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Halo Headlines: Joe Smith returns, Moreno valued at $1.8 billion

The September 30, 2015 of Los Angeles Angels news includes Joe Smith returning to the bullpen, Arte Moreno being valued at $1.8 billion, and more… The Story: Joe Smith to return to bullpen Wednesday MWAH Says: Well that recovery sure progressed quickly. When Smith sprained his ankle 11 days ago, the best-case scenario seemed to be a return for maybe the final one or two games...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Smith could return this week, Gwynn a GM candidate

The September 29, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Joe Smith confident he’ll return this week, Chris Gwynn interviewing for the Angels GM job, and more… The Story: Joe Smith could return this week MWAH Says: Man, would this be a godsend. The bullpen has been great the last few games, but expecting them to continue throwing three or four scoreless innings every...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Smith confident he'll conquer 'cranky' ankle and return soon

The recent losses of both closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith came at a bad time for the Los Angeles Angels, though one of the two might be coming back sooner than expected. While Street's groin strain (called 'devastating' by teammate Mike Trout) will likely keep him out for the rest of the season, Smith told's Alden Gonzalez on Monday that he's progressing quickly...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Street gearing up for more work after Smith sprains ankle in hotel fall

The Los Angeles Angels may be without setup man Joe Smith for the foreseeable future. Smith took a tumble on a flight of stairs at the team's Minnesota hotel on Saturday, spraining his ankle and putting him out of action for a while (at least). Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register noted that the club isn't certain if Smith will be able to make it back to the mound this season, as...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Giavotella nearing return, Smith out indefinitely

The September 21, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Johnny Giavotella beginning a rehab assignment, Joe Smith’s sprained ankle sidelining him indefinitely, and more… The Story: Johnny Giavotella to begin rehab in Arizona MWAH Says: Johnny G successfully cleared the batting-practice hurdle last week, so now he’s off to join the club’s instructional league...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Joe Smith’s 2014 season

Joe Smith was the reliever with the pedestrian name but the excellent numbers in 2014. Despite a very impressive year, Smith still appears to be flying under the radar. But maybe that is for the best since it seems like he might have been pitching well over his head. Should the Angels have signed Smith for so much money (3 years, $15.8 million)? The general sabermetrics stance on...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Smith gets first crack as closer, doesn't disappoint in Angels' win

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joe Smith woke up Monday morning knowing he was going to pitch. In reality it was more like Monday afternoon after waking up around 2pm because he didn't get to bed until 6am as a result of the Angels spending all night flying across the country. Rather he believed it or was just delirious, the feeling stuck with him as he made his way through the Angels clubhouse...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels get pitching help

The Los Angeles Angels had a disappointing season last year and it was all based around the horrid pitching staff, from starters to the bullpen, the Angels simply just couldn’t get anybody out. Joe Smith should shore up the back end of the bullpen (photo credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) Past ace Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson, the Angels had a horrible season on the...
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels agree to terms with reliever Joe Smith

The Angels bolstered their bullpen Saturday night, agreeing to terms with former Cleveland Indians setup man Joe Smith on a three-year deal for about 15 million. The signing, confirmed by a person familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak publicly about them, is not expected to be announced until Smith passes a physical. Smith, who turns 30 in March, has been one of...
Via Fox Sports West
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Free Agency: Tribe reliever Joe Smith to sign with Angels

Cleveland Indians setup man Joe Smith is set to sign a 3-year, $15 million deal from the Los Angeles Angels, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Saturday night. The 29-year-old Smith was expected to depart this offseason, as general manager Chris Antonetti had previously addressed the team’s radical bullpen turnover. The Indians already released Chris Perez, while Smith, Rich Hill...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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