ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Vinnie Pestano #63 of the Los Angeles Angels throws against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 11, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Vinnie Pestano

In the battle for one of the last bullpen spots, Vinnie Pestano leads the field. Last season’s afterthought of an acquisition could prove to be a big part of the Halo bullpen. *The MWAH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research (my wOBA calculation is approximate because my […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 9: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts to striking out against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of the game on September 9, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Angels 6-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Josh Hamilton

I’ve put this one off as long as I can, but now it is finally time to engage in what might be the most futile act ever: projecting Josh Hamilton‘s 2015 season. What happened in 2014? It seems like eons ago now, but Josh Hamilton actually started the 2014 season well. He posted a 1.286 […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29:  Andrew Heaney #25 of the Miami Marlins pitches during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Marlins Park on June 29, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Andrew Heaney

Jerry Dipoto was on the hunt for young pitching again this offseason. He hit his mark and brought in Andrew Heaney but it cost him Howie Kendrick in the process. Heaney has a lot of potential, but will the long-term reward be worth the short-term risk? What happened in 2014? Andrew Heaney was in the Miami Marlins organization […]

TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 16:  Drew Butera #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a catch in the nineth inning during the game four of Samurai Japan and MLB All Stars at Tokyo Dome on November 16, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Drew Butera

The Angels have a new back-up catcher. His name is Drew Butera, but he might actually just be a handsome version of Jeff Mathis. What happened in 2014? Drew Butera completed his fifth season in the majors and for the fifth time (OK, fourth, he barely played in 2013) he was probably the worst hitting position […]

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 14: Cesar Ramos #27 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 14, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Cesar Ramos

Look, ma! The Angels finally got themselves a left-handed reliever. Cesar Ramos was picked up to try and fill the LOOGY void in the bullpen for the Halos. Can he finally give that spot some stability and production? What happened in 2014? Cesar Ramos had what could generously be described as a pedestrian season in […]

TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 10: Matt Joyce #20 of the Los Angeles Angels bats against the Texas Rangers at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 10, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Matt Joyce

Matt Joyce was supposed to be the new DH in town, but with the Hamilton saga still ongoing, the Angels’ newest slugger is going to be counted on for a lot more in 2015. Is he up to the task? What happened in 2014? It is kind of hard to say because Matt Joyce was […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 21:   Catcher Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim can't reach a throwing error by first baseman Mark Trumbo which allowed Chris Young #25 of the Oakland Athletics to score a run in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 21, 2013 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Angels pitch framing problem

Pitcher framing, so hot right now. If you don’t have a catcher that can frame, then you ain’t cool, homey. In that case, consider the Angels squares because they had a terrific framing catcher in Hank Conger and just up and gave him away. What were they thinking? How can a team survive without a framer? […]

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2015 Player Projection: Garrett Richards

Garrett Richards blew up last season but then blew out his knee. Can Richards prove he is healthy and prove that he can be an ace again? What happened in 2014? Oh, not much. Richards only went from being a mild disappointment to a Cy Young contender seemingly out of nowhere. Other than that, it was […]