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Angels open to contract extensions with Chris Iannetta and Alden Gonzalez

The Angels have not ruled out signing catcher Chris Iannetta or closer Huston Street to extensions. If the Angels work out deals for either it may not happen until after Opening Day reports MLB’s Alden Gonzalez. Ianetta will earn $5.53 million in 2015 before hitting free agency. The now 31-year-old appeared in 108 games last season hitting .252/.373/.392 with seven home runs...
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The absurdity of Josh Hamilton’s goals

Josh Hamilton has set some very lofty goals for himself this season. Actually, “lofty” isn’t the right word. Absurd? Ridiculous? Delusional? Any of these adjectives work just fine for the fantastical target that Josh Hamilton has set for himself of a .300 batting average, 30 homers and 100 RBIs in 2015. Josh, however, believes those goals to be entirely within reach. He even...
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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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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #4: Nick Tropeano

For some reason the Astros were willing to part with Nick Tropeano so that they could land a back-up catcher. The Halos were more than happy to take him off their hands and maybe even have him be a big contributor in the majors this season. Nick Tropeano 10 words or less: Great command, bugs-bunny changeup. Does it work in majors? Position: RP    Born: 8/27/1990Bats: R  ...
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Reggie Willits to join New York Yankees in Coordinator Position

Reggie Willits #77 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after scoring a run in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics on September 27, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 7-4.(Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The journey back to the major leagues is complete for Reggie Willits as he will be joining the New York Yankees...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top 20 Prospects 2015

  The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Los Angeles Angels’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Sean Newcomb LHP: Topping our list is the Angels’ 1st round draft pick of 2014...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Offseason update

With all the noise that the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have been making, this offseason has been relatively quiet for the Angels. However, they have done a terrific job of keeping their offseason goal-to stay under the luxury tax while maintaining a winning product on the field. The most popular move that the Halos have made was acquiring Andrew Heaney, a 6’2 twenty...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels avoid arbitration with pitchers Hector Santiago, Cesar Ramos

A pair of left-handed pitchers, starter Hector Santiago and reliever Cesar Ramos, agreed to terms on 2015 contracts with the Angels on Thursday, avoiding arbitration. Backup catcher Drew Butera, acquired in a December trade from the Dodgers, signed for $987,500 to also avoid arbitration. Santiago, who went 6-9 last season with a 3.75 earned run average in 30 games, 24 of them starts...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero wants to enter Hall of Fame as Expo

We’re still a couple of years from talking about Vladimir Guerrero’s Hall of Fame chances, but Guerrero stated on Monday that if elected, he’d prefer to go in as a member of the dearly departed Montreal Expos. Vladimir Guerrero: “Si me tocara elegir la gorra para ir a Cooperstown, seleccionaría a la de los Expos de Montreal.” Attention: @jonahkeri — Carlos Jose Lugo...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tickets Now On Sale for Spring Training Fanfest Dinner!

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin VP of Marketing & Communications is pleased to announce that tickets for the 2015 Spring Training Fanfest Dinner are now on sale! To purchase your tickets, please go to:  Upon going to the site, you will be given the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The History of the Adjustment to Mike Trout

Back in last year’s playoffs — we’re going to think for a minute about last year’s playoffs — Mike Trout hit a big home run off James Shields. The pitch was a fastball, pretty high and pretty far inside, and though there’s nothing immediately unusual about Mike Trout hitting a dinger, that particular brand of […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox John McDonald Feels ‘Sense Of Accomplishment’ After Retiring

This embed is invalid" /> John McDonald’s major league journey spanned 16 seasons and eight organizations. Now, it’s all over. McDonald, who announced his retirement this week, can kick up his feet and reflect on a career that was productive, if not illustrious. The longtime utility man made a good living out of steady defense, versatility and...
19 days ago  |  Discuss Spring Training Fanfest Dinner Announcement

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin VP of Marketing & Communications In less than a month and a half, the boys of summer will be reporting to Tempe, AZ for the start of Spring Training. We at could not be more excited for the return of Angels baseball and for our annual Spring Training Fanfest. Every year our events continue to get bigger and better, and this year...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with Geoff Stoddart

As we celebrated our 10th anniversary at we've focused our attention on our writers, mods, directors, advisers, contributors & website members. As the year has come to an end, we conclude this series with our Director of Social Media, Geoff Stoddart. Stoddart has been the online voice of over the last few years, interacting with fans and providing...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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