right-Right Is No Draft Delight

When rookies have the kinds of season that Aaron Judge had with the Yankees, or that Cody Bellinger had with the Dodgers, they tend to earn a lot of …

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MLB Metrics 101: Ranking the Greatest Postseason Performances of All Time

Before the confetti has settled on the 2017 MLB postseason and the last champagne is popped, there will be heroes. Players will rise to the challenge, put up big numbers and etch their names forever in the annals of October.<p>Some will be superstars; others may be little-regarded role players. That's …

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Billy Eppler vows to improve Angels’ OBP in 2018

ANAHEIM — The Angels’ plan for improving in 2018 is just about as simple as it gets, so rooted in the basics of modern analytics that the words might …

Justin Upton

Angels Final Rankings - Position Players

Summary<p>I chose to only rank the guys who were on the roster at the end of the season. This excludes players like Cameron Maybin and Danny Espinoza …

Cameron Maybin

Why a Donaldson Extension May Not Be As Expensive as You’d Think

Following up on my last post looking at how the aging curve impacts production, and the history of high-dollar long-term contracts signed by hitters …

Josh Donaldson

Angels head to offseason with a victory and plans to shore up the offense

Hours before the Angels were eliminated from 2017 postseason contention last week, their manager made a simple, declarative statement about 2018.<p>“The obvious talking point this winter,” Mike Scioscia said, “is going to be our offense.”<p>Mike Trout is Mike Trout. No reason exists to expect his …

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Joey Votto: The right choice for National League MVP

Joey Votto might just be the most under-appreciated name in baseball. It’s tough when you’re in your mid-30’s and playing alongside guys like Bryce …

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Winter Came: 2017 Los Angeles Angels

Big League Stew<p><i>Welcome to The Stew’s annual team elimination posts. Like our video-game posts of last year, these are best done in theme. This time?</i> …

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Angels miss postseason again, yet optimism reigns in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Given their extensive pitching injuries, a depleted farm system and several fairly big lineup flaws, the Los Angeles Angels got a whole lot closer to a playoff appearance than they had any right to expect at midseason.<p>But another October absence during Mike Trout's prime will …

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Miller: Albert Pujols trying to hold off Jose Bautista and avoid “worst player in baseball” tag

ANAHEIM – Despite what ESPN says, Albert Pujols is not the worst player in baseball.<p>He’s the second worst.<p>Entering Saturday, Pujols had a WAR of …

Jose Bautista

Olney: Making the case for -- and against -- every NL MVP candidate

No matter how the voting for the National League MVP Award turns out, it probably won’t be as disparate as the balloting for the American League MVP …

Paul Goldschmidt

Mariners rally for 5 runs in the eighth inning for 6-4 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Mitch Haniger had five hits and Kyle Seager launched a three-run homer to highlight a five-run eighth inning that rallied the …

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Angels’ Albert Pujols focused on a healthy winter and a bounceback in ’18

ANAHEIM — The day after the Angels were eliminated, most of their regulars had the day off, but Albert Pujols was not among them.<p>Pujols started on …

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Seager, Seattle slug past Halos with 5-run 8th

ANAHEIM -- Kyle Seager and Yonder Alonso launched back-to-back home runs to highlight a five-run eighth inning that propelled the Mariners to a 6-4 …

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The Angels have an Albert Pujols problem heading into the 2018 season - CBSSports.com

The veteran slugger may affect their ability to contend next season<p>The thing with the Angels is that, because of unwise use of payroll and an …

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Watch: Mike Trout Belts 200th Career Home Run

It's easy to forget that Mike Trout is only a few months older than Aaron Judge.<p>Judge is the rookie phenom whose 51 home runs have mesmerized the …

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Albert Pujols Finished 2017 Strong

Albert Pujols and his bloated contract have been heavily criticized during his Angels career. This season was a crazy one for The Machine, and he is …

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Angels kick off last series of season with comeback win #47 over Mariners 6-5

Mike Trout hit a couple homers, but the Mariners still had a 5-2 advantage heading into the 8th. Then, the home town guys put on a classic Halo …

Mike Trout

Three takeaways after Mariners blow late three-run lead in loss to Angels

What’s one more heartbreak for the Mariners at Angel Stadium as they wind down their disappointing season? This one didn’t match the April 9 collapse …

Scott Servais

Megyn Kelly and the Pitfalls of Paying for Past Performance

TV anchors are a lot like All-Star baseball players. Their talents usually don't travel well.<p>Megyn Kelly, who left the Fox News Channel in January …

Investing

Stanton hits 59th HR, Maris and Ruth in range

Jasen Vinlove / USA TODAY Sports<p>Sixty is officially within sight.<p>After ripping home run No. 58 earlier in Thursday's contest, Miami Marlins slugger …

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Shortstops are toying with Albert Pujols, and other Statcast lessons

Every year, baseball gives us a little bit more information about itself. This year, MLB.com began publishing Statcast measurements of how far from …

Byron Buxton

Angels Live: Talking Albert Pujols’ 100 RBI season, playoffs and more

Angels Live: Talking Albert Pujols' 100 RBI season, playoffs and more<p>More FOX Sports West Videos

Cubs-Nationals NLDS schedule, times not announced yet

It's official.<p>The Cubs are headed back to the postseason for the third consecutive year.<p>Their road to a title defense will begin on Oct. 6 against …

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Albert Pujols Defeats Cousin In $27 Mil 'Murderer' Lawsuit

<b>Albert Pujols</b> won't have to cough up a single cent to the cousin who sued him for $27 MILLION in a case related to a fatal police chase in …

The Daily Grind: Walk Off

This title would have been fantastic tomorrow. But it’s today.<p><b>AGENDA</b><p>Walk Off<br>• Weather Reports<br>• Pitchers to Use and Abuse<br>• SaberSim Says…<br>• TDG Invitational …

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Albert Pujols Has 14 Career 100-RBI Seasons, Tied for Most in History with A-Rod

<i>Fact: With 2 RBIs Monday, Albert Pujols now</i> <i>has 14 career 100-RBI seasons, tied for most in history with Alex Rodriguez.</i><p>Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Facts of the day, presented by Coors Light.<p>Source: @MLBStatoftheDay

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The 10 most memorable moments of the MLB season

Over the course of the six-month Major League Baseball regular season, some 4,860 games are played. As a result, there is no shortage of memorable …

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