Angels Claim "Coincidence" On Pitching Staff Manipulation That Stopped Them From Owing Bud Norris's $500,000 Bonus

The Angels’ decision to let Bud Norris make his first start of the year on Friday, rather than come from the bullpen to work toward his 60th relief appearance of the season, might have helped block them from having to pay up for the $500,000 bonus Norris is contractually owed if he reaches that milestone. Don’t worry,…

Mike Fiers Suspended Five Games For Throwing At Luis Valbuena's Head In Retaliation For Bat Flip

Mike Fiers had a really bad first inning yesterday against the Angels—five runs allowed, including a two-run shot from Luis Valbuena, who had the audacity to get a little excited and flip his bat. This did not please Fiers. He expressed this displeasure by throwing at Valbuena’s head. That backfired for Fiers…

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