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By Greg Bird, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
The Angels missed out on the postseason yet again and we are all disappointed. While the postseason moves on without us the Angels Front Office is evaluating its players and the entire organization. I’d like to write some offseason articles evaluating our current roster. This piece will evaluate the team using the same statistics which Dipoto would use. They may not be the best stats to use but they are stats the current Front Office will use.
Back in Spring Training Jerry Dipoto came and spoke at the Spring FanFest. He was asked about sabermetric stats and which ones he uses. He said he encourages the team’s scouts and evaluators to use two stats to begin their player evaluations, OPS+ and ERA+. He said these were stats that were easy for non-sabermetric minded baseball people to grasp easily and were more useful than traditional stats.
OPS+ is based on an older hitting stat most are familiar with, On base Plus Slugging (OPS.) A ...
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It appears Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto will be returning for 2014, but bench coach Rob Picciolo and hitting coach Jim Eppard will not.
The team announced Tuesday afternoon that neither Picciolo, who spent three years as the teams bench coach, nor Eppard, who spent a year and a half as the hitting coach, would be retained for 2014.
Our long wait is over, Arte Moreno has finally made his decision. Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto will return for the 2014 season. Mike Sciscoa and Jerry Dipoto both returning to jobs next season. Only changes: Hitting coach Jim Eppard and bench coach Rob Picciolo — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) October 9, 2013 Picciolo and Eppard weren't quite so lucky, however...
The October 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including questioning the firing of Eppard and Picciolo, Trout credits his father for his development and much more...
The Story: T.J. Simers trolls questions the firing of Jim Eppard and Rob Picciolo.
The Monkey Says: Simers, an actual high-paid journalist, uses two people losing their livelihood to...
While episode 21 was billed as the last podcast for the season, we decided to do one more! Join hosts Adam Dodge and Geoff Stoddart as they welcome back AngelsWin.com founder, Chuck Richter, for the real end of season podcast.
The AngelsWin.com crew looked back at the 2013 season, Mike Trout and a possible big-time contract in the cards, while going over what the club needs...
It quickly became evident that the Los Angeles Angels would once again fail to make the playoffs this season. As such, there was speculation that manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto could be shown the door after four consecutive years of missing the playoffs, doing so over the past two years with a star-studded roster carrying high expectations. Instead, the...
Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto and long-time skipper Mike Scioscia will both be staying on for next season despite year-long speculation that at least one of them would be dismissed after a fourth consecutive playoff absence.
Coaches Rob Picciolo and Jim Eppard however will not return.
Picciolo had just completed his third year as Scioscia’s bench coach and Eppard was completing...
The October 9th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels keep Scioscia and Dipoto, Picciolo and Eppard fired and much more...
The Story: The Angels announced Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto will return in 2014.
The Monkey Says: It is a tough decision, but probably the right one. Finding a superior manager to Scioscia wouldn't be easy and...
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (30) | 2012 (18) | 2011 (15) | 2010 (26) | 2009 (25) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [78-84] AL West
AAA: [78-66] Pacific Coast League – Salt Lake
AA: [73-66] Texas League — Arkansas
A+: [69-71] California League – Inland Empire
A: [56-78] Midwest League – Burlington Arizona Fall League Players — Mesa Solar Sox R.J. Alvarez...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
OCT. 10, 2002
ANAHEIM -- Tim Salmon's right hamstring injury felt so much better Thursday that the Angels right fielder expects to be in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Minnesota Twins.
``Right now, I don't feel there should be any reason why I couldn...
Double-A outfielder Travis Witherspoon has been claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the Seattle Mariners, who designated catcher Henry Blanco for assignment.
Witherspoon, 24, spent last season at Double-A Arkansas, where he hit .214 with 18 doubles, 11 homers and 30 stolen bases.
The 42-year-old Blanco appeared in 35 games for the Mariners this year. He was brought...
The October 10th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including speculation on Angel coaching staff vacancies, five minor league coaches fired and much more...
The Story: Alden Gonzalez speculates on who might fill the vacancies on the Angels' coaching staff.
The Monkey Says: I'd be surprised if Omar Vizquel didn't get appointed to some sort...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
OCT. 8, 2002
ALCS GAME 1
ANGELS AT TWINS
MINNEAPOLIS -- Roger Clemens couldn't do it. Neither could Andy Pettitte. Ditto for Mike Mussina and David Wells.
While the Angels hitters demolished New York Yankees pitching in the Division Series, they found Minnesota Twins starter Joe Mays not nearly as accommodating. Mays...
Before the season, we fans all obsess over the various projections models that attempt to tell us how our teams and players are expected to perform. As Angel fans know quite well, these projections are far from perfect as the Halos have made a habit of soundly beating the projections or getting savagely beaten by them.
Now that the season is over, it seems prudent to look back...
We still don't know who the GM of the Angels will be this winter, but it is no matter to me. At least not right now. I've got plans of my own for what the Angels should do. Yes, it is time for me to play pretend and act out what I would do if Arte Moreno completely lost his mind and made me the GM of the Angels.
Though I am tempted to blow the thing up, I can't fathom...
First move for the new season??? Witherspoon is No. 13 Angels prospect according to MLB.com for what its worth.
Additionally, OF Travis Witherspoon was claimed off waivers by Seattle.
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) October 8, 2013
To make room Blanco was let go.
#Mariners claim AA outfielder Travis Witherspoon off waivers from LAA; DFA catcher Henry Blanco...