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Halos Heaven

HumpLinks: All Trout. All Day.

Yesterday the world was woke to a true fact: Mike Trout is The King Of All Baseball. Why even bother? Yesterday was all about One Single Story. So today I celebrate. It’s almost ALL Trout. And why the hell not? Trout Day now ranks second in Halo lore only to a 2002 WS victory. And in the pantheon of Great Angel Days - where we also have Shohei Ohtani choosing the Angels, Vlad Guerrero choosing the Angels, Buzzie Bavasi giving Nolan Ryan a lifetime Free Agent contract, and Tony Reagins getting to the Winter Meetings in time to sign Adrian Beltre* - only Mike Trout Day holds the potential...

Blog Red Machine

Cincinnati Reds: Will Tanner Roark follow a path similar to Bronson Arroyo?

Tanner Roark has been impressive this spring for the Cincinnati Reds. Could the right-hander follow a path similar to Bronson Arroyo when he arrived in the Queen City? Tanner Roark was acquired on the final day of the Winter Meetings from the Washington Nationals in exchange for Tanner Rainey. At the time it looked like […] Cincinnati Reds: Will Tanner Roark follow a path similar to Bronson Arroyo? - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Halos Heaven

HumpLinks: Halos Host an Off Day

Just to remind us all what it was like to NOT have baseball all winter! Just when you were getting back into the groove of regular baseball action, we get an off day. Because, you know, Spring camp is tough what with all those meetings and stretching and 5 innings of play every other game. Let’s not burn ourselves out. We still have a lot of camp left to play and Cactus Leagues are not won on March 12th. But my days off don’t come until later this week. So have some Idle-Hands-Are-A-Coach’s-Workshop-HaloLinks: A Little Bit Of Angels News Reading this, I noticed something interesting....

Baltimore Sun

Brandon Hyde took the Orioles job with no shortstops on the roster. Now, he feels good about the potential there

When Brandon Hyde took the Orioles job at the winter meetings late last year in Las Vegas, his new boss Mike Elias had just floated the notion that Jonathan Villar was the team's everyday shortstop. With Tim Beckham not offered a contract in early December, such was the gap atop the depth chart...

New York Post

How Wayne Randazzo worked his way to being Mets’ radio voice

Wayne Randazzo’s road to Flushing started with a drive from Chicago to Nashville. Far removed from the free-agent intrigue that defines baseball’s winter meetings — back when players signed before March — is a minor league job fair for those trying to break into the sport. That’s where Randazzo found himself in 2007. Inside the...

Call to the Pen

Craig Kimbrel: Considering Sitting Out The Year Instead of Lowering Price

On Saturday, rumors surfaced that Craig Kimbrel might consider sitting out the 2019 season if some team doesn’t meet his asking price. How true are these rumors? Craig Kimbrel shocked the baseball world when he revealed his asking price of 6-years, $100M during the Baseball Winter Meetings last December. Despite gaining little interest, Kimbrel hasn’t backed […] Craig Kimbrel: Considering Sitting Out The Year Instead of Lowering Price - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

MLB.com FastCast: Padres introduce Machado - 2/22/19

Manny Machado is introduced by the Padres after agreeing to a 10-year deal, plus Marwin Gonzalez agrees to a two-year deal with the Twins About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the Unit

MLB.com FastCast: Machado deal now official - 2/21/19

Manny Machado's deal becomes official, the Phils continue their pursuit of Bryce Harper, plus the Marwin Gonzalez market heats up About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United State

Alex Cora pays tribute to Nick Cafardo

Red Sox Manager Alex Cora addresses the death of Boston Globe's baseball columnist Nick Cafardo.