Found February 11, 2013 on Angelswin:
  By – Geoff Stoddart, Director of Social Media Forget what that groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, says. Forget the images you’re seeing on TV about snow storm Nemo. For Angels baseball fans, spring has strung! Pitchers & Catchers officially reported to Tempe Diablo this morning for the start of Spring Training! Baseball is back! With today’s start of Spring Training, the countdown to the Spring training Fanfest begins in earnest. This year’s event is going to be absolutely amazing! Our special guest include Angels owner Arte Moreno, GM Jerry Dipoto, TV announcer Victor Rojas, Tim Mead, Kole Calhoun, Randal Grichuk, and Travis Witherspoon . There is also a little surprise we're still working on! You won’t want to miss it! As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, the overwhelming response to the event pushed us out of the room we used last year and into the Fiesta Resort’s Grand Ballroom! This move has allowed us to increase the...

Angels enter season with similar expectations

TEMPE, Ariz. There is high anticipation surrounding the Angels as pitchers and catchers report to spring training Monday, the team's surprising December addition of baseball's top free-agent slugger boosting its World Series hopes. Wait, haven't we seen this before? Yes, the names have changed, Josh Hamilton replacing Albert Pujols as the off-season acquisition, but...

Halo Headlines: Madson suffers a setback in rehab, PECOTA predicts the Angels to win the AL West

The February 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Madson suffers a setback in rehab, PECOTA predicts the Angels to win the AL West and much more... The Story: Ryan Madson has shut down his rehab after suffering a sore elbow on February 1st, making it very unlikely he'll be ready for Opening Day. The Monkey Says: Zoiks, Scoob...

Angels Injury Notes: C.J. Wilson, Michael Kohn

As pitchers and catchers continued to ratchet up their workout program in preparation for the rest of the team joining them, injury news has begun to trickle out of the camps.  Here are your injury updates for the Los Angeles Angels. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times says that C.J. Wilson has no limitations on him for spring training.  Wilson had surgery back in October...

Halo Headlines: Baseball Prospectus' Top 10 Angels prospects, Halos have the seventh-ranked roster

The February 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Baseball Prospectus' Top 10 Angels prospects, Halos have the seventh-ranked roster and much more... The Story: Baseball Prospectus provides their top ten Angels prospects for 2013. The Monkey Says: This is not appreciably different than anyone else's with the exception of...

Addressing complaints about the Angels farm system

I hear a lot of gripes about the Angels minor league system lately.  Some of them are founded and others completely unfounded, so I thought I’d take the time to address some of these individually. 1. The Angels minor league system is empty.  The cupboard is bare.   Pretty general, but yeah I get it, not a ton of Top 100 prospects to be excited about.  However, consider...

2013 Player Projection: Scott Downs

For a year and a half, Scott Downs was a savior for the Angels bullpen, but he became part of the problem in the final months of last season. Is the veteran southpaw finally starting to break down? Is he just being infected by the rest of the Bullpen of Perpetual Sorrow? Is there any saving him? 2012 Stats: 45.1 IP, 1-1, 9 SV, 3.15 ERA. 3.66 FIP, 43 H, 17 BB, 3 HR, 32 SO, 2.81...

Angels Injury News: Ryan Madson suffers setback

In the first real injury news of the spring (it's still winter, really), the Los Angeles Angels have received some bad news regarding Ryan Madson.  Their new closer, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, suffered a minor setback in his recovery.  Madson has not thrown in 10 days because of it. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Madson experienced soreness...

Thanks Mark

By David Saltzer, Senior Writer   Baseball and autographs: the two go hand in hand. There’s something about being a kid, meeting a real player, and getting his autograph that is part of the national culture. It’s one of the things that all kids do, and it’s part of what makes baseball great.   Last Saturday was the “Field Day” for my son’s Little...

2013 Angels Prospects Countdown #13: Jose Rondon

The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with the only teenager to make our list, so don't make us look stupid, kid. Jose Rondon Position: SS  Highest Level: Rookie Bats: Right Throws: Right  Height: 6'1" Weight: 160 lbs. Age: 18  Born: 3/3/94 2012 Season Stats AZL: 212 PA, .262 AVG, .314 OBP, .365 SLG, 13 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 20 RBI, 24 SO, 5 SB, 5 CS,...

LA Angels positional and/or personal Spring Training battles: Pitching Staff

Oh happy day! Pitchers and catchers have reported to camp. That means baseball is sort of here! It is the kind of stuff that makes me want to go down to my local high school ballfield just to sniff the grass and lick the dirt. But that would be crazy, right?  Right? Ri- right? Yeah, right. Um, ok, so clearly I need focus on something else to keep my enthusiasm from getting the...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 139: 2013 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

Ben and Sam preview the Angels` season, and Pete talks to Orange County Register Angels beat writer Jeff Fletcher (at 24:40).
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