Burned by the promise of a bullpen before

The Angels farm system may be lacking in many things, but relief pitching appears not to be one of them.  To name a few, LHP Kevin Grendell is rocking a low-to-mid 90’s fastball that jumps on hitters and a lethal curveball,  RHP Eduardo Paredes throws a four-seamer in the upper-90’s and a wicked two-seamer in […]

The Angels’ OPS+ Gods

The 2016 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are not going to be invited to this year’s post season tournament, so that leaves fans to relax and just enjoy the incredible defensive plays performed by Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout, and Andrelton Simmons and root for Albert Pujols to climb ever higher into the upper echelon of […]

For the first time in years…optimism

The Angels farm system became likely the worst in baseball around 2014 or 2015.  But this wasn’t an overnight occurrence.  This farm system had been improperly handled for a solid five plus years before it went into an irrevocable tailspin.  Large contract free agent signings resulted in loss of first round picks.  Major trades at […]

Andrew Daniel Named Player of the Month

Angel minor league second baseman Andrew Daniel has just been announced as the Texas League’s Player of the Month.  Daniel had a terrific month of July for the Double-A Arkansas Travelers in which he hit .378, had three home runs, had 18 RBI, and scored 20 runs. On the season, Daniel has a .361 on-base […]

Look Who’s Pitcher of the Week Again

For the second time this season, Angel minor league starting pitcher Troy Scribner has been named his league’s pitcher of the week.  The first time it occurred, he was pitching for the Angels’ Double-A Arkansas Travelers.  He was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for tossing six shutout innings against the Frisco Rough […]

Introducing Angels New Prospect – Jesus Castillo

When the Angels pulled the trigger on a deadline deal that sent Joe Smith to the Cubs, it ended a career with the Angels and also effectively began a new one.  Jesus Castillo was the prospect that intrigued the Angels the most among the many trade offers, and thus led to the one-for-one swap.  But […]

Angels Trade Santiago-Busenitz to Twins

We all figured the Angels would be sellers at the deadline, despite General Manager Billy Eppler’s assurance that this team intended to compete in 2017 and beyond.  Well it appears the Angels are acting on something that’s a bit muddled in the middle.  In perhaps the most curious move of the 2016 Trade Deadline, the […]

Nava/Gentry and Two Angel Platoons that Actually Worked

Instead of making every Angel fan’s dream come true this past off-season by signing one of the premium free agent left fielders to fill up the Halo roster’s largest pot hole, owner Arte Moreno decided to go for the cheap patch and sign outfielders Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry, both coming off of injury filled, […]

Blown Away by Fastball

This Sunday my wife was out shopping with her friends, so after the Angels got swept by the Houston Astros, I decided to take advantage of my remaining free time by watching a film I had noticed a few days ago on Netflix’s new releases page.  It is called Fastball, and I can not recommend […]

Stacking Up the Division’s All-Time Teams

I was rustling through a stack of papers in my closet that had to do with baseball the other day, and one page in particular caught my eye.  A couple years ago I had written down the lineup of the Angels who had played the most games at each position during the franchise’s history.  It […]

Tropeano injury may dictate Angels activity at deadline

Nick Tropeano is a rarity in the Angels system.  A young, inexpensive, good starting pitcher.  But even he has succumbed to the terrible luck Angels starting pitching has suffered from this year.  Three other young, inexpensive, good starting pitchers have already been shelved the majority of the year (Richards, Skaggs and Heaney) as well as […]

Late: Angels Minor League All-Stars

The Angels collective minor league teams this year are each sitting below .500 (with the exception of Rookie Ball), so it’s difficult to get excited about players this year.  But regardless, there are some standouts that deserve to be recognized.  Keep in mind, this is not a top prospect list.  Some prospects rank rather high […]

What If Arte Moreno Had Splurged for Cespedes?

A few months ago, many Angel fans were dreaming about adding one of the premium free agent left fielders who were listening to bids this past off-season to the Halo roster, but those dreams poofed into the bitter reality of Arte Moreno’s new-found, tight-fisted, fiscal philosophy, and Halo Honks had to live with beginning the […]

Your Guide to MLB All-Star Week

There are only a few more days until the 2016 edition of MLB All-Star Week is upon us. The 87th All-Star game and the exciting events surrounding it are set to take place at Petco Park in San Diego from July 10 through July 12. Check out our exclusive All-Star Week guide below and enjoy […]

Could the Angels buy AND sell at the deadline?

It’s a question I asked myself before going to sleep last night.  What if Billy Eppler throws the baseball world a curve ball and decides to buy for the future even though his team isn’t in it in 2016?  It’s been done before.  With the Angels firmly out of the race in 2010, they swung […]

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Angels are waiting on Richards, Heaney

With the trade deadline just over a month away, the Angels still find themselves in a holding pattern as to whether or not they intend to sell, buy or stand pat.  Typically, a last place team with a bloated payroll and no minor league system would be an easy call, sell everything you can and […]

MLB Farewell Tour: David Ortiz vs Derek Jeter

Two years ago, future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter was making his final appearances at MLB stadiums across the nation. Fans far and wide were lining up at the gates of each American League ballpark and a handful of National League stadiums to see the career-long Yankee shortstop play in that particular city one final […]

MWAH Top 30 Prospect Stock – Early Summer Edition

Think of the prospect game like the stock market.  When a prospect is generating lots of buzz, the little prospect world goes “buy-buy-buy” (not to be confused with N’sync’s hit “bye-bye-bye”).  When the prospect is going through a slump, the prospect investors yell “sell-sell-sell”.  It’s sort of a microcosm of analyzing baseball’s future, which teams […]

Matt Thaiss Has Impressive Pro Debut

The Angels’ number one draft pick from 2016, the University of Virginia’s Matt Thaiss, made his professional baseball debut on Tuesday for the rookie-level Orem Owlz.  He went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a game-winning three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Owlz over the Idaho Falls Chukars by the score of 7-4.  […]

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