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4/2 Angels pre-season Freeway Series lineup

It’s still Spring Training, just not in Arizona anymore and using what sure looks like the regular season lineup: So let’s just agree to call it “pre-season” for this phase, OK? I’m glad we had this talk.

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 2:  Darin Erstad #17 (C) of the Anaheim Angels celebrates with his teammates after scoring the go-ahead run in the eighth inning against the Oakland A's on October 2, 2004 at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Angels defeated the A's 5-4 to clinch the AL West. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Reasons the Angels will win the AL West in 2015

If you read our Halo Headlines, you’ve probably noticed that just about daily some site/expert predicts that the Mariners will win the AL West and not the defending division champion Angels. Perish the thought! How can this be? Has the world gone mad? Does logic and reason no longer matter in this crazy world? I […]

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 18: Jose Alvarez #52 of the Detroit Tigers throws the ball against the New York Mets during in the fourth inning of a spring training game at Tradition Field on March 18, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Jose Alvarez

Jose Alvarez missed most of 2013 but his offseason work impressed the Angels front office. He continued his strong work this spring and now looks poised to make the Opening Day roster. *The MWAH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research (my wOBA calculation is approximate because my math […]

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 17: Drew Rucinski #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a first-inning pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 17, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Drew Rucinski

Angels fans love themselves a pitcher who emerges from nowhere to become a real contributor. This year they want Drew Rucinski to be that guy so badly. Can he fulfill that wish? *The MWAH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research (my wOBA calculation is approximate because my […]

SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Johnny Giavotella #9 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Surprise Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella somehow went from being the detritus of the Royals farm system to the presumptive starter at second base for the Angels. Can the Halos help him finally realize his potential or did Kansas City jettison Giavotella for good reason? *The MWAH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research (my […]

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2015 Player Projection: Taylor Featherston

Taylor Featherston was plucked from the Rockies via the Rule 5 draft. Now the Angels are hoping he can go from Double-A to a big league reserve role in 2015. What happened in 2014? In 2014, Taylor Featherston was in the Colorado Rockies organization, spending the entire year in Double-A Tulsa. There he continued to display […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13: Second baseman Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies attempts to turn a double play in the top of the eighth inning with catcher Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sliding into him on May 13, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Angels second base trade options

Anyone that’s been paying attention to the Angels this spring knows that one of the main storylines is “Who will play second base for the Angels?” This was bound to come up after the Angels parted ways with Howie Kendrick and, to be clear, Jerry Dipoto fully knew what he was getting himself into when he […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Vinnie Pestano #63 of the Los Angeles Angels throws against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 11, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Vinnie Pestano

In the battle for one of the last bullpen spots, Vinnie Pestano leads the field. Last season’s afterthought of an acquisition could prove to be a big part of the Halo bullpen. *The MWAH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research (my wOBA calculation is approximate because my […]

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