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Halo Headlines: Hamilton’s contract does have relapse clauses, no decision on Richards return date yet

The April 16th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Hamilton’s contract does have relapse clauses, no decision on Richards return date yet and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton’s contract has three clauses in it that protect the team in the event of a relapse.The Monkey Says: So we have now confirmed that the language exists, but the union remains insistent...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Team Previews: AL West edition

2015 MLB team previews for the AL West, where some of the best players in baseball reside, using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team in the division.   The 2014...
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Difficulty of Squaring Up Garrett Richards

I think you could say 2014 was the year Garrett Richards started making sense. He was supposed to strike a bunch of guys out. He was supposed to pitch like a staff No. 1. He was supposed to be awesome, and last year, he finally became awesome, taking over an Angels rotation with the more […]
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels interested in Hector Olivera, Richards cleared to throw off mound

The February 13th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels interested in Hector Olivera, Richards cleared to throw off mound and much more… The Story: The Angels are showing at least some interest in Cuban 2B Hector Olivera.The Monkey Says: Olivera is a free agent, not a prospect, so any contract he’d sign would count towards the luxury tax. That is worth...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels ‘optimistic’ about Richards’ recovery, Mota wins broadcasting award

The January 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels ‘optimistic’ about Richards’ recovery, Mota wins broadcasting award and much more… The Story: The Angels remain optimistic about Garrett Richards’ recovery.The Monkey Says: They are still talking as if Opening Day is a possibility, so that’s good news. Still, we won’t really know anything...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: What went wrong in the ALDS

On Sunday night the Kansas City Royals completed their sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with an 8-3 win. After the loss, the Angels became just the second team since 1969 to feature the best regular season record and get swept out of the playoffs. The Angels scored only six runs in the entire series and looked nothing like the team that led baseball in runs scored. In the first game...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards to miss six to nine months

The Los Angeles Angels of  Anaheim took a huge blow when starter Garrett Richards went down on Wednesday with a patellar tendon tear. The Angels got more bad news on Thursday when it was announced that Richards will need surgery to repair his patellar tendon tear and will be out 6-9 months. Mike DiGiovanna of […]
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards continues All-Star caliber season with win over Rangers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If July comes and Garrett Richards finds himself in Minnesota during the All-Star break, it may come as a surprise to some. It shouldn't. Momentum is picking up for the Angels starter to find his way onto the American League roster. The truth is, Richards is quietly developing into one of the top pitchers in the American League. In his first year as a full-time...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards' pitch hits backstop, bounces right to him

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards threw a high pitch that hit the back wall and came right back to him without the catcher touching it during Monday night's game in Washington.In the bottom of the fourth, Richards threw a high pitch to Nationals batter Denard Span that went over the glove of catcher Chris Iannetta into the backstop...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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