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  • Angels didn't move fences; they just changed angles

    Angels didn't move fences; they just changed angles
    Mike Trout noticed it right away during batting practice. The center-field wall in Angel Stadium, which was 400 feet away from home plate last season, is now 396 feet. The distance to straight-away left field, which was 365 feet last season, is 347 feet,...
  • Padres try to challenge Dodgers with a budget-conscious pitching rotation

    Padres try to challenge Dodgers with a budget-conscious pitching rotation
    The Dodgers have the best starting rotation money can buy. Best pitcher in baseball? Keep him, for $215 million. Best pitcher in free agency, in the first off-season under new ownership? Buy him, for $147 million. Best pitcher to come out of South...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Tampa Bay 2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013 Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
  • Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans

    Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans
    For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three...
  • Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success

    Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success
    Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen. And it might not matter. For the Angels...
  • Paying $144.5 million is team-friendly? Mike Trout will still take it

    Paying $144.5 million is team-friendly? Mike Trout will still take it
    Mike Trout could have rejected the Angels' overtures this winter, signed a series of one-year deals through arbitration, become a free agent at age 26 and inked the largest contract in baseball history in 2017. Then the star center fielder saw the...
  • Cowgill, Stewart and Shoemaker added to Angels' roster

    Cowgill, Stewart and Shoemaker added to Angels' roster
    Collin Cowgill edged out J.B. Shuck for a reserve outfield spot, Ian Stewart beat out Grant Green for a backup infield job, and Matt Shoemaker was added to the bullpen as a long reliever, as the Angels made their final cuts and announced their 25-man...
  • Angels lock up Mike Trout with six-year contract extension

    Angels lock up Mike Trout with six-year contract extension
    Albert Pujols made his major league debut at 22. Jered Weaver made his minor league debut at 22. Mike Trout just made $145 million at 22, and he set himself up to become the richest athlete in North American sports history. The best player in baseball...
  • Angels' Mike Trout not concerned about contract talks

    Angels' Mike Trout not concerned about contract talks
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout has not set a deadline for negotiations on a long-term contract extension, and the Angels' center fielder said Thursday he would not be opposed to talks carrying into the regular season. Players in similar situations...
  • Angels are involved in another play involving instant replay

    Angels are involved in another play involving instant replay
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires. The topic: once again, instant replay. The discussion Tuesday was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of...
  • Baseball replay issues won't be solved instantly

    Baseball replay issues won't be solved instantly
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The new instant-replay and home-plate collision rules were the primary topics of the Angels' annual spring-training Players' Assn. meeting Sunday morning. There has been some confusion about the rules and how they've been...