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This offseason, when you’re hanging out by the proverbial water cooler (or a real one for that matter) and a coworker (or a random lady in a pants suit with 80's style hair) brings up the Angels, you’ll want to be prepared to discuss their future. And there’s no better way to fool people into really thinking you know what you’re talking about than discussing prospects. Luckily for you, we here at MWAH have your back.
Catcher: For this one, you just have to know Hank Conger’s name and apply everything they used to say about Napoli to Conger. Yes, we realize they aren’t the same player but just go with it. You can say things like “Why won’t they give Conger a shot?” and “Scioscia just doesn’t like his defense” and everyone will think you know what you’re talking about. If you want to go above and beyond, bring up how beautiful his left-handed swing is.
First Base: You’re going to want to know C.J. Cron’s name. He’s a former first round pick, has “plus” power and g
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To say that the cupboard is sparse for elite free agent pitching this offseason would be an understatement.
That’s good news for Zack Greinke, who could turn his resume into a record contract thanks to the weak market, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Baseball executives expect Greinke to be able to get a deal worth $25 million a year for up to six years, or $150 million overall...
The Los Angeles Angels appear to be targeting Ryan Madson to help the back end of their bullpen, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. The Phillies were also interested in a reunion, but negotiations with the Angels (possibly the amount of money) have moved to the point where a return to the Phillies does not appear likely.
Madson signed a one-year deal worth $8.5mm with the Reds last...
Baseball executives see free agent Zack Greinke, who’s drawn
interest from the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and
Washington Nationals, commanding a contract for at least six years and perhaps
as much as $25 million per season, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Baseball executives see star free-agent right-hander Zack
Greinke landing a...
The Los Angeles Angels will look back on 2012 as a grace disappointment, especially after signing Albert Pujols and acquiring Zack Greinke, only to miss out on the playoffs altogether. Blowing 22 saves certainly did not help, and the Angels are acting quickly to repair the back end of their bullpen, looking to sign Ryan Madson to replace Ernesto Frieri as the team’s closer for...
The Angels moved Tuesday to address the weakness that kept them out of the playoffs, reaching an agreement with former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, according to reports.
An Angels spokesman reached Tuesday afternoon said theres nothing yet to confirm, but reports said the sides have struck a one-year deal, a nod to the fact Madson is less than eight months removed from...
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are reportedly close to signing free agent closer Ryan Madson to a one-year deal. The 32-year old Madson, who didn't throw a pitch in 2012 following Tommy John surgery after signing a one-year deal with the Reds during the winter, will be the sixth different full-time Angels closer in the last six seasons. The back of the Anaheim bullpen has...
Hoping a reliever coming off "Tommy John" surgery can help their beleaguered bullpen, the Los Angeles Angels reached a one-year contract agreement with free agent Ryan Madson, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Reports from the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo Sports indicated that the contract would include a low guaranteed salary plus incentives. Madson, 32, saved...
The November 27th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels worried about Dodgers signing Greinke, considering Ryan Madson, trade value rankings and much more...
The Story: The Angels view the Dodgers as their biggest threat to re-signing Zack Greinke.
The Monkey Says: I'm not buying it. The Dodgers already have too many pitchers...
This week, the Angels will have to decide whether or not to tender contracts to all of their arbitration eligible players. For three players, Kevin Jepsen, Alberto Callaspo and Kendrys Morales, the decision to tender a contract will be a no-brainer. But the fourth and final candidate, Jerome Williams, presents quite the quandary.
It really shouldn't be that complicated...
The November 26th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels in talks with Ryan Madson, Greinke certain he'll get a record contract and much more...
The Story: The Angels are said to be "hot" on free agent Ryan Madson.
The Monkey Says: They are supposedly already talking contract too, so this might get done in a hurry...