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Friday, April 4, 2014

Mike Trout, best young player since Mickey Mantle, should be a Yankee, too.

Mike Trout plays for the Angels, a team without a municipality.  How is that legal, even constitutional?  Doesn't it violate multiple Geneva Conventions?  What the heck?  The best young player since Mickey Mantle, should be a Yankee, too.  Am I right?  What the heck?

And Trout just signed a big money contract extension through his age 28 season.  With the Angels!  The Angels!  Those will be his best seasons.  With the Angels!  Not the Yankees!  Argh!

Screen capture of actor George Reeves as Superman in the
 U.S. government film "Stamp Day for Superman" 1954
United States Treasury Department film via Wikimedia Commons
Mike Trout: Mickey Mantle 1952?  Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Trout and Mantle share a general physical resemblance: white, blond.  They exude Superman attributes: faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive.  Dynamic athletes who seem capable of anything on a baseball field.

So this is what it was like to see The Mick burst into greatness 60 years ago.  Cool.
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Bubble: financial, not gum. Want to bet?  Saturday, March 29, 2014

Miguel Cabrera became the most recent player to receive a contract, obscene in both annual amount and length...

Mike Trout is the only player on this planet for whom a big ten year contract might make a little sense.
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Yankees spend too foolishly, not too little.  Monday, November 11, 2013

This is the last in a series of posts on team salary or payroll for players for seasons 2003 through 2013...

These posts are not intended to be a complete financial analysis but the information should be helpful in evaluating the current system and the practices of each team.

There is one inescapable conclusion: the New York Yankees spend too foolishly, not too little...

It makes sense to me for the Yankees to get their team payroll under the $189 million cap in 2014 to reset the luxury tax percentage down to 17% from 50%...  If the Yankees get under the cap in 2014 they should be in good position in future seasons to try to sign Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton, ... players both very young and very good.
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Mike Trout, When It’s All Said And Done
by Tony Blengino - April 3, 2014  fangraphs.com

Trout’s ... age 23-28 campaigns ...

four comps – Speaker, Cobb, Mantle and Griffey. As with Cabrera, no Hank Aaron or Willie Mays on the comp list ... Mays did lose two seasons to military service ...

History says that the Angels should get quite a deal on Trout’s contract extension. He’s good enough, and young enough, that we might (be) able to go through this exercise with his next big contract, and come up with a somewhat similar conclusion.
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Yankees need to clean house.  Friday, September 20, 2013

The New York Yankees are not even interesting enough to root against anymore...

A fish rots from the head so the cleaning needs to start with the Steinbrenner Kids ...

I had hoped that the team would be bought by Mark Cuban or equivalent, a sort of George with brains...

So, the Yankees need new owners...

1. Randy Levine, president...

2. Brian Cashman, general manager...

3. Joe Girardi, field manager...

Rather than go through the entire roster let's just say that none of these players is indispensable, including Robinson Cano.
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2 comments:

Karen said...

Mike Trout has a good name, too. Already sounds like a folk hero.

Cliff Blau said...

He doesn't play for the Angels. He plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Anaheim is the city they represent, and Los Angeles Angels is the team name.