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The November 6th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout an AL MVP finalist, Halos scouting Tanaka, DiSarcina hired as 3rd base coach and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout was officially named a finalist for the AL MVP award.
The Monkey Says: He's not going to win, but he is a finalist, so he's got that going for him, which is nice. Notably, and rightfully, not included in the award finalists is J.B. Shuck for AL ROY.
The Story: Jerry Dipoto admits the Angels have scouted Masahiro Tanaka multiple times.
The Monkey Says: The Halos has been quiet on Tanaka for awhile, but this should re-inject their name into the rumor mill. I continue to doubt that they have the ability to outbid all other parties and/or convince Tanaka to sign with them over more established contenders and teams with deeper roots in Japan.
The Story: Gary DiSarcina has been hired as the Angels' new third base coach.
The Monkey Says: DiSar is a...
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Coming into last season, the Los Angeles Angels thought they had it made, they went out on signed the two best players on the market and had a relatively young up and coming team coming into shape.
Mike Scioscia will be back at the helm for the Angels (photo credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America)
Things never went according to plan and many people within the league were waiting...
This winter, much will be made of the Angels and the luxury tax. The big, bad scary luxury tax. The luxury tax that ruins franchises and tears families apart. The luxury tax of our impending doom.
The Hot Stove League has been open for business for less than a week and already it has become necessary that every Angel rumor is tagged with "but they have luxury tax concerns...
The Angels, as expected, did not extend a one-year, 14.1-million qualifying offer to pitcher Jason Vargas by Mondays deadline, so they will not receive draft-pick compensation if the free-agent left-hander signs elsewhere.
Monday's decision does not preclude the Angels from pursuing a multi-year deal with Vargas, who had a 9-8 record and 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts...
The November 5th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Vargas doesn't receive qualifying offer, David Price trade possibilities and much more...
The Story: The Angels did not extend a qualifying offer to Jason Vargas, but they remain interested in signing him.
The Monkey Says: As I have said before, I don't think the Angels are all that...
The Angels named former shortstop Gary DiSarcina as their third-base coach on Tuesday, marking the third time in five years that DiSarcina, whom many believe will manage in the big leagues some day, has bounced between the Boston Red Sox and Angels organizations.
DiSarcina, 45, spent 2006-10 with the Red Sox, serving as a baseball operations consultant, an infield coordinator and...
Jason Vargas is officially a free agent, with no ties to Draft pick compensation, and the Angels will face some stiff competition.
They've made it clear to Vargas for quite some time that they'd like to bring him back, but the remaining holes on their roster and the lack of wiggle room on their payroll give them little desire to overpay.
And Vargas -- as most free agents...
If there was ever any doubt that Albert Pujols would have a normal offseason, there's this: He's already begun to swing the bat.
Pujols, who will leave for his annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic later this week, spent the last two months of the regular season rehabbing from a partial tear of his left plantar fascia, and Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto...
Pitcher Jason Vargas is officially a free agent and the Los Angeles Angels have made it clear to him that they would like to bring him back. But the Angels have very little room on their payroll, so they have little interest to overpay.
As reported by Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto discussed the situation with Vargas when he was reached by phone...
The Los Angeles Angels have signed right handed pitcher Chris Volstad to a minor league contract.
Volstad will receive an invite to spring training and look to find a way to earn a spot at the back end of the Angels rotation this spring. If he fails to make the Angels he will likely be ticketed for a spot at Triple-A.
In 2013 Volstad allowed 10 runs over 8 1/3 innings...
The Angels’ left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas has all spotlights on him as the Angels decided whether they should resign him for the 2014-season or not. As predicted and expected, Jason Vargas did not receive an offer this Monday afternoon’s deadline at 2 p.m. PT.
With that being said, the Angels would have had to offer Vargas a one-year, $14.1 million offer before said deadline...
In order to review the 2013 season, the crackpot staff of Off Base is handing out awards to each Major League team. Please send us $19.95 for the shipping and handling of your team's Hello Kitty stickers awards. Here are the Most Valuable Player, Least Valuable Player, Cy Young, Cy Yuck, Rookie of the Year and Reliever of the Year for the Angels. *Guidelines, prices and participation...
What a difference a winning streak will do your bank account. Don Mattingly appeared headed out the door in Los Angeles until the Dodgers got hot over the summer, now entering his fourth season he is looking at a multi-year extension.
Mattingly’s agent Ray Schulte declined to comment about speculation that his client and Dodgers president Stan Kasten had spoken about...
By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
The Angels season ended over a month ago. The last pitch of the World Series has already been thrown. And yet, one of the most significant series for the 2013 was about to begin.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 was a gorgeous day in Orange County-the kind of day that makes the rest of the country jealous. It was in the low 80s, sunny...
The Hot Stove League is officially open for business. That can only mean one thing: PREDICTION TIME! I actually kind of took a crack at this a few weeks ago, in a more general sense, but the Joomla monster ate that post, so only a small amount of you read that already. So now I shall bravely attempt the exercise again, only with a lot more specifics and with more information. As...
I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News:
The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos.
I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis with more consistent power, but a worse glove. I couldn’t imagine giving up a Jon Niese for someone like...