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This week, the Angels will have to decide whether or not to tender contracts to all of their arbitration eligible players. For three players, Kevin Jepsen, Alberto Callaspo and Kendrys Morales, the decision to tender a contract will be a no-brainer. But the fourth and final candidate, Jerome Williams, presents quite the quandary.
It really shouldn't be that complicated should it? But I assure you, it is. So bewildering, in fact, that I've been debating it in my own head for weeks. Yeah, I know, I should probably think about more important things like my family, the unrest in the MIddle East, the forthcoming Mayan apocalypse or pudding. But no, I spend my waking hours torturing myself with an internal debate over a guy who may or may not be the swingman for the Angel pitching staff. So, I've got that going for me, which is nice.
Anyway, allow me to share with you both sides of my impending psychotic break well-reasoned arguments for and against the Angels n...
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By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Columnist
Vernon Wells has a really bloated contract.This isn’t news to pretty much everyone in Major League Baseball (MLB).It isn’t news to Arte Moreno. It isn’t news to Mike Scioscia. It isn’t news to Jerry Dipoto (JeDi).Even before the season ended, there were various sources indicating that the Angel’s were working hard to move...
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If the Zack Greinke sweepstakes comes down to the two L.A. teams as many have speculated, then the talented right-hander could soon don Dodger Blue.
According to CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler, the Angels are unlikely to sign Greinke despite once being considered the favorites to do so.
A report over the weekend indicated that Greinke could be in line to receive a record-setting...
While the Los Angeles Angels are now viewed as unlikely to re-sign
right-hander Zack Greinke this winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers are seen as the
frontrunner for the market’s top starter, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Los Angeles Dodgers are considered the front runner for Zack Greinke according to source with knowledge of the negotiations.... but NOT over
— JIM BOWDEN ...
Baseball executives see free agent Zack Greinke, who’s drawn
interest from the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and
Washington Nationals, commanding a contract for at least six years and perhaps
as much as $25 million per season, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Baseball executives see star free-agent right-hander Zack
Greinke landing a...
The Los Angeles Angels will look back on 2012 as a grace disappointment, especially after signing Albert Pujols and acquiring Zack Greinke, only to miss out on the playoffs altogether. Blowing 22 saves certainly did not help, and the Angels are acting quickly to repair the back end of their bullpen, looking to sign Ryan Madson to replace Ernesto Frieri as the team’s closer for...
The Angels finalized the signing of right-hander Ryan Madson to a one-year, $3.5 million contract. Madson passed a physical, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday, and is projected to replace Ernesto Frieri as the Angels' closer next season if he's healthy. The deal called for an additional $2.5 million in roster bonuses and $1 million based on games finished, meaning...
The Angels moved Tuesday to address the weakness that kept them out of the playoffs, reaching an agreement with former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, according to reports.
An Angels spokesman reached Tuesday afternoon said theres nothing yet to confirm, but reports said the sides have struck a one-year deal, a nod to the fact Madson is less than eight months removed from...
Ryan Madson agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday with the Los Angeles Angels, who believe the right-handed reliever will make a strong comeback from Tommy John surgery.
The longtime Philadelphia reliever missed all of last season with the Cincinnati Reds, who signed him in January after a stellar performance in 2011 with the Phillies. He underwent surgery in April on a torn ligament...
The November 28th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels complete Madson signing, unlikely to sign Greinke, Weaver a cause for concern and much more...
The Story: The Angels have agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden deal with Ryan Madson, pending the results of his physical.
The Monkey Says: This appears to be a done deal with...
Hoping a reliever coming off "Tommy John" surgery can help their beleaguered bullpen, the Los Angeles Angels reached a one-year contract agreement with free agent Ryan Madson, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Reports from the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo Sports indicated that the contract would include a low guaranteed salary plus incentives. Madson, 32, saved...
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are reportedly close to signing free agent closer Ryan Madson to a one-year deal. The 32-year old Madson, who didn't throw a pitch in 2012 following Tommy John surgery after signing a one-year deal with the Reds during the winter, will be the sixth different full-time Angels closer in the last six seasons. The back of the Anaheim bullpen has...
Two games into Scott Kamzir’s Winter League season and he is sitting with a 0-1 record and an ERA of 6.00.
While most would look at that and not even have a second thought, to others, including Major League Baseball scouts, tells a very different story.
Kazmir is one of those tales about a highly talented athlete that has fallen upon hard times. Once, one of the best left...
The November 27th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels worried about Dodgers signing Greinke, considering Ryan Madson, trade value rankings and much more...
The Story: The Angels view the Dodgers as their biggest threat to re-signing Zack Greinke.
The Monkey Says: I'm not buying it. The Dodgers already have too many pitchers...
So you want Ryan Madson to be the new Angels closer, eh? Well, I suppose that makes some sense. He does have experience in the role, if your into that sort of thing, and he has a more established track record that incumbent closer Ernesto Frieri. Such a move would free up Frieri to ease into the high leverage innings more as a setup man. It's a good idea. Not a great...