ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Petit’s Efforts Far From Petite As He Makes Roster

Right-handed hurler Yusmeiro Petit was placed on the Angels’ 25-man roster earlier today. It is merely one move, but it further solidifies the overall appearance of the team that they need to have fully assembled within the next few days at the most. The pitcher originally came to camp as a non-roster invitee, so it accordingly seemed like his chances of making an impact were diminutive...
Via Halo Headquarters
13 hours ago

Escobar, Maldonado hit 1st HRs of spring

Yunel Escobar and Martin Maldonado hit their first home runs of the spring as the Angels beat the A's, 14-3, in the penultimate Cactus League game for both squads Tuesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Via Angels.com
13 hours ago

2017 Angels season preview: How everything could go wrong again

2017 could look a lot like 2016 for the Angels. The Angels made a few notable additions this offseason that should have them set up for a better year in 2017 than 2016. I mean, it would be hard for it to be worse. But the possibility that things go awry again remains a pertinent one. Here is what that unfortunate scenario would look like. The rotation falls apart again The Angels’...
Via Halos Heaven
15 hours ago

Petit makes Opening Day roster

Right-hander Yusmeiro Petit was added to the Angels' 25-man roster for Opening Day, the team announced Tuesday. The move further clarifies the club's personnel outlook for the regular season.
Via Angels.com
15 hours ago

Angels 2017 Player Predictions: LF Cameron Maybin

Welcome to Halo Headquarters Angels 2017 Player Predictions. It’s time to start with the Outfield. Next up Left Fielder Cameron Maybin.  Maybin has been brutalized by injuries over the last several seasons, but this doesn’t sound like too big of a deal. The 29-year-old outfielder was acquired from the Tigers in early November for 23-year-old right-hander Victor Alcantara. Maybin...
Via Halo Headquarters
16 hours ago

Angels 2017 Player Predictions: LF Ben Revere

Welcome to Halo Headquarters Angels 2017 Player Predictions. It’s time to start with the Outfield. First up Left Fielder Ben Revere.  The 2016 season was not a great year for Ben Revere. He hit .217/.260/.300 with two home runs and 24 RBI in 103 games with the Washington Nationals. However he has found new life with the Angels so far in Spring Training. Ben Revere...
Via Halo Headquarters
19 hours ago

MLB on FOX: Mike Trout for MVP of 2017 season

Via FOX Sports
21 hours ago

Angels cautious with Simmons' stiff back

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons missed his second straight spring game on Monday due to lower back stiffness, though the Angels do not believe the ailment is serious.
Via Angels.com
1 day ago

Report: Albert Pujols to solely DH this season

According to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia has “no plans to play Albert Pujols at first base this spring, and that it will stay that way indefinitely.”The 10-time All-Star was questioned on whether he would be ready for Opening Day. He had surgery in December to relieve pain in his right plantar fasciitis which has bothered...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

I Found a Statistic Where Mike Trout Is Bad

Mike Trout‘s the best. You didn’t need the reminder, but there you go. He’s the best that there is. He won’t always be the best that there is, and maybe even in this coming season someone will emerge to be better, but given what we know right now, it’s Trout, then it’s the others. Spring training is a time for universal optimism. It’s a time for seeing the best in developing...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout leaves door open for possible World Baseball Classic in 2021

One of baseball’s best players has yet to wear the Team USA jersey in the World Baseball Classic, but he may be open to the idea the next time the international baseball tournament is held, in 2021. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is not going all in on being included in the next tournament, but he seems to have dipped his toes in the pool of possibility.“If I get the opportunity...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols plays 1st game for Angels since foot surgery

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Albert Pujols played in his first game since foot surgery, going 0 for 2 with a walk in the Los Angeles Angels' spring training game against San Diego on Friday. Batting third as the designated hitter, Pujols grounded out to third base on a 1-0 pitch in his first at-bat. In the third inning, he drew a walk after fouling off a full-count pitch against starter...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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