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AngelsWin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part II: The Starting Infield

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Columnist - If you were to create a perfect position player what would he look like?Ideally the player would be someone who can hit both LHP and RHP equally well with a high wRC+, plays excellent defense, has sharp athletic instincts, and can steal bases at an efficient rate.Unfortunately there is only one Mike Trout.Finding a good position player...
Via Angelswin
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Grant Green’s 2014 season

2014 looked like it was going to be a big season for Grant Green, but he never really got much of a chance. What happened to the player that people were so excited about when he was acquired at the end of the 2013 season? Was Green’s 2014 a failure? Green’s stats were just fine. He had a .278 wOBA in just 104 plate appearances in the majors, but that almost doesn’t matter...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Dipoto not eager to trade Kendrick, Bandy and Reynolds added to roster, Roth DFA’d

The November 21st, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Dipoto not eager to trade Kendrick, Bandy and Reynolds added to roster, Roth DFA’d and much more… The Story: Jerry Dipoto says he is not eager to trade Howie Kendrick. The Monkey Says: Riiiiiight. I know that when I am not eager to do something, I go out of the way once a week to tell people...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Beating a Dead Horse: The Kendrick Trade Edition

By Glen McKee, AngelsWin.com Columnist/Satirist -  There are many things we love here at the AngelsWin.com executive offices.  Beating a dead horse is just one of them; we also enjoy publishing our opinions in a not-so-timely manner. About two weeks ago a rumor was posted that the Angels were looking to trade either Kendrick or Freese.  AngelsWin founder, Chuck Richter...
Via Angelswin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Fernando Salas’ 2014 season

Seemingly a throw-in in the Freese-Bourjos swap, Fernando Salas became an underappreciated part of the Angels bullpen turnaround. Not that anyone really noticed. Does anyone realize that Salas had a career yer? Salas became a thing in 2011 when he had a breakout campaign for the Cardinals, he then began to flounder. His walk rate and strikeout rate were all over the map the next...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angelswin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Columnist -  To begin any conversation about the 2015 season, and the preparation for it, we need to generally understand some of the team’s goals, restrictions, and long term needs. The obvious and overarching goal is to put a winning-caliber team on the field of play to bring home a World Series Championship. Anything less will be...
Via Angelswin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Mike Trout Become Baseball’s First Half Billion Dollar Player?

We may very well be living during the new “golden age” of Major League Baseball. After posting an all-time high in revenue in 2013 which surpassed over$8 billion, entering 2014 Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hoped that his sport could eclipse the $9 billion mark in his final season at the helm. Under Selig’s reign, the MLB has become more profitable than ever and the sport’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Two crucial offseason moves

The Los Angeles Angels had a very successful year. They came in first place in the AL West after finishing third in 2013 with a record under .500. The improvements the team made were so substantial that you could call the Angels “The 2014 Comeback Team of the Year”. However, despite their success, a first round exit against the Kansas City Royals is unacceptable. It is crucial...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout humbled by AL MVP award win

In the moments after Mike Trout was named the Most Valuable Player in the American League, he did a rare thing by showing his emotions. The 23-year-old Trout does so many things on and off the field - hitting career-bests with 36 home runs and 111 RBI for the Angels - yet he couldn't hide how important the MVP Award was to him. Speaking from his family's New Jersey home in a nationally...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Angels’ Mike Trout wins American League MVP

Mike Trout has finally been given the hardware for being the best player in the American League. The 23-year-old showed all around achievements to edge the Detroit Tigers‘ designated hitter Victor Martinez and the Toronto Blue Jays‘ outfielder Jose Bautista. Trout was unanimously awarded the American League MVP on Thursday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after...
Via On-Base Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels News: Angels agree to terms with Vinnie Pestano on 1-year deal

The Los Angles Angels have agreed to ink Vinnie Pestano with a one-year deal, thus avoiding arbitration, according to the team’s official website on Monday. Pestano will earn $1.15 million for his services. He was projected to earn $1.2 million through arbitration.The 29-year-old, relief pitcher, has a 5-8 record, 2.83 ERA, 231 strikeouts and 11 saves since debuting for the Cleveland...
Via On-Base Talk
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout and the Angels’ Bad Contracts: A Hypothetical

Let’s stop beating around the bush. No more playing games. You’ve been thinking about it forever. I’ve been thinking about it forever. It’s always there in conversation, lingering somewhere just underneath. When it’s on your mind, you’re not sure how it’s ever not on your mind. It’s maybe the greatest trade hypothetical in baseball today. […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton: I put poison in my body and fans still boo me

Josh Hamilton has struggled to remain healthy this season, and his relationship with Los Angeles Angels fans has suffered because of it. Hamilton played in just 89 games this season while battling thumb, shoulder, rib and back injuries. He went just 0-for-13 from the plate in the ALDS as the Angels were swept by the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Off-duty officer in hospital after beating in Angel Stadium lot

According to ABC7 News in Los Angeles, an off-duty LAPD officer was severely beaten after the Angels Game 2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The incident occurred in the parking lot at Angel Stadium at around 10:30 p.m. Friday night. According to the report, the Angels are cooperating with LAPD investigators as the unidentified man is being treated at the UCI Medical...
Via Sportsnaut
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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