New Hire Orientation: David Freese

David Freese, welcome. Thanks for coming in. I know your first day isn't until February, but we like to get this whole new hire orientation out of the way ahead of time so you can just hunker down and get to work right away. Now, before we get to far into it, you last name […]

The Sean Burnett conspiracy theory

I have a conspiracy theory about Sean Burnett. Conspiracy theories are inherently interesting, but Sean Burnett is inherently uninteresting. As such, the mileage you get out of this post may vary. I'll be honest, I'm just killing time, hoping the Angels do something big and interesting today to give something bigger and more interesting to […]

In memoriam: The best of Mark Trumbo’s Trumbombs

Ladies and gentlemen, Mark Trumbo is no longer with us. His time with the Angels has come to an end. We are not here to mourn his loss though, rather we choose to celebrate it. Let us send Mark off by taking a fond look back at his finest work. That, of course, would be […]

What does Dipoto have planned next?

It cost the Angels two players that were rather popular with fans but Jerry Dipoto has finally dug the Angels out of their hole. He started the offseason making moves out of necessity. He had to acquire two starting pitchers. He had to create some payroll flexibility. But now Dipoto has those things and can […]

TRADE ALERT: Trumbo dealt for Santiago and Skaggs in three-way deal

Multiple sources have confirmed that the much talked about trade of Mark Trumbo has been completed. The Angels will be sending Mark Trumbo and a player to be named later to Arizona in exchange for pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs and getting pitcher Hector Santiago from the White Sox, who joined in to make this a […]

LA Angels Letters to Santa 2013

It’s that time of year again. The turkeys are going on sale, the menorah candles are being opened, the non-flammable mock-pine reindeer sculptures are coming out of their boxes and the mall employees are drinking more alcohol than is healthy to help boost their coping mechanisms. The holiday season is here and the gift buying, […]

Matchmaking with the Angels at the Winter Meetings

The Winter Meetings are upon us and the Angels arrive looking pretty desperate. They watched everyone else in their division making all kinds of big moves and getting all kinds of play in the last two weeks. The Halos, however, haven't been able to hook up in weeks. The poor, desperate, lonely Halos. The Angels […]

Alternative routes for the Angels to acquire pitching

As discussed on this blog yesterday, Jerry Dipoto's grand plan to fill out the final two spots in the rotation appears to be either on life support or straight up dead on arrival. With the Winter Meetings on the horizon, it is time to start thinking outside of the box to come up with alternative […]

Has Dipoto’s plans to acquire pitching already fallen apart?

Pitching. Pitching. Pitching. This offseason was supposed to be all about starting pitching for Jerry Dipoto's Angels. It is now less than a week before the start of the Winter Meetings and… no pitching. As Jerry has fallen over himself to tell the fans, there is still plenty of time left for his grand plan […]

Halo Headlines: Trumbo won’t be traded, Angels not interested in Colon

The December 4th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trumbo won't be traded, Angels not interested in Colon and much more… The Story: The Angels are unlikely to trade Mark Trumbo this offseason. The Monkey Says: Apparently they aren't finding any teams interested in coughing up a young, potential ace […]

Did the Angels lose the Freese trade but still improve?

It has been over a week since the Angels made their much talked about trade of Peter Bourjos for David Freese. That has given us time to tally all the votes and the consensus is in. The Angels lost, the Cardinals won. They got the younger players with more upside, more years of control and […]

Halo Headlines: Jepsen tendered, Williams, Hanson and Nelson cut loose

The December 3rd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Jepsen tendered, Williams, Hanson and Nelson cut loose and much more… The Story: Kevin Jepsen was tendered a contract by the Angels yesterday. The Monkey Says: This is not a surprise but there was at least some thought that the Halos […]