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Halo Headlines: Angels complete Butera trade, former first round pick Bolden shot and killed

The December 19th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels complete Butera trade, former first round pick Bolden shot and killed and much more… The Story: The Angels traded Matt Long to the Dodgers to complete the Drew Butera trade.The Monkey Says: NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Matt Long has been freed, but in the wrong way. Funnily enough, the Dodgers...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Continue To Rework Organizational Catching Depth

Good holy lord, do we all need another topic to discuss right now. Let’s go with this one: Earlier today, the Dodgers acquired minor league outfielder Matt Long from the Angels to complete the Drew Butera trade, then flipped Long and recently-DFA’d pitcher Jarret Martin to Milwaukee for minor league catcher Shawn Zarraga. Okay, so maybe that’s not all that exciting. But do...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Minor League Affiliate Report (6/2 - 6/8)

By Adrian Noche, Staff Reporter - Because of the focus on the draft this past week we're taking a break from our prospect hotlist, but no worries they'll be back next Monday. That said, below is our minor league affiliate reports which highlight some of the top player performances from each affiliate.  Triple-A Salt Lake BeesThe Salt Lake Bees split 6 games this...
Via Angelswin
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Rondon Hits His Way to Top in This Week's Prospect Hotlist (May 12 - May 18, 2014)

.....By: Adrian Noche, Columnist - 1.) Jose Rondon, SS, Inland Empire 66ersPast 10 games: .413 AVG  19 H  3 Doubles  1 Triple  0 HR  1 SBOverall: .335/.360/.418Jose Rondon refused to cool off this week and has managed to raise his batting average even higher from .330 to .335. Rondon collected his 2nd 4-hit game of the season, going 4-5 on Sunday. As a 20 year...
Via Angelswin
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With Kole Calhoun out, it is time to #FreeMattLong ☆

This spring, I accidentally started (or at least propelled) the #FreeMattLong movement on Twitter. It started off as a lark, but was somewhat legitimized as Long performed well all spring, even as he started facing stiffer competition. The premise was simply that Long was one of the under-the-radar prospects who did a lot of things pretty decently, but didn’t do any one thing well...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Trout favored to win AL MVP, #FreeMattLong

The March 13th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout favored to win AL MVP, #FreeMattLong and much more... The Story: Mike Trout is the betting favorite to win the AL MVP. The Monkey Says: He's at 5/1 odds with Miggy at 6/1. Shockingly, Albert Pujols is tied for third at 12/1. I'd like to take the opposite of that bet. The Story: Matt...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Long and Green make case for bench jobs, Hamilton could be back Sunday

The March 12th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Long and Green make case for bench jobs, Hamilton could be back Sunday and much more... The Story: Matt Long is emerging as a dark horse to earn a roster spot. The Monkey Says: This isn't just Long having a hot spring. He has been productive his entire minor league career. He does a lot of thing...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Profile: #27 Los Angeles Angels Matt Long

Bats: Left Throws: Right Height: 5’11” 175 lbs. DOB: 4/30/87(Arkansas/Salt Lake): .293/.371/.487 with 14 HRs and 20 SBAcross the board, Matt Long is a solid player. Hitting: he has never posted a season with an OPS below .800 or less than 25 doubles in a full season. Running: he has never posted a full season with less than 20 SBs. Fielding: He plays all 3 OF spots and since...
Via Angelswin
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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