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Preseason is a time for bold predictions. Before opening day, every team is tied for first place, thus springing forth eternal hope for the fans of all teams that this year could be their "year".
1. By the end of 2013, Hank Conger and Chris Iannetta will be in a fairly equal timeshare at catcher.
Chris Iannetta’s the man. He’s earned this title, he’s played like it and no one is disputing this. However, I believe that Iannetta will inevitably need some time on the DL given his recent past and the physical demands of playing catcher for the Angels. This will open the door for Conger to earn some playing time. I believe his defense, or more specifically his throwing will progress far enough that Scioscia won’t be afraid to deploy him in Iannetta’s absence. Conger’s ability to hit from both sides of the plate for average, some power and show good plate discipline will make him an attractive and dangerous option for the Angels. This isn’t to say that Chris Iannetta is...
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The March 28th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout in GQ, Angels sign Mark Lowe, trade Geltz and much more...
The Story: The Angels signed reliever Mark Lowe to a minor league contract with a invite to spring training.
The Monkey Says: It looks like the Angels are getting really nervous about the bullpen's performance. It seems the plan...
TEMPE, Ariz. The Angels finalized their trade of Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees on Tuesday after the veteran outfielder passed a physical and the commissioners office approved the cash being exchanged in the deal.
The Angels will pay 28.1 million of the remaining 42 million on Wells contract, which runs through 2014, meaning the Yankees will pick up 13.9 million of the deal...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia is very excited about Ernesto Frieri and the rest of his bullpen.
Frieri pitched a hitless inning in Los Angeles' 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
On getaway day for the Los Angeles Angels and with most of his starting lineup already on the way to California, manager Mike Scioscia gave several glowing reports...
And now we finally get to the projection you have all been waiting for. And now a player that needs no introduction...
2012 Stats: 639 PA, .326 AVG, .399 OBP, .564 SLG, 129 R, 30 HR, 83 RBI, 49 SB, 5 CS, 139 K, .409 wOBA, 170 OPS+, 10.0 fWAR
2013 ZiPS Projections: 695 PA, .282 AVG, .364 OBP, .507 SLG, 122 R, 29 HR, 83 RBI, 47 SB, 8 CS, 149 K, .371 wOBA, 142 OPS+, 7.4 fWAR...
Garrett Richards, who figures to open the season in the bullpen, started for the Los Angeles Angels and threw 2 1-3 scoreless innings Wednesday in a 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers.
Richards made his fifth spring appearance and second start. He allowed three hits.
Jerome Williams followed Richards and struck out six in 3 2-3 innings. He gave two runs and six hits.
(Photo by David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer)
ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels Tuesday traded outfielder Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Exicardo Cayones, LHP Kramer Sneed and cash considerations. Today’s transaction was announced by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.
Cayones, 21, spent the 2012 season playing for New York’s Single-A Staten Island...
The March 26th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson feeling good after another bullpen session, Trout vs. Harper and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson is feeling good after another bullpen session on Monday.
The Monkey Says: Nice to hear, but he still isn't throwing 100% or throwing his changeup. In other words, he still has a long...
In the latest episode of Podcast with a Halo, we deliver the definitive eulogy for Vernon Wells' career, debate Nick Maronde's transition to relief, fret over the big league pitching staff and fear another miserable April. Other than that, this episode is a real upper!
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On his first day with the New York Yankees, Vernon Wells recalled a game in the International League more than a decade ago and he saw Darryl Strawberry in uniform for the opposition.
''I remember the first time I played the Triple-A Yankees, when I was 20 years old,'' he said Tuesday. ''It was the first that I actually got goosebumps playing against another...
I examined the NL West this morning; now let’s take a look at the Junior Circuit and see what’s in store for their counterparts in the AL in 2013. Los Angeles Angels Notable offseason additions: Josh Hamilton, Tommy Hanson, Joe Blanton, Jason Vargas, Ryan Madson, Sean Burnett Notable losses: Zack Greinke, Dan Haren, Torii Hunter, The post NCB MLB Preview–AL West appeared...
Often those teams that are hot favorites with the sports betting sites to win their divisions are also among the favorites for the league pennants and even the World Series. This means that many baseball betting fans opt for combined bets on a particular team, but which clubs would make a good bet for this season’s AL West division?
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