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Thursday, April 9th, 2009
8:48 pm
[bessie_smith]
Angels rookie Adenhart killed in car crash

Angels rookie Adenhart killed in car crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others were killed by a suspected drunk driver Thursday, a shocking end to the life of a rookie who had overcome major elbow surgery to realize his big league dreams.

The accident in neighboring Fullerton occurred hours after the 22-year-old pitcher made his season debut with his father in the stands, throwing six scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics. The Angels ultimately lost the game, 6-4.

The team postponed Thursday night’s game with Oakland, the final one of their season-opening series.

“It is a tragedy that will never be forgotten,” manager Mike Scioscia said at an Angel Stadium news conference.

Adenhart’s father, Jim, a retired Secret Service agent, walked onto the field in the empty stadium Thursday and spent several moments alone on the pitcher’s mound. Wearing a red sweatshirt, the Angels’ color, he briefly covered his eyes with one hand.

Jim Adenhart also spoke during a closed-door meeting of players and team officials.

“He just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity, thank you for raising his kid in minor league ball on up through the system in the Angels’ organization,” outfielder Torii Hunter said.

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Thursday, January 1st, 2009
3:14 am
[bessie_smith]
Angels sign closer Brian Fuentes

Angels, Fuentes agree to deal

LOS ANGELES -- Reliever Brian Fuentes and the Los Angeles Angels reached agreement on a $17.5 million, two-year contract Wednesday, likely giving the AL West champions a replacement for record-setting closer Francisco Rodriguez.

Fuentes will earn $8.5 million for 2009 and $9 million for 2010. The contract includes a $9 million vesting option for 2011, based on games finished, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

"He should solidify the back part of our bullpen," Angels general manager Tony Reagins said on a conference call. "We pitched well last year, we expect to pitch well again."

The 33-year-old Fuentes was a three-time National League All-Star. The lefty was 1-5 with 30 saves in 34 chances and a 2.73 ERA for Colorado this season and then became a free agent. He struck out 82 in 62 2/3 innings.

"I'm definitely happy to have the opportunity to play for a team that I've watched for a long time," said Fuentes, who grew up in Merced, Calif., and still lives there. "My 2-year-old's excited. He can't wait to go to Disneyland."

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
2:45 pm
[bessie_smith]
Angels decline option on Garret Anderson
Angels decline option on Garret Anderson

Garret Anderson has played more games as an Angel than anyone else. But now it looks as if he won't play another.

The team announced Tuesday that it would not be picking up Anderson's $14-million option for 2009, leaving the 36-year-old outfielder's future with the franchise in doubt after 14 seasons.

The Angels will pick up club options for right-hander John Lackey ($9 million) and outfielder Vladimir Guerrero ($15 million). But Anderson, a Los Angeles native who has never played for another organization, will be bought out of his contract for $3 million -- though the team has not ruled out re-signing him as a free agent.

"We're going to continue talking with him," General Manager Tony Reagins said of Anderson, who hit .293 with 15 home runs and 84 runs batted in last season, when he made $12 million. "He still wants to play. He still thinks he can play a significant role, as far as getting 500 or 600 at-bats. We just need to determine whether we have that place for him."

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
1:53 pm
[fitfoodrun]
sad
is anyone taking care of this community? i want to be the moderator because it looks like it's in shambles right now? can i have the password to make it look pretty. i want to add a red background and spice up some things. sam, can you please answer this post?

Current Mood: angry
Monday, October 6th, 2008
10:49 pm
[whatwouldevando]
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
4:32 pm
[redryder23]
hello. discussion post.
does anyone want to participate in a discussion about and for tonight's game. sadly i won't be at the game but i will be there FRIDAY NIGHT! i'm excited and for those of you going have a great time!


now discuss time.

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
12:35 am
[mants_57]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
1:01 am
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Monday, May 26th, 2008
1:47 am
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Monday, May 12th, 2008
12:32 am
[whatwouldevando]
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
12:22 am
[mants_57]
Angels vs. Red Sox - 04/22/08 Gameday Post!!


No, I didn't make this GDP. My friend did.
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
12:57 am
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Thursday, April 17th, 2008
12:15 am
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
1:05 am
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
12:19 am
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Monday, April 14th, 2008
12:10 am
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Sunday, April 13th, 2008
12:47 am
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Saturday, April 12th, 2008
3:20 am
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Friday, April 11th, 2008
12:54 am
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Thursday, April 10th, 2008
1:02 am
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