Under the keen eye of Angels owner Arte Moreno, fresh-faced GM Billy Eppler was confronted with his first challenge since being hired on October 4, 2015. His task was simple: upgrade the roster without spending an absurd amount of money. Staying under the luxury-tax threshold has proven to be a tough challenge for Eppler. With […]
The biggest story this winter is that two National League West teams have signed top-notch starting pitchers ... and neither of those teams was the Los Angeles Dodgers. But here's an under-the-radar story: The Los Angeles Angels haven't spent any money, either.Last season the Angels got essentially zero production from their left fielders or their bench, and yet as Bill Shaikin reports...
Sep 24, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno before the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Kirby Lee USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Angels signed a free agent outfielder on Wednesday - but it wasn't one of the marquee names on the market.Daniel Nava agreed with the Halos on a one-year...
At the start of every winter, amidst the regular season recaps, free agency previews, and the what-if stories that Angels reporters use to fill the lull between end of another disappointing season and the official start of the offseason, owner Arte Moreno is asked about the state of the organization and what he feels is in store for the future. Inevitably, the subject of MLB’s...
Mike Scioscia’s clash with the Angels’ front office has been well documented. A few years ago it was reported that he and GM Jerry Dipoto were not getting along and that the team would have to choose between the men. Owner Arte Moreno’s solution was to keep both until things got so bad that DiPoto...Read More
The September 24, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a breakdown of potential playoff tiebreakers, Arte Moreno getting stingy with parking spaces, and more… The Story: How the Angels line up in playoff tiebreakers MWAH Says: Everybody should get on board with #TeamEntropy. There’s still a (very slim) chance the club could end up in a three-way tie with the Twins...
Are the Angels now the worst organization in baseball? It seems almost impossible that any franchise could ever step to the Marlins and dare displace them atop the dysfunction power rankings. Yet somehow in the last six months and culminating in the resignation of Jerry Dipoto, Arte Moreno and company have shown the world that when it comes to reprehensible behavior, they go to...
Buried in a recent article about the nonexistent stadium lease talks between the Angels and Anaheim is information that, when combined with the report that the club anticipated ticket sales to drop, would intrigue any budding conspiracy theorist. Seeing as this is the Internet, where conspiracy lives at every corner (look out!), I thought I’d share. Entering 2015, the Angels had...
Before the Los Angeles Angels decided to eat $68 million to basically give Josh Hamilton back to his old team, owner Arte Moreno explored ways to void the 33-year-old’s contract. To the surprise of no one, the MLB Players Association fought Moreno and won. An arbitrator ruled that the Angels could not punish Hamilton for...Read More
Angels owner Arte Moreno told reporters Friday that the team could pursue action against Josh Hamilton for potentially violating his contract with the team by using drugs. “We have a contract with Hamilton, and in that contract, there’s specific language that he signed, and his agents approved, that said he cannot drink and use drugs,”...Read More
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