NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 6: David Freese #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after grounding out against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium on June 6, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Angels Extend No Qualifying Offers… Again

Let’s jump back in time a year. The Angels began the 2014/2015 offseason in a good place. The ALDS sweep was disappointing, but they had still just won an MLB-best 98 wins, owned the league’s best offense, and were losing no regulars to free agency. Some patchwork was needed here and there on account of Tyler Skaggs’ elbow […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 29: David Murphy #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 29, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Angels Drop David For Chance at Goliath

The Angels declined David Murphy‘s $7 million option for 2016 on Wednesday morning, effectively leaving the team without a real left fielder on the roster as the offseason kicks off. That’s a bit of a frightening place to be considering the team also has holes at third base and catcher as a result of free […]

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Halo Headlines: Hansen and Sorrento promoted, Trout on historic pace

The November 4, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes two coaches getting much-deserved promotions, the weekly fawning over Mike Trout, and more… The Story: Dave Hansen, Paul Sorrento named hitting coaches MWAH Says: Whoever in the Angels PR department decided that the team should make one big announcement per day this week rather than cram […]


Rebuilding the Angels Front Office

Hey there, offseason. David Freese, Chris Iannetta, Matt Joyce, Shane Victorino and a handful of part-time Angels officially became free agents at 6:00am PT yesterday morning, but it’s another four days—i.e. Friday at 9:00pm—until they’re able to sign with a new team. The Angels are free to negotiate with any or all of them (and […]

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Halo Headlines: Nagy hired as pitching coach, Hansen to be promoted

The November 3, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes naming a new pitching coach, getting close to promoting a hitting coach, and more… The Story: Charles Nagy named pitching coach MWAH Says: The Angels hire the former D’Backs pitching coach a week after Mike Butcher goes to Arizona. The teams should have just done a […]

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Halo Headlines: Royals are champs, Erstad to interview with Dodgers

The November 2, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the Royals putting an end to the 2015 season, Darin Erstad interviewing for his first MLB managing job, and more… The Story: The Kansas City Royals are your World Series champs MWAH Says: Just as Mark Gubicza predicted. KC is a nearly* unstoppable postseason force. What a […]

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Halos Headlines: Butcher joins D’Backs, Trout and Calhoun Gold Glove finalists

The October 29, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Mike Butcher getting a new gig, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun earning accolades for their defense, and more… The Story: Whole Angels broadcast crew back for 2016 MWAH Says: It seems those rumors of Victor Rojas leaving the team were unfounded. Thank goodness. IMO, Rojas is one of […]

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Halo Headlines: Chavez joins front office, Butcher favored by D’Backs

The October 28, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Eric Chavez getting hired as a special assistant to the GM, Mike Butcher getting close to locking down a new job, and more… The Story: Eric Chavez hired as special assistant to GM MWAH Says: Eppler can’t poach any of the big-name scouts from the Yankees […]

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21:  The New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

World Series Rooting Guide

The Fall Classic is here. Mets and Royals, just like I predicted. You can’t prove I didn’t pick them. The question now is, as Angel fans, who do we want to win the World Series? All the teams we hate were helpfully vanquished early in the postseason and now we’re left with two inoffensive options. […]

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Halo Headlines: Servais named Mariners manager, Klentak may be next to go

The October 23, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Scott Servais getting hired as Mariners manager, Matt Klentak potentially leaving the team as early as Monday, and more… The Story:Mark McGwire a hitting coach candidate? MWAH Says: Total speculation from the LA Times’ Bill Shaikin, but makes sense. McGwire has always been a Southern California […]

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Halo Headlines: Servais gaining traction in Seattle, Mattingly out in LA

The October 22, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes more rumors about the impending departure of front-office personnel, the start of what’s likely to be months of Mike Scioscia speculation, and more… The Story: Servais “gaining traction” in Seattle managing hunt MWAH Says: Slowly but surely Jerry Dipoto is building up his new front […]

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Halo Headlines: Baldoquin looks to rebound, prospects could join class-action suit

The October 21, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Roberto Baldoquin looking to bounce back, minor-league players earning conditional class-action status in lawsuit against MLB, and more… The Story: Baldoquin working hard for better 2016 MWAH Says: Part II of [?] in the “this guy had a bad 2015 but is optimistic he can come […]

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Halo Headlines: Maddux a potential hire, Opening Day tix on sale

The October 20, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a pitching coach candidate potentially hitting the open market, Angels tickets going on sale, and more… The Story: Toronto claims Pat Venditte on waivers MWAH Says: That the 93-win Blue Jays were able to put a claim in on the A’s switch-pitcher means that the […]

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Halo Headlines: Weaver looking to rebound, Klentak interviews with Phillies

The October 19, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Jered Weaver reflecting on a disappointing season, Matt Klentak taking an interview with the Phillies, and more.. The Story: Weaver hopes to rebound in 2016 MWAH Says: The first of what I’m sure will be several stories this winter about guys looking to “get back on […]

during game four of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Playoff Rooting Guide: Championship Series

The playoffs march on to the LCS, the round a lot of purists wish MLB had kept as the first round 20 years ago. After seeing how bananas the LDS games were it’s tough to agree. Preferring the pre-Wild Card format is of the “get off my lawn” ilk. To be fair I’m in the […]

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Halo Headlines: Butcher reflects on tenure, Black a potential replacement

The October 15, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Mike Butcher expressing no hard feelings about being let go, Bud Black tabbed as a potential replacement, and more… The Story: Mike Butcher has no ill will toward Eppler, Scioscia MWAH Says: Butch called the ultimate decision to not return as pitching coach “a mutual one,” […]

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Halo Headlines: Butcher and Baylor fired, Reyes elects free agency

The October 14, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team parting ways with Mike Butcher and Don Baylor, Jo-Jo Reyes electing for free agency, and more… The Story: Jo-Jo Reyes clears waivers, elects free agency MWAH Says: The journeyman’s Angels career ends with literally just one pitch thrown. I’m still baffled as to […]