Recent MLB Trades Looking Good for Los Angeles Angels

Posted on January 31, 2013 by

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Recently in Major League Baseball, some trading has been taking place.

The biggest trade has been with the Los Angeles Angels. Sources have confirmed that the former Texas Ranger slugger Josh Hamilton has agreed to a $125 million deal over five years. In the past two years, the Angles have acquired a very deadly lineup and are favored to win the World Series this year.

In addition to Hamilton’s recent signing, the Angels have all-star first baseman, Albert Pujols.  He is arguably one of the best ball players in the major league, and so is Hamilton. Last year’s American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout is also on the team.

Hamilton’s addition to the Angels’ outfield means Mark Trumbo could be moved to third base or traded.

The Angels manager, Jon Daniels will have some interesting decisions to make for the upcoming season.

Hamilton’s $25 million average salary will match that of Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard for second highest in baseball, trailing only Alex Rodriguez’s $27.5 million average with the New York Yankees.

Hamilton has hit .304 with 161 homers in his six major league seasons, the first with Cincinnati.

In May against Baltimore, Hamilton became only the 16th major league player with a four-homer game as part of a 5-for-5 night that included a double.

Some MLB teams did not even consider Hamilton because of his past. Before his five seasons with the Texas Rangers, he had some issues with alcohol and drug abuse. Ever since his Rangers career, he has turned his life around and has changed his life for the better.

Hamilton has accomplished what others only dream. His hitting has earned him multiple awards, such as five All-Star appearances, records in the home run derbies, and multiple batting titles. In one instance, Josh hit four home runs in one single game, and in the same game he set an American League record for 18 bases in one game.

ESPN’s baseball analysts have predicted the Los Angeles powerhouse to have one of the best records in the history of baseball.

The combined major players are expected to break franchise records. In the past, the Angels organization has not been all that great. Since their most recent trades and pickups, they should have a very successful season ahead of them

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