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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 a good position player...
Via Angelswin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where should teams look for help at catcher?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Where should catching starved teams look for help?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Backup Backstop Big Key for Royals

Looking up and down the potential roster for the 2015 Kansas City Royals, there are quite a few holes that need to be filled during the off-season. With those holes come rumors of players like Yasmany Tomas, Torii Hunter, Jon Lester, Ervin Santana and Melky Cabrera among others. One area of need, though, that was talked about a fair amount as soon as the World Series ended but has...
Via Pine Tar Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Go to the Pitch-Framing Well, Add Francisco Cervelli

Did you read the article from a week ago about the Astros trading for Hank Conger? Great, then you’ve already read this article, too. The Pirates just followed a similar path, sending Justin Wilson to the Yankees in exchange for backstop Francisco Cervelli. Wilson’s left-handed and cost-controlled, and he throws hard, so the Yankees see […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Apocalypse Peanut: Redux

By Toby Hunt, AngelsWin.com Columnist - "I love the smell of peanut butter in the morning"Last season, I wrote an article called "Operation: Clean Peanut" which was a rousing success. So much so, that the Angels' front office saw fit to do exactly zero of what I had suggested. And look at where it got them: The best record in baseball. So here we are. Another...
Via Angelswin
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Angels’ early trades

In case you have been living under a rock, the Angels have started their winter off with the bang.  The club brought back highly regarded baseball mind and future manager Tim Bogar in a front office role, made one of the biggest international signings in club history by inking 20-year old Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin and made a couple of trades, one which sent prospect Mark...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels make two trades, could be suitor for Cuban super prospect Moncada

The November 6th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels make two trades, could be suitor for Cuban super prospect Moncada and much more… The Story: Breaking down the prospects the Angels got in exchange for Hank Conger. The Monkey Says: Tropeano is the big catch in the deal. He isn’t a high ceiling guy, but he gives the Angels young rotation...
Via Monkey with a Halo
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire two pitchers and a catcher

The Angels and Jerry DiPoto pulled off a pair of trades, where the Halos picked up three players.First trade: Hank Conger to the Houston Astros, Nick Tropeano and Carlos Perez to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Conger, 26, never really lived up to the big expectations of him being the Angels’ top-star catcher.He was a backup to Chris Iannetta, and posted a .235/.301/.364...
Via In The Neutral Zone
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DiPoto thinks Angels have quietly improved pitching staff

The first Wednesday in November suddenly became a busy one within the Angels organization. The club announced two trades Wednesday. First, the club dealt local product and backup catcher Hank Conger to Houston for pitcher Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez. Soon after, the club announced it acquired former Long Beach State Dirtbag and Los Angeles native, lefty reliever...
Via Fox Sports West
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays trade lefty Cesar Ramos to Angels for minor leaguer

  The Tampa Bay Rays have traded left-hander Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league righty Mark Sappington. The deal was made Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Angels traded catcher Hank Conger to Houston for righty Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez. The 30-year-old Ramos pitched 43 games for the Rays last season, including seven starts. He was...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels deal catcher Hank Conger to Astros for two players

  The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels got right-hander Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez in the deal Wednesday. The 26-year-old Conger played 80 games with 70 starts last season for the Angels. A first-round pick in 2006, Conger hit .221 with four homers and a career-high 25 RBI. Houston general...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays trade LHP Ramos to Angels for minor leaguer

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have traded left-hander Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league righty Mark Sappington. The deal was made Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Angels traded catcher Hank Conger to Houston for righty Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez. The 30-year-old Ramos pitched 43 games for the Rays last season, including seven...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels trade C Hank Conger to Astros

The Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels The Angels got right-hander Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez in the deal Wednesday. The 26-year-old Conger played 80 games with 70 starts last season for the Angels. A first-round pick in 2006, Conger hit .221 with four homers and a career-high 25 RBIs. Houston general manager...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels trade C Hank Conger to Astros

The Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels The Angels got right-hander Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez in the deal Wednesday. The 26-year-old Conger played 80 games with 70 starts last season for the Angels. A first-round pick in 2006, Conger hit .221 with four homers and a career-high 25 RBIs. Houston general manager...
Via Fox Sports West
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hank Conger in awesome video

It is a sad day here at Reading Between The Seams. Fan favorite Hank Conger has been traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for catcher Carlos Perez and pitcher Nick Tropeano. Conger has been an R.B.T.S. favorite since 2000 when he dominated the Little League Western Regionals in San Bernardino, CA. Conger was a first round draft pick of the Angels in 2006.  We wish Hank nothing...
Via Reading Between The Seams
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros get C Conger from Angels for RHP Tropeano

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels got right-hander Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez in the deal Wednesday. The 26-year-old Conger played 80 games with 70 starts last season for the Angels. A first-round pick in 2006, Conger hit .221 with four homers and a career-high 25 RBIs. Houston...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

TRADE ALERT: Angels send Hank Conger to the Astros

Hank Conger looked like he might be on his way to taking over the starting catcher job at the end of 2013. Then 2014 happened. Conger forgot how to hit and the Angels seemed to lose faith in him. They lost so much faith, in fact, that they just traded him to the Astros: Today the club acquired RHP Nick Tropeano and C Carlos Perez from the @astros in exchange for C Hank Conger. ...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Chris Iannetta’s 2014 season

He didn’t get much credit for it, but Chris Iannetta turned in one heck of a season, at least offensively. He nearly beat out Mike Trout for the best OBP on the team and once again established himself as the primary catcher in the ever-changing Mike Scioscia catching depth chart. When did Iannetta become such an offensive force? I know, right? Iannetta ended up having a terrific...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 24, 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

Boxscore Breakdown #153: Salt Lake Bees of Anaheim – Mariners 3, Angels 1

There’s nothing like some crucial September baseball games with playoff implications. That is unless you’ve already clinched your playoff spot and don’t care anymore. In that case, you run out the lineup and starting pitcher for your Triple-A team. It wasn’t exactly high drama and I suspect a lot of Angels fans took the night off as well, but we almost got ourselves a nice...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels taking bullpen approach with Richards' old rotation spot

Those eight pitchers you watched take the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night? Get used to that scene. Every fifth day it's going to be a hold-your-breath, empty out the bullpen day for the next month. It's been two turns in the rotation and the Angels still have not been able to replace Garrett Richards. And at this point, they really can't. So, until...
Via Fox Sports West
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #131: Chum – Angels 8, Marlins 2

The Angels got speared by the Marlins in the series opener, but in this game they turned the Fish into Chum with another explosive offensive performance. While the previous game was unwatchable, this game had me hooked. With the win, the Angels keep their head above water in the AL West race as the A’s continue to try and reel them in. Things aren’t easy for the Angels right...
Via Monkey with a Halo
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers take Game Three of the Freeway Series

Following two games at Dodger Stadium, the Freeway Series shifted to Angel Stadium with the series tied at one.Matt Shoemaker and Dan Haren were the starters.In the top of the second inning, the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead with a solo-homer from Matt Kemp, and a RBI double from Andre Ethier.After that, both Shoemaker and Haren were dealing. But Haren, had a perfect game going on through...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Freeway Series Game 3 notebook: Happy birthday Mike Trout

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hank Conger just didn't want to face the cutter. Or the splitter. Or the two-seamer. The Angels' catcher that was responsible for breaking up Dan Haren's perfect game Wednesday night knew had an idea of what might have been coming to him. He used to catch Haren during the right-hander's days at the Big A and of all the pitches in his repertoire...
Via Fox Sports West
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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