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ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Angels not putting a date on Weaver's return

It's still up in the air whether or not Jered Weaver will return to the Angels' lineup before the All-Star break. Weaver threw a bullpen session Monday, and he threw off flat ground Tuesday. The Angels' right-hander has more bullpens scheduled in the coming days.   Skipper Mike Scioscia was asked by FOXSportsWest.com if Weaver could return before the all-star break?  "It's going...
Via Fox Sports West
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

GRAPHIC: Trout, A-Rod have similar stats through first 570 MLB games

The numbers don't lie. Through their first 570-career MLB games, Angels star Mike Trout and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez have very similar stats, including home runs (118 for Trout, 124 for A-Rod), RBI (350 to 400) and stolen bases (111 to 104). While A-Rod's legacy will forever be tarnished by his admitted use of steroids, Trout is the 'face of baseball' and continues to do amazing...
Via Fox Sports West
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Feud between Scioscia and Dipoto makes Angels fascinating case study

By virtue of their place in the standings, the Angels were already an intriguing team this season. Going into Tuesday’s play, the team was second in the AL West, four games behind the Astros. The Angels are also 1.5 games out in the wild-card race, with four teams ahead of them in the shuffle. Yet thanks to an illuminating report by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Angels...
Via The Outside Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Scioscia vs. Dipoto feud springs eternal

Here we go again. Scioscia vs. Dipoto, round three… or is it four? Five maybe? I’m positive it is no more than six. That’s really the problem here, isn’t it? We are three and a half years into the Jerry Dipoto era in Anaheim and, based on recent reports, Jerry and his manager still aren’t, wait for it… on the same page. Maybe that’s the problem though. Mike Scioscia...
Via Monkey with a Halo
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Look at Some of 2015’s Top Draft Picks - Prospect Hotlist (June 22 - 29, 2015)

By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter -  1.) Taylor Ward, Catcher, Orem Owlz Taylor Ward was the Angels top draft pick in 2015, having been chosen 26th overall in what the vast majority has called a reach for the catcher. Ward is known for his defense, being given a plus-plus rating for his glove and arm by numerous scouting reports. His bat is what will...
Via Angelswin
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tensions between Mike Scioscia and Angels’ front office return

Tensions between Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry DiPoto have returned after their last dispute three years ago in 2012, according to Ken Rosenthal. Angels’ owner Arte Moreno dealt with the situation in 2012 by forcing Scioscia and DiPoto to deal with one another by keeping them both.  It is unclear what his thoughts are on their most recent dispute,...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: more tension between Scioscia and Dipoto, C.J. Cron recalled

The June 30th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including more tension between Scioscia and Dipoto, C.J. Cron recalled and much more… The Story: There is renewed tension between Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto.The Monkey Says: And the other foot has now dropped from the mysterious closed door pre-game meeting over the weekend. The long and short of it is that Dipoto...
Via Monkey with a Halo
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Headline Updates

The Angels finished last week by taking two of three from the Mariners by barely scraping out a win on a walk-off wild pitch on Sunday afternoon. The Halos are now two games over .500 (39-37) and will be welcoming the New York Yankees (41-35) into town to start a three-game series starting tonight. There have been many ongoing hot topics surrounding the Halos including roster moves...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cron recalled to help boost Angels offense

The Angels hope C.J. Cron can help energize their offense.  Cron has spent much of the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, but the Angels recalled him on Monday and put him in the starting lineup at first base. Albert Pujols is in the lineup as the designated hitter.  "This is where you want to be, so it's good to be back," Cron said. Angels manager Mike Scioscia was pleased with reports...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver throws bullpen, set to return after All-Star break

On Monday, Los Angels Angels pitcher Jered Weaver threw a bullpen session. Weaver threw 20 fastballs and is said to have felt good afterwards. He will throw another session later this week in which he will use all of his pitches. Hip irritation has kept Weaver out of action for the past week. Though 15 starts he was 4-8 with a 4.75 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. The Angels will need Weaver...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano dons catcher’s mask after getting hit by ball in dugout (vid)

Robinson Cano fortunately avoided suffering a concussion after he was plunked in the head by an errant baseball while hanging in the dugout during Saturday’s tilt between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels.  And he demonstrated a pretty good sense of humor regarding the entire incident by jokingly donning a catcher’s mask in the...Read More The post Robinson Cano dons...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street only wants to pitch in save opportunities

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim closer Huston Street has pitched in the majors for 11 seasons for four different seasons. He’s been a Capital C Closer in all of those seasons for all of those teams. Needless to say, he’s been around the block and is very comfortable in his role as he approaches 300 career saves. During Friday’s Angels-Mariners game, Seattle manager Lloyd...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Pitcher Hector Santiago Has an Amazing Autograph Collection

I always wondered what young baseball players felt like when they took the diamond against some of the best the game has to offer. Are they awestruck? Do they attempt to block out their previous fandom? For Los Angeles Angels pitcher Hector Santiago, it’s all about living in the moment. He might not be star-struck, but he surely is appreciating his time in the Majors. This much...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels trying to trade for a bat, Kubitza sent down

The June 29th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels trying to trade for a bat, Kubitza sent down and much more… The Story: Jon Morosi reports that the Angels are looking to trade for a bat.The Monkey Says: In other news, water is wet. He also states the obvious that they would prefer a left-handed hitter who can play left field or slot in as DH and that...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Angels Trade Deadline Targets: Nationals-Angels

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer - Author’s Note: Two weeks after this was written, Alden Gonzalez reported that the Angels are “dangling” C.J. Wilson in trade talks. This lends credence to the idea that the Angels believe Andrew Heaney is ready to handle a rotation spot and provide similar production to Wilson. If Jerry Dipoto decides to go for a young...
Via Angelswin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Halos prospect Sean Newcomb named to Futures Game roster

Sean Newcomb is one of the Los Angeles Angels' most promising prospects, and he was recognized as such when he was named to the All-Star Futures Game roster on Thursday. The 22-year-old, whom the Halos selected with the No. 15 pick in last year's MLB Draft, has spent this season at both levels of Class-A ball, where he's excelled. As Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com detailed, Newcomb...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scioscia: No plans to move Trout and Pujols from current lineup spots

The Los Angeles Angels recently re-shuffled their starting lineup, putting Mike Trout and Albert Pujols back-to-back in the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, respectively.  With the Halos looking for more consistent offense from the lineup, manager Mike Scioscia says they're sticking with Trout and Pujols in those slots.  As he told the O.C. Register's Jeff Fletcher to that effect, "It...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels trade rumors: Ben Revere edition

Is it almost time to start panicking for the 2015 Los Angeles Angels? On Sunday they sent Jered Weaver to the DL with a nagging left hip injury that he says has bothered him for nearly three years now. The rumors of trading C.J. Wilson for a bat don’t seem like a good strategy anymore, as the Halos are now down to four starters, and they may need to call up young prospect Andrew...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nature of Albert Pujols’ Revival

Watching all-time great baseball players age is both a frustrating and fascinating experience. Albert Pujols will never be able to recapture the dominance that gave him one of the greatest first decades in MLB history, as the aging process is unkind and irreversible. Even Barry Bonds with his late-career surge into the record books was […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team cancels racist white heritage night

A minor league baseball team on Friday decided to cancel a racist white heritage night they had planned after receiving some backlash. The Orem Owlz, a rookie ball affiliate of the LA Angels in the Pioneer League, planned to hold a “Caucasian Heritage Night” on Aug. 10, but they announced they were cancelling the event...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels marketing VP resigns after making foolish comments

Los Angeles Angels vice president of marketing and ticket sales Robert Alvarado resigned on Wednesday after 14-plus seasons with the team. He basically forced himself out by making some idiotic comments about not being able to accommodate fans who don’t make much money. In a story that was published in the Orange County Register last...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Angels be better than this?

Maybe it’s karma for how they treated Josh Hamilton, but whatever the reason, the Los Angeles Angels are a .500 when many thought they’d be more competitive. But going forward, I see them continuing to be a .500 team for two reasons: their hitters have been incredibly unlucky while their starting pitchers have been incredibly lucky. The Angels have four hitters with Wins...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Wilson’s start was affected by ‘Game of Thrones’

An episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was so emotional it affected Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson, who watched the show prior to his start Saturday night against the Oakland A’s. Wilson, who is 4-5 with a 3.60 ERA this season, says he usually spends time with his wife, model Lisalla Montenegro, and his dogs the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels draft brother of Mike Trout’s girlfriend in 19th round

The Los Angels Angles selected Aaron Cox, a pitcher/infielder out of Gannon University, with their pick in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. What makes the selection infinitely more interesting than most that come in the middling rounds of the draft is that the ballplayer picked just so happens to be the...Read More The post Angels draft brother of Mike Trout...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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