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By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist --
This is the time of year all baseball fans look forward to. The weather is warming up, spring training games have started and each of us, no matter which team we support, have at least a glimmer of hope that this could be the season our favorite ballclub makes the post season. As fans look forward to the upcoming season, managers and coaches sift through dozens and dozens of players to put together their opening-day 25-man roster. So many different aspects go in to building a contending ballclub; the rotation, offense, bench, bullpen, minor league systems, etc. With so much information to follow from each team it may get a little overwhelming for the common fan. Fortunately, the MLB Network has an annual series called “30 Clubs / 30 Days”, the one stop shop for baseball fans wanting to scope out the competition or learn more about their team going into the season.
AngelsWin.com was provided an opportunity to discuss the upcoming 201...
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By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media --
Over the years, AngelsWin.com has been honored to welcome such guests as Arte Moreno, Terry Smith, Jose Mota, Rex Hudler, Jerome Williams and Victor Rojas to their Spring Training Fanfest. These guests took the time to speak with the fans, answer questions and even pose for pictures. They have made each year...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Albert Pujols' daily routine hasn't changed much since spring training began 2 12 weeks ago. He's taking batting practice, fielding ground balls hit right at him and jogging on a treadmill. He has not yet run on a field, and he appears at least two weeks away from playing in an exhibition game.
But the Angels first baseman, who underwent surgery to clean...
Last season, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout put fans in awe after robbing a homer from Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy. Trout went a long way in tracking the baseball and eventually timed his leap perfectly to secure the would-be solo shot. It was truly a glorious sight to behold.On April 13, the Halos will commemorate the magic moment by giving away a bobblehead...
The Angels are contender at the MLB level, but can the farm system compare?
Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages.
Mike Trout says the reports that he showed up to spring training overweight are inaccurate and overblown.
Many fans and analysts were concerned that Trout fell out of shape over the offseason after word circulated that the reigning AL Rookie of the Year had put on weight. The report seemed to emanate from Angels beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, who tweeted this...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Although two prominent managers recently have called for a ban on collisions at home plate, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said he is not convinced a rule change is in order.
"It's a tough thing to legislate with any kind of rule," Scioscia said.
San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy and St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny former catchers each...
No reliever makes Angels fans more nervous than Kevin Jepsen, but no pitcher might be more important to the Halos in 2013. Needless to say, it is going to be quite the interesting year, either good or bad or maybe both, from the up-and-down reliever.
2012 Stats: 44.2 IP, 3-2, 2 SV, 3.02 ERA. 3.21 FIP, 39 H, 12 BB, 3 HR, 38 SO, 0.84 GB/FB, 0.6 fWAR
2013 ZiPS Projections: 58...
As you are getting ready for your upcoming fantasy baseball draft or auction, there are a few different ways that can help you determine where there is value or a drop off in talent at each position. One way is by grouping each position into tiers to separate different levels of projected performance. By setting up tiers, it will give you a good idea how many catchers are at each...
8:30 a.m. ET: The games people play are changing before our eyes, as those on the inside freely admit. Among the factors driving these changes is a deluge of data.
The second and final day of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference promises to be full of insights and opinions on how data is changing the sports world.
Owners, staff and officials from the highest ranks of the sports...
Tweet Last June eventual American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout made one the defensive plays of the season when he robbed Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy of a would-be home run in Baltimore. Re-watching the video never gets old, but if you would like another way remember the moment these will be available [...]
The March 1st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Buttercup not going away, Cassevah outrighted and much more...
The Story: The singing of "Buttercup" during the seventh inning stretch at the Big A will return this year.
The Monkey Says: Great decision by the Angels stadium staff and PR team. That song is universally loathed makes a...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a slugging outfielder who is hoping to make a name for himself.
Position: OF Highest Level: High-A
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 22 Born: 8/13/91
2012 Season Stats
High-A: 575 PA, .298 AVG, .335 OBP, .488 SLG, 30 2B, 9 3B, 18 HR, 71 RBI, 92 SO, 16 SB, 6 CS, .329...
Mike Trout's 2012 season is much like a fishing story. It just seems to get more extravagant with each telling of the tale. I've heard the fables, "Oh man, I caught this 12 lb walleye in my bath tub!"; when in reality the guy probably dropped a 12 lb turd in his toilet after eating Taco Bell. The plastics and tainted horse meat will do that to a guy. You'll...