Angels letters to Santa

With the Christmas spirit in full swing, everyone is decorating trees, stapling lights to their homes, baking wide assortments of holiday goodies and, of course, writing letters to Santa. With less than fifty days until pitchers and catchers report, baseball is attempting to engage in all of these holiday activities while frantically working out trades, […]

The last temptation of Vernon Wells

We are never going to be rid of Vernon Wells, are we? Every time it seems like the Angels are on the verge of erasing Tony Reagins' most epic of mistakes, something happens to keep him in the fold.  Last season, it was the uncertainty surrounding Kendrys Morales' recovery and Mark Trumbo's ability to get […]

Angels swap Morales for Vargas, might finally be done

We all knew a trade of a bat for an arm was coming, and now here it is.  The Angels have traded 1B/DH Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners for left-handed starter Jason Vargas. In a word: meh. At first glance, it seems that the Angels might have gotten the lesser value in the deal. […]

How can the Angels protect the future of the ballclub?

With the recent monster signing of former Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton to a 5-year, $125 million  contract it's become obvious the Angels are in "win now" mode harder than they've ever been before. Harder than they were last year when they spent $300 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. The Hamilton signing is nothing […]

Halo Headlines: Phillies interested in Wells, part of Hamilton’s contract is a donation to charity, Scioscia discusses expectations

The December 19th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Phillies interested in Wells, part of Hamilton's contract is a donation to charity, Scioscia discusses expectations and much more… The Story: The Phillies are interested in trading for Vernon Wells. The Monkey Says: Philly acquiring Michael Young and Vernon Wells in […]


Weighing the Angels’ trade options

If you are anything like me, well then, let me first say "sorry."  That must be really rough for you.  However, that means that I know that you have probably spent almost every waking second of the last few days feverishly scanning Twitter and sports news sites for information on the forthcoming trade the Angels […]


Please, Angels, let Peter Bourjos go

At some point in the next few weeks, the Angels are going to trade either Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo or Kendrys Morales.  Such is the domino effect of the Josh Hamilton signing and such is the Angels obvious need to upgrade their rotation.  There are positives and negatives to dealing each of those three players […]

What’s next for the “Big Money” Angels

As much as I hate tooting on this worn-out horn, this offseason has been remarkably underwhelming for the Angels. Coming into this free agency class the Angels were almost expected to shell out the cash to retain free agent pitcher Zack Greinke, only to get monumentally burned when he signed with the Dodgers for $147 […]


Can the Angels win big by relying on the bullpen?

In 2012, the Angels tried that whole "most talented rotation in baseball" thing.  It was a real nice idea in theory, alas it was a borderline disaster in practice.  In reaction to that, Jerry Dipoto decided to go in the complete other reaction and build from the back of the pitching staff forward.  He replenished […]