December 10, 2009 |
Don't expect a Bay window to be added to any renovations the Angels make this winter. Thought by some to be the front-runner for slugger Jason Bay , the Angels made clear Wednesday that the free-agent outfielder is nowhere near the top of their priority list. "He has been in our internal discussions, but I think we have some more pressing needs . . . than the talent Jason can bring," Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday at the winter meetings. "He's an extraordinary talent, but we definitely have to look for some balance in some areas, and that might not make Jason a great fit for our club.
December 8, 2009 |
A dozen or so Japanese media members gathered around Tony Reagins as the Angels general manager checked into the winter meetings hotel Monday afternoon, ready to pounce with their questions about free-agent slugger Hideki Matsui. Reagins didn't disappoint. "He's a person we've talked about," Reagins said of Matsui, who earned World Series most-valuable-player honors by hitting .615 with three home runs and eight runs batted in to help the New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.
November 20, 2009 |
Matt Holliday is not coming. Jason Bay might be coming. John Lackey and Chone Figgins are not coming back -- not together, anyway. Those were the highlights of the state of the Angels address delivered by owner Arte Moreno on Thursday, after baseball's owners concluded their meetings here. The free-agent shopping season opens today, with owners citing an uncertain economic forecast in suggesting players might linger on the market well into the winter. Yet Moreno left one thing absolutely certain: The Angels have no interest in outfielder Matt Holliday, perhaps the best position player available in free agency.
October 12, 2009 |
The door to the visitors' clubhouse at Fenway Park is on the concourse beneath the third base grandstands. And though most in the sellout crowd of 38,704 were disappointed by the Angels' comeback win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, they managed to keep their ire focused on the real enemy: the New York Yankees. So as fans passed by the locker room on their way out of the ballpark, they sent the Angels off to the American League Championship Series with chants of "Beat the Yankees!
August 26, 2009 |
at Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2: Zack Greinke struck out a team-record 15 in eight innings for the Royals. at Boston 6, Chicago 3: Jason Bay hit a solo homer to break an eighth-inning tie for the Red Sox. Tampa Bay 7, at Toronto 3: Carlos Pena hit two two-run homers, giving him 200 for his career. The Blue Jays have lost 10 of 13. at Minnesota 7, Baltimore 6: Delmon Young's fourth hit of the game scored Michael Cuddyer in the ninth inning. at Seattle 4, Oakland 2 (10): Ryan Langerhans homered off Craig Breslow with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning for the Mariners.
August 20, 2009 |
Jason Bay hit a two-run home run, David Ortiz and Victor Martinez added solo shots and the Boston Red Sox beat Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-1, Wednesday night. "We've been swinging good and when you're swinging good, that's what happens," said Ortiz, who has hit a home run in three consecutive games. Boston, which moved one game in front of Texas in the American League wild-card race, has hit at least two home runs in five games in a row. Bay, who has hit a home run in seven of his last 11 games, hit a two-run drive to left field in the fifth inning, his team-high 27th, to make it 5-1. -- associated press