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Halo Headlines: ZiPS projections released; Vlad still hitting dingers

The February 4, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team’s ZiPS projections for 2016 getting published, Vlad Guerrero taking part in the Caribbean Series home run derby, and more… The Story: 2016 ZiPS Projections – Los Angeles Angels MWAH Says: The insta-response to these projections on Twitter has been a lot of “WELP” and “this looks bad”, but it...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Rotation overload; ZiPS projections teased

The February 3, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a closer look at the team’s overloaded but underwhelming starting rotation, an early glimpse of the team’s 2016 ZiPS projections, and more… The Story: Eight is enough? A look at the Angels’ rotation candidates MWAH Says: Jeff Fletcher breaks down each contender for the Opening Day rotation, concluding that...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Eppler explains his philosophy; Angels wasting Trout?

The February 1, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Billy Eppler opening up about his inclusive front-office philosophy, the team potentially wasting Mike Trout’s peak years, and more… The Story: Billy Eppler laying foundation early in tenure MWAH Says: Some great information from Alden Gonzalez in this one. Eppler has a reputation as a “stats guy” but got...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Smith moving up Angels prospect list

Nate Smith is not going to be on many lists of top prospects in baseball. He doesn’t have the stuff that draws a lot of attention from scouts. No 95 MPH fastball here to light up the radar guns. In spite of this, Smith is now the Los Angeles Angels top pitching prospect and is certainly the closest to being available to help the big league club. The assumption could be made that...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels, Calhoun avoid arbitration with $3.4 million deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Gold Glove right fielder Kole Calhoun has avoided an arbitration hearing with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract. Calhoun asked for $3.9 million when the sides exchanged proposed salaries Jan. 15, and the Angels offered $2.35 million. The agreement is $275,000 above the midpoint. Calhoun won his first Gold Glove last season...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Angels, Calhoun avoid arbitration with $3.4M deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says Gold Glove right fielder Kole Calhoun has avoided an arbitration hearing with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because it hadn't been announced. Calhoun asked for $3.9 million when the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels, Garrett Richards avoid arbitration at $6.425 million

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with right-hander Garrett Richards, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $6.425 million for the upcoming season. Richards went 15-12 with a 3.65 ERA last season for the Angels. He also shined in his first year as a regular big-league starter in 2014, going 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA before a season-ending knee injury...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angels Angels: Offseason Report Card

Under the keen eye of Angels owner Arte Moreno, fresh-faced GM Billy Eppler was confronted with his first challenge since being hired on October 4, 2015. His task was simple: upgrade the roster without spending an absurd amount of money. Staying under the luxury-tax threshold has proven to be a tough challenge for Eppler. With […]
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Why Fans Shouldn’t Panic

On Friday, Yoenis Cespedes gave the New York Mets a friendly discount when he signed a three-year, $75MM deal with the World Series runner-up. While this signing was a welcome relief to Mets fans everywhere, it was another sock in the gut to Los Angeles Angel’s fans who are becoming impatient with a growingly frugal ownership. With that being said, I don’t think fans need to...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout appears on Weather Channel for blizzard report

Los Angeles Anglels superstar Mike Trout is taking advantage of some down time and Winter Storm Jonas to tickle his weather geek fancy. He appeared on The Weather Channel in the middle of a blizzard to talk some shop, and it was fantastic. This isn’t some way to pass the time for Trout, who legitimately wants to become a professional meteorologist after his MLB playing days...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect cost aside, Angels will savor Simmons' slick glove work

New Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler rode into town and made his presence felt rather quickly. Early in the offseason, the Halos pulled off a big trade – acquiring shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Sean Newcomb, Chris Ellis and Erick Aybar.The trade was noteworthy for a few reasons. The Angels gave up their two most promising pitching...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels designate 1B/OF Navarro for assignment after Alburquerque signing

The Los Angeles Angels announced the signing of bullpen arm Al Alburquerque, according to In order to create a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly signed power right-hander, the Angels designated first baseman/outfielder Efren Navarro for assignment.Alburquerque is signed for a base salary of $1.1 million on a non-guaranteed contract for up to two seasons. Should the...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Angels file for arbitration, including Calhoun

The Los Angeles Angels are reluctant to spend exorbitant amounts of money on highly-priced free agents, but they will likely have to hand out pay raises to three of their most reliable players. Ahead of Tuesday's deadline, pitcher Garrett Richards (15-12 with a 3.65 ERA coming back from his knee injury in 2014), reliever Fernando Salas (72 appearances in 2015 as the club's most...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols will have foot surgery, miss 4.5 months

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will miss the next four and a half months after having surgery last week on his right foot. Albert Pujols underwent a surgical procedure on his foot last week. He is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4 1/2 months. — Angels (@Angels) November 9, 2015   It’s a tough blow for the Angels, as the injury will keep...
Via The Outside Corner
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Details of Scott Servais clashing with Mike Scioscia revealed

Mike Scioscia’s clash with the Angels’ front office has been well documented. A few years ago it was reported that he and GM Jerry Dipoto were not getting along and that the team would have to choose between the men. Owner Arte Moreno’s solution was to keep both until things got so bad that DiPoto...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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