Chuck Finley’s career WAR in an Angels uniform was 52.1, most in franchise history, so our man blew past Finley last season. Finley was a terrific pitcher: He won 200 games, made five All-Star teams (four with the Angels) and had three 7-WAR seasons. Still, it took him 14 seasons to get 50 WAR.
Trout’s dominance over the best position players in Angels history is even more pronounced. Jim Fregosi (45.9 in 1,429 games) and Tim Salmon (40.6 in 1,672 games) rank second and third on the WAR list. What’s most interesting is the Angels have never had a longtime superstar position player. Rod Carew won seven batting titles, but all came with the Twins. They traded Jim Edmonds when he had plenty left in the tank. Vladimir Guerrero won an MVP award, but his best seasons came with the Expos. Troy Glaus got hurt and was traded away. Put it this way: The six best offensive seasons in Angels history all belong to Trout, via Baseball-Reference.com’s offensive WAR. It will be the top seven after 2018 and probably the top eight after 2019 and the top nine after 2020. And then Trout becomes a free agent and all hell breaks loose. Schoenfield
Nash is an unrestricted free http://www.authenticsavalanchestore.com/andreas-martinsen-jersey_c-443.html agent after having completed his eight-year, $62.4-million deal that kicked in back in 2010. He’s been considering his NHL future since the end of the season, which saw Nash traded from the New York Rangers to the Boston Bruins in a deadline blockbuster.
While with the Bruins, Nash had three goals and three assists in 11 regular-season games, and three goals and two assists in 12 playoff games. The left wing has 437 goals and 368 assists in 1,060 career games. He’s fourth among active players in goals scored behind Jaromir Jagr, Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Marleau.
Resnick said Nash decided to inform teams of his cloudy future in an effort to be upfront about his conflict, rather than ink a large contract halfheartedly. He had been linked with several teams, including the Bruins and the team that drafted him, the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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