ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Richards Plans to Execute Operation ‘85 Percent’

Angels’ right-handed hard thrower Garrett Richards went through a total of six innings in a minor league start on Sunday. Richards conveyed that he was pretty happy with the results he put up. In the outing, he only coughed up one earned run, walked only one, struck out four, and was conservative with regard to his pitch count. He needed only 69 pitches to get through those six...
Via Halo Headquarters
7 hours ago

Los Angeles Angels: The one and only Mike Trout

Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Could The Angels Have The Best Defense in The MLB?

Since taking over the front office in October of 2015, general manager Billy Eppler has made defense a focal point. According to Fangraphs.com, the Angels recorded 45.5 Defensive Runs Above Average in 2016, only behind the Cubs (69), Giants (53.7) and Royals (46.5). The Angels had the fourth best defense in the league last season. Billy Eppler has made significant upgrades over...
Via Halo Headquarters
21 hours ago

Winter additions calculate to better defense

With the additions of Danny Espinosa, Cameron Maybin and Martin Maldonado this winter, the Angels are expected to have a better defensive team in 2017.
Via Angels.com
22 hours ago

Efficiency key for Richards' successful return

Angels right-hander Garrett Richards pitched six innings in his Minor League start against the Rockies on Sunday, and said he's pleased with where he stands heading into the final week of Spring Training.
Via Angels.com
23 hours ago

3 Angels Players That Could Be Traded This Season

The 2017 season is almost here, but before we get to that let’s breakdown some possible trades to look out for this season. The Angels have a stronger roster than they did a season ago, and have some interesting trade pieces as they head into 2017. Don’t worry Mike Trout is not on this list, but you never know, right? The three players that are on this list are players that are...
Via Halo Headquarters
1 day ago

Pujols, Perez back Skaggs' four-inning gem

Albert Pujols and Carlos Perez both crushed two-run home runs to power the Angels to a 7-4 win over the D-backs on Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Via Angels.com
2 days ago

Angels pull off an eight-pitcher no-hitter, adding to their cactus league lore that means nothing (and everything)

The Angels are a head-scratcher of a team when it comes to spring training. They started the 2017 cactus league games with a confusingly impressive feat in the works, and then tonight, they added to that confounding lore with yet another weird triumph. The best part? Nobody knows what any of these accomplishments mean, but they have to mean something, right?! The “confusingly...
Via Halos Heaven
2 days ago

The Angels’ international signing woes are now behind them...hopefully

It’s really tough to read up on Angels international signing news and NOT have my mind overtaken by Roberto Baldoquin bitterness. That’s what happens when your favorite team decides to tie their own hands behind their back for a few years, in the form of giving Baldoquin $8 million in January 2015, as well as trading away all their slot values in the 15-16 signing period. So...
Via Halos Heaven
3 days ago

Report: Albert Pujols to solely DH this season

According to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia has “no plans to play Albert Pujols at first base this spring, and that it will stay that way indefinitely.”The 10-time All-Star was questioned on whether he would be ready for Opening Day. He had surgery in December to relieve pain in his right plantar fasciitis which has bothered...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

I Found a Statistic Where Mike Trout Is Bad

Mike Trout‘s the best. You didn’t need the reminder, but there you go. He’s the best that there is. He won’t always be the best that there is, and maybe even in this coming season someone will emerge to be better, but given what we know right now, it’s Trout, then it’s the others. Spring training is a time for universal optimism. It’s a time for seeing the best in developing...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout leaves door open for possible World Baseball Classic in 2021

One of baseball’s best players has yet to wear the Team USA jersey in the World Baseball Classic, but he may be open to the idea the next time the international baseball tournament is held, in 2021. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is not going all in on being included in the next tournament, but he seems to have dipped his toes in the pool of possibility.“If I get the opportunity...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols plays 1st game for Angels since foot surgery

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Albert Pujols played in his first game since foot surgery, going 0 for 2 with a walk in the Los Angeles Angels' spring training game against San Diego on Friday. Batting third as the designated hitter, Pujols grounded out to third base on a 1-0 pitch in his first at-bat. In the third inning, he drew a walk after fouling off a full-count pitch against starter...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Angels and the Irrelevant Improbability

Every week, for the Effectively Wild podcast, we solicit listener emails and questions. The questions lean heavily toward the hypothetical and absurd, and an email we got last week asked what it would look like if some given eccentric baseball team owner cared only about winning the most games in spring training. What would the preparation be like? What would the strategy be like...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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