POLL: How will the Angels finish in 2013?

Time for a the next step in my own little experiment.  I conducted this same poll a few months back, but now with the roster set and Spring Training now getting underway, I want to see how the fans are feeling about this forthcoming season. So, do it, vote now.  And then come back again […]

That escalated quickly, Hamilton set to join Angels

Remember yesterday when Jerry Dipoto said that he was pretty much done making moves?  And remember earlier in the off-season when he insisted that the position player side of the roster was set?  Yeah, about that… According to MLB source the Angels are in SERIOUS negotiations with Josh Hamilton. No deal has been reached as […]

Game Recap 8/8/12: Happy Birthday to us!! – Athletics 10 Angels 4

Today is Mike Trout’s 21st birthday, and since he’s accomplished so much as a Major Leaguer already I think this is no time to get “down” because the Angels lost one measly game to the A’s. I mean, they did get smashed on….and C.J Wilson looked pretty foolish out there. and the Angels lost a […]

Public Enemy #1

Prior to the 2011 offseason the Angels were geared up and ready to enter the 2012 offseason as the underdogs of the AL, yet 1 day and $300 million changed all of that. Not only have the Angels brought on two highly coveted players, one of them being the best hitter of this generation and […]

The Monkey’s 2012 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s time for us all to make resolutions for the new year.  Why?  I don’t know, it just is.  Society demands it.  Since I want to fit in with the rest of the crowd, I’ve got my annual installment of Angel blogger resolutions ready to go!  If I can actually stick to these this year, […]

Arbitration Situation: Erick Aybar

In the next few weeks, the Angels will have to start getting into arbitration discussions with some of their key players.  The first such big case, Erick Aybar.  Why is his first?  Well, because of alphabetical order, but it is still a big case. This is Erick’s third and last year of team-controlled arbitration.  That […]

The Texas Rangers and Prince Fielder: Reshaping a Division

Just a couple weeks ago Albert Pujols checked out of free agency C.J Wilson left any prospective bidders in the dust for the Angels, while the biggest star has been left neglected, rather surprisingly. One would think that common sense entitles Prince Fielder to all the attention the free agency market has to offer him […]

Halo Headlines: Angels Looking At Cheaper Reliever Options, Evaluating the Protection Pujols Provides, Are the Angels and Rangers In a Spending War?

The December 22nd, 2011 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels still looking at less expensive relief options, evaluating the kind of protection Pujols can really provide, wondering if the Angels and Rangers are really in a spending war and much more… The Story: The Angels continue to look […]

Angels vs. Rangers! Who Is Better? Who Cares?

Based on the flood of articles I’ve seen on the topic, if you are any kind of Angels or Rangers or general baseball blogger and have not written up an extensive comparison of those two teams, then you, good sir, aren’t worth a damn.  As it turns out, I have yet to do this, so […]

Halo Headlines: Dipoto Still Looking at Bullpen Upgrades, Angels Interested in Dioner Navarro, Comparing the Angels and Rangers

The December 21st, 2011 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Dipoto still looking at bullpen upgrades, Angels showing interest in Dioner Navarro, Angels and Rangers get the tale of the tape comparison treatment and much more… The Story: Jerry Dipoto is still evaluating bullpen upgrade options. The Monkey Says: […]

Trade Bobby Abreu? If Only It Were That Easy

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Free Bobby Abreu campaign has officially begun.  Yep, it seems good old (emphasis on “old”) Bob Kelly is quietly hoping to be traded, but not actually demanding a trade, though his quiet hopes are loud enough to reach the ears of a national reporter, so it is really the same […]

Can Mark Trumbo Really Play Third Base?

With the roster more or less set for the Angels, it is time to focus on some more detailed issues, like how said roster is going to fit together.  There may not be a more pressing issue than what to do with Mark Trumbo.  Specifically, can the big man handle a transition from first base […]

Halo Headlines: LaRussa Says Pujols Is ‘In Pain’ Over Leaving St. Louis, The Angels Lineup Still Scares Nobody, Pujols Could Bring Yadier Molina to Anaheim Next Year

The December 19th, 2011 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including LaRussa says Pujols is “in pain” since leaving the Cardinals, the new Angels lineup scared no one, Pujols might help lure Yadier Molina to Anaheim and much more… The Story: Tony LaRussa claims that Albert Pujols has been “in […]

The Curious Conundrum of Torii Hunter and the Multi-Year Contract

It seems like it was just yesterday that the Angels made the biggest free agent splashes in Halo history with the signings of Albert Pujols and C.J Wilson. The Dipoto era has been a sweet one so far even if it’s only been a few months, and we still have years and years of this […]

Welcome to the LA Angels Bandwagon

The Angels bandwagon is filling up fast now that the Halos have shocked the world by signing Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson.  At first, I thought I would rail against this and tell the bandwagoners to shove off, but that would be nothing more than an exercise in futility.  After all, there is a reason […]