Angels Claim Juan Graterol, Designate Blake Parker

The Angels have claimed catcher Juan Graterol off waivers from the Diamondbacks, per a club announcement. The team designated righty Blake Parker for assignment to clear roster space.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 hours ago

Angels, Calhoun agree to $26M, 3-year contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Right fielder Kole Calhoun and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract. The sides reached agreement last week on a $6.35 million, one-year deal that avoided salary arbitration. As part of the deal announced Wednesday, Calhoun's 2017 pay is lowered to $6 million. He will earn $8.5 million in 2018 and $10.5 million in 2019, and...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Middleton trusted Angels in season of change

Keynan Middleton knows that a lot of talent and the willingness to make a few adjustments can go a long way. Maybe even all the way to the Major Leagues.
2 days ago

Former Angels GM O'Brien dies at 87

Dan O'Brien Sr., a baseball lifer who was president and general manager of the Mariners as well as general manager for the Rangers and Angels, passed away in Dallas on Tuesday. He was 87.
2 days ago

Happy birthday to the oldest Halo, Albert Pujols

I’ve been feeling old lately. When I turned 36 last September, I was a few months into some nagging gym injuries that doctors assure me is just normal wear and tear, which must have seemed liked well-mannered reassurance coming from their end, but served as the opposite. Wear and tear? That happens? Then there was the winter beard I grew these past few months; it was as bushy...
Via Halos Heaven
3 days ago

Angels avoid arbitration, reach deals with 5 players

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have avoided salary arbitration this year, reaching deals new second baseman Danny Espinosa and four other players Friday. The Angels also settled on one-year contracts with right fielder Kole Calhoun, catcher Martin Maldonado and right-handed starters Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker. Richards will make $6.85 million next season...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker settle with Angels, avoiding arbitration

Well, looks like Billy Eppler doesn’t want this stuff lingering around much longer, does he? Last night, it was Danny Espinosa. Early this morning, Kole Calhoun got himself a nice payday. That left Martin Maldonado, Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker as the arbitration eligible players still left to be dealt with. You can now scratch two names off of that list, and they are...
Via Halos Heaven
6 days ago

Angels avoid arbitration with new 2B Danny Espinosa

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Second baseman Danny Espinosa has agreed to a $5,425,000, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, avoiding salary arbitration with his new team. Under the deal completed Thursday, Espinosa gets a hefty raise from the $2,875,000 he earned last season as the Washington Nationals' shortstop. His batting average dropped to .209 last year, but he reached...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Mike Trout Could Legally Become a Free Agent

What type of contract would Mike Trout have commanded this offseason had he been a free agent? Coming off an MVP-award-winning campaign in which he compiled 9.4 WAR and about to enter just his age-25 season, Trout would have easily been one of the most sought after players ever to hit the open market. And given the state of this year’s historically weak free-agent class, the bidding...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What Would a Peak Year From Mike Trout Look Like?

Every full season Mike Trout has put together as a Major League Baseball player has been great. Through his age-24 season, Mike Trout has been worth roughly 48 Wins Above Replacement, averaging around +9.5 wins per season. Through age-24, that is more than any other player, with Ty Cobb a close second, and Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, and Ted Williams a bit further behind...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly have interest in Jered Weaver

The San Diego Padres are looking for some starting pitching depth, and one player they reportedly have interest in is Jered Weaver. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Wednesday that the Padres are considering Weaver, who is a free agent. jered weaver is another veteran on the padres' list of pitching possibilities. also peavy, as we know. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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