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Hermosillo Steals Spotlight from Meyer

On a night when all eyes were watching Inland Empire 66er Alex Meyer, the pitching prospect acquired by the Angels in the Hector Santiago trade with the Twins who is working towards a September call-up to the big league team, it was outfielder Michael Hermosillo who made everyone take notice. The 21-year-old Hermosillo was playing […]

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The Angels may not spend again this winter

Last off-season was the most disappointing for Angels fans since 2010, the year Tony Reagins showed up inexplicably late to the winter meetings, fled on foot to avoid having an interview with Jon Heyman and failed to sign the two players who basically were linked as strong as any player could be linked, to the Angels (Carl […]

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Eric Aguilera Suspended for the Rest of Season

I received a little punch to the gut when I was surfing around the Angel baseball sections of the internet and saw that first baseman Eric Aguilera of the Angels’ Double-A Arkansas Travelers was suspended for the rest of the season on August 21st.  Angel officials are keeping details of the suspension out of the […]

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Angels sign Manny Banuelos, and it might be a big deal…..

Throughout the course of a season, a General Manager tends to make dozens of moves.  Most of them never merit a headline on MLBTR.  In fact, Billy Eppler just made one such move by acquiring LHP Manny Banuelos.  If the name brings a bell, it’s because Banuelos is a former consensus Top 50 prospect in […]

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Obscure Prospects Worth Keeping an Eye On

Everyone and their mother posts a top prospect list for their respective teams.  We’re no different (just better ;).  But the top prospects are just a small fraction of the actual amount of minor leaguers each team has (typically closer to 300).  Believe it or not, there are some prospects that most sites aren’t noticing, […]

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Should the Angels Retire Garret Anderson’s Number?

Before today’s game against the New York Yankees, a ceremony will be held to induct the newest member of the Angel Hall of Fame, former outfielder Garret Anderson.  He will rightly join the fourteen other inductees already enshrined in the club’s hall, but the question on many fans’ minds is, in addition to his hall […]

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Four Reasons to Be Very Excited about 2018

So this year was a total bust for the Los Angeles Angels, and people all over the baseball world are trying to make sense of it.  The most optimistic are holding on to the hope that the Halos will be able to bounce back in 2017, while at the other end of the spectrum, there […]

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Burned by the promise of a bullpen before

The Angels farm system may be lacking in many things, but relief pitching appears not to be one of them.  To name a few, LHP Kevin Grendell is rocking a low-to-mid 90’s fastball that jumps on hitters and a lethal curveball,  RHP Eduardo Paredes throws a four-seamer in the upper-90’s and a wicked two-seamer in […]

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The Angels’ OPS+ Gods

The 2016 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are not going to be invited to this year’s post season tournament, so that leaves fans to relax and just enjoy the incredible defensive plays performed by Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout, and Andrelton Simmons and root for Albert Pujols to climb ever higher into the upper echelon of […]

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For the first time in years…optimism

The Angels farm system became likely the worst in baseball around 2014 or 2015.  But this wasn’t an overnight occurrence.  This farm system had been improperly handled for a solid five plus years before it went into an irrevocable tailspin.  Large contract free agent signings resulted in loss of first round picks.  Major trades at […]

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Andrew Daniel Named Player of the Month

Angel minor league second baseman Andrew Daniel has just been announced as the Texas League’s Player of the Month.  Daniel had a terrific month of July for the Double-A Arkansas Travelers in which he hit .378, had three home runs, had 18 RBI, and scored 20 runs. On the season, Daniel has a .361 on-base […]

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Look Who’s Pitcher of the Week Again

For the second time this season, Angel minor league starting pitcher Troy Scribner has been named his league’s pitcher of the week.  The first time it occurred, he was pitching for the Angels’ Double-A Arkansas Travelers.  He was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for tossing six shutout innings against the Frisco Rough […]

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Introducing Angels New Prospect – Jesus Castillo

When the Angels pulled the trigger on a deadline deal that sent Joe Smith to the Cubs, it ended a career with the Angels and also effectively began a new one.  Jesus Castillo was the prospect that intrigued the Angels the most among the many trade offers, and thus led to the one-for-one swap.  But […]

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Angels Trade Santiago-Busenitz to Twins

We all figured the Angels would be sellers at the deadline, despite General Manager Billy Eppler’s assurance that this team intended to compete in 2017 and beyond.  Well it appears the Angels are acting on something that’s a bit muddled in the middle.  In perhaps the most curious move of the 2016 Trade Deadline, the […]

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Nava/Gentry and Two Angel Platoons that Actually Worked

Instead of making every Angel fan’s dream come true this past off-season by signing one of the premium free agent left fielders to fill up the Halo roster’s largest pot hole, owner Arte Moreno decided to go for the cheap patch and sign outfielders Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry, both coming off of injury filled, […]

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Blown Away by Fastball

This Sunday my wife was out shopping with her friends, so after the Angels got swept by the Houston Astros, I decided to take advantage of my remaining free time by watching a film I had noticed a few days ago on Netflix’s new releases page.  It is called Fastball, and I can not recommend […]

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Stacking Up the Division’s All-Time Teams

I was rustling through a stack of papers in my closet that had to do with baseball the other day, and one page in particular caught my eye.  A couple years ago I had written down the lineup of the Angels who had played the most games at each position during the franchise’s history.  It […]

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Tropeano injury may dictate Angels activity at deadline

Nick Tropeano is a rarity in the Angels system.  A young, inexpensive, good starting pitcher.  But even he has succumbed to the terrible luck Angels starting pitching has suffered from this year.  Three other young, inexpensive, good starting pitchers have already been shelved the majority of the year (Richards, Skaggs and Heaney) as well as […]

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Late: Angels Minor League All-Stars

The Angels collective minor league teams this year are each sitting below .500 (with the exception of Rookie Ball), so it’s difficult to get excited about players this year.  But regardless, there are some standouts that deserve to be recognized.  Keep in mind, this is not a top prospect list.  Some prospects rank rather high […]

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What If Arte Moreno Had Splurged for Cespedes?

A few months ago, many Angel fans were dreaming about adding one of the premium free agent left fielders who were listening to bids this past off-season to the Halo roster, but those dreams poofed into the bitter reality of Arte Moreno’s new-found, tight-fisted, fiscal philosophy, and Halo Honks had to live with beginning the […]

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