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Early Tuesday morning, Buster Olney reiterated that the Los Angeles Angels would be willing to trade Mark Trumbo or Peter Bourjos in exchange for pitching. This is a road that the Mets have been down before and an actively debated one among Mets fans. While I’m not an advocate for trading any of the team’s valuable arms for anything short of a certified impact player, it is an issue worth bringing to the forefront again.
Peter Bourjos is a nice player, especially on defense but he is what he is and that’s a glorified fourth outfielder. The Mets essentially have a younger, more appealing version of Bourjos in Juan Lagares so there is no sense in pursuing that angle.
The player that has been on the Mets radar for some time is Mark Trumbo. Say what you want about his high strikeout rate and low on-base percentage but at the end of the day, Trumbo is a power hitting 1B/OF that would go a long way toward protecting David Wright in the lineup. It’s no secret that Wright’s best numbers we...
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The Los Angeles Angels will be looking to acquire pitching this offseason and will likely have to part with one of their major league hitters in order to acquire a pitcher. It isn’t known who they are targeting, but we do know who they may give up.
The Angels have shown a willingness to other teams to trade Mark Trumbo and/or Peter Bourjos, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Many...
The Angels have only one free agent, pitcher Jason Vargas, and they have until 2 p.m. Monday to decide whether to extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to the left-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an injury-plagued 2013 season.
The Angels are not expected to make that offer because it would push them up against the $189-million luxury...
Here is the composite list of Los Angeles Angels Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Angels, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed.
The Angels have drawn a lot of attention to themselves the last few winters thanks to some significant and arguably reckless spending on big time free agents like Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton. Unfortunately for them, they have draw even more attention, this time of the unwanted variety, because their massive investments have blown up so badly in their face. Still, the Angels fancy...
The October 29th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including C.J. Wilson featured in Esquire, LaRussa expects big things from a healthy Pujols and much more...
The Story: C.J. Wilson did a photoshoot of his supermodel fiancee that was featured in Esquire magazine.
The Monkey Says: Yep, that is his future wife and it was C.J. snapping the photos. This...
The October 30th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels willing to trade Trumbo or Bourjos, Pujols not sure who he wants to win World Series and much more...
The Story: Buster Olney reports the Angels are willing to trade Mark Trumbo and/or Peter Bourjos to acquire pitching help.
The Monkey Says: This is a big story nationally, but any Angel...
Here is the salary matrix for the Los Angeles Angeles through 2020.
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The October 31st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including forecasting the major 2013 awards, Angels spring training schedule released and much more...
The Story: Forecasting the major 2013 awards.
The Monkey Says: A cool idea to try and systematically determine the winner based on voting trends and leaderboards. It turns out their math is good enough...
Be sure to bookmark this page to see what the Angels are doing in the off-season…free agency, trades, arbitration. This info will also be linked to the Los Angeles Angels Team Page.
Early Tuesday morning, Buster Olney reiterated that the Los Angeles Angels would be willing to trade Mark Trumbo or Peter Bourjos in exchange for pitching. This is a road that the Mets have been down before and an actively debated one among Mets fans. While I’m not an advocate for trading any of the team’s valuable arms for anything short of a certified impact player, it is an...
From The True Blue Crew Insider, Rick Tamashiro
Most of us remember where we were when Gibson hit the home run.
I was at a wedding. Dinner had ended and they were about to start the program but half of the guests, including myself, were in the hotel bar watching the ninth and refusing to go back to the ballroom until the inning was over. Even the MC of the...
The Angels bullpen has been such a massive, raging brushfire the last few seasons that Australian fire departments keep mistakenly showing up in Anaheim to try and help put it out. We keep hearing about how bullpen arms are fungible assets and that teams should be able to stumble into a decent bullpen almost by accident, yet here we are heading into an off-season where the Halos...
By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
Disclaimer: This trade discussion is purely speculative in nature
and presents an unlikely example of how the Angels can improve their roster for
2014. FanGraphs WAR stat is used to help evaluate player value, but it is
merely a useful guide for this analysis. This article is meant to entertain and
Exactly 11 years ago to date, the Anaheim Angels took on the San Francisco Giants at Edison Field in game 7 of the 2002 World Series. A best of 7 knotted up in the first all Wild Card series was on the tail end of a dramatic Halo comeback in game 6.
The Angels were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position that October night, which was the only thing the Halos would need behind rookie...
The Phillies and reliever Ryan Madson had a tough breakup. First, it appeared that the Phillies and Madson had worked out a four-year deal after the 2011 season. Madson had to settle for a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Madson came down with an injury and never threw a...