MWAH Top 30 Angels Prospects for 2016

It’s been a long road.  Construction of these lists begins in June, just ahead of the draft.  I take all the notes from different prospects I’ve compiled, both this year and in the past, and make a list of every noteworthy prospect I can think of.  In earnest, the list begins at about 60 prospects […]


The Angels’ Family Tree

When Erick Aybar was traded to the Braves two weeks ago, the Angels didn’t just say goodbye to a franchise stalwart; they also bid farewell to the organization’s defining era of player development. From 1998 to 2002, the front office brought in an incredible group of amateur talent: Francisco Rodriguez, John Lackey, Ervin Santana, Casey Kotchman, […]

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Halo Headlines: Red Sox shopping Hanley Ramirez; Hector Santiago gets married

The November 30, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Boston possibly shopping Han-Ram around, a Halos starter tying the knot, and more… The Story: Red Sox “seem to be” asking Angels and two other teams about Hanley Ramirez MWAH Says: Aging, injury-prone player owed ~$66 million the next three years coming off the worst season of […]

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Halo Headlines: Radinsky named bullpen coach, Lawrie on trading block

The Thanksgiving 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team hiring a new bullpen coach, a potential answer at third base joining the trade market, and only a little more because it’s Turkey Day and there is family to annoy, food to make, and drink to imbibe. From all of us here at MWAH, […]

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Hwang Jae-Gyun of South Korea hits a RBI double in the eighth inning during the Baseball Final between South Korea and Chinese Taipei during the day nine of the 2014 Asian Games at Munhak Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

The Angels Should Bid For Jae-Gyun Hwang

Billy Eppler is making some solid headway in building the 2016 roster, but there’s still a lot of work ahead. While left field is certainly the biggest point of concern, there are no shortage of options for the position. The same cannot be said for third base, however. There are a couple potential solutions in-house and/or on […]

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Halo Headlines: Geovany Soto signs, Bud Black officially returns

The November 25, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team signing a veteran catcher, an old friend returning to the organization, and more… The Story: Geovany Soto agrees to one-year, $2.8 million deal MWAH Says: Hard to hate this deal. The Angels get some insurance in the event that Carlos Perez can’t parlay his strong […]

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Halo Headlines: Carew may need transplant, Strangio promoted to AGM

The November 24, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a franchise legend suffering from serious heart issues, a promotion in the front office, and more… The Story: Rod Carew may need heart transplant MWAH Says: The Hall of Fame infielder suffered a massive heart attack while golfing on September 20, and now needs the […]

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Halo Headlines: A.J. Griffin available, Trout’s race to be best ever

The November 23, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes stuff that’s mostly tangentially related to the Halos because it’s nearly Thanksgiving and most front offices are already home baking pies and such. The Story: Dodgers to name Dave Roberts manager MWAH Says: I am legitimately surprised Gabe Kapler didn’t get the job. That’s not to […]

during game five of the American League Divison Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 14, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Angels Winter Wishlist: Tony Sipp and a Baserunning Coach

I know the Angels bullpen doesn’t necessarily have a big hole in it that needs immediate attention, but the addition of Tony Sipp could very well be the crucial piece that pushes the Angels back into the playoffs. One of the intimidating aspects of the best clubs in baseball is their shutdown bullpen. The American […]

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09:  Jason Heyward #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals makes a catch in the third inning against the Chicago Cubs during game one of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 9, 2015 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Angels Winter Wishlist: Jason Heyward

After just a few weeks on the job as general manager, Billy Eppler has already shored up two pressing needs before Thanksgiving. The blockbuster acquisition for Andrelton Simmons is controversial among Angels fans, but Eppler did turn the shortstop position from a 2017 question mark into surplus value for five seasons. Signing Cliff Pennington will […]

Getting The Band Back Together

The Angels are officially putting to the test the old adage about never being able to relive the past—the 2002 season, specifically. Las Vegas better watch out:

Scioscia's 11

The whole thing is a bit of an odd development but, hey, after 13 years of trying just about everything else, it makes sense to see if it was the coaching staff that held the secret sauce all along.

The full 11, by the way, are Mike Scioscia, Bud Black, Ron Roenicke, Alfredo Griffin, Steve Soliz, Dino Ebel, Gary DiSarcina, Dave Hansen, Paul Sorrento, Charles Nagy, and Tom Gregorio.

Hat tip to Andrew Karcher for the inspiration.

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Halo Headlines: Ron Roenicke returns, Bud Bluck may too

The November 19, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes an attempt to rebuild the glory days on the coaching staff, moving a bunch of other coaches around within the organization, and more… The Story: Alfredo Griffin, Steve Soliz get new responsibilities MWAH Says: With DiSarcina moving across the diamond, Griffin will move to […]

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Halo Headlines: DiSarcina out as 3B coach, Martone named assistant GM

The November 18, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team shifting responsibilities around for a number of coaches, Billy Eppler finally hiring an assistant GM, and more… The Story: Gary DiSarcina moving to first-base coach MWAH Says: Praise the baseball gods! I’m sure DiSar is great as a coach in several respects, but man […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 03:  Cliff Pennington #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebates after hitting a walk-off sacrifice fly to defeat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in the 11th inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 3, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Angels end free-agent drought, sign Cliff Pennington

The Los Angeles Angels did something Tuesday afternoon they haven’t done since November 27, 2013: They signed an MLB free agent to a multi-year contract. It seems absurd that it’s been nearly two calendar years since the team widely regarded as a big spender* on the open market last put money down on a free […]

ANAHEIM, CA - 1985:  Infielder Bobby Grich #4 of the California Angels fields a grounder during a 1985 season game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Bobby Grich is a Hall of Famer: An Annual Reminder

(Ed. note: This is one of several posts on different aspects of Bobby’s Grich’s Hall of Fame candidacy Jeff Mays has written over the past few years. Sadly, the others, written at Halos Daily, were eaten by the Internet overlords earlier this year.) At the end of the 1976 season, baseball’s first free-agent class hit […]

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Halo Headlines: Heaney snubbed in ROY vote, Anderson gets HOF vote

The November 17, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Andrew Heaney getting shut out of the AL Rookie of the Year voting entirely, Garrett Anderson not getting shut out of the Hall of Fame voting, and more… The Story: Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant are your 2015 Rookies of the Year MWAH Says: Francisco Lindor […]

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Halo Headlines: Street has close ties to film, Erstad withdraws candidacy

The November 16, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a Hollywood film becoming a family affair for Huston Street, a former Halo withdrawing his candidacy for the Dodgers manager gig, and more… The Story: My All American holds deep, personal meaning to Street MWAH Says: A very touching story about the Street family. Huston’s dad was […]

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 3: Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a solo home run in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Global Life Park in Arlington on October 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Erick Aybar

Fare Thee Well, Erick Aybar

For the past 10 seasons, The Angels roster has seen quite a bit of turnover. From the subtraction by addition move that brought Vernon Wells to Southern California, to the slick maneuvering that brought Mark Teixeira to the team in 2008 to the unfortunate byproduct of bad decisions that led to Nick Adenhart becoming an […]