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Angels Prospect Countdown: #23 – Jeremy Rhoades

Jeremy Rhoades 10 words or fewer: A tale of two seasons. Upside as starter or reliever. Position: SP | Age (2016): 23 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 225 2015 Rank: 22 Fastball – B+.  Upon being drafted, Jeremy’s fastball would top out at 94, but for the most part, he sat 91-92. This past […]

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Angels Look Disappointing, Yet Intriguing

It was only a month or two ago, I had visions of Jason Heyward–Mike Trout–Kole Calhoun both in the outfield and top of the order. I dreamt of a Kendrick reunion that would save us all from another season of Johnny Giavotella at second base. I even kicked around the idea of Daniel Murphy at […]

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 06: Daniel Nava #29 of the Boston Red Sox throws his bat in the air after striking out against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Angels Sign Daniel Nava, Settle For Lousy Left Field Platoon

The Angels moved one big step closer to the dreaded left-field platoon on Wednesday, signing veteran outfielder Daniel Nava to a one-year, $1.375 million deal, with another $500,000 available in incentives. The move came directly on the heels of Rajai Davis closing in on a deal with Texas, so there was a brief moment when it seemed to […]

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Angels Prospect Countdown: #24 – Alex Abbott

Alex Abbott In 10 words or fewer: Athletic prep OF with intriguing set of tools. Position: OF | Age (2016): 21 Bats: L | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 195 2015 Rank: Unranked   OFFENSE Contact – C+.  What once appeared to be a serious obstacle to overcome has now grown into an average quality tool for Abbot. […]

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Halo Headlines: Pujols likely to DH more; Pete Rose still banned

The December 15, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Albert Pujols potentially getting more time off his sore feet, Pete Rose getting the cold shoulder from MLB, and more… The Story: Pujols could see more time at DH in 2016 MWAH Says: If that means he’s healthier, then great. If that means we get […]

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Dear Angels: Stop Sweating the Luxury Tax

At the start of every winter, amidst the regular season recaps, free agency previews, and the what-if stories that Angels reporters use to fill the lull between end of another disappointing season and the official start of the offseason, owner Arte Moreno is asked about the state of the organization and what he feels is […]

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Angels Prospect Countdown: #25 – Hunter Green

Hunter Green 10 words or fewer: Bordering on ridiculousness. Can’t wait to see him healthy. Position: RP | Age (2016): 20 Throws: L | Bats: L Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 175 2015 Rank: 13 2015 Stats: Did Not Play Fastball – C+.  At the fall instructs, it was reported Hunter Green was sitting 88-92. This is promising in a weird sort […]

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Angels Prospect Countdown: #26 – Jared Foster

Jared Foster In 10 words or fewer: Backup QB at LSU switches to baseball, gets drafted. Position: OF | Age (2016): 23 Bats: R | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 200 2015 Rank: Unranked OFFENSE Contact – C.  Foster has a little bit of a funky pre-swing hitch and load that causes him to finish his swing […]

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Halo Headlines: Craig Gentry signed; Five selected in Rule 5 draft

The December 10, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news is a Winter Meetings postmortem of sorts, including the addition of yet another fourth outfielder option, a quintet of Rule 5 draftees getting selected, and more… The Story: RHP Deolis Guerra, 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi, three others selected in Rule 5 Draft MWAH Says: Pretty weird selections for […]

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Angels Prospect Countdown: #27 – Jake Jewell

Jake Jewell Position: SP/RP | Age (2016): 23 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’3″ | Weight: 200 2015 Rank: Unranked 10 words or fewer: Flamethrower from OK. Good slider. Starter or reliever? Fastball – A-.  Jewell just missed out on the Top 30 last year, and a big reason why he’s up this year (other than the […]

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Halo Headlines: Santiago could be traded; Quintin Berry signed

The December 9, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes another lefty starter getting attention on the trade front, the team’s first splash of the Winter Meetings, and more… The Story: Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are one of the teams to talk to the Halos about Santiago, but they don’t really have a […]

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Halo Headlines: C.J. Wilson being shopped; Reynolds claimed off waivers

The December 8, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the trade market for Halos starting pitching heating up, a hard-throwing reliever getting claimed off waivers, and more Winter Meetings fare… The Story: Jeff Fletcher reports that the Yankees, Pirates, and Giants might make sense for Wilson, but who knows at this point. The Story: […]

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Halo Headlines: Winter Meetings kick off; Gott drawing interest

The December 7, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the beginning of what’s sure to be a crazy week in the Music City, a young reliever garnering some trade interest, and more… The Story: Angels hit Winter Meetings with several needs on shopping list MWAH Says: Mike DiGiovanna lays out a Winter Meetings primer much […]

Tyler Skaggs eventual recovery will give the Angels a lot of roster depth.

Tyler Skaggs is shiny and new again

When the Angels drafted Skaggs years ago, I watched the scouting videos, read the profiles, and even watched him myself. He was a beanpole, looked no older than 16, had a completely unrepeatable delivery and looked unsure what exactly was going on. It was perfect. The reason being, he was shiny and new. You see, […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 27:  Justin Upton #10 of the San Diego Padres hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 27, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Angels Winter Meetings Checklist

As the baseball world converges on Nashville this week, Billy Eppler will look to finish up his holiday shopping. He’s picked up a shortstop of the future, which is the baseball of acquiring a Furby or Turbo-Man. Geovany Soto and Cliff Pennington are necessary and appreciated but they’re socks and toothbrushes in your stocking. Angel […]

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Halo Headlines: C.J. Wilson clear to pitch; Luxury tax situation ‘fluid’

The December 4, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes C.J. Wilson believing he can be “All-Star caliber” pitcher in 2016, Billy Eppler indicating that ownership’s stance on the luxury tax is “fluid”, and more… The Story: C.J. Wilson all clear for 2016, confident in rebound MWAH Says: The Angels are in a weird place with […]

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