Found November 10, 2011 on Boston Herald Sports:
The Angels probably would have preferred the Texas Rangers to be hung over, particularly given the recent history...

Halo Headlines: DiPoto Won't Rule Out Big Name Free Agents and Hints at Adding a Closer, Trout Likely to Start 2012 in Triple-A,

The November 10th, 2011 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including DiPoto says not to rule out the Angels on big name free agents, he also hints at adding a closer, Trout likely to start 2012 season at Triple-A and much ...

Tory Hernandez out as Angels front-office shake-up continues

Tory Hernandez, who as manager of baseball operations helped run a bare-bones Angels front office while the team searched for a general manager in October, was informed by new GM Jerry Dipoto on Thursday that he will not be offered a contract for 2012. Hernandez, 33, was with the team for seven years, the first three as a player performance analyst and the last four as manager of...

The Angels Off-Season Suspense (or Lack Thereof) is Killing Me

Is it just me or is the suspense of the 2011 LA Angels off-season too much to bear? Or maybe "suspense" is the wrong word to use since the Angels haven't, you know, done ANYTHING.  No signings, no trades, nothing.  Heck, they haven't even been involved in a single rumor (except for that stupendously stupid Wright-Bourjos trade idea that some New York columnist...

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Wild Card, Round 2 - Moreno vs. Williams

In our next Movember MLB Mustache Madness Wild Card second round showdown, we see what happens when the guy that signs the checks is forced to go whisker-to-whisker with the guy that spends the money. Arte Moreno His team can't win their own division anymore, but maybe his 83% of the vote victory in the first round will help him get over spending $140 million to finish...

2011 Angels Prospects Countdown #23: A.J. Schugel

Up next in our Top 30 Angels Prospect Countdown, we take a look at one of the system's deep sleeper prospects, pitcher A.J. Schugel. A.J. SchugelPosition: Pitcher Level: Split the season between Low-A and High-ABats: Right  Throws: Right  Height: 6'1"  Weight: 190 lbs.Age: 22  Born: June 27, 1989 2011 Season Stats (Low-A): 4-3, 90.1 IP, 2.59 ERA, 73 H, 2 HR...

Angels Fire Baseball Operations Chief Tony Hernandez

Jerry Dipoto told him he won't be back for 2012. Circle of life and all that.

2011 Angels Prospects Countdown #21: Matt Shoemaker

Up next in our prospect countdown, quite possibly the breakout star of not only the Angel farm system, but maybe all of minor league baseball, pitcher Matt Shoemaker.  From undrafted to Texas League Pitcher of the Year, is his big season for real and, if so, what can Halo fans expect from him? Matt Shoemaker Position: Starting Pitcher  Level: AABats: Right Throws: Right  Height...

Angels Notes: Wilson, Bullpen, Coaches

Here's the latest on the Halos.... General manager Jerry Dipoto has "reached out" to C.J. Wilson's representation, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link), though DiPoto added it's "very early in the courting period."  In his Offseason Outlook piece about the Angels, MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith estimated the...

A Cheap Jered Weaver Autograph Makes Two Dirtbags Down, One To Go

When I decided to collect hits of the three best Long Beach State Dirtbags to ever lace 'em up, I mainly had my sights set on an autograph from each of those three gentlemen: Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria, and Jered Weaver. I knew they wouldn't be cheap, but I had no intention of breaking the bank to begin with. I was fortunate enough to swing a deal for Tulo's signature...

Parade of prospects helped Halos in 2011

Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Jordan Walden were among the top prospects in the Angels' system who made major contributions at the big league level in 2011. Despite missing the postseason for the second straight year, the club won 86 games.

10 Photos - The Ultimate Finale

Today's POTD looks back at the final home game of 2011 for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Los Angeles Angels September 22.Angels catcher Bobby Wilson gets ready to go to work in the bullpen. Angels starter Ervin Santana was looking to improve on his 6-4 lifetime record against the Blue Jays that included three complete game efforts. Santana allowed five hits and five walks...
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