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Report: Angels avoid arbitration with third baseman David Freese

  A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year deal for $6.425,000. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Angels have not announced the move. The deal was the midpoint between the salary figures exchanged by the sides. Freese...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Gordon Beckham, Designate Dayan Viciedo

The Chicago White Sox signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a one year, $2 million contract on Wednesday, designating Cuban outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham struggled with the Sox in 2014, eventually being traded on August 21st to the Angels. He rounded out the year with a .226 average, 44 RBI, and 9 home runs. The former Georgia Bulldog should act in a utility role...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Angels avoid arbitration with David Freese

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year deal for $6.425 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Angels have not announced the move. The deal was the midpoint between the salary figures exchanged...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bring Back Beckham, DFA Tank

A busy offseason for the White Sox got even busier today. The White Sox made a rather surprising move by bringing Gordon Beckham back to the South Side on a one-year, $2 million deal and designating Dayan Viciedo for assignment. The Sox seemingly threw in the towel on Beckham after trading him to the Angels last season, but are now ready to give him another chance. While Beckham...
Via Sports Mockery
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Believe Garrett Richards Could Be Back By April

According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told him that they are “optimistic” about Garrett Richards current recovery process from the torn left patellar tendon he suffered in August. At the moment there is some hope that Richards could be ready for opening day, and if not early April which is the current targeted...
Via Baseball Essential
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels open to contract extensions with Chris Iannetta and Alden Gonzalez

The Angels have not ruled out signing catcher Chris Iannetta or closer Huston Street to extensions. If the Angels work out deals for either it may not happen until after Opening Day reports MLB’s Alden Gonzalez. Ianetta will earn $5.53 million in 2015 before hitting free agency. The now 31-year-old appeared in 108 games last season hitting .252/.373/.392 with seven home runs...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The absurdity of Josh Hamilton’s goals

Josh Hamilton has set some very lofty goals for himself this season. Actually, “lofty” isn’t the right word. Absurd? Ridiculous? Delusional? Any of these adjectives work just fine for the fantastical target that Josh Hamilton has set for himself of a .300 batting average, 30 homers and 100 RBIs in 2015. Josh, however, believes those goals to be entirely within reach. He even...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #3: Roberto Baldoquin

Nobody seems to know much about Roberto Baldoquin, but the Angels paid an exorbitant sum to secure his services. Let’s hope they know what they are doing. We’re assuming they do, so Baldoquin checks in at #3 on our countdown based entirely on how much the Angels paid him. Roberto BaldoquinIn 10 words or less: High upside Cuban, comes complete with flashy scouting video! Position...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels ‘optimistic’ about Richards’ recovery, Mota wins broadcasting award

The January 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels ‘optimistic’ about Richards’ recovery, Mota wins broadcasting award and much more… The Story: The Angels remain optimistic about Garrett Richards’ recovery.The Monkey Says: They are still talking as if Opening Day is a possibility, so that’s good news. Still, we won’t really know anything...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Willits to join New York Yankees in Coordinator Position

Reggie Willits #77 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after scoring a run in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics on September 27, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 7-4.(Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The journey back to the major leagues is complete for Reggie Willits as he will be joining the New York Yankees...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top 20 Prospects 2015

  The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Los Angeles Angels’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Sean Newcomb LHP: Topping our list is the Angels’ 1st round draft pick of 2014...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Offseason update

With all the noise that the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have been making, this offseason has been relatively quiet for the Angels. However, they have done a terrific job of keeping their offseason goal-to stay under the luxury tax while maintaining a winning product on the field. The most popular move that the Halos have made was acquiring Andrew Heaney, a 6’2 twenty...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels avoid arbitration with pitchers Hector Santiago, Cesar Ramos

A pair of left-handed pitchers, starter Hector Santiago and reliever Cesar Ramos, agreed to terms on 2015 contracts with the Angels on Thursday, avoiding arbitration. Backup catcher Drew Butera, acquired in a December trade from the Dodgers, signed for $987,500 to also avoid arbitration. Santiago, who went 6-9 last season with a 3.75 earned run average in 30 games, 24 of them starts...
Via Fox Sports West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero wants to enter Hall of Fame as Expo

We’re still a couple of years from talking about Vladimir Guerrero’s Hall of Fame chances, but Guerrero stated on Monday that if elected, he’d prefer to go in as a member of the dearly departed Montreal Expos. Vladimir Guerrero: “Si me tocara elegir la gorra para ir a Cooperstown, seleccionaría a la de los Expos de Montreal.” Attention: @jonahkeri — Carlos Jose Lugo...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tickets Now On Sale for Spring Training Fanfest Dinner!

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin VP of Marketing & Communications is pleased to announce that tickets for the 2015 Spring Training Fanfest Dinner are now on sale! To purchase your tickets, please go to:  Upon going to the site, you will be given the...
Via Angelswin
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The History of the Adjustment to Mike Trout

Back in last year’s playoffs — we’re going to think for a minute about last year’s playoffs — Mike Trout hit a big home run off James Shields. The pitch was a fastball, pretty high and pretty far inside, and though there’s nothing immediately unusual about Mike Trout hitting a dinger, that particular brand of […]
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss Spring Training Fanfest Dinner Announcement

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin VP of Marketing & Communications In less than a month and a half, the boys of summer will be reporting to Tempe, AZ for the start of Spring Training. We at could not be more excited for the return of Angels baseball and for our annual Spring Training Fanfest. Every year our events continue to get bigger and better, and this year...
Via Angelswin
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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