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Tampa Bay Rays say 'It Gets Better' with Johnny Damon, Joe Maddon, others

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The Tampa Bay Rays have joined the growing list of MLB teams to create an 'It Gets Better' video. Included in the video are players Johnny Damon (right), BJ Upton, Sam Fuld, Sean Rodriguez (who...

A Second Opinion On Sean Rodriguez vs. Velocity: He's Not Dead Yet

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Can Sean Rodriguez hit a good fastball? Can any Rays? An investigation.

Continuing my laughable Topps cards of 2011 ... next up is the great Kazmir, certainly due for a...

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Continuing my laughable Topps cards of 2011 ... next up is the great Kazmir, certainly due for a breakout season in 2011.

Sean Rodriguez Roars Back

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After a slow start, when he was playing irregularly as a reserve for the Rays, S-Rod has absolutely terrorized the ball for Joe Maddon's club since he began playing full-time due to club injuries (especially Jason Bartlett). He was on base four times today, with a double and two stolen bases, and is hitting .410 with a 1.208 ops in June. He has a fourteen game hitting streak. Just to compare the slash lines on the season: Sean Rodriguez: .288 avg, .328 ops, .472 slg, .800 ops Brandon Wood: .156 avg .168 ops .213 slg .381 ops Howie Kendrick: .267 avg .297 obp .398 slg .695 ops Erick Aybar: .278 avg .343 obp .361slg .704 ops Maicer Izturis: .247 avg .336 obp .387 slg .724 ops Alberto Callaspo: .270 avg .299 obp .440 slg .739 ops I throw in Callaspo because he was the other name in our infield depth chart when Kendrick, Aybar and Wood were moving through the system. We traded him for Jason Bulger as you'll remember. It's hard to evaluate young talent, but I think it's worth noting that Rodriguez and Callaspo are the ones that got away, the ones with the highest OPSes in this list, and were essentially throwaways in an organization that thought it had "too much depth" up the middle. The Angels are on a nice run at the moment, so it seems uncharitable to dwell on past moves -- but our success is also fragile, and its durability will be defined by these decisions in the future. S-Rod and Callaspo for Kazmir and Bulger. Still sitting well with everyone?

Angels Minor League Report: Sean Rodriguez catches fire

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Taking a look at stellar performances in the Angels' minor league system.

Halos Heaven Interviews Angels’ Freddy Sandoval

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Angels' prospect and organizational player of the year Freddy Sandoval takes a break from spring training activities to chat with Halos Heaven about his torrid 2008 season – and his hopes entering...

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