Stark: It’s over for Bonds, Clemens — 5 things we learned from the Hall of Fame Contemporary Era election

Stark: It’s over for Bonds, Clemens — 5 things we learned from the Hall of Fame Contemporary Era election

SAN DIEGO — It wasn’t just an election. It was a proclamation. The headlines will say that the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee unanimously elected Fred McGriff to the Hall of Fame on Sunday. And that in itself is cause for celebration. But in elections like this one, it isn’t just the player who got elected … Read more

MLB Hot Stove matchmaking: A free-agent fit for all 30 teams ahead of the Winter Meetings

MLB Hot Stove matchmaking: A free-agent fit for all 30 teams ahead of the Winter Meetings

Happy week before the Winter Meetings! It’s been a slow free-agent signing season so far, with only six players from my top 25 list off the board. José Abreu and Tyler Anderson landed three-year deals with the Astros and Angels, respectively, while Edwin Díaz, Anthony Rizzo, Clayton Kershaw and Martín Pérez (accepted the qualifying offer) … Read more

2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Stark’s 5 things to watch — Scott Rolen, Carlos Beltrán, 3 risers

2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Stark’s 5 things to watch — Scott Rolen, Carlos Beltrán, 3 risers

I could tell, just by all the layers of clothing I had to throw on Monday to bring in my Amazon delivery, that it wasn’t baseball season anymore. But at least it was the next best thing, by which I mean … The first day of Hall of Fame voting season. You won’t find anyone … Read more

Rosenthal: Will Cody Bellinger sign one-year deal? Plus Brandon Nimmo’s potential and more

Rosenthal: Will Cody Bellinger sign one-year deal? Plus Brandon Nimmo’s potential and more

Cody Bellinger is a free agent at 27, an ideal age for a player to hit the open market. But his agent, Scott Boras, sounds as if he wants Bellinger to sign only a one-year deal. “I’ve already been offered multi-years,” Boras said Sunday, two days after the Dodgers declined to tender Bellinger a contract … Read more

Rosenthal: Angels’ bleak options with Shohei Ohtani, Dodgers’ possible interest in Carlos Correa and more

Rosenthal: Angels’ bleak options with Shohei Ohtani, Dodgers’ possible interest in Carlos Correa and more

What are the Angels doing? The question remains pertinent, even after general manager Perry Minasian tried to provide an answer Monday, saying the team would not trade Shohei Ohtani this offseason. At the deadline, during the offseason, at any time of year, really, fans should not treat pronouncements from baseball people as gospel. Nationals general … Read more

Law’s Arizona Fall League Takeaways: From Jackson Merrill to Matt Mervis, Everything I Saw in 12 Games

Law’s Arizona Fall League Takeaways: From Jackson Merrill to Matt Mervis, Everything I Saw in 12 Games

I’m back from my six-night, 12-game run through the Arizona Fall League, so I’m clearing out the notebook to finish what I started in last week’s post. I’ve seen each team at least three times, so I’ve got notes from almost everyone on the rosters except for a few starting pitchers, although in some cases … Read more

Shohei Ohtani says he had a “good” year; Angels not so good

Shohei Ohtani says he had a “good” year;  Angels not so good

TOKYO — Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani came home on Tuesday to criticize his Los Angeles Angels team for missing the Major League Baseball playoffs again. In an interview at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, he said it was “a good season for me personally”. Not so good for the angels, though. Without solid support for … Read more

Former Angels employee gets 22 years for Tyler Skaggs overdose death – ABC7

Former Angels employee gets 22 years for Tyler Skaggs overdose death – ABC7

Former Angels employee gets 22 years in prison for death from Tyler Skaggs overdoseABC7 Former Angels employee gets 22 years death sentence for Tyler SkaggsESPN.co.uk Former Angels employee Eric Kay sentenced to 22 years in prison for Tyler Skaggs’ deathCBS Los Angeles Former Angels Staffer Eric Kay gets 22 years in prison in Tyler Skagg’s … Read more

Former Angels employee gets 22 years death sentence for Tyler Skaggs

Former Angels employee gets 22 years death sentence for Tyler Skaggs

FORT WORTH, Texas — A former Los Angeles Angels employee was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for feeding Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to his death from an overdose in Texas. Eric Kay, dressed in an orange jumpsuit with handcuffs and legcuffs, did not respond when U.S. District Judge Terry … Read more

‘It’s not where we want to be’ — Angels slugger Mike Trout laments ‘frustrating’ season, eager to build for next year

‘It’s not where we want to be’ — Angels slugger Mike Trout laments ‘frustrating’ season, eager to build for next year

OAKLAND, Calif. — Mike Trout isn’t sure how long it could be before the Los Angeles Angels become a contender again, given the changes ahead with owner Arte Moreno’s plans to sell the club after eight years running. miss the playoffs. The slugging midfielder is back into the season early after a frustrating year that … Read more