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Angels update from MLB Winter Meetings

The MLB's best regular season team in 2014 has been relatively quiet thus far during the Winter Meetings. The Angels are returning the core of their 98-win team. So why should they make noise?  For one, the Angels failed to achieve their ultimate goal, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs, a series that still haunts manager Mike Scioscia. As a result, some changes were...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels arbitration eligibles: extend, settle or non-tender?

Tomorrow is the non-tender deadline in MLB. That means the Angels have a lot of tough decisions to make. OK, a few tough decisions to make. Eh, alright, they have maybe like one decision to make that might be considered a little difficult. But let’s go ahead and pretend that all of these decisions are tough. I mean, it isn’t just a question of tendering or not, they could also...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 days ago  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part II: The Starting Infield

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Columnist -  If you were to create a perfect position player what would he look like? Ideally the player would be someone who can hit both LHP and RHP equally well with a high wRC+, plays excellent defense, has sharp athletic instincts, and can steal bases at an efficient rate. Unfortunately there is only one Mike Trout. Finding...
Via Angelswin
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Initial Reaction On Today’s Jason Heyward Deal

Well, then.  Never sleep on John Mozeliak. Last winter, we knew that Mo would have to deal a pitcher or clear up that first base/outfield logjam.  Instead, he swapped David Freese and Fernando Salas for Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk .  Coupled with signing Jhonny Peralta , Mo swooped in, got things done, and kept most of his powder safely locked away. So this winter, [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Angels try to trade Erick Aybar?

Everyone knows the Angels are looking to trade an infielder this winter. They are said to be open to trading David Freese. They’d be grateful if someone gave them anything of value for Gordon Beckham. They’d be willing to let C.J. Cron go in the right deal. They can’t stop telling reporters that Howie Kendrick is on the block. The one guy that doesn’t appear to be available...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Angels 2014 Hot Stove Rumors Tracker

The offseason is finally upon us and with that comes some hot, hot, errr… Hot Stove League action! Because it is a long offseason full rumors and speculation, I’m going to help make things easy on you and track all the Angels-related rumblings right here. What are you going to do? Google stuff and read it yourself? Like anyone has time for that. As the Hot Stove (wait for it...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels to trade Kendrick or Freese for pitching, Halos ranked 12th in Future Power Rankings

The November 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels to trade Kendrick or Freese for pitching, Halos ranked 12th in Future Power Rankings and much more… The Story: The Angels will look to trade either Howie Kendrick or David Freese for rotation help.The Monkey Says: Confirming what everyone expected them to do. Kendrick seems far more likely...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Rumors: Anaheim could trade Howie Kendrick or David Freese

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Angels could be looking to mix up their infield to obtain pitching. After building a dominant bullpen in 2014, Anaheim could be looking to put third basemen David Freese and/or second basemen Howie Kendrick on the trade block to acquire a couple arms.The Angels' starting rotation was a bit shaky towards the end of the 2014 season, with injuries to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Angels likely to shake up infield to address pitching needs

Expect a different look in the Angels' infield next season. The team is likely to trade either second baseman Howie Kendrick or third baseman David Freese to address other needs, according to major-league sources. The Angels would like to add another starting pitcher for depth and protection as right-hander Garrett Richards works his way back from major knee surgery. They also...
Via Fox Sports
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox to reportedly target Pablo Sandoval in offseason

Now that the San Francisco Giants have cinched their third World Series win in five years, we can all get on to the important business of breaking down Major League Baseball’s offseason. And now that he has helped the Giants win that World Series, third baseman Pablo Sandoval could be on his way out of San Francisco. Rumors have persisted for months that the Boston Red Sox...
Via Rumors and Rants
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Monkey’s plans for the Angels offseason

Each offseason since 2009, I have written this column, detailing my plan for what the Angels should do to improve the roster. Each offseason since 2009, the Angels have been blatantly ignoring my plan and they haven’t won a single playoff game in that time. Coincidence? I think not! Fine, if that’s really how you want to play it, Angels, then you have given me no other choice...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels on the free agency and trade block

The offseason draws nigh. As soon as the Royals finish fulfilling their manifest destiny, the Angels will be free to go about fine tuning their roster for another playoff run next year. However, before they can do that, they need to take care of some housekeeping. No, I’m not talking about sweeping all the rat turds out of the bowels of Angel Stadium (though they should probably...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Questioning David Freese’s 2014 season

Today, I am starting a new series for the offseason because I clearly don’t do enough offseason series (i.e. top prospects, player projections, free agency preview). This series will functionally be a season in review for each player, but I’m not going to bother with all the basic info. You watch the Angels, you know this stuff already. Instead, I’ll be looking back at some...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: David Freese, Jered Weaver

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim third baseman David Freese missed Tuesday' nights 2-0 win over the Oakland Athletics due to stiffness in his upper back, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.Fletcher adds that starting pitcher Jered Weaver has been away from the team for the past two days due to an illness:#Angels Jered Weaver has been away from the team sick for two...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

9/23 Angels lineup – Howie returns, Freese rests his back

Howie Kendrick returns to tonight’s Angels lineup, but David Freese gets some rest for his stiff back. Game Two from Oakland. LEBLANC vs. GRAY. pic.twitter.com/s823QB76ET — Tim Mead (@TMeadAngels) September 23, 2014 This gives Gordon Beckham a chance to make another underwhelming start. Let’s hope this lineup can put some runs on the board because Wade LeBlanc is on the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Confidence the key for Grichuk’s success this time in St. Louis

Randal Grichuk ‘s first two stints in the Major Leagues weren’t exactly what he envisioned they’d be. The talented young outfielder, who came to St. Louis in the David Freese - Peter Bourjos trade on Nov. 22 of 2013, made his debut on April 28 and struggled in his first nine games. He batted just .143 in 22 plate appearances, tallying [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels beat Mariners, become first team to clinch playoff spot

  The Los Angeles Angels on Monday night became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. David Freese and Brennan Boesch homered for the big-league-leading Angels (94-56), who reduced their magic number to three in the American League West race with...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Santana leaves game with back injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota center fielder Danny Santana left Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a strained left lower back. Santana was hurt in the second inning when he tried to throw out David Freese at home plate on C.J. Cron's run-scoring single that put the Angels ahead 2-0. Chris Parmelee replaced Santana's place. Santana is hitting .320 - second...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #139: Back on track – Angels 5, Twins 4

Well, it wasn’t pretty and more difficult than it really needed to be, but the Angels are back in the win column and back on track for their smooth ride to the AL West crown. The offense showed some life, too. The poor Santiago start was less than ideal, but after getting swept by the Astros, this is a real step forward. Run Expectancy Rundown Another kind of concerning offensive...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Scioscia aims to keep bullpen fresh during Angels' long stretch to end month

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- David Freese would like to make a trade. He's not searching the waiver wire, looking to bring in a new player to the Angels. Instead, he's looking at the Angels' schedule, wishing his team could have something more favorable this time of year. The Angels had the first six Thursdays of the regular season off. They have two off days this week. Friday, the club will...
Via Fox Sports West
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols’ walk-off HR ends 19-inning marathon

Albert Pujols ended a 6-hour and 31-minute, 19-inning marathon Sunday morning with a solo home run, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 win over the Boston Red sox. The lead off home run was Pujols first walk-off homer as an Angel and first overall since June 2011.  It was also Pujols’ 514th career homer and 22nd of the season. “Obviously, I got a good pitch to hit and...
Via Sports-Glory
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Angels lost (8/5): Error by Freese scores winning run for Dodgers

How the Angels lost: In the bottom of the ninth with runners on the corners and two outs, the Angels played the infield severely in, anticipating a bunt or a grounder from pinch-hitter Andre Ethier. He chopped at Kevin Jepsen's curveball, dribbling it to David Freese at third base. Freese threw down to Chris Iannetta to get the force at the plate and an attempt to send the game...
Via Fox Sports West
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers top Angels 5-4 on 9th-inning play at plate

  Juan Uribe scored on David Freese's errant throw to the plate in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers evened the Freeway Series with a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Uribe hit an early three-run homer for the NL-leading Dodgers. He then singled against Kevin Jepsen (0-1) and eventually scored from third on Andre Ethier's grounder. Freese was charged...
Via Fox Sports West
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

David Freese: In My Own Words teaser

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Via Fox Sports West
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

'Get Your Red On' Week: The Angels and FOX Sports West

Starting Monday vs. the Dodgers, FOX Sports West kicks off 'Get Your Red On' Week with six straight days of Angels action and new original programming. To start, the Angels split a four-game series with the crosstown-rival Dodgers (First two at Dodger Stadium, second pair at Angel Stadium) before welcoming the Boston Red Sox to the Big A for a three-game stint on Friday. Along with...
Via Fox Sports West
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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