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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Pickoff Moves, Lunchtime Edition

Martin, Cabrera Headline Gold Glove Awards

Russell Martin has won the NL Gold Glove Award at catcher, according to dodgers.com.

Update: Complete NL Gold Glove list:

Update: mlb.com has the complete AL list; Orlando Cabrera won a Gold Glove at shortstop. Placido Polanco of Detroit won the second base award, while Kevin Youkilis got the nod at first base. In the outfield, Grady Sizemore of Cleveland took home the hardware; on the mound, Johan Santana won the AL's pick.

According to the Seattle Times, Ichiro Suzuki and Adrian Beltre won the award in the AL for the respective positions of centerfield and third base. It was the first award given to an AL third baseman not named Eric Chavez since 2001.

ESPN's Offseason Advice For The Angels

Go get A-Rod, duh.

Baseball GMs Vote In Favor Of Instant Replay

For the first time ever, by a tally of 25-5, baseball's general managers voted in favor of instant replay, but only for plays involving fair or foul calls on home runs, and whether fans interfered with a ball in play. Those limited purposes make sense to me.

Mariners Hire Ex-Baltimore Manager Sam Perlozzo

As their third base coach.

Willits Trade Speculation

Interesting trade speculation from San Diego regarding Reggie Willits:
When trade-averse GM Bill Stoneman left the Angels last month, it increased the chances Towers will barter with the Angels for outfielders such as Reggie Willits and Nathan Haynes. Willits has almost no power, but he had a .391 on-base percentage last year. The strong relationship between Padres manager Bud Black and Angels manager Mike Scioscia increases the chances the two franchises could strike a deal.

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ESPN's article was quite informative. I did not know Hector Carrasco was one of our Free Agents this winter.
Um... informative.
Re: Dealing with the Padres

First, who do the Padres have that would be of any interest to the Angels? Morgan Ensberg?? Maybe Kouzmanoff (sp?) but (1) I doubt they're going to trade him and (2) unless he blossoms immediately, he won't be the "big bat" we still need to protect Vlad. And I don't think trading for prospects makes sense since my understanding is that they don't have any.

Second, I wouldn't deal with Kevin Towers. He has a history of ripping teams (at least Texas) off (Chris Young, Gonzalez).

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