2016 Los Angeles Angels Preview & Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

Mike Trout was brilliant once again, but he couldn't carry the Angels to the postseason by himself. With a few interesting young arms in the rotation and an improved defense, will the Angels be able to bounce back behind Trout and Pujols? Let's take a look at the fantasy value for each player.(Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Javy Guerra signs; a Mike Trout trade?

The February 11, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team adding a former Dodgers closer on a minor-league deal, more speculation about a Mike Trout trade that’ll never happen, and more… The Story: Angels sign RHP Javy Guerra to a minor-league deal MWAH Says: Given how last winter went, I’m kind of floored that Arte Moreno would agree to bring in a player...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Top Prospect Countdown: #4 – Jett Bandy

Jett Bandy In 10 words or less: MLB-ready. Good defensive catcher with pop. Position: C | Age (2016): 26Bats: R | Throws: RHeight: 6’4″ | Weight: 2352015 Rank: 25 LEVEL PA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB% SB BABIP wOBA AAA344.291.347.4661118.3%4.7%0.329.360 MLB2.500.5002.00010.0%0.0%0.0001.033 OFFENSE Contact – B.  Bandy’s ability to make contact has never been...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Featherston traded; Farm system ranked last

The February 10, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Taylor Featherston departing for the Phillies for nothing, Keith Law saying not nice things about the team’s prospects, and more… The Story: Taylor Featherston traded to the Phillies for cash considerations MWAH Says: Man, what an absolute travesty of a move did Taylor Featherston end up being. The Angels should...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Impact of Mat Latos signing

Late Tuesday morning the Chicago White Sox made a somewhat surprising signing: pitcher Mat Latos. The 28-year-old signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the South Siders after a 2015 campaign where he pitched for the Angels, Dodgers, and Marlins. Latos is a career 64-55 pitcher over seven seasons in the majors, but his ERA is what really impresses many folks around baseball...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols’ Health Crucial to Los Angeles Angels Season

The man, the myth, the machine. Albert Pujols has been terrorizing pitchers in the major leagues for over a decade, unfortunately for the Los Angeles Angels, machines tend to get a little rusty with age. Pujols hit at least .300 ten out of the eleven years he played for the St. Louis Cardinals and in his eleventh year he hit .299. Stats like that are what earned him the nickname “The...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Smith moving up Angels prospect list

Nate Smith is not going to be on many lists of top prospects in baseball. He doesn’t have the stuff that draws a lot of attention from scouts. No 95 MPH fastball here to light up the radar guns. In spite of this, Smith is now the Los Angeles Angels top pitching prospect and is certainly the closest to being available to help the big league club. The assumption could be made that...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols progressing after foot surgery, but what about Opening Day?

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been cleared to start hitting baseballs off a tee, according to a team official, an early milestone in his rehabilitation from November surgery on the plantar plate of his right foot.Initially, the Angels said Pujols was expected to resume full baseball activities in late March -- making it probable that he would begin the regular...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels, Calhoun avoid arbitration with $3.4 million deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Gold Glove right fielder Kole Calhoun has avoided an arbitration hearing with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract. Calhoun asked for $3.9 million when the sides exchanged proposed salaries Jan. 15, and the Angels offered $2.35 million. The agreement is $275,000 above the midpoint. Calhoun won his first Gold Glove last season...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Angels, Calhoun avoid arbitration with $3.4M deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says Gold Glove right fielder Kole Calhoun has avoided an arbitration hearing with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because it hadn't been announced. Calhoun asked for $3.9 million when the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels, Garrett Richards avoid arbitration at $6.425 million

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with right-hander Garrett Richards, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $6.425 million for the upcoming season. Richards went 15-12 with a 3.65 ERA last season for the Angels. He also shined in his first year as a regular big-league starter in 2014, going 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA before a season-ending knee injury...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Why Fans Shouldn’t Panic

On Friday, Yoenis Cespedes gave the New York Mets a friendly discount when he signed a three-year, $75MM deal with the World Series runner-up. While this signing was a welcome relief to Mets fans everywhere, it was another sock in the gut to Los Angeles Angel’s fans who are becoming impatient with a growingly frugal ownership. With that being said, I don’t think fans need to...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout appears on Weather Channel for blizzard report

Los Angeles Anglels superstar Mike Trout is taking advantage of some down time and Winter Storm Jonas to tickle his weather geek fancy. He appeared on The Weather Channel in the middle of a blizzard to talk some shop, and it was fantastic. This isn’t some way to pass the time for Trout, who legitimately wants to become a professional meteorologist after his MLB playing days...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels designate 1B/OF Navarro for assignment after Alburquerque signing

The Los Angeles Angels announced the signing of bullpen arm Al Alburquerque, according to In order to create a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly signed power right-hander, the Angels designated first baseman/outfielder Efren Navarro for assignment.Alburquerque is signed for a base salary of $1.1 million on a non-guaranteed contract for up to two seasons. Should the...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols will have foot surgery, miss 4.5 months

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will miss the next four and a half months after having surgery last week on his right foot. Albert Pujols underwent a surgical procedure on his foot last week. He is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4 1/2 months. — Angels (@Angels) November 9, 2015   It’s a tough blow for the Angels, as the injury will keep...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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