The December 1, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a Korean All-Star third baseman becoming available, an out clause in a front office member’s contract, and more… The Story: Bud Black can leave if offered manager job MWAH Says: Black’s gig in the front office was always going to be a temporary one; a […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Angels decided to get one final piece of business done Tuesday afternoon before breaking for the holiday weekend, signing veteran backstop Geovany Soto to
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The November 20, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Mike Trout making some bittersweet history, the club potentially adding a few players to the 40-man roster, and more… The Story: joining Yogi Berra, Barry Bonds, and Stan Musial—and is without a doubt still the only player to win the award in his worst full […]
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 […]
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:
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]