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Top 10 moments of the 2014 Angels season

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s 2014 season was full of up and downs. There were grand slams, walk-offs, milestones reached and sweeps (not counting the ALDS.) Here I will rank what the top 10 moments of the season in my opinion, hoping that most of these are replicated in 2015! Especially number one…10) Albert Pujols teaches Yasiel Puig a lessonStarting it off with a little...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Best Christmas Gift Ever!

By Glen McKee, Senior Christmas Correspondent -  ‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house…there were no Angels presents for Glen, which was quite unusual. On a typical day-after-Christmas at the McKee household there are at least a few Angels-related knick-knacks amongst the rest of the Christmas loot: a drinking glass, a t-shirt, a bloated contract for...
Via Angelswin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #20: Eric Stamets

How good does a glove need to be to make up for a weak bat? Sweet fielding shortstop prospect Eric Stamets puts that question to the test. Eric Stamets In 10 words or less: Angels future Utility Infielder. Defensive Whiz. Use your speed. Position: SS  Born: 9/25/91Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’0″    Weight: 185Last Year Rank: #14 2014 Season Stats LEVEL PA AVG ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels invite 20 to spring training, Skaggs talks Tommy John rehab

The December 26th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels invite 20 to spring training, Skaggs talks Tommy John rehab and much more… The Story: The Angels invited 20 non-roster players to spring training.The Monkey Says: Most of which we already knew. The most prominent name to watch will be Alex Yarbrough who should at least get dark horse consideration...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part VI

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com -  Best Guess 2015 Bench and 40-Man Roster Players Positional versatility, effective platooning, efficient stealing and base running, solid defense, and productive at-bats are all ideal characteristics of a good bench player. However it is extremely rare to find a bench piece that can give you all of those things (and let’s be honest...
Via Angelswin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels pitcher Cesar Ramos' wife Melanie has beaten tough foe: Cancer

Little Addison Ramos, a 5-month-old bundle of coos and giggles, sits on her father's lap and gnaws on the hand that feeds her, turning the thumb of recently acquired Angels reliever Cesar Ramos into a teething toy. She has her father's dark hair, her mother Melanie's blue eyes and a disposition that shines as she bats her long eyelashes and grins at a visitor on the backyard patio...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Team of Destiny - By Tim Salmon

By Tim Salmon & Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer -  Chapel Sunday David and Goliath In the late ’90s, when the Yankees were in their heyday, most people would have been surprised to learn how many Christian believers were on that team. I was told that 15 to 20 guys attended team chapels regularly. On the road, the biggest stars on that team would have...
Via Angelswin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jake Locker turn to baseball? His rights are owned by the Angels

Locker, who last might have played his final game as a Tennessee Titan gave up baseball to become the starting quarterback at the University of Washington, where he had an amazing career. His NFL career has been riddled by injuries and he said he would use baseball as a fall back option. If Jake Locker […] The post Could Jake Locker turn to baseball? His rights are owned by the...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels acquire Giavotella, complete signing of Baldoquin

The December 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels acquire Giavotella, complete signing of Baldoquin and much more… The Story: The Angels acquire 2B Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals.The Monkey Says: Giavotella is a former top second base prospect whose bat never translated to the majors and struggles defensively. Apparently...
Via Monkey with a Halo
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former top Los Angeles Angels pick shot to death after children argue oevr candy

A former high draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels was shot to death Wednesday in College Park, Ga., after a fight that started over candy, Myfoxatlanta.com reported. Ryan Bolden, a 23-year-old from Mississippi, was visiting someone at an apartment complex when 10- and 11-year-olds began arguing over candy. According to the report, adults became involved and Bolden, who was taken...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former top Angels pick shot to death after children argue over candy

A former high draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels was shot to death Wednesday in College Park, Ga., after a fight that started over candy, Myfoxatlanta.com reported. Ryan Bolden, a 23-year-old from Mississippi, was visiting someone at an apartment complex when 10- and 11-year-olds began arguing over candy. According to the report, adults became involved and Bolden, who was taken...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Angels prospect Ryan Bolden killed in candy argument

Ryan Bolden, a former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels, was shot and killed on Wednesday night after stepping in during a conflict among kids about candy, according to reports. Bolden was visiting someone at an apartment complex in College Park, Ga. Apparently some kids around the age of 10 and 11 got...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Trade Matt Joyce To Angels For Pitcher Kevin Jepsen

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen. The clubs announced the deal Tuesday. Joyce batted .254 with nine homers and 52 RBIs last season, his seventh in the majors and sixth with Tampa Bay. The 2011 All-Star and Tampa native has 88 homers...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #188: Jered Weaver | SP | LAA

We spend so much time talking about baseball stats like they’re all puzzle pieces. Take a pitcher’s K%, BB%, SIERA, Strand Rate, LD%, BABIP, ERA, and whatever else, and you can generally put them all together to create the picture of a pitcher’s season. Then pitchers like Jered Weaver come along who taunt us with their misshapen pieces that don’t quite fit right. Weaver’s...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Garrett Richards out until May

The Los Angeles Angels lead the league in runs scored this past season en route to a 98-win season, best in the Major Leagues. One area the team may look to improve this winter is the pitching staff which was 16th in the league in ERA. On the injury front, right-handed starter Garrett Richards will be out until May as he continues to recover from a torn patellar tendon. View...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Flip Andrew Heaney for Howie Kendrick

Well, that didn’t take long. A few hours after the reports came out on the trade sending Dee Gordon to the Marlins for Andrew Heaney and stuff, Heaney was redirected to the Angels in exchange for Howie Kendrick. So, really, instead of trading a second baseman and a pitcher they didn’t want for a bundle […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Los Angeles Angels

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Los Angeles Angels Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels rumors: Offseason updates

The Los Angeles Angels fell just short of the World Series in 2014 and return most of the key pieces from the team. There still needs to be improvements made to this Angels roster, mainly on the pitching side of things. However, when commenting about this offseason, General Manager Jerry Dipoto was quoted saying “We are not really looking to surf in the free agent market, at least...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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