ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

How Sweep It Is; Angels giving the fans a show

The Angels are firing on all cylinders, winning 7 of their last 8 games, and it’s all thanks to the likelihood of Calhoun, Marté, and Robinson who help continue their dominant offense going. However, the A’s draw first blood in the first and tried to rally to at least catch the Angels’ 8-run fourth, but fall short and dropped their record to 67-91; meanwhile, the Angels improved...
Via Halo Headquarters
8 hours ago

Calhoun homers to help Angels complete sweep of A's

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Kole Calhoun homered, Alex Meyer earned his second major league win and the Los Angeles Angels held off a late rally from the Oakland Athletics to sweep the three-game series with an 8-6 win Wednesday night. Khris Davis, who played at nearby Cal State Fullerton, hit his 41st home run and his sixth against the Angels this season in the sixth inning, making the...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trout leaves game after hit by pitch

Angels outfielder Mike Trout left Wednesday's game against the A's in the eighth inning after he was hit behind the left shoulder by a pitch from Oakland reliever John Axford.
Via Angels.com
9 hours ago

Final: Another encouraging outing for Alex Meyer as Angels top A’s, 8-6

ANAHEIM - Alex Meyer completed his 2016 audition with the Angels with another encouraging performance. Meyer, the key player the Angels wanted in a deadline trade with the Minnesota Twins, gave up two runs in the Angels’ 8-6 victory over the...
Via The OC Register
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Richards passing test by throwing to hitters

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards passed a big test on Wednesday, throwing at about 80 percent to teammates. He'll soon head to Arizona and the team's instructional league.
Via Angels.com
13 hours ago

Was Monday’s game the last time we’ll see Jered Weaver pitch for the Angels?

On Monday night, Jered Weaver was pitching like an absolute madman. He was riding a perfecto through four innings, and ended up just giving up one hit in his 5.0 innings pitched. He was cruising and keeping his Angels team in the running of a close game against the A’s. Then he got pulled at 71 pitches. Turns out, it was his back tightening up that got him lifted. Way to go, back...
Via Halos Heaven
19 hours ago

It’s a Marté Parté for The Angels; Nolasco Continues to Shine in His Final Start of 2016

The Angels were flexing their muscles in making sure that they will not have another 2-1 game in back-to-back nights, though us fans do not mind a good drama. Of course, there was no drama; just excitement and enthusiasm for many fans who witnessed a 7th-heaven in the home half of the 4th inning, which game Daniel Mengden [the best mustache since Rollie Fingers had] an early exit...
Via Halo Headquarters
22 hours ago

Marte, Nolasco lead Angels over A's 8-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rookie Jefry Marte hit his first career grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning Tuesday night and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-1. Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (8-14) held the A's to one unearned run in eight innings. After going 0-4 with a 5.70 ERA in his first five starts since being acquired from the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 1, Nolasco...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Final: Ricky Nolasco continues hot streak in Angels victory over A's

ANAHEIM – Ricky Nolasco finished his season on a high note. Nolasco pitched eight innings without allowing an earned run in the Angels’ 8-1 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night, their sixth victory in the last seven games. In his last...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker: 2016 Angels Pitcher of the Year?

Today is Matt Shoemaker day...or rather, today is Matt Shoemaker’s birthday, so what better time to show some love to the bearded pitching maestro? Shoemaker had an insanely rough start to the 2016 season, statistically speaking, and he had an even rougher END to his 2016 season, getting-hit-in-head-with-line-drive-and-sent-to-the-hospital speaking. Yes, Shoemaker suffered that...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

Pujols Go-Ahead Line Driver Edges the A’s

The Anaheim Angels are ending a disastrous 2016 season on a winning note, with another Halo victory to bump up to their 70th victory of the season and bumping the Athletics one step closer to losing 90 games for the second consecutive season. Unfortunately for Jered David Weaver, he pitched for exactly five innings and threw 71 pitches only to have his back given out. He did, however...
Via Halo Headquarters
1 day ago

Jered Weaver Still Mulling Future

Veteran Angels right Jered Weaver suggested last night that he is still not sure whether he’ll pitch in 2017 and beyond, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Weaver says his focus at present is getting his back ready for one final start in the current campaign, which could be his last with the Halos as the open market beckons. Weaver has largely been available this...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Jered Weaver contemplates future after Angels beat A's 2-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) If Jered Weaver is in his final week with the Los Angeles Angels, the veteran right-hander will try to finish his 11 seasons the right way. And if he returns to his only big-league team next year, Weaver has a strong finish to build upon. Weaver pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball before leaving with lower-back tightness, and the Angels beat the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

An All Too Early Look at What we can expect from the Angels this offseason

The end of the season is mercifully approaching for the Los Angeles Angels.  The roster itself is actually a solid one, worthy of contention in any given year.  There’s just no way any team could work around injuries to a Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Nick Tropeano, Tyler Skaggs led rotation and find success.  A General Manager should always plan for injuries, and clearly...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout and the Need for Logical Consistency

On Monday night, Ken Rosenthal wrote something of a plea to his fellow BBWAA members; stop looking for reasons to give the MVP award to anyone besides Mike Trout. My fear is that in 20 years people are going to say, “Trout led the majors in combined OPS-plus from 2012 to ’16 and won only one MVP in those five seasons? What the heck were the writers thinking?” Shame on us if...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia, Spike Owen get into it

Angels manager Mike Scioscia got into it with Texas Rangers third base coach Spike Owen during the bottom of the seventh inning of a game between the teams on Tuesday night. After the Angels intentionally walked Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, there was a break in the action because home plate umpire Pat Hoberg wanted to see what was going on down the third base line. Scioscia...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon Is No Mike Trout, But

We can all agree that Mike Trout is probably the best player in baseball, right? And if Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, that means Anthony Rendon is not the best player in baseball, right? OK, so it’s settled. Rendon is good, but he’s no Trout. That being said, let’s have fun! This year, 188 players have batted at least 400 times. Of those, 90 have a walk rate that...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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