Found November 29, 2011 on
Monkey with a Halo:
This has been a big off-season thus far for Arte Moreno. Despite being 65 years old, he seems to be learning more and more as each day goes by.
First, he learned what we already all knew, that Tony Reagins is an idiot and then fired Reagins for said idiocy.
Next, he showed a surprising newfound understanding that the status quo is NOT good enough anymore for the Angels and replaced Reagins not with some other crony from the Bill Stoneman era or a hand-picked Mike Scioscia lapdog, but rather a bright, up and coming GM from outside of the organization who was then given free reign to come in and completely clean out the Angel front office.
Having grasped those two lessons, Moreno could easily call it an off-season and look to be a much smarter baseball man for it. But it turns out that the old dog has learned one more new trick. He has learned to shut the hell up.
With all due respect to Moreno, who I believe to be one of the best owners in baseball, it is about time he final...
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Yes, you read the title correctly. Bobby Abreu of the Los Angeles Angeles was Mr. Clutch during the 2011 season. He ended the season with the highest clutch rating in the majors, as measured here at FanGraphs.
I stumbled across this nugget while writing this Thanksgiving-themed post for our friends at Baseball Nation. I was hunting for players who’d accomplished little-noticed...
By Jonathan Northrop - Angelswin.com Columnist…which brings us to the last part of this Offseason Primer: the bullpen. But never fear, my faithful readers, because--considering that these articles became longer than I expected (I couldn’t help diving into the history of the team)--I will write an eighth part as summation, looking in particular at the Angels right now and what...
By Chuck Richter - AngelsWin.com
Yes it would be nice to add a big bat such as Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols, but if that type of signing results in not improving other areas of the club that failed miserably in 2011 I don't think it's worth it. That said I wouldn't complain if Dipoto is able to reach deep into Arte's pocketbook this winter and sign or trade...
New Angels GM Jerry Dipoto finally struck a deal that most Angel fan will find appealing acquiring catcher Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies for right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood.
Per Sam Miller of the Register, who gets it from MLB Trade Rumors. Chatwood made his major league debut as a 21-year-old, and it's hard for me to conceive of how you unload a guy like that as a youngster. For the Rockies, Ianetta has been their starting catcher since 2008; his 2013 option is now voided thanks to the trade. In a sense, it looks like Tony Reagins continues to...
The Angels are one of five or five teams with "serious interest" in free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, agent Paul Kinzer told Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times. DiGiovanna notes that earlier this month Angels GM Jerry Dipoto described his interest level in Ramirez as "lower, but I never close the door on anyone."
Ramirez is open to playing on the West...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels have acquired catcher Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies in a trade for right-hander Tyler Chatwood.
The Colorado Rockies traded catcher Chris Iannetta to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for righthander Tyler Chatwood.
Iannetta, 28, battered .238 with 14 homers and 55 RBIs last season.
He has a career .235 batting average with 63 homers in 458 games with the Rockies.
Chatwood, 21, had a rough season with the Angels, going 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA in 27 appearances (25 starts...
According to the machinery that churns out "runs created," one of the popular categories in baseball's stat age, the Angels' most productive offensive player in 2011 was ... Bobby Abreu?
The Angels add depth behind home plate by trading pitcher Tyler Chatwood to Colorado for the 28-year-old catcher.The Angels add depth behind home plate by trading pitcher Tyler Chatwood to Colorado for the 28-year-old catcher.