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Halo Headlines: Angels tried to trade Hamilton, Beckham in ‘holding pattern’

The December 18th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels tried to trade Hamilton, Beckham in ‘holding pattern’ and much more… The Story: The Angels have been trying to trade Josh Hamilton.The Monkey Says: Without much success, obviously. It wrote about this whole thing yesterday, so I won’t rehash the whole thought on it. I will say though...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Josh Hamilton or do you believe in Christmas miracles?

Christmas is a time for miracles. Little boys and girls filling out wishlists for all the toys and goodies they want Santa to leave under the tree for them. One thing many kids, and even grown-ups, in Orange County have atop their Christmas list this year is Josh Hamilton being traded. Anywhere, just not here. With $83 million and three years left on his contract, that seems...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

To trade Hamilton or not to trade him? That is the question for Halos

A scout with whom I speak regularly predicted Tuesday that Josh Hamilton would not open the season as a member of the Angels. I would not go that far. But I would bet that Hamilton does not complete the final three years of his contract with the club. The Angels, according to major-league sources, have discussed a possible Hamilton trade with at least two teams this offseason, the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #182: Josh Hamilton | OF | LAA

In the pantheon of bad baseball contracts, Ryan Howard (five years, $138MM) is probably the most oft-cited example, but there several other bad contracts that GM’s wish they could have back: Alex Rodriguez (10 years, $275MM) Albert Pujols (10 years, $240MM) Joey Votto (10 years, $225MM) Prince Fielder (nine years, $215MM) Joe Mauer (eight years, $184MM) And the list goes on...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: grading the Winter Meetings, Hamilton needs to step up

The December 15th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including grading the Winter Meetings, Hamilton needs to step up and much more… The Story: Grading each team’s moves at the Winter Meetings.The Monkey Says: The Angels get a “B” since they gave up a fan favorite and probably got a little bit worse in 2015. That’s still a passing grade, so I...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton Wants To Bet Mike Trout On Cowboys vs Eagles Game

Who wouldn’t want to have friendly bet with their teammates on a rivalry game for their favorite team? Josh Hamilton, who is a fan of the Cowboys, wants to place a bet with Angels teammate Mike Trout on this Sunday’s game with the Philadelphia Eagles. .@Trouty20, how about a friendly wager over the #Cowboys – #Eagles game this Sunday?? — Josh Hamilton (@thejoshhamilton...
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: what we learned from the Josh Hamilton contract, Herrera comes back on minor league deal

The December 4th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including what we learned from the Josh Hamilton contract, Herrera comes back on minor league deal and much more… The Story: What can we learn from the Josh Hamilton contract?The Monkey Says: They say a players true price is what the top bidder is willing to pay, but that doesn’t make that the smart price...
Via Monkey with a Halo
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can We Learn from The Josh Hamilton Contract?

Could huge dollar, shorter term free agent contracts become the way of the future?
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton: I put poison in my body and fans still boo me

Josh Hamilton has struggled to remain healthy this season, and his relationship with Los Angeles Angels fans has suffered because of it. Hamilton played in just 89 games this season while battling thumb, shoulder, rib and back injuries. He went just 0-for-13 from the plate in the ALDS as the Angels were swept by the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton excused himself from Angels’ alcohol celebration

The Angels on Wednesday clinched the AL West for the first time since 2009, and one of their key players was not around to enjoy most of the celebration. Josh Hamilton, who has had well-known struggles with alcohol and drug abuse, excused himself before the alcohol started flowing during the team’s celebration. OC Register Angels […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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