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April 29, 2006 | VIEWPOINT LETTERS
It has been rumored that Bill Stoneman is considering letting Adam Kennedy go at the end of this season, when his contract expires, because there is a great minor league prospect available to step in behind Kennedy. We have two of those former great minor league prospects playing for the Angels right now, Casey Kotchman and Jeff Mathis, and we see how well they're doing. Maybe the Angels should let Stoneman go in favor of one of those bright, young GM wannabes coming up behind him. FRED FERKETIC Newport Beach
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October 27, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
As much as the Angels valued Tom Kotchman's work as a scout and minor league manager for the last three decades, they asked him earlier this month to give up his on-field duties with Class-A Orem (Utah) and focus solely on scouting. Kotchman's response was to do neither. The longest-tenured manager in the Angels farm system and the father of Cleveland Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman resigned Friday after 29 years in the organization. “He understood our position and decided this was the way he'd rather go,” said Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, who hadn't spoken to Kotchman as of Saturday afternoon.
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May 6, 2006
Troy Glaus was let go in favor of Dallas McPherson. Bengie Molina was allowed to sign elsewhere so that Jeff Mathis could fill his shoes. And now Adam Kennedy is in the last year of his contract while Howie Kendrick is waiting in the wings. A word of caution to Angel brass: Stop getting rid of our proven veterans in favor of prospects, just to save a few bucks! JOSEPH D. PETERS San Dimas With any combination of Molina, Alfonzo, Kotchman and Mathis in the lineup, the Angels are gift-wrapping nine outs for the opposing pitchers.
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July 10, 2010
The Angels' 2001 draft was supposed to anchor the club for a decade, with three can't-miss players: first baseman Casey Kotchman , catcher Jeff Mathis and third baseman Dallas McPherson . Kotchman cracked the starting lineup in 2007, with an .840 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) that hinted at stardom. Few careers have fizzled as fast. He was traded three times in the last two years, and the Seattle Mariners reduced him to a defensive replacement by acquiring first baseman Justin Smoak in Friday's Cliff Lee trade.
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March 16, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
AT THE PLATE: Torii Hunter hit his second home run in two days, and Jeff Mathis had three hits to lead a 17-hit attack. Bobby Wilson keyed a six-run sixth inning with a three-run double to right field and is batting .448 on the spring. Bobby Abreu had two hits, including a double, and two runs batted in. ON THE MOUND: Jered Weaver looked sharp despite pitching with flu-like symptoms, allowing three runs and three hits, striking out six and walking none. The Angels' probable opening-day starter made one glaring mistake that was hit for a two-run homer by Juan Miranda.
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February 28, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Angels 8, Athletics 7 AT THE PLATE: Monday's lineup was the one the Angels hope to roll out on opening day ? minus first baseman Kendry Morales, who is still rehabbing his broken ankle. For the most part, the lineup produced: Torii Hunter walked twice, Bobby Abreu doubled twice and Peter Bourjos scored twice. Of the starters, only shortstop Erick Aybar and catcher Jeff Mathis failed to reach base. ON THE MOUND: Just call Angels starter Joel Pineiro Mr. March. With two scoreless innings against the A's, he ran his spring-training streak to 24 appearances without a loss dating to 2006.
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September 30, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
The Angels worked their way quickly through the unavoidable charade Friday and sent the loudest message possible to their fans. Being a late-season contender isn't enough. Sitting at home in October, watching pinstripes and Texans on TV, won't cut it. Having the ever-present great fan experience and welcoming 40,000 to every home game is nice, but not the whole goal. General Manager Tony Reagins resigned Friday. The announcement came at 2:18 p.m. PDT. The official face-the-music was handled in a hastily arranged conference call with Reagins and team President John Carpino at 3. There was no face to face.
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October 27, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
As much as the Angels valued Tom Kotchman's three decades of work as a minor league manager and scout, General Manager Jerry Dipoto asked him two weeks ago to give up his on-field duties with Class-A Orem (Utah) to focus solely on scouting. Kotchman chose to do neither. The longest-tenured manager in the farm system and father of Cleveland first baseman and former Angels first-round pick Casey Kotchman resigned Friday after 29 years in the organization, though he said any inference he was "forced" out were not accurate.
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October 20, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN
Some of the highs and lows of watching Angels-Yankees Game 3: Say hey Fox Sports' Joe Buck told us, "In my opinion, Jered Weaver getting the start, has to get off to a great beginning. In my opinion, the Angels need to get on the board first to get some of the momentum back." Derek Jeter had a different opinion, homering to lead off the first for the Yankees. Say what? Tim McCarver, while praising the job Angels General Manager Tony Reagins has done, first called him Tom. Having heard from more than a few Angels viewers who think Fox is being too New York-centric, it doesn't help when the analyst seems to not know the name of the Angels' GM. Replay this Top of the eighth when the Yankees' Brett Gardner tried to steal second except Angels Manager Mike Scioscia called for a pitchout.
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June 24, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Freeway Series? What happened Friday night at Dodger Stadium looked more like a Sig Alert. Three players were thrown out at the plate. Two were picked off at first base. Two others were caught stealing. "This is the most bizarre base-running game I think we've seen," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. So this is what it has come to in Los Angeles: the city's two former World Series champions playing out the baseball equivalent of a 10-car pileup in a half-empty ballpark.
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