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In order to make sense of all the news and rumors for the Angels this offseason, I've decided to create a central repository. On this tracking page you can check in daily to see the latest Halo Hot Stove rumors and MWAH's analysis and patented SciosciaFaceTM rating of said rumors.
Who The Hell Knows
Here is the thing, it isn't even official that the Rays are looking to trade Price. They probably are, but they haven't begun actively shopping him yet (as far as we know). Because of that, we don't know if the Angels are showing serious interest or kicking the tires just for fun. Even if they are serious, the history of packages that the Rays will target does not match what the Angels can offer (that would be blue chip prospects, of which the Angels have none), so it ...
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The Los Angeles Angels had a highly disappointing season in 2013 and after retaining their manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto, they are on the hunt to fix their main problem: pitching.
Wade LeBlanc (photo credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America)
The Angels’ pitching was horrendous this past season, apart from ace Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson, the back...
Mike Trout is an amazing player that has put up crazy numbers in his first two full seasons. In 2 years he tallied 238 runs, 372 hits, 66 doubles, 17 triples, 57 homers, 180 RBIs, 82 stolen bases, and hit over .320 with an on-base percentage over .400! Trout is a two-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger, former Rookie of the Year, and has been robbed of the MVP twice by Miguel...
The last week or so much of the sports media world has been focused on the incendiary comments of KNBR sports talk host Damon Bruce, whose awful rant about women not being welcome in sports went viral. The controversy has now died down and most people have already moved on in this 24/7 news cycle. Bruce was suspended for two days but he has his normal timeslot back and is talking...
Needing to shore up their weak pitching staff last offseason after trading away Ervin Santana and letting Dan Haren walk and sign with the Washington Nationals, the Los Angeles Angels traded once first baseman of the future, Kendrys Morales, to the Seattle Mariners for left-hander Jason Vargas.
Jason Vargas in his last start of the 2013 season (photo credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images...
Mark Trumbo, a 30-homer hitter, is by far the Angels' most coveted player in trade. They could solve some of their pitching issues if they would trade Trumbo.
However, the Angels are very reluctant to deal him.
Of all their players being talked about in trade, he's the one they most want to keep.
Erick Aybar, Howie Kendrick, Peter Bourjos and Chris Iannetta also are getting...
Mike Trout finished second in AL MVP voting for the second consecutive year. That’s bad enough in itself. What’s much worse is that one voter actually placed him 7th. Trout appeared on all 30 MVP ballots. He received 5 1st-place votes, 19 2nd, 3 third, and 1 fourth, fifth and seventh-place votes. Miguel Cabrera, who […]
Currently for sale on Ebay by user thecatspajamas99 Former Phillies first baseman Rico Brogna has found his way back into baseball. Brogna was hired by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a special assistant and hitting coach. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com writes: The Angels are expected to bring in...
So, which hitter will the Angels trade?
General manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday that he was operating with no preconceived notions and is exploring all options in his quest to upgrade his starting pitching.
Angels hitters who would bring the greatest returns are first baseman Mark Trumbo, second baseman Howie Kendrick and shortstop Erick Aybar.
Kendrick, on the surface, would...
The November 14th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels prefer to keep Trumbo, Mike Trout deserves the AL MVP and much more...
The Story: The Angels appear to be reluctant to trade Mark Trumbo despite heavy interest.
The Monkey Says: This is what I have been saying all along, but part of me thinks that this particular report might just be...
This offseason the Tampa Bay Rays will most likely make a bigger splash dealing than buying. The Rays appear to be planning to fill most of their voids with in-house players, but that is not to say they will not be signing anybody. The Rays do have some needs that may have to be filled by signing a free agent, or potentially by trading away ace of the staff, David Price.
By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
Disclaimer: This trade discussion is purely speculative in nature and presents an unlikely example of how the Angels can improve their roster for 2014. FanGraphs WAR stat is used to help evaluate player value, but it is merely a useful guide for this analysis. This series of articles are meant to entertain, generate discussion...
By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Feature Writer -
I'm starting to wonder whether this will be the radical offseason
some predict, or if it will be moderately conservative. Assuming a fair
amount of positive regression to key players next year (especially
Pujols and Hamilton), the Angels might just make a few minor to moderate
moves to fill gaps and upgrade here and...
The November 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels pursuing Eric Chavez, Shuck finish 5th in AL ROY voting and much more...
The Story: The Angels are one of several teams that are pursuing Eric Chavez.
The Monkey Says: Chavez can't really field the position anymore, but as part of a platoon with a quality glove like Luis Jimenez...
On Aug. 24, I wrote the following at FOXSports.com:
The Angels are expected to have a new general manager or manager by next Opening Day because of ongoing philosophical differences between [general manager Jerry] Dipoto and [manager Mike] Scioscia, multiple industry sources told FOX Sports.
[Owner Arte] Moreno, who declined comment through a team spokesman, has not made a final...