Angels in AFL: Ward continues to open eyes

Jonathan Mayo reports on the Angels in the Fall League, where Taylor Ward and David Fletcher are putting in work.
15 hours ago

AFL Weekly Update: Ward Stays Hot, Alcantara Highlights Pitchers’ Success

After two weeks of Arizona Fall League action, Halo prospects have settled in with the Scottsdale Scorpions. Six of the seven prospects have played in at least three games for Scottsdale with the exception of Grayson Long. This week, Angels prospects improved on their fairly decent first week. For Halo hitters, Taylor Ward took the helm this week for the Scorpions, going 4-for-10...
Via Halo Headquarters
15 hours ago

Initial Ideas on How to Improve the Angels This Offseason

By David Saltzer, Senior Writer - Okay folks, take this for what it is. It's an early look at a different way to rebuild the Angels this offseason. We all know the needs and the limitations. We can't solve all of our problems with money, and even if we could, the talent just isn't there to buy. We are going to have to be creative, and, we are going to have to accept...
Via Angelswin
18 hours ago

Here are the free agent OFs the Angels will take a look at this winter

Who is your fave? Ok, besides Mark Trumbo? Another off-season, another chance for the Angels to try and fill the LF field hole, or, if you’re more pessimistic, it’s another chance for the team to do nothing and just try and fill the whole internally and cheaply. Which, in this year perhaps more than others, might be OK with fans. The Halos have Jefry Marte who could be a cheap...
Via Halos Heaven
2 days ago

Angels News: Bye Bye Johnny Giavotella?

It was news that shocked thousands of Angels fans as Johnny Giavotella was sent down to the Angels AAA affiliate for most of the 2016 season. He was a fan favorite, and was the underdog that everyone cheered for. Last year Giavotella’s effort and heart just was not good enough for the team perhaps. He hit .260 with 6 HR’s, 31 RBI’s, in 99 games with the team. On the base baths...
Via Halo Headquarters
3 days ago

No Corner-copia for the Angels in the near future

The Angels lack MLB ready prospects at the corners, so what does the future hold there? Let's face it - when it comes to First and Third base, the Angels have some of the worst defense in the league.  Albert Pujols and his constant foot problems have pretty much relegated him to the DH role for the remainder of his career (5 more years) and Cron has to grow some more in his fielding...
Via Halos Heaven
3 days ago

Arizona Fall League Angels Prospect Update 10/19

The Arizona Fall League is in full swing and 7 Angels prospects are trying to prove their worth While most of the world watches the MLB playoffs, prospects from around the league are showing off their stuff in the Arizona Fall League which started last week and runs through mid November. The Angels prospects play on the Scottsdale Scorpions whose roster also includes prospects from...
Via Halos Heaven
5 days ago

Angels' Garrett Richards sees progress in healing elbow

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Garrett Richards is expected to be ready for spring training after the Los Angeles Angels right-hander completed his instructional league work with no problems in his right elbow. Richards had a platelet-rich plasma injection on Friday, the Angels announced. Richards also was examined by Dr. Steve Yoon, who saw continued healing in the pitcher's partially...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Richards receives plasma injection for elbow

Angels ace Garrett Richards may be able to avoid Tommy John surgery on his elbow. The Angels pitcher received a plasma injection on Friday, according to the OC Register. The plasma injection is supposed to be the final step in Richards being cleared for spring training next season. Richards posted a 2.34 ERA in six starts this season, but he did not pitch after May 1 because of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout named Baseball America's Player of the Year

Angels’ center fielder Mike Trout is Baseball America’s Major League Player of the Year for the third time in five years. Trout, who turned 25 in August, put up big numbers again this year starting with his 9.4 WAR, a full point above Chicago...
Via The OC Register
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Calhoun needs core muscle surgery; ready for spring

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun is having surgery on a bilateral core muscle injury. The Angels announced Dr. William Myers is performing the surgery Tuesday in Philadelphia. Calhoun will need at least six weeks of recovery time, but he is expected to head into spring training with no limitations. Calhoun batted .271 with 18 homers and 75 RBIs...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing Eppler’s past to predict his future

There isn’t a ton we can gather from Eppler’s time as the Angels’ General Manager, but with just over a year worth of data, we can start to put together patterns which could be applied in principle to this year’s free agent class in an effort to illuminate where the Angels might go.  First, let’s start with what Eppler has done so far. Signings OF Todd Cunningham, C Geo...
Via Monkey with a Halo
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Shoemaker shows willingness to wear protective headwear for pitchers

Baseball isn’t supposed to be a life-or-death situation, yet that is exactly what it turned in to for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker on Sept. 4, 2016. A line drive hit struck the pitcher in the head and in the exact right spot to cause his surgeon to tell him it was live-or-die based on what he found. With a hematoma and a fractured skull, certainly things weren...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout's Angels face messy future after dismal season

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols and Mike Trout just completed their fifth season together in the heart of the Los Angeles Angels' lineup. They still haven't won a playoff game, and postseason success has never seemed farther away after the Angels' worst season since 1999. Trout insisted the distance isn't as great as it appears after Los Angeles needed a September surge just...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Scioscia backtracks on previous comments, endorses Trout for MVP despite record

Mike Scioscia is backing superstar Mike Trout as AL MVP. That might not seem noteworthy, but the comments reverse the Los Angeles Angels managers previous thoughts on qualifications for the award. Back in August, Scioscia said “there needs to be value on how you’ve affected a team’s performance.” Interesting comments considering Scioscia has the American League’s best player...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Final: Daniel Wright pitches his best game as Angels defeat Astros

ANAHEIM – Daniel Wright saved his best for last. Wright, who came to the Angels in a waiver claim earlier this month, got better in each of his last two starts. On Friday night, he gave up just one run in six innings in the Angels’ 7-1 victory...
Via The OC Register
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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