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Boxscore Breakdown #117: Royal blue balls – Royals 4, Angels 3

After so much strife and consternation with this road trip, the Angels had a golden opportunity to split the series with the league-leading Royals. That’s nothing to brag about, but something that could’ve served as a stepping stone for the Angels getting their confidence back. They were even given the rare and special gift of a home run allowed by Wade Davis to give the Angels...
Via Monkey with a Halo
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Home cookin' could be tonic Royals need after a bit of a rough patch

Two months ago, the Kansas City Royals sat one game back of the AL Central lead after their toughest stretch of the season. They came out of that just fine. Now with a sizable division lead, they're taking another rough patch in stride as they send Edinson Volquez to the mound to start a three-game series with the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday night. The Royals (63-44) dropped...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Home cookin' could be tonic Royals need after a bit of a rough patch

Two months ago, the Kansas City Royals sat one game back of the AL Central lead after their toughest stretch of the season. They came out of that just fine. Now with a sizable division lead, they're taking another rough patch in stride as they send Edinson Volquez to the mound to start a three-game series with the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday night. The Royals (63-44) dropped...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals grab win in game 1

Heart.   Say what you want about experience, skill, and luck, but game one of the double header was a Royals game won by heart.   There’s a saying in baseball, “You win 60 games, you lose 60 games, you’re really fighting for the other 42.” Today was one of those 42.   I’ll be the first to admit, as I was heading to the K today listening to the pregame...
Via Royals Blue
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals reinstate catcher Kratz, designate him for assignment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals are sticking with Drew Butera as their backup catcher, reinstating Erik Kratz from the disabled list Thursday and designating him from assignment. Kansas City acquired Butera from the Los Angeles Angels last month to back up Salvador Perez when Kratz went on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Kratz had been on an injury rehabilitation...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Guthrie, Royals look to salvage series split with Rangers

The Kansas City Royals have hit left-handers well and they're up against a struggling Texas Rangers southpaw. The visiting Royals can gain a four-game series split Thursday if they can add to winless Rangers starter Ross Detwiler's woes. Kansas City (21-13) is batting .304 against left-handers for baseball's second-best mark heading into its first look at Detwiler. The left-hander...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Butera traded to Royals, Giavotella surprisingly invaluable

The May 8th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Butera traded to Royals, Giavotella surprisingly invaluable and much more… The Story: The Angels traded Drew Butera to Kansas City for infielder Ryan Jackson.The Monkey Says: The Halos were confident that Butera would be claimed off waivers, so they got what they could and that is a defensive specialist middle...
Via Monkey with a Halo
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals acquire Butera from Angels, activate Hochevar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have acquired catcher Drew Butera from Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Ryan Jackson. Butera, 31, hit .190 (4 for 21) in 10 games with the Angels this season. He batted .188 for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year following four years with Minnesota. Jackson, acquired in November from the Dodgers, has an .083 average in 20 big league games...
Via AP on Fox
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Jered Weaver’s uncertain future, Carlos Perez called up

The May 5th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Jered Weaver’s uncertain future, Carlos Perez called up and much more… The Story: Jered Weaver is looking at an uncertain future as a result of his struggles and velocity loss.The Monkey Says: Everyone talks about Weaver reinventing himself, but he’s going to have to do that on the fly, which won’t be easy...
Via Monkey with a Halo
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

CALL UP ALERT: Angels promote Carlos Perez, DFA Drew Butera

Chris Iannetta, consider yourself officially on notice. The Angels are finally tired of waiting for the roster to come around and have begun calling in the reinforcements in the form of Carlos Perez: #Angels have designated C Drew Butera for assignment and called up triple-A catcher Carlos Perez, who was hitting well at Salt Lake. — Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) May 4, 2015...
Via Monkey with a Halo
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Looking for Consistency Amid Controversy

Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie makes a throwing error, allowing Los Angeles Angels’ Drew Butera to reach first base during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) New A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie has made headlines in his first month in Oakland, albeit for the wrong reasons so far. Case in point...
Via The Sports Journal
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #16: One-hit wonder – Angels 2, Athletics 0

It was a one-hitter and a shutout for the Angels! The catch is that the Halos were the ones that got one-hit but also the ones that pitched the shutout. Yes, this juggernaut offense only mustered a single solitary hit against known pitching luminary Jesse Chavez. Fortunately for them, that one hit left the yard and none of the hits the A’s had did. A win is a win, I guess. Angels...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #12: BOO-tera – Astros 4, Angels 3

Oh, Drew Butera, you just made a mess didn’t you. This was supposed to be a feelgood game with Garrett Richards making his return. But you had to go and throw all those good feelings away by throwing away the ball. You could’ve just better blocked the third strike that got away from you. You could’ve thrown the ball to the outside of the bad like you were supposed to. If you’d...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Angels fall to Astros, 4-3

Scott Feldman bounced back with six solid innings and the Houston Astros took advantage of a wild throw by catcher Drew Butera to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Sunday. Feldman (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits. In his previous start, Oakland tagged him for eight runs in five innings. Luke Gregerson threw a perfect ninth for his second save. Garrett Richards (0-1), making his...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Feldman bounces back, Astros defeat Angels

HOUSTON (AP) Scott Feldman bounced back with six solid innings and the Houston Astros took advantage of a wild throw by catcher Drew Butera to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Sunday. Feldman (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits. In his previous start, Oakland tagged him for eight runs in five innings. Luke Gregerson threw a perfect ninth for his second save. Garrett Richards (0-1...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #5: The Moose is loose and must be stopped – Royals 6, Angels 4

Why can’t the Angels stop Mike Moustakas? This is a player that the rest of the league has had no problem containing since he broke into the league, yet the Angels can’t seem to solve the riddle that is Moose. He’s smashing homers against them. He’s making huge defensive plays. Heck, he even stole a bag in this game, probably just to mock the Angels. This isn’t a thing...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

4/11 (De)Butera Angels lineup

Drew Butera makes his Angels debut. It’s his DeButera. Tonight's #Angels lineup pic.twitter.com/1hAUVBy7a5 — Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) April 11, 2015 Chris Iannetta gets the night off, but he’ll probably still strikeout twice anyway. C.J. Cron also is conspicuously close to being a platoon that Scioscia refuses to acknowledge as well. The post 4/11 (De)Butera Angels lineup...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels valued at $1.3 billion, Santiago gaining confidence

The March 26th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels valued at $1.3 billion, Santiago gaining confidence and much more… The Story: Forbes values the Angels franchise at $1.3 billion.The Monkey Says: That’s the eighth highest valuation. It is also hokum. These Forbes valuations are specious at best since they have no real access to any of the team’s...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Drew Butera

The Angels have a new back-up catcher. His name is Drew Butera, but he might actually just be a handsome version of Jeff Mathis. What happened in 2014?Drew Butera completed his fifth season in the majors and for the fifth time (OK, fourth, he barely played in 2013) he was probably the worst hitting position player in the majors. That is only a slight exaggeration. Butera really...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Angels pitch framing problem

Pitcher framing, so hot right now. If you don’t have a catcher that can frame, then you ain’t cool, homey. In that case, consider the Angels squares because they had a terrific framing catcher in Hank Conger and just up and gave him away. What were they thinking? How can a team survive without a framer? Won’t somebody please think of the Angels pitch framing? But seriously...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

March 6th Angels Spring Training lineup

It isn’t quite as exciting as getting the lineup for the first game of Spring Training, but this one will have to do. Hey, at least it has Mike Trout in it, right? Here is today’s #LAASpring lineup: pic.twitter.com/lBpF8F9b1n — Angels (@Angels) March 6, 2015 Oh, it has Drew Butera in it, too. Try not to hold that against the Halos. The post March 6th Angels Spring Training...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels avoid arbitration with Ramos, 3 others

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with outfielder Collin Cowgill, new catcher Drew Butera and relievers Cesar Ramos and Fernando Salas. The Angels completed four deals Friday. They hadn't reached agreements yet with third baseman David Freese, outfielder Matt Joyce and right-hander Garrett Richards, their three most expensive arbitration-eligible...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels avoid arbitration with Santiago, Ramos and Butera

The January 16th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels Angels avoid arbitration with Santiago, Ramos and Butera and much more… The Story: The Angels avoided arbitration with Hector Santiago, Cesar Ramos and Drew Butera.The Monkey Says: Santiago gets $2.29 million, Ramos gets $1.3125 million and Butera gets $987,500. All those figures are withing $100,000...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 16, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports West
January 16, 2015  |  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
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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