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Ball writer for ESPN.com and Baseball America. Proud former Portland High School Bulldog and Boston University Terrier. Also love my Westie.

A's like what they have in versatile Zobrist

espn.go.com — MESA, Ariz. -- Ben Zobrist came to Oakland from Tampa Bay by trade in January with a reputation as a versatile player, a tough out and a selfless, team-oriented guy. In the estimation of Athletics assistant general manager David Forst, "He's a perfect fit for us."

McClendon 'carrying the torch'

espn.go.com — Commentary Seattle's skipper on the responsibility, scrutiny of being MLB's only black manager Brian Blanco/Getty Images Lloyd McClendon (right) enters his second season in Seattle as MLB's only African-American manager. PEORIA, Ariz. -- Lloyd McClendon is a baseball lifer at heart more than a crusader for racial advancement within the sport.

Los Angeles Angels Blog

espn.go.com — I've ranked every farm system, as well as the top 100 MLB prospects for 2015. Below, I've ranked at least the top 10 Angels prospects, plus an overview of the system and any other names of note beyond the top 10.

Mike Trout of Los Angeles Angels ready to erase bad aftertaste of 2014 playoff disappointment

espn.go.com — TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout arrived for the Los Angeles Angels' first full-squad workout Wednesday with a three-pronged agenda for 2015. He wants to reduce his strikeouts. He would like to increase his stolen base total.

Mike Trout driven by playoff loss

abc7news.com — TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout arrived for the Los Angeles Angels' first full-squad workout Wednesday with a three-pronged agenda for 2015. He wants to reduce his strikeouts. He would like to increase his stolen base total.

Mike Trout driven by playoff loss

abc7.com — TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout arrived for the Los Angeles Angels' first full-squad workout Wednesday with a three-pronged agenda for 2015. He wants to reduce his strikeouts. He would like to increase his stolen base total.

Mike Trout driven by playoff loss

7online.com — TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout arrived for the Los Angeles Angels' first full-squad workout Wednesday with a three-pronged agenda for 2015. He wants to reduce his strikeouts. He would like to increase his stolen base total.

Mike Trout driven by playoff loss

abc7chicago.com — TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout arrived for the Los Angeles Angels' first full-squad workout Wednesday with a three-pronged agenda for 2015. He wants to reduce his strikeouts. He would like to increase his stolen base total.

Mike Trout driven by playoff loss

6abc.com — TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout arrived for the Los Angeles Angels' first full-squad workout Wednesday with a three-pronged agenda for 2015. He wants to reduce his strikeouts. He would like to increase his stolen base total.

James Shields will take charge with San Diego Padres

espn.go.com — Commentary Veteran righty will bring 'a swagger, a toughness, a confidence' to his new team Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports James Shields, the Padres' new ace, has pitched 200 or more innings in each of the past eight seasons. PEORIA, Ariz.
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Feb 26, 2015

Judging from my Twitter responses, #BlueJays fans don't share my enthusiasm about Johan Santana signing. #understatement

Feb 26, 2015

Johan Santana a very intriguing signing for #BlueJays if he has anything left. It's hard to bet against a guy like that.

Feb 26, 2015

RT @susanslusser: Longtime 2B Mark Ellis tells The Chronicle he is retiring, with comments from Billy Beane: sfgate.com/athletics/arti… #Athletics

Feb 25, 2015

Mike Trout looks to craft a more positive ending after #Angels "terrible'' playoff exit. espn.go.com/los-angeles/ml…

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