Mike Trout, Matt Shoemaker help Angels finish off sweep of Athletics

Boston Globe | Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:33:45 -0700

Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday in ...

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Mike Trout is the best MVP choice, but . . . | Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:17:27 -0700

KANSAS CITY — Let's start with this: Wins Above Replacement – that famous WAR statistic that has inspired so much war in the baseball community – has been manna for Mike Trout fans the last two years. It utterly confirmed what they (me among them) ...

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Baseball is dying, you guys, because no one would recognize Mike Trout in a bar | Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:24:49 -0700

He compares Trout unfavorably in this regard to Derek Jeter and David Ortiz, each of whom are big, big stars but who are now fading from the scene. And soon, baseball will have no one to replace them in terms of star power, and that “baseball's role in ...

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Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and the rest of MLB's best 25 under 25

Washington Post (blog) | Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:42:03 -0700

Including this season, Trout has 26.3 wins above replacement in his first four seasons, sixth most in MLB history. 2. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals, OF. Through his age-20 season (2012 and 2013), here are the top three players whose batting ...

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