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21 Days until Pitchers and Catchers Report!

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Stirrups is still experiencing technical difficulties, so you’ll have to make due with these cobbled-together links. As always, please add your interesting internet baseball finds in the comments section. Hope that pot of coffee is still warm...


A Little Bit of Angels News

Mike Trout joins Hot Stove on the MLB Network to talk Ohtani and then a little Eagles....

While most of the attention yesterday was on several Angels’ prospects making Baseball America and Keith Law’s top 100 lists, forgotten Halo prospect Matt Thaiss got some love from MLB Pipeline as the 10th ranked first baseman....

Justin Upton is getting fully immersed in the OC lifestyle, making an appearance at the annual Angels Night at the Honda Center, sitting in on the Ducks pre-game show. Note Guy Hebert asking Upton about Angels’ anchors Albert Pujols and Tim Salmon...


Everywhere In Baseball

So Cal native Kris Medlen (Gahr High School) at one point looked like the heir to Greg Maddux’s throne in Atlanta. Two Tommy John surgeries later, he is looking to get his career back on track with the Arizona Diamondbacks...

The public embrace of Alex Rodriguez has come full circle, as ESPN hires him for Sunday Night Baseball duty. He will be joined in the booth by Jessica Mendoza and Matt Vasgersian. As Craig Calcaterra notes, A-Rod will be replacing Aaron Boone, who will be managing the Yankees this year. Rodriguez, of course, also took over for Boone as the Yankees’ third baseman in 2004...

Keith Law released the Top 50 of his prospect rankings (Insider subscription required). Like Baseball America, he ranks the Braves’ Ronald Acuna first overall, making him something like the consensus top prospect in baseball...

Jeff Sullivan polled Fangraphs readers on their favorite team’s ownership. The Angels finish 12th, right between Texas and Detroit. The Dodgers and Astros, unsurprisingly, finish 1 and 2. Also unsurprisingly, the Halos had one of the biggest improvements over last season’s poll...


Hot Stove

Yu Darvish is still looking for a home. Jerry Crasnick tweets that he has at least one five-year offer on the table and mentions the Cubs, Twins, Rangers, Dodgers and Brewers as interested parties. Meanwhile, the AP reports that the Cubs are having “active talks” with the prized starter...

Former Angel Alexi Amarista accepted a minor league deal from the Detroit Tigers...

The Giants nab Austin Jackson to fill their void in center field, getting him at a tidy 2 years, $6 million. The overall value could reach $8.5 million should he achieve some performance bonuses...