ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

McCullers dominates Angels, Snaps their six game win streak

The Angels looked to extend their season high six game win streak, as they hit the road to face off against the Houston Astros, Friday night at Minute Maid Park. The Angels sent Matt Shoemaker to the mound, and he was opposed by right hander, Lance McCullers. Shoemaker and McCullers matched each other pitch by pitch as the game was scoreless through four innings of play. In the fifth...
Via Halo Headquarters
8 hours ago

Weaver faces Astros aiming to extend July success

A pair of right-handers, Collin McHugh and Jered Weaver, take the mound at Minute Maid Park as the Astros and Angels continue their three-game series on Saturday night in the 11th matchup between the two clubs this season.
Via Angels.com
9 hours ago

Final: Angels can't support Matt Shoemaker as winning streak ends with loss to Astros

HOUSTON – Matt Shoemaker needed to be even better than he was last time. And that would have been tough, since he pitched a shutout last time. The Angels didn’t score any runs while Shoemaker was pitching on Friday night, resulting in a 2-1 loss...
Via The OC Register
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trout saw Altuve's potential back in Minors

Mike Trout and Jose Altuve have since sparred as division rivals and have played together on four All-Star teams, growing a little closer each time. Trout is effusive in his praise for the second baseman, saying, "He hits everything."
Via Angels.com
14 hours ago

TJ Surgery Recovery Day 21: Andrew Heaney gets a pedicure

Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney has undergone Tommy John Surgery which will at least sit him out until 2018. Heaney wanted to show fans the recovery process by posting a picture each day on Instagram. In this series at Halo Headquarters, we will be looking at all the photos and giving fans the inside scope on how Heaney is doing. Day 21: Andrew Heaney will need some help cleaning...
Via Halo Headquarters
15 hours ago

Series Preview: Angels @ Astros (Gaining Ground)

Angels bring their hot streak into the Texas heat If you were a casual Angels fan, would you want to see them as sellers given their current hot streak?  Probably not.  We need to settle on the reality that we won't be doing any farm building and probably won't be trading any players (though a Joe Smith trade wouldn't surprise me). The Angels are the hottest team in baseball right...
Via Halos Heaven
19 hours ago

THIS is how the Angels build to compete in 2017

Not possible? It might be. Remember we are starting with the best player in baseball who is a great starting point for any team. NOTE:  This article is an actual plan, and not to be confused with my snarky article I wrote at the end of June :) The Angels have made it pretty clear where they stand on "rebuilding" the team and how their goal is to remain competitive year after...
Via Halos Heaven
22 hours ago

Improved breaking ball has Angels relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian on track to become a closer, just like his father

HOUSTON – For the first couple years that Cam Bedrosian got a crack at the majors, he had merely a big fastball and a recognizable name. As major league hitters reminded him repeatedly, it takes more than that. A naked fastball and a major league...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

According to this MLB Writer, Mike Trout without a doubt will be in the HOF

Angels MVP Mike Trout is already breaking records left and right, but is he worth being in the Hall of Fame? Sports Illustrated writer Jay Jaffe took a lot at the possible HOF player for the upcoming votes and into the future. Of course he talked about Trout and when he might be inducted into the HOF. But does he have the stats to prove it? Here’s Jaffe explanation on his process...
Via Halo Headquarters
1 day ago

Jered Weaver's Future Is In The Los Angeles Angels Bullpen

This season has not been kind to the Los Angeles Angels. At 43 wins against 52 losses, the Halos are just a single game ahead of the last-place Oakland Athletics. Despite their recent surge — winning 10 of their last 12 games — the Angels are still 11.5 games back of the division-leading Texas Rangers, and there is little chance they capture the division. With the Toronto Blue...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Hall of Fame Index: Albert Pujols

About five years ago there was an ad that MLB was running about the great players in the game. The general idea was, “remember the time when you saw Player A do this?” The commercial continued until it reached its epic conclusion, “do you remember the time when you saw Albert Pujols do everything?” The implication was pretty clear. At that time, Pujols would have been an...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Whicker: Angels' Albert Pujols, the king, isn't dead just yet

ANAHEIM – He wears No. 5 on his back. He does not wear No. 5 More Years At $28 Million Per. He no longer is a fixture on All-Star Weekend. He has not brought championships to Anaheim, although that wasn’t his job description. He is Albert Pujols...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Tropeano is 3rd Angels pitcher to tear elbow ligament

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Nick Tropeano has become the third Los Angeles Angels starter to tear his ulnar collateral ligament this season. The Angels announced Tropeano's injury Tuesday. The right-hander left his start Monday against Texas after two innings. Tropeano will seek a second opinion before deciding whether to have Tommy John surgery, which could sideline him until 2018. Tropeano...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Astros prospect Alex Bregman suggests he’ll be called up Friday

One of baseball’s best prospects may be making his way to the majors soon. In an interview on Tuesday, Houston Astros star prospect Alex Bregman was asked whom he may be making his debut against. Bregman’s answer hinted that his arrival may be forthcoming. “I don’t know,” Bregman said to Sean Pendergast, Rich Lord and Ted Johnson on SportsRadio 610. “I think...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Late: Angels Minor League All-Stars

The Angels collective minor league teams this year are each sitting below .500 (with the exception of Rookie Ball), so it’s difficult to get excited about players this year.  But regardless, there are some standouts that deserve to be recognized.  Keep in mind, this is not a top prospect list.  Some prospects rank rather high despite not putting up numbers.  These are simply...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels catcher Soto back on disabled list with knee trouble

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels put catcher Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his left knee Monday, only eight days after he returned from knee surgery. Soto played two games after coming back, but was scratched from the lineup on Sunday. The Angels called up Juan Graterol from Triple-A Salt Lake. Soto emerged as the Angels' starting...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols' 2 HRs power Angels past White Sox 8-1 for sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols hit a pair of two-run homers, Jered Weaver pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels completed an emphatic three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with an 8-1 victory Sunday. Pujols connected in the first and fourth innings of his 53rd multi-homer game. He has 577 career homers as he pursues Mark McGwire (583) for 10th place on...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: trade rumors and the future of the team

The Los Angeles Angels are hoping to recharge after a lackluster first half of the 2016 season. The trade deadline is just about two weeks away and there have been some different rumors swirling around the Angels community. It’s looking like the team needs to get rid of some sort of talent they may possess in order to gain some players that could benefit them in the future. Joe...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Trade Candidate: Geovany Soto

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  Recently reactivated from the disabled list, Geovany Soto was having an impressive offensive season while providing quality defense behind the plate. Below are Soto’s 2016 splits: So clearly Geovany is destroying left-handed pitchers and basically hitting slightly below League average (79 wRC+) against righties...
Via Angelswin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What If Arte Moreno Had Splurged for Cespedes?

A few months ago, many Angel fans were dreaming about adding one of the premium free agent left fielders who were listening to bids this past off-season to the Halo roster, but those dreams poofed into the bitter reality of Arte Moreno’s new-found, tight-fisted, fiscal philosophy, and Halo Honks had to live with beginning the season with a Daniel Nava/Craig Gentry platoon in left...
Via Monkey with a Halo
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: the latest misfortune

If the big move that the Los Angeles Angels thought they were making was to bring in Tim Lincecum to aid and lead an already mediocre starting rotation, they were dreaming with their eyes open. After 2012, I felt like it was universally known that “The Freak” had already freaked out enough pitching coaches to actually secure a role on any staff; much less the Angels, who are...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB All-Stars: "Mike Trout is my favorite player to watch"

Mike Trout joined yesterday’s “MLB Tonight” from the field in San Diego. The clip below includes Trout discussing playing in the Major Leagues, other big leaguers saying he’s their favorite player to watch, and his thoughts on David Ortiz retiring. On playing in the Major Leagues, Trout said, “My parents always taught me not to take anything for granted. Putting the...
Via Angelswin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Last Week in Angels Baseball: The Foolish Consistency Edition

By Glen McKee, Staff Writer and Sad Panda -  The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (you know he’s either great at something or a serial killer because he’s referred to by all three of his names) said “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”  A foolish consistency is also the hobgoblin of last-place teams going into the All Star break.   The Angels are consistently...
Via Angelswin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar blows off media after ejection: ‘F— that s—‘

Los Angeles Angels third baseman Yunel Escobar was ejected during his team’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, and he had no interest in discussing what happened after the game. It was a very unique ejection, to say the least. Home plate umpire Tim Timmons ruled that Orioles slugger Chris Davis checked his swing on a 1-1 count in the bottom of the seventh. Escobar disagreed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar ejected after drawing large home plate in infield dirt

Some may say ejections are an art form in baseball, but usually the best ejections come after a manager goes off in creative fashion. Sometimes, though a player gets creative too, and on Sunday, Angels infielder Yunel Escobar did just that. Following a called third strike on a check swing, Escobar was not pleased and he let the umpires know his displeasure in a rather unique way...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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