Halo History: The Best Angels Offense Ever

It used to be that statements based on the premise “the greatest ever” were purely subjective opinions, but now the sabermetric revolution has changed all that when it comes to baseball. If we wanted and had the right access, we could probably determine how many times Player A blinked while standing at first base when […]


Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #9b – Ji-Man Choi

Ji-Man Choi In 10 words or fewer: Angels Rule 5 pick, their most interesting in recent history. Position: 1B/LF | Age (2016): 25 Bats: S | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 230 2015 Rank: N/A OFFENSE Contact – B.  When he’s locked in, Choi is a very difficult hitter to fool and equally as difficult to strike out. Now I […]

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Halo Headlines: Navarro dealt to O’s; Calhoun avoids arbitration

The January 27, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a long-time Halo leaving the organization, the team’s final arbitration-eligible player agreeing to salary terms for the coming year, and more… The Story: Kole Calhoun, Angels avoid arbitration with $3.4 million deal MWAH Says: I really thought the Halos would be able to hook Calhoun in […]

Improve Your Game: Supplements for Baseball Players

Baseball season is just a couple of months away. You could use the time left to prepare yourself for the upcoming season. With proper diet and exercise, you will be in shape for baseball in no time. But if you want an extra boost to up your game, you might want to consider taking supplements […]

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Halo Headlines: Angels claim Ronald Torreyes, DFA Bobby LaFromboise

The January 26, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team adding some much needed middle-infield depth, dropping a reliever picked up earlier in the winter, and more… The Story: MLB teaming up with USADA to investigate Al Jazeera doping claims MWAH Says: A formal team-up between MLB and the US Anti-Doping Agency is a […]

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Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #9 – Roberto Baldoquin

Roberto Baldoquin In 10 words or fewer: $15 million Cuban import an absolute flop in first season. Position: SS | Age (2016): 22 Bats: R | Throws: R Height: 5’11″ | Weight: 185 2015 Rank: 3 OFFENSE Contact – C.  Baldoquin’s swing can get a little long and slow at times, which makes him both susceptible to a decent fastball and […]

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Halo Headlines: Wilson market still quiet; Fowler only outfielder left

The January 25, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a non-revelatory rumor about the C.J. Wilson trade market, the sad truth that the team is nearly out of chances to improve left field, and more… The Story: Yoenis Cespedes signs three-year pact with Mets that has opt-out after 2016 MWAH Says: A deal the Angels could’ve afforded, even with […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 28:  David Freese #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two-run single in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Case For Resigning David Freese

The slowest offseason of player acquisition in memory trudges on and the Angels, somehow, can still improve the roster if they’re just willing to shell out a little money. All the big-ticket players are off the board other than Yoenis Cespedes, but Arte Moreno has thus far proven too cheap to pay a minor luxury […]

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Halo Headlines: Richards avoids arbitration; Cespedes market narrows

The January 22, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team agreeing to terms with Garrett Richards for the coming season, Yoenis Cespedes reportedly choosing between the Nats and Mets, and more… The Story: Garrett Richards agrees to $6.425 million deal for 2016 MWAH Says: Man, Super Two players get expensive real quick. The only […]


Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #10 – Alex Yarbrough

Alex Yarbrough In 10 words or fewer: What the hell happened in AAA? Position: 2B | Age (2016): 24 Bats: S | Throws: R Height: 6’0″ | Weight: 200 2015 Rank: 7 OFFENSE Contact – D+.  As Alex has climbed the minor league ladder, we’ve seen a once above average tool shift into the average range and in the latest installment, […]

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Halo Headlines: Eppler mum on major moves; Cespedes heading to DC?

The January 21, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Billy Eppler dancing around a question about other potential moves this winter with the grace of a deer on ice, an odd suitor joining the mix for Yoenis Cespedes, and more… The Story: makes everyone ornery. The Story: Yoenis Cespedes a fit for the Nationals? MWAH […]

Nate Smith is among many Angels minor leaguers who have been held at their level too long and deserve a promotion.

Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #11 – Nate Smith

Nate Smith 10 words or fewer: Non-exciting pitcher with non-exciting name produces exciting results. Position: SP | Age (2016): 24 Throws: L | Bats: L Height: 6’3″ | Weight: 205 2015 Rank: 14 Fastball – C-/D+.  The average LHP in MLB throws a 90/91 mph fastball (92/93 for RHP), three years ago, Nate Smith was clocked throwing 87-89. Two years […]

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Halo Headlines: Efren Navarro DFA-ed; season tickets still selling

The January 20, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a long-time bench player being placed on the waiver wire, season tickets selling at a steady rate despite the lack of a “big splash” signing this winter, and more… The Story: Al Alburquerque’s contract is not guaranteed MWAH Says: If the Angels decide that Alburquerque […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30:  (L-R) Mike Trout #27, Vernon Wells #10 and Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate their teams victory over the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 30, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Twins 4-3.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Halo History: The Best Angels Outfield Ever

With Mike Trout entrenched in center field, Kole Calhoun in right, and a premium left fielder still lurking out there in free agency, Angel fans are not to be blamed for entertaining the thought that the Halo outfield corps of 2016 could be the best the franchise has ever assembled. If Arte Moreno ever decides […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Victor Alcantara of the World Team looks on during batting practice prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game against the U.S. Team at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #12 – Victor Alcantara

Victor Alcantara 10 words or fewer: Electric arm offers plenty of intrigue as starter or reliever. Position: SP/RP | Age (2016): 23 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’2″ | Weight: 190 2015 Rank: 10 Fastball – A.  Victor Alcantara used to pump his heater up in the triple digits with regularity. He also used to walk in excess of five […]

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Halo Headlines: Tigers sign Upton; Angels best fit for Cespedes

The One Month Until Pitchers and Catchers Report edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Justin Upton joining his sister in Detroit, the Halos remaining the best fit for Yoenis Cespedes, and more… The Story: Tigers sign Justin Upton to six-year, $132.75 million deal MWAH Says: Arte Moreno is running out of time to change his […]

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Halo Headlines: BA releases Angels top 10; Trout runner-up in another MVP vote

The January 18, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Baseball America’s top 10 Angels prospects for 2016, a close call for Mike Trout in the Internet Baseball Awards vote, plus some stuff we missed last week when I was sick… The Story: Baseball America’s Angels Top 10 Prospects for 2016 MWAH Says: The first major publication to […]


Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #13 – Natanael Delgado

Natanael Delgado In 10 words or fewer: Continually puzzling youngster. Could be a superstar or bust. Position: OF | Age (2016): 20 Bats: L | Throws: L Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 170 2015 Rank: 16 OFFENSE Contact – D.  Delgado’s trending in the wrong direction in terms of his contact. It isn’t to say he’s grown worse at this skill, but […]


Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #14 – Ayendy Perez

Ayendy Perez In 10 words or fewer: Young slap hitter with good plate discipline and blazing speed. Position: OF | Age (2016): 22 Bats: L | Throws: R Height: 5’9″ | Weight: 170 2015 Rank: Unranked OFFENSE Contact – B.  Ayendy has an unorthodox approach at the plate, which when unrefined can make it particularly difficult to make contact. And while […]

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Halo Headlines: Scioscia leads youth clinic; Trout’s offseason workout

Aaaand we’re back! The January 11, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Mike Scioscia and others leading baseball drills for kids, what it’s like to train Mike Trout in the offseason, and more… The Story: Mike Scioscia and coaching staff host youth baseball clinic in Compton MWAH Says: Scioscia, Dino Ebel, Ron Roenicke, and Steve Soliz […]