March 3, 2000 | ,
The clock continues to wind down on Jim Edmonds' Angel career. Talks with numerous teams have failed to net a trade for the Gold Glove center fielder, and if the Angels don't deal him by July 31, they run the risk of losing him to free agency with only a draft pick or two as compensation. But you will find no sweat on the brow of Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman. If he's feeling pressured by the situation, he isn't showing it.
August 1, 2008 |
MILWAUKEE -- Two months ago, Jim Edmonds was released by the San Diego Padres, one of the worst offensive teams in baseball. On Thursday, he slugged his new team to a commanding lead in the Central Division. Edmonds hit two homers, including a grand slam, and the Chicago Cubs finished off a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with an 11-4 rout to extend their lead in the division. "I just got it started," said Edmonds, "Nice to win, nice series."
March 8, 2008 |
San Diego Padres center fielder Jim Edmonds is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks because of a strained right calf, a setback for a team that was a bit shaky in the outfield to begin with. "I'm guarded on this one," Manager Bud Black said Friday afternoon, several hours after the 37-year-old Edmonds had an MRI exam. "I'm hoping for the best that hopefully it'll be a couple of weeks, that's it. I think it will become clearer tomorrow."
March 3, 1999 |
Center fielder Jim Edmonds picked up one of Mo Vaughn's 36-inch, 36-ounce bats the other day and was awed by the size of it. "It felt like a sledgehammer," he said. Vaughn might have the biggest bats, but Edmonds is carrying the biggest stick early in camp. While Vaughn struck out three times against three pitchers in Tuesday's intrasquad scrimmage, Edmonds hit two more home runs, giving him three homers and two singles in six intrasquad at-bats.
June 19, 2002 |
Time and distance have tempered Jim Edmonds' mood, so much so that the St. Louis Cardinal All-Star center fielder says he's "happy" for the Angels. Edmonds is impressed with his former club's strong performance in the American League West, and facing the Angels for the first time since having been traded in March, 2000, isn't as difficult as some might think. "They're playing great," said Edmonds, who hit his 13th home run Tuesday night in the Cardinals' 7-2 interleague victory at Busch Stadium.
May 28, 1998 |
Jim Edmonds may have inadvertently found a key to good hitting, but he's hardly celebrating the discovery. Edmonds, who sprained his wrist a month ago, has been swinging in pain ever since, especially when he swings and misses. But while he may be hurting, his batting average certainly isn't. In 10 games going into Wednesday night, Edmonds had 16 hits in 39 at-bats with four doubles, three homers and nine runs batted in. His average was up to .318.
February 21, 2000 |
The trade bait wearing Angel jersey No. 25 took his usual batting practice swings, fielded some fly balls and worked out in the weight room Sunday, but this is hardly a routine spring training for center fielder Jim Edmonds, even by his tenuous standards. Though Edmonds has been mentioned in trade talk for several years, those rumors grew even more intense this winter and have not dissipated with the start of camp.
September 4, 2000 |
Jim Edmonds broke the New York Mets' hearts once again. Edmonds hit his second game-winning home run against the Mets in three days, connecting in the 11th inning Sunday as the St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory. "It's been awhile since I've done that, and to do it twice in a week, it's been nice," Edmonds said. "This whole year has been perfect except for the month of August. I'm in heaven."
June 6, 2004 |
Jim Edmonds overcame a sore right ribcage and drove in four runs and threw out a runner at the plate, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night at St. Louis. Edmonds almost didn't start after straining his ribcage muscle during batting practice the previous night, but chose to play, helping the Cardinals win their sixth in a row. Albert Pujols went four for five, and the Cardinals had a season-high 19 hits to move nine games over .
June 11, 1996 |
Shortstop Gary DiSarcina was in the Jacobs Field training room during Sunday's game against Cleveland, discussing Angel fortunes with strength coach Tom Wilson. "I said, 'You know, I don't think anymore bad things can happen to this team,' " said DiSarcina, who is nursing a strained left hamstring. "Two pitches later [Mark] Holzemer grabs his arm . . . five minutes later he's in the training room with me." The Angels may need a medevac to airlift them home from this trip.