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ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Trying to make the trades the Angels didn’t make

The Angels made some nice little moves before the trade deadline. They were low-cost, low-risk moves that you can’t really be unhappy with, or so it would seem. It turns out that there are a lot of Angels fans that are upset with the moves because they weren’t BIGGER moves. Many Angels fans vocalized their displeasure that the Halos didn’t land a bigger name. The problem with...
Via Monkey with a Halo
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report suggests C.J. Wilson’s teammates not happy he’s seeking season ending surgery

MLB.com is reporting Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has decided he won’t be able to pitch again this season and is looking to have surgery on his elbow. After going to team manager Mike Scioscia with the news,  the team officially diagnosed Wilson with “left elbow impingement secondary to arthritis,” which he’ll seek a second opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews...
Via The Outside Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nate Smith Keeps Rolling - Prospect Hotlist ( July 27 - August 3rd, 2015 )

By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter -  1.) Nate Smith, Starting Pitcher, Arkansas Travelers Last two starts: 1-0  13.0 IP  3.00 ERA  9 H  3 BB  16 SO  0.92 WHIP Overall: 8-4  101.2 IP  2.48 ERA  82 H  28 BB  81 SO  1.08 WHIP  .216 BAA Nate Smith carried his brilliance over from the Pan-Am games right back to the Arkansas Travelers. Smith...
Via Angelswin
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Dropped in Opener; Angels 5, Indians 4

Cleveland scored three in the first, as Michael Brantley had an RBI single and Yan Gomes followed with a two-run homer. Michael Bourn followed with a great leaping catch in the bottom half to rob Kole Calhoun of a homer. Corey Kluber cruised through the first four innings, but the Angels scored twice in the fifth on RBI singles by Calhoun and Mike Trout, and took the lead for good...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Trout named AL Player of the Month, Heaney named AL Rookie of the Month

The August 4th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Trout named AL Player of the Month, Heaney named AL Rookie of the Month and much more… The Story: Mike Trout was named the AL Player of the Month for July.The Monkey Says: He even missed two games! This was the second straight month in which an Angel won the award. I’m sure that makes you feel much better...
Via Monkey with a Halo
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia speaks after Angels end skid

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Via Fox Sports West
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels teammates skeptical of Wilson’s injury, grading the deadline trades

The August 3rd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels teammates skeptical of Wilson’s injury, grading the deadline trades and much more… The Story: Several Angels players are skeptical of the severity of C.J. Wilson’s injury.The Monkey Says: Oh boy. This was a weird situation and it only gets weirder. It was a surprise to see the Angels place Wilson...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia: We haven't found a way to beat tough pitchers

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Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weaver has 'positive' rehab outing with Angels' Class-A affiliate

Jered Weaver pitched for the Class-A Inland Empire 66ers on Thursday as he continues to get closer to making his return to the Los Angeles Angels' rotation. Weaver, on the DL with hip irritation since late June, has been working toward a comeback for more than a month now. By all accounts, his Thursday outing went swimmingly for him and the Halos, as he told Gabriel Rizk of the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Morin has open and honest take on demotion

Sometimes players take news of a demotion to the minor leagues with frustration, anger, surprise and general disillusionment. That's not the case with Mike Morin, who was optioned by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. When asked his thoughts by Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register, Morin replied with this open and on-point answer: "Seven and a half ERA, dude".  He expanded a bit...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Making moves: Angels deal for three outfielders in two days

The Angels have been busy. The Halos acquired outfielders Shane Victorino, David DeJesus and David Murphy in a two-day span. Victorino didn't have to wait long to get into the lineup, taking a spot next to Daniel Robertson and Kole Calhoun on Tuesday vs. the Astros.  
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels fill outfield, add David Murphy & David DeJesus

The Angels have recently stormed back to take over the AL West lead, largely thanks to their offense, but outside of Mike Trout, the outfield has been a major issue. Collin Cowgill is on the 60 day DL and Matt Joyce is on the 7 day concussion DL, but the Angels may be happy about the second as he had produced just a 0.2 WAR this year. Of others Daniel Robertson has been worth 0.0...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels stockpile outfielders, acquire Murphy and DeJesus

Yesterday, the Angels picked up Shane Victorino to serve as the right-handed portion of an LF platoon, presumably spelling Matt Joyce against left-handers. Today, though, the team imported two left-handed part-time outfielders, making Joyce particularly redundant. In a pair of moves reported at virtually the same time, the Angels have acquired David Murphy from the […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Prospect Nate Smith: A Talented Southpaw On The Rise

Southpaw Nate Smith has posted a 5-0 record over his last seven starts, managing a 1.21 ERA during that stretch. Smith leads the Texas League in both ERA (2.54) and WHIP. Prior to his recent return to the Arkansas Travelers squad, in which he fired seven scoreless innings for the Travs, Smith appeared in three games for the US National Team with two starts.  He was the...
Via Angelswin
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Pick Up Used But Functional Shane Victorino

The Angels find themselves in what you might term a familiar situation. They’re right in the thick of the race, like they’ve often been, and they’re run by the guys that used to run them, by which I mean Bill Stoneman and Mike Scioscia. Stoneman and Scioscia see eye-to-eye on a number of things, and […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from the Red Sox

We have a trade. According to Fox Sports Jon Morosi, the Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge and cash. The move, while not monumental, makes sense for the Angels. The club has primarily used Matt Joyce in left field, which has yielded disappointing results. In 86 games, Joyce is batting below the...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Traded To Angels For Josh Rutledge; Rusney Castillo Promoted

The wheels are officially in motion with the MLB trade deadline just four days away, as outfielder Shane Victorino has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Josh Rutledge. 
Via CLNS Radio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Fan Catches Mike Trout's Grand Slam in a Large 'Trout Net'

Have you ever wanted to catch a home run, but the idea of bare-handing something coming at you that fast just didn't sound like a good time? Do you not own a glove anymore and do not want to spend the money on one? Have you ever thought of taking something a little silly and over-sized to the ballpark in hopes of catching a home run?Well--it worked for this Angels fan when he caught...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Mike Trout hits grand slam right into fan’s ‘Trout Net’

In case you haven’t heard, this Mike Trout guy is somewhat good at the sport of baseball. The 23-year-old diamond deity continues to invent new ways to amaze us on an everyday basis. On Sunday against the Rangers, Trout outdid himself yet again. Having already smashed an opposite field shot off Texas starter Nick Martinez...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Are these the Angels that were expected?

Can the Angels use their July hot streak to run away with the AL West?
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels 3B David Freese breaks finger, will miss at least 2 weeks

Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese will be out at least two weeks with a broken right index finger after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday night. Freese left the Angels' 5-2 victory over Minnesota in the fourth inning when he turned into contact in an attempt to avoid Mike Pelfrey's inside pitch to the right-handed hitter. Freese took first base after getting hit, but...
Via Fox Sports West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels to erect life-sized Mike Trout bobblehead at ballpark

The Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday revealed plans regarding how the team intends to pay a fitting tribute to Mike Trout in a truly remarkable way: By erecting a life-sized bobblehead of its young superstar outside Angel Stadium. Standing at 6-foot-2, the concept of creating and dedicating the ridiculously large bobblehead statue was due in...Read More The post Angels to erect life...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Angels fan nearly loses hot dog while eating it (Video)

A young Los Angeles Angels fan nearly lost his hot dog while eating it prior to the start of the second inning during Tuesday night's game against Minnesota. The young fan was the early selection for "Fan of the Game" by the Angels television broadcast team. While on camera, he accidentally pulled the hot dog out of its bun while chewing it so that it was resting on top of the bun...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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