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2016 Los Angeles Angels Preview & Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

Mike Trout was brilliant once again, but he couldn't carry the Angels to the postseason by himself. With a few interesting young arms in the rotation and an improved defense, will the Angels be able to bounce back behind Trout and Pujols? Let's take a look at the fantasy value for each player.(Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pujols’ Health Crucial to Los Angeles Angels Season

The man, the myth, the machine. Albert Pujols has been terrorizing pitchers in the major leagues for over a decade, unfortunately for the Los Angeles Angels, machines tend to get a little rusty with age. Pujols hit at least .300 ten out of the eleven years he played for the St. Louis Cardinals and in his eleventh year he hit .299. Stats like that are what earned him the nickname “The...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: ZiPS projections released; Vlad still hitting dingers

The February 4, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team’s ZiPS projections for 2016 getting published, Vlad Guerrero taking part in the Caribbean Series home run derby, and more… The Story: 2016 ZiPS Projections – Los Angeles Angels MWAH Says: The insta-response to these projections on Twitter has been a lot of “WELP” and “this looks bad”, but it...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Jefry Marte acquired; Albert Pujols swinging off tee

The January 28, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes acquiring a corner infielder from the Tigers, a return to baseball activities for Albert Pujols, and more… The Story: Angels acquire 1B/3B Jefry Marte from Tigers for 2B Kody Eaves MWAH Says: My first thought after this trade was, “Uh oh, Albert Pujols’ recovery must have hit a setback.” But then I took...
Via Monkey with a Halo
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols progressing after foot surgery, but what about Opening Day?

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been cleared to start hitting baseballs off a tee, according to a team official, an early milestone in his rehabilitation from November surgery on the plantar plate of his right foot.Initially, the Angels said Pujols was expected to resume full baseball activities in late March -- making it probable that he would begin the regular...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Los Angeles Angels Team Preview

The Los Angeles Angels have arguably baseball’s best player. Most of the rest of their hitters could find playing time on their local minor league squad, however. There are a few Angels you’ll want to roster this year, but with Albert Pujols projected to miss the opening of the season due to foot surgery, this outfit isn’t as highly regarded as it once was. Lineup Catcher...
Via The Fantasy Fix
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Recent MLB free agent signings that teams will regret

In the winter rush to improve, teams are so often prone to irrational free agent bids. And while the offseason buzz is nice in the interim, they might eventually discover that performance on the field doesn’t nearly justify the money exchanged at the negotiating table. Here are five most likely to induce buyer’s remorse. Ian Kennedy The Kansas City Royals’ window of success...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Looking back at Albert Pujols

This has not been the best week for St. Louis sports. The Rams moved to Los Angeles, the Tigers are not playoff eligible due to multiple NCAA violations, the Cardinals are awaiting punishment for the hacking of the Houston Astros, and the Blues are in a slump. I figured that we all need a boast in morale, so since it is the 36th birthday for Albert Pujols, why not look at his great...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Fans Are Not Happy About the Rams Leaving St. Louis

The St. Louis Rams are going back to Cali! Tuesday, the team decided to head back to Los Angeles and end that city’s 21-year football-less drought. The Rams had previously called the Los Angeles home from 1946 to 1994. The move also marked the second time the Gateway City has lost a football franchise following the Cardinals departure for Arizona in 1988. Suffice it to say, some...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Offseason Review

Following a 98-win season and an American League Western Division Title in 2014, the 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looked poised to make another run at a Postseason berth. After a slow start, the Halos hit their stride in the middle of the year, staying in contention all the way up to the last game of the regular season. But despite another MVP-caliber year from outfielder...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Pardon Me; Here’s Another Bout of Optimism

As much grief as I tend to give Mike Matheny during the course of the year during the middle of games when tensions are high…I would like to take a moment to praise this man. Mike Matheny had never been a head coach at any level above youth baseball before the 2012 season. Entering that year, the Cardinals lost arguably the best hitter on the planet (at the time) to free agency...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s left for the Angels in free agency?

When Jerry Dipoto marched into Southern California to be the new general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2011, he landed the top hitter and the one of the top pitchers on the free-agent market. Dipoto inked first baseman Albert Pujols to a healthy 10-year, $225 million deal while signing pitcher C.J. […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Eppler: Angels still looking at improvement in outfield

Although the Los Angeles Angels didn't land any of baseball's most coveted free agents at the winter meetings, new general manager Billy Eppler isn't finished shopping. The Angels are still in talks with prominent free-agent outfielders to fill the club's conspicuous void in left field, Eppler said Friday after returning to Orange County. The club's biggest acquisition in Nashville...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Looking back at you, Mr. Pujols

Four years ago, Elvis left the building, or Busch Stadium. In one of the richest contracts, Albert Pujols bolted from St. Louis to Los Angeles for a 10 year deal worth 240 million. The day it happened, everybody was left in shock, including John Mozeliak and myself. From the sound of the ball landing in Allen Craig‘s mitt in left field to that fateful morning, I was convinced Pujols...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Why winning Rookie of the Year isn't everything

The Chicago Cubs' third baseman Kris Bryant and the Houston Astros' shortstop Carlos Correa emerged as the cream of the crop in a loaded 2015 rookie class, taking home their respective league's Rookie of the Year awards earlier this week. Runners-up Matt Duffy (third base, San Francisco Giants) and Francisco Lindor (shortstop, Cleveland Indians) can take solace, however, in the fact...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every member of the 500 home run club

As of the end of the 2015 MLB season, 27 players have hit 500 or more home runs in their careers. How many can you name?
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Tommy Hanson dies suddenly, Pujols undergoes foot surgery

The November 10, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the sudden and immensely tragic passing of former Halos starter Tommy Hanson, a foot operation for Albert Pujols, and lots more… The Story: Tommy Hanson dies following sudden organ failure MWAH Says: Just a terrible, terrible tragedy. Hanson, 29, struggled on the mound in his time with the Angels, but earned...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols will have foot surgery, miss 4.5 months

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will miss the next four and a half months after having surgery last week on his right foot. Albert Pujols underwent a surgical procedure on his foot last week. He is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4 1/2 months. — Angels (@Angels) November 9, 2015   It’s a tough blow for the Angels, as the injury will keep...
Via The Outside Corner
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols will have foot surgery and miss 4 1/2 months

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will miss the next four and a half months after having surgery last week on his right foot. Albert Pujols underwent a surgical procedure on his foot last week. He is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4 1/2 months. — Angels (@Angels) November 9, 2015 It’s a tough blow for the Angels, as the injury will keep the 35...
Via Bloguin Best
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels' Pujols has foot surgery, expected back in late spring

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Angels slugger Albert Pujols is recovering after having surgery to repair the planter plate in his right foot.The team announced Monday that Pujols is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4½ months, which would be late in spring training. The surgery was last week in Charlotte, NC.New Los Angeles general manager Billy Eppler says Pujols will spend the...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels' Pujols has foot surgery, rehab carries into spring

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Angels slugger Albert Pujols is recovering after having surgery to repair the planter plate in his right foot. The team announced Monday that Pujols is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4 1/2 months, which would be late in spring training. The surgery was last week in Charlotte, North Carolina. New Los Angeles general manager Billy Eppler says...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels slugger Albert Pujols undergoes surgery on right foot

On Monday, Angels first baseman/designated hitter Albert Pujols had surgery on his right foot to repair the planter plate in his right foot. "The surgery, as expected, went very well," said Angels General Manager Billy Eppler.  "Albert will continue rehabbing in the Kansas City area throughout the winter and is expected to resume full baseball activities in four-and-a-half months...
Via Fox Sports West
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

GM Eppler: No real interest in trading Angels' pitching depth for offense

One of the biggest tasks on the Los Angeles Angels' to-do list before Opening Day 2016 is to improve the offensive core around Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun.As for how new GM Billy Eppler and his staff can make that happen? Well, that's easier said than done, considering the Halos' financial freedom - or lack thereof - to make a splash on the free agent market.Eppler...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Players with a multi-homer game in the World Series since 1985

Mets rookie Michael Conforto hit two home runs in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. Can you name the others who have hit two or three home runs in a World Series game since 1985?
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part IV First Base

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -- First Base Author’s Note - Player data displayed was pulled on September 25th, 2015. Not much has, did, or will change in regards to 1B, as Albert Pujols still has a lock on the position for 2016. Looking forward, into next year, Cron will likely back him up from time to time but C.J. is probably slated to spend a...
Via Angelswin
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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