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Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #6 – Grayson Long

Grayson Long 10 words or fewer: Standard collegiate RHP. Should climb quickly. Back-end starter. Position: SP | Age (2016): 22 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’5″ | Weight: 200 2015 Rank: N/A Fastball – C+. Long has a very firm 91-93 mph fastball. He spots it well on the outer half and is particularly effective when keeping the ball […]

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Halo Headlines: Friedrich claimed; Weaver donates to alma mater

The February 8, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team claiming a reliever on waivers, Jered Weaver making a big donation to Long Beach State, and more… The Story: Jered Weaver donates $500,000 to Long Beach State’s baseball program MWAH Says: No idea how far $500k goes when it comes to funding a NCAA D-I baseball […]

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Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #7 – Kaleb Cowart

Kaleb Cowart In 10 words or fewer: Is the breakout real? Elite defender. High upside. Position: 3B | Age (2016): 24 Bats: S | Throws: R Height: 6’3″ | Weight: 225 2015 Rank: 12 OFFENSE Contact – B.  Cowart has a few strengths as a hitter, but they’re mostly based on projected future skills. However, his current bat-to-ball ability is already […]

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Halo Headlines: ‘Moving Day’ lineup set; Dipoto sells OC house

The February 5, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a pair of all-time Angels helping the team celebrate the “move” to Tempe for spring training, Jerry Dipoto finally selling his house in Newport Beach, and more… The Story: Garrett Anderson, Chuck Finley to be at Angels Moving Day next Thursday MWAH Says: Tyler Skaggs will be […]

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Halo Headlines: ZiPS projections released; Vlad still hitting dingers

The February 4, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team’s ZiPS projections for 2016 getting published, Vlad Guerrero taking part in the Caribbean Series home run derby, and more… The Story: 2016 ZiPS Projections – Los Angeles Angels MWAH Says: The insta-response to these projections on Twitter has been a lot of “WELP” and […]

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Halo Headlines: Rotation overload; ZiPS projections teased

The February 3, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a closer look at the team’s overloaded but underwhelming starting rotation, an early glimpse of the team’s 2016 ZiPS projections, and more… The Story: Eight is enough? A look at the Angels’ rotation candidates MWAH Says: Jeff Fletcher breaks down each contender for the Opening Day […]

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)

Halo History: Bobby Grich, Eight-Time All-Star

Bobby Grich, one of the best second basemen in the history of Major League Baseball, was actually a six-time All-Star—thrice with the Orioles and thrice with the Angels. The thing is, there is a running theme of getting overlooked that runs through Grich’s baseball career: he was a once and done on the 1990 Hall of Fame […]

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Halo Headlines: Torreyes re-claimed; Taylor Ward among ST invitees

The February 2, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team losing a recently acquired infielder back to the team they got him from, the announcement of 20 non-roster invitees to Tempe, and more… The Story: Angels announce names of 20 non-roster invitees to spring training MWAH Says: Five names to keep an eye on are […]

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Halo Headlines: Eppler explains his philosophy; Angels wasting Trout?

The February 1, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Billy Eppler opening up about his inclusive front-office philosophy, the team potentially wasting Mike Trout’s peak years, and more… The Story: Billy Eppler laying foundation early in tenure MWAH Says: Some great information from Alden Gonzalez in this one. Eppler has a reputation as a “stats […]

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Halo History: Favorite Angels Baseball Cards

I got a notification Thursday morning announcing the terrific news that Topps had selected Mike Trout to be card number one in their 2016 set. Being the first card in the set is a tradition that baseball card companies have followed to honor a special player. Topps decided to let fans choose by way of […]

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Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #8 – Chad Hinshaw

Chad Hinshaw In 10 words or fewer: Potentially the answer in LF. Potentially a 4th outfielder too. Position: OF | Age (2016): 25 Bats: R | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 205 2015 Rank: 18 OFFENSE Contact – C-.  Probably the weakest part of Hinshaw’s game. The strikeouts aren’t necessarily a problem, but they’re certainly worth keeping an eye on. Fortunately, […]

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Halo Headlines: Trout is No. 1; farm system not even No. 101

The January 29, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Mike Trout getting the “honor” of being the No. 1 baseball card, the team getting shut out of a Top 100 prospects list (again), and more… The Story: Fans pick Mike Trout to be Topps’ No. 1 card for 2016 MWAH Says: Two things I learned from this […]

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Halo Headlines: Jefry Marte acquired; Albert Pujols swinging off tee

The January 28, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes acquiring a corner infielder from the Tigers, a return to baseball activities for Albert Pujols, and more… The Story: Angels designate 2B Ronald Torreyes for assignment MWAH Says: That didn’t last long. Gotta think that the team fully expects him to clear waivers and remain in […]

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Halo History: The Best Angels Offense Ever

It used to be that statements based on the premise “the greatest ever” were purely subjective opinions, but now the sabermetric revolution has changed all that when it comes to baseball. If we wanted and had the right access, we could probably determine how many times Player A blinked while standing at first base when […]

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Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #9b – Ji-Man Choi

Ji-Man Choi In 10 words or fewer: Angels Rule 5 pick, their most interesting in recent history. Position: 1B/LF | Age (2016): 25 Bats: S | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 230 2015 Rank: N/A OFFENSE Contact – B.  When he’s locked in, Choi is a very difficult hitter to fool and equally as difficult to strike out. Now I […]

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Halo Headlines: Navarro dealt to O’s; Calhoun avoids arbitration

The January 27, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a long-time Halo leaving the organization, the team’s final arbitration-eligible player agreeing to salary terms for the coming year, and more… The Story: Kole Calhoun, Angels avoid arbitration with $3.4 million deal MWAH Says: I really thought the Halos would be able to hook Calhoun in […]

Improve Your Game: Supplements for Baseball Players

Baseball season is just a couple of months away. You could use the time left to prepare yourself for the upcoming season. With proper diet and exercise, you will be in shape for baseball in no time. But if you want an extra boost to up your game, you might want to consider taking supplements […]

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Halo Headlines: Angels claim Ronald Torreyes, DFA Bobby LaFromboise

The January 26, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team adding some much needed middle-infield depth, dropping a reliever picked up earlier in the winter, and more… The Story: MLB teaming up with USADA to investigate Al Jazeera doping claims MWAH Says: A formal team-up between MLB and the US Anti-Doping Agency is a […]

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Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #9 – Roberto Baldoquin

Roberto Baldoquin In 10 words or fewer: $15 million Cuban import an absolute flop in first season. Position: SS | Age (2016): 22 Bats: R | Throws: R Height: 5’11″ | Weight: 185 2015 Rank: 3 OFFENSE Contact – C.  Baldoquin’s swing can get a little long and slow at times, which makes him both susceptible to a decent fastball and […]

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Halo Headlines: Wilson market still quiet; Fowler only outfielder left

The January 25, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a non-revelatory rumor about the C.J. Wilson trade market, the sad truth that the team is nearly out of chances to improve left field, and more… The Story: Yoenis Cespedes signs three-year pact with Mets that has opt-out after 2016 MWAH Says: A deal the Angels could’ve afforded, even with […]

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