Today in Halo History: K-Rod Ties Thigpen’s MLB Save Record

On September 11th, 2008, Angel closer Francisco Rodriguez tied former White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen’s 1990 Major League record of 57 saves in one season. Rodriguez tied the record in a home game against the Seattle Mariners one day after the Angels had clinched the AL West title. It looked like Rodriguez was going to […]

TRADE ALERT: Angels acquire Yunel Escobar

The Angels waited until most everyone had left the Winter Meetings to make their first big splash in Nashville, acquiring veteran infielder Yunel Escobar from the Washington Nationals on Thursday for hard-throwing RHP Trevor Gott and to-be-determined pitching prospect. Escobar, 33, not only provides an immediate boost to the top of the lineup—he’s a career […]

TRADE ALERT: Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons for Aybar, Newcomb, Ellis

Hooooooo boy, this one’s going to take a while to digest. The Angels have reportedly acquired defensive wizard Andrelton Simmons from the Braves in exchange for Erick Aybar and top pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis. Acquiring five prime seasons of the hands-down best defensive infielder in baseball for ~$10M/year is a great get in […]

GM ALERT: Angels hire Billy Eppler

Now that 2015 is officially over, the Angels are wasting no time getting preparations for the 2016 season started. The team announced Sunday night that Billy Eppler will be taking over as general manager, with a press conference set for 1:00pm PST Monday. Eppler was long viewed as the favorite for the position. The now-former […]

Mariners Hire Jerry Dipoto as GM

Everything’s coming up Milhouse for Jerry Dipoto.  When he stepped down as Angels GM on July 1, he made it explicitly clear that he was simply tired of not having the full support of the manager, the coaching staff, and the owner. He got some of his ideas through in his three-plus years on the […]

C.J. Wilson Out For the Season

Just when it looked like C.J. Wilson and season couldn’t get any worse, he has season ending surgery…AND TOTALLY REDEEMS HIMSELF! Sounds like CJ Wilson is expecting to have surgery and be out for the season. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR)

TRADE ALERT AGAIN: Angels will also acquire David DeJesus

The Angels are making trades fast and furious now as it has just been reported that the Angels will also acquire David DeJesus. Following on the heels of the Murphy deal, DeJesus will most likely assume the platoon slot with Victorino in left field as DeJesus is a quality defender. That figures to push Murphy into a […]

TRADE ALERT: Angels acquire Shane Victorino

The Angels left field production has been so bad this year that they simply had to do something to address the position. Well, something did get done with the news that the Angels acquired Shane Victorino. It isn’t much of something, but it doesn’t hurt for the Angels to make this move. Victorino has been hurt […]

#HUGWATCH: Angels acquire Conor Gillaspie

It isn’t the big splash the Angels were looking for or even a ripple, but Jon Morosi reports that the Angels acquire Conor Gillaspie for cash: Gillaspie was recently DFA’d by the White Sox thanks to his 71 wRC+ this year. He had been at 108 wRC+ last year, so it isn’t as if there is […]

BREAKING: Jerry Dipoto may have resigned as Angels GM

The proverbial shit appears to have hit the fan in the Scioscia-Dipoto battle for supremacy in the Angels organization tonight. Reports are coming out that after Arte Moreno held a closed door meeting, Jerry Dipoto packed up his stuff and left the building. By all accounts, he has resigned. The Angels have yet to confirm. […]

Surprise! Andrew Heaney is starting for the Angels today

The Angels have been playing coy about who and how they would replace Jered Weaver on the disabled list. It really seemed like they hadn’t made up their mind yet. Turns out it was all a ruse because they just announced that not only have they called up Andrew Heaney, but he’s starting today. Surprise! […]

Angels select OF Brendon Sanger in fourth round

The Angels went back to drafting position players in the fourth round by selecting outfielder Brendon Sanger out of Florida Atlantic University. Sanger plays the corner outfield, but isn’t a traditional power prospect. There is some pop there, but looking at his college stats, he appears to be an OBP machine and makes a ton of contact. […]

Angels select RHP Grayson Long in third round

Day 2 of the draft is underway and the Angels have made their third round pick by selecting RHP Grayson Long out of Texas A&M. The Angels passed over some of the more high profile high school arms still available, likely due to signability, but in Long they get big righty with a good changeup and command. This seems […]

Angels Select C Taylor Ward in 1st round

Angels went with a college bat in the first round as many suggested they were likely to do. No, it wasn’t the future LF fans were pining for, nor the shortstop depth seen up and down the draft. They drafted a catcher, Taylor Ward, from Fresno State.  Ward is seen as a drastic “over-pick” by […]

Arte Moreno, ticket sales and CONSPIRACY!

Buried in a recent article about the nonexistent stadium lease talks between the Angels and Anaheim is information that, when combined with the report that the club anticipated ticket sales to drop, would intrigue any budding conspiracy theorist. Seeing as this is the Internet, where conspiracy lives at every corner (look out!), I thought I’d […]