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An All Too Early Look at What we can expect from the Angels this offseason

The end of the season is mercifully approaching for the Los Angeles Angels.  The roster itself is actually a solid one, worthy of contention in any given year.  There’s just no way any team could work around injuries to a Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Nick Tropeano, Tyler Skaggs led rotation and find success.  A General […]

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The Prospects that got the job done

Every game in an audition when you’re in the minor leagues.  The old saying that the cream rises to surface applies here.  When you take the most talented young baseball players on Earth, and force them to play against one another, the best will always rise to the occasion and put up numbers.  Hype, signing […]

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There’s always a “but” when it comes to the Angels

Life can be complicated sometimes.  For the most part, those who are able to simplify it tend to be the happiest.  Baseball is a simple game, and thus it brings joy to fans around the world.  But the Angels, they’re a complicated team, and that leads to a lot of discontent.  Their fan base would […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 03: Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 03, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

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 […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 10:  Los Angeles Angels' 2015 first round draft pick, catcher Taylor Ward, of Fresno State, speaks to the media before the start of a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays on June 10, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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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Could the Angels buy AND sell at the deadline?

It’s a question I asked myself before going to sleep last night.  What if Billy Eppler throws the baseball world a curve ball and decides to buy for the future even though his team isn’t in it in 2016?  It’s been done before.  With the Angels firmly out of the race in 2010, they swung […]

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Angels are waiting on Richards, Heaney

With the trade deadline just over a month away, the Angels still find themselves in a holding pattern as to whether or not they intend to sell, buy or stand pat.  Typically, a last place team with a bloated payroll and no minor league system would be an easy call, sell everything you can and […]

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MWAH Top 30 Prospect Stock – Early Summer Edition

Think of the prospect game like the stock market.  When a prospect is generating lots of buzz, the little prospect world goes “buy-buy-buy” (not to be confused with N’sync’s hit “bye-bye-bye”).  When the prospect is going through a slump, the prospect investors yell “sell-sell-sell”.  It’s sort of a microcosm of analyzing baseball’s future, which teams […]

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Cal Towey – Sleeper Prospect?

The Angels have a lot of prospects.  Not necessarily good ones, but there are hundreds of names to sort through.  I’ve only just begun gathering my list for a potential Top 30 prospects this upcoming offseason and already, we have 60-70 prospects listed.  So understandably, it’s easy for prospects to get lost int he shuffle. […]

Los Angeles Angels third baseman Brandon Wood tosses the ball to second baseman Howard Kendrick to force out Los Angeles Dodgers' Casey Blake at second during the eighth inning of their baseball game, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Anaheim, Calif. Kendrick threw out Matt Kemp at first to complete the double play.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels Draft History 2001-2003

Every draft comes with some awesome stories.  That’s part of what makes this event so exciting, the fact that with it, comes a thousand plus stories and even more that we never heard of.  Let’s check out part one the last 15 years of the Angels draft. 2001 Draft Major Leaguers: 1B Casey Kotchman, C […]

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Preliminary Draft Reactions Rounds 1-3

The first or second week of June is my favorite time of the year, every year.  School is out for Summer (at least for most of us), the lakes and rivers are just beginning to heat up, fishing is in full swing, my baby boy was born, and oh yeah, the Angels find themselves a […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 04:  C.J. Cron #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after hitting a two run single in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Time To Let The Kids Play?

As of writing this article, the Angels currently sit six games out of a second wild card spot (entirely too early for such talk), and 10 games out of first place in the AL West (this is a pretty good time to bring that up).  There continues to be no timetable for Richards, Heaney, Skaggs […]

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Prospect Surprises May Edition

I certainly don’t need to tell you the reader that Angel fans could use any bit of good news these days.  It seems every article is about another injury, another rehab stalled, another loss, and no prospects.  Well as it turns out, there are a few prospects, and those few are doing everything they can […]

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