ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 28:  Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a single in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 28, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The absurdity of Josh Hamilton’s goals

Josh Hamilton has set some very lofty goals for himself this season. Actually, “lofty” isn’t the right word. Absurd? Ridiculous? Delusional? Any of these adjectives work just fine for the fantastical target that Josh Hamilton has set for himself of a .300 batting average, 30 homers and 100 RBIs in 2015. Josh, however, believes those […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #3: Roberto Baldoquin

Nobody seems to know much about Roberto Baldoquin, but the Angels paid an exorbitant sum to secure his services. Let’s hope they know what they are doing. We’re assuming they do, so Baldoquin checks in at #3 on our countdown based entirely on how much the Angels paid him. Roberto Baldoquin In 10 words or […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16:  Nick Tropeano #63 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park on September 16, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #4: Nick Tropeano

For some reason the Astros were willing to part with Nick Tropeano so that they could land a back-up catcher. The Halos were more than happy to take him off their hands and maybe even have him be a big contributor in the majors this season. Nick Tropeano 10 words or less: Great command, bugs-bunny changeup. Does […]

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 18:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Considering an Angels Strasburg trade

So we’re really going to do this, huh? We’re really going to consider the idea of an Angels Strasburg trade? You do understand that the Angels have not been linked to Stephen Strasburg in any meaningful way, right? A few people have thrown out the Angels as a potential destination for Strasburg, but it is […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #5: Cam Bedrosian

Cam Bedrosian tore up the minors in 2014 to become one of the best relief prospects in all of baseball. However, he struggled when called up to the majors. Can he make the leap this year? Cam Bedrosian 10 words or less: Throws hard, nice slider, but can it translate? Position: RP    Born: 10/2/1991 Bats: R  […]

TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Jerry Dipoto,  general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signs an autograph prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics on February 24, 2013 at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Athletics defeated the Angels 7-5.  (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

What would a Jerry Dipoto contract extension look like?

Three seasons down and Jerry Dipoto is still the general manager of the Angels. Congrats! In fact, he’s finally coming off a season in which his job security wasn’t called into question at any point. Heck, he even had his 2015 contract option picked up. That’s real progress! If he keeps this up, he might even […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #6: Kyle Kubitza

The Angels decided that they needed to acquire a third baseman of the very near future this offseason. Kyle Kubitza ended up being that guy. Did Dipoto make the right choice? Kyle Kubitza In 10 words or less: More than meets the eye with newly acquired third baseman. (Caveat: I haven’t watched Kubitza play live yet […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #7: Alex Yarbrough

The de facto second baseman of the future, Alex Yarbrough still has a lot of proving to do and now has a huge logjam in front of him that he needs to find a way to climb over. Alex Yarbrough In 10 words or less: Our second baseman of the future, blocked everyway to Saturday. Position: […]

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