ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Andrew Bailey Did Not Goof Around When It Came To Picking LAA

While it may sound unbelievable at first, Angels’ relief pitcher Andrew Bailey did not initially realize he was a free agent last fall. At the tail end of the 2016 season, he barely made it past that magical 6 year mark that allows a player an added dose of freedom. Not too long after he officially became a free agent, he did not bother to take his sweet time. Rather, he and the...
Via Halo Headquarters
12 hours ago

Norris tests new windup in first spring start

Right-hander Bud Norris debuted a new delivery Sunday while making his first start of the spring in the Angels' 5-3 win over the A's at Hohokam Stadium.
Via Angels.com
14 hours ago

LaMarre, Middleton Shine in 5-3 Victory

In the second game of the spring, the Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 behind Ryan LaMarre’s two RBIs and Ben Revere’s second RBI in as many days. LaMarre enjoyed himself a nice game by driving in two, scoring once, and stealing a base. LaMarre is fighting to be a bench piece for the Halos this season. Ben Revere and Luis Valbuena both showed fans why they Angels signed...
Via Halo Headquarters
15 hours ago

Middleton on the rise since switch to relief

Keynan Middleton didn't think he could do it. His fastball velocity had been creeping up into the upper 90s, but as hard as he tried, he could never seem to crack triple digits.
Via Angels.com
15 hours ago

Angels' Top 30 prospects list

Who do the Angels have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for the Halos' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Via Angels.com
19 hours ago

Angels Announce First Lineup of 2017!

Yes, yes, it’s just a Spring Training game, but it’s still the Angels‘ first lineup of the season! With this being the first game of the season, there will be no Mike Trout, no Kole Calhoun, no Albert Pujols, No Danny Espinosa, No Cameron Maybin, and no Yunel Escobar. It’s still exciting to get our first taste of Angels’ baseball, and there’s still a lot to look for...
Via Halo Headquarters
1 day ago

Angels' Shoemaker appears recovered from line drive to head

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Matt Shoemaker is the player people are happiest to see this spring in the Los Angeles Angels' camp. It wasn't clear Shoemaker would make it here. On Sept. 4 in Seattle, the Mariners' Kyle Seager ripped a line drive up the middle - clocked at 105 mph as it left his bat - that struck Shoemaker above his right ear. Though Shoemaker was able to walk off the field...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Additions of Maybin, Revere give Angels speed, defense

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Cameron Maybin can't figure out why teams keep trading him. An energetic fan favorite wherever he goes, Maybin has unpacked his well-traveled bags and will play left field this season for the Los Angeles Angels. ''It's a great question,'' said Maybin, who has played for - in order - Detroit, Florida, San Diego, Atlanta, back to Detroit, and now the Angels. '...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Espinosa eager for Orange County homecoming in trade

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Growing up three miles from Angel Stadium, Danny Espinosa got to watch all the heroes of the 2002 Anaheim Angels championship team: Troy Percival, Garret Anderson, Tim Salmon and Darin Erstad, among others. Now, he's getting to play at the ballpark where his parents had season tickets. Espinosa got the break most players only dream about when the Washington...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout talks about 'frustrating' struggles of Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim boast the best player in baseball, but the team has made the playoffs in just one of Mike Trout’s five MLB seasons.After a 74-88 season in 2016, Trout admitted that the team’s repeated failure to make the playoffs has grown frustrating for him.“It’s frustrating, for sure,” Trout said, via Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today. “You want to get...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres sign former All-Star Jered Weaver

It was reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres were interested in adding a veteran pitcher to their rotation. Jered Weaver was included in that report, as was fellow veteran Travis Wood.Once Wood agreed to sign with the Kansas City Royals, it became increasingly evident that Weaver — a Southern California guy — would sign with the San Diego Padres.That apparently...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels owner remarked about Huston Street’s weight loss

Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno was rather blunt with reliever Huston Street when the two crossed paths at spring training.Moreno greeted his players as they arrived in Tempe, and a thinner Street got a unique greeting.“I’m really glad you lost some weight,” Moreno told Street, via Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times.Street lost about 15 pounds after letting himself go...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout shares insane workout video ahead of spring training

This just in. Mike Trout puts himself through inordinately more grueling workout routines than those performed by mere mortals.The Los Angeles Angeles slugger shared a video from a grueling workout that was evidently a sadistic sendoff from his trainer before he departed for spring training. As mentioned, most regular folks — and perhaps even Trout’s fellow major leaguers ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Eppler on Rebuilding the Angels

Thirteen months ago, we ran an interview titled Billy Eppler on Taking the Reins in Anaheim. At the time, Eppler was a first-year general manager, 100-plus days into his tenure. He’d come to the Angels from New York, where he’d spent 11 years in the Yankees front office. Armed with a background in scouting and player development, and a degree in finance, he was being entrusted...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady offers his thoughts on Patriots skipping White House visit

Visiting the White House after winning a championship is a tradition that has been around for decades – be it at the college level or in the pros of any major sport. It’s something most players look forward to doing, but after winning Super Bowl LI over the Falcons, a handful of Patriots are bowing out.A total of six players – Dont'a Hightower, Martellus Bennett, Chris Long...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago

Report: Padres considering signing Travis Wood or Jered Weaver

Looking to bolster their starting rotation, the San Diego Padres reportedly have turned their focus to veterans Jered Weaver and Travis Wood. The name mentioned last is interesting enough to mention. Jake Peavy has an unquestioned history with the Padres. He pitched in San Diego from 2002-09, was the ace of the NL West champions in 2005 and 2006 and won the National League Cy Young...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson trading fast pitches for fast cars in new career focus

C.J. Wilson was once one of Major League Baseball’s best pitchers, but after missing the entire 2016 season it appears he has settled in on a very different career path these days. Instead of pitching fastballs, he’s about to begin pitching fast cars to people in the Fresno area. Oh, and he will be getting into the world of auto racing in a major way. The former Texas Rangers...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Wilson retiring from baseball, going into car racing

Former Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson is retiring from baseball, but he’s not quite ready to take it easy and golf seven days a week. Instead, Wilson is seeking a bigger thrill than the one he got on the diamond.In an interview with KFSN in Fresno this week, Wilson revealed that he is hanging up the cleats and going into car racing full time. The 36-year-old already owns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s to rename Coliseum field ‘Rickey Henderson Field’

The Oakland Athletics will honor one of their greats, Rickey Henderson. The club announced on Monday that in addition to naming him as a Special Assistant to the President, the field at the Oakland Coliseum will be known as Rickey Henderson Field. It’s a fitting tribute. The A’s have a lot of history. Still, perhaps no player is as synonymous with the Athletics (especially in...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe We Spoke Too Soon About the Angels

We’ve beaten this horse since May—the Los Angeles Angels, despite employing the best baseball player on the planet, are not as good as they should be. Since 2012, Mike Trout’s first full big-league season, the Angels have been to
Via The Sports Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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