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Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

Posted on: December 1, 2008 7:04 pm
 

The Los Angeles Angels will make their split with longtime outfielder Garret Anderson official Monday by declining to offer him arbitration, CBSSports.com has learned. The Angels will offer arbitration to their four other eligible players, including the two high-profile free agents whom they continue to chase: First baseman Mark Teixeira and closer Francisco Rodriguez.

The Angels also will offer arbitration to two pitchers, starter Jon Garland and swingman Darren Oliver.

Teixeira, Rodriguez and Oliver all are Type A free agents, meaning that the Angels will receive two compensatory draft picks if any of those players sign elsewhere. Garland and Anderson are Type B free agents, meaning that the Angels will receive one.

Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 4:04 pm
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

ur an idiot! Greene would be be such an improvement to what we have at SS right now!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 3:22 pm
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

The Angels have wanted Greene for three seasons. You might now think he's any good, but a great fielding shortstop with 20 HR power is incredibly rare in today's post enhancement player era. The Halos could use the boost offensively and Khalil would thicken up that bottom part of the lineup.



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 12:10 pm
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

get f'ing real.  angels couldnt care less about khalil greene.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 11:00 am
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

he takes it in the dumer



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 10:20 am
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

Such is the rarety in baseball when a player spends his entire career with one team.

Hmmm - World Series championship, All-Star Game MVP, solid hitter, solid fielder, better person....

Think the game can use a few more Garret Andersons?

I think so.




Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:56 am
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

Thank you Mr. Anderson for all the wonderful memories, especially the World Series and Home Run Derby. You are a true class act that made being an Angels fan easy. Best wishes in all your future endeavors. You will be missed.



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Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 2:20 am
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Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2008 11:35 pm
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

True dat. I used to live in SoCal and got a chance to see Anderson play in a game against the Rangers. He made some amazing plays in the outfield, and even though our home team lost, I liked what I saw from him. He's a good player and deserves a chance on another team if he so desires.




Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2008 11:25 pm
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

Sorry to see the Angels not offer Anderson arbitration. One of those rare players that has played his entire career with one team. While not an Angels fan, living out here in Southern California, I have had the chance to see him play many times. Aside from being a career .296 hitter with nearly 1300 career RBI he was a class guy. Good luck Garrett.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2008 9:53 pm
 

Angels offer K-Rod and Teixeira, decline Anderson

I understand that this is formality to secure draft picks, but do the Angels want to take the chance that Garland comes back? He wasn't effective last season, though he eats innings. I was surprised to see Oliver classified as a Type A free agent, that would be a big coup for the club if he signs with someone else. Possibility of 6 early draft picks to replenish the farm system after the Halos give the Padres what they want to acquire Jake Peavy and Khalil Greene.



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