How can the Angels protect the future of the ballclub?

With the recent monster signing of former Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton to a 5-year, $125 million  contract it's become obvious the Angels are in "win now" mode harder than they've ever been before. Harder than they were last year when they spent $300 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. The Hamilton signing is nothing […]

Halo Headlines: Phillies interested in Wells, part of Hamilton’s contract is a donation to charity, Scioscia discusses expectations

The December 19th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Phillies interested in Wells, part of Hamilton's contract is a donation to charity, Scioscia discusses expectations and much more… The Story: The Phillies are interested in trading for Vernon Wells. The Monkey Says: Philly acquiring Michael Young and Vernon Wells in […]

Weighing the Angels’ trade options

If you are anything like me, well then, let me first say "sorry."  That must be really rough for you.  However, that means that I know that you have probably spent almost every waking second of the last few days feverishly scanning Twitter and sports news sites for information on the forthcoming trade the Angels […]

Please, Angels, let Peter Bourjos go

At some point in the next few weeks, the Angels are going to trade either Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo or Kendrys Morales.  Such is the domino effect of the Josh Hamilton signing and such is the Angels obvious need to upgrade their rotation.  There are positives and negatives to dealing each of those three players […]

What’s next for the “Big Money” Angels

As much as I hate tooting on this worn-out horn, this offseason has been remarkably underwhelming for the Angels. Coming into this free agency class the Angels were almost expected to shell out the cash to retain free agent pitcher Zack Greinke, only to get monumentally burned when he signed with the Dodgers for $147 […]

Can the Angels win big by relying on the bullpen?

In 2012, the Angels tried that whole "most talented rotation in baseball" thing.  It was a real nice idea in theory, alas it was a borderline disaster in practice.  In reaction to that, Jerry Dipoto decided to go in the complete other reaction and build from the back of the pitching staff forward.  He replenished […]

Tale of the Tape: the 2013 Angels vs. the 2012 Angels

Much has been made of the way the Angels have re-shaped their roster this off-season.  While the changes have certainly lacked the style and substance of the Angels' previous winter of moves, Jerry Dipoto insists that he made the team better.  The fans and most analysts beg to differ though. So who is right?  Shall […]

Will the Greinke trade be remembered as Dipoto’s folly?

Well, it happened.  Zack Greinke is staying in Southern California, but he'll be doing so wearing Dodger Blue and all the Angels have to show for it is a wobbly rotation and a giant hole in their farm system where three quality prospects used to be. Some corners of the baseball world are applauding Jerry […]

Breaking up with Zack Greinke

Dear Zack,   You know we care about you a lot,or we wouldn’t be writing. That’s part of what makes this so hard to say We don’t understand what went wrong, Zack. One day we were racing to take the AL West and the next you’re saying we need to see other people. Was it […]

What’s next for the post-Greinke Angels?

Well that was an exciting yet ultimately disappointing Winter Meetings, wasn't it?  Sure the Angels made a few moves and more or less locked in their roster for the season, but they kind of forgot to bring in that one big piece that was going to make it all worthwhile, that would be a Mr. […]