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Padres and Pints: the Podcast! – Episode 18 w/Special Guest John Conniff

In Episode 18 of the podcast we chat with John Conniff of MadFriars about the Padres farm system. What prospects does John expect to contribute in the majors this season? What pitcher is John’s sleeper prospect? What did Nelson Cruz say to John just before taking Wade LeBlanc yard in Portland? Where are the San Antonio barbecue joints that refuse to provide sliverware? We answer...
Via Padres Public
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The REAL Five Worst Yankee Moves of 2014

I wasn't gonna spew today, just sit around, drink, and listen to the John Sterling songbook, but then some embryonic baby Gammonite at New Jersey dot com - the folks who prefer slideshows over newspapers - whacked out his "list" of the Yankees worst moves of 2014, and dammit, it pushed a bad tooth.The slideshow barker lists the Yankees worst moves of 2014 as: 1. Stephen Drew, 2....
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade LeBlanc headed to Japan’s Seibu Lions

Wade LeBlanc was unable to get a contract he desired stateside so the right hander will take his talents to Japan for the 2015 season. LeBlanc, 30, will earn $1 million from the Seibu Lions of Japan’s Pacific League with an additional $500,000 attainable though incentives. Earlier this month the Angels non-tendered LeBlanc who appeared in 10 games posting a 3.45 ERA last season...
Via Tireball.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Non-tenders who should be on the Cardinals’ radar

As the deadline to tender contracts to players not under guaranteed deals passed, the St. Louis Cardinals parted with utility infielder Daniel Descalso. With the depth the team has amassed in the range of backup infielders, the defending NL Central Champs could afford to let Descalso pursue employment elsewhere. On the other side of the coin, teams around the league have let go of...
Via Cardinals Farm
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Columnist -  Starting Rotation Pitchers So defining and finding the ideal starting pitcher is probably a lot more difficult than a position player in some respects. Ideally that pitcher would be able to get both left-handed and right-handed hitters out equally well posting a good ERA- number in the process. Additionally they would field...
Via Angelswin
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Beckham, Herrera and LeBlanc officially non-tendered, Angels banking on pitching depth

The December 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Beckham and LeBlanc officially non-tendered, Angels banking on pitching depth and much more… The Story: Gordon Beckham, Yoslan Herrera and Wade LeBlanc were officially non-tendered.The Monkey Says: As expected. Well, almost. None of the sites out there listed Herrera as being arbitration eligible...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels non-tender Beckham, Herrera, LeBlanc

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have declined to offer contracts to infielder Gordon Beckham, right-hander Yoslan Herrera and left-hander Wade LeBlanc. The Angels announced their decisions Tuesday night, saving about $6 million in salary commitments for next season. Beckham earned $4,175,000 this year and likely would have received a raise to about $5 million in arbitration...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels non-tender three players

The Angels announced on their Twitter that they have non-tendered INF Gordon Beckham, LHP Wade LeBlanc, and RHP Yoslan Herrera, making them free-agents.Beckham, 28, was acquired from the White Sox in August, and the Halos used him at second, third, and shortstop. He predicted to make around $5 million via arbitration if he was tendered. LeBlanc, 30, had a 3.45 ERA in 28.1 innings...
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Beckham and LeBlanc to be non-tendered, begin right about Richards for the wrong reasons

The December 2nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Beckham and LeBlanc to be non-tendered, begin right about Richards for the wrong reasons and much more… The Story: Gordon Beckham and Wade LeBlanc are expected to be non-tendered today.The Monkey Says: Not a surprise. Multiple versions of this story say the Halos want to bring Beckham back on...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 02, 2014  |  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
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Roll call of magical names: 2014 additions to the all-time "They were actually Yankees list"

Drum roll, please. Feel free to use Kleenex, as the memories crest. Chaz Roe. Josh Outman. Chris Leroux. Bryan Mitchell. Wade LeBlanc. Bruce Billings. Rich Hill. Cesar Cabral. Alfredo Aceves. Dean Anna. Scott Sizemore Antoan Richardson. Eury Perez. Jeff Francis.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 10, 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 #158: LeBlanc-ed – Angels 2, Athletics 0

So, who wants Wade LeBlanc in the playoff rotation now? I kid, I kid. Sort of. I think. Still, this is now the second time the Angels have shutout the A’s with a starting pitcher that seemingly has no business starting a game. Last month, it was Rasmus in the first “bullpen day” game. This time it was Wade LeBlanc. C.J. Wilson and Hector Santiago can’t get out of the first...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Wednesday: September 24, 2014

Five picks from yesterday were incorrect. I had hoped the Yankees would run it and at least give themselves a chance. But their old RISP problem cropped up again and sank them and probably their season for good. The Mariners got pounded. I really thought Felix Hernandez would be better. He had nothing.I had the Padres and the Rockies wrong. I had the Diamondbacks and the Twins...
Via The Flagrant Fan
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

Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. Housekeeping

Despite the troll-ish image atop this post, this isn’t really about the A’s (but that doesn’t mean I can’t have my fun). The Angels do need to break out the brooms this series, but not to sweep Oakland (though I certainly wouldn’t complain), but rather to get their own house in order for the playoffs. They’ve got two starters going in this series who need to prove they...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 22, 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

Mariners power past Angels behind big 9th inning home run

Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. With just their third win in nine games, the Mariners pulled within one game of the slumping Oakland Athletics for the second AL wild-card spot. Mariners ace Felix...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners power past Angels behind big 9th inning home run

Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. With just their third win in nine games, the Mariners pulled within one game of the slumping Oakland Athletics for the second AL wild-card spot. Mariners ace Felix...
Via Fox Sports West
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels to skip Weaver's spot in rotation in hopes of keeping him fresh

The Angels announced early Thursday that ace Jered Weaver would skip his scheduled start and Wade LeBlanc would take his spot in the rotation. LeBlanc was initially slated to take the Saturday start for Matt Shoemaker, but with the AL West firmly clinched, the Angels were able to alter their plans in order to keep Weaver fresh for the first game of the postseason.  "Three starts...
Via Fox Sports West
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels bump Weaver for LeBlanc to set up postseason rotation

  The Los Angeles Angels have scratched ace Jered Weaver from his scheduled start Thursday against the Seattle Mariners. The Angels made the announcement six hours before game time. Wade LeBlanc will fill in against Felix Hernandez. The major league-leading Angels made the move one day after clinching the AL West with a 5-0 victory over Seattle and a loss by the Oakland Athletics...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Angels are rolling with a Triple-A lineup tonight because everyone is hungover (probably)

With the Angels clinching last night, it looks like Scioscia is giving everyone a day to recover from their hangovers: Tonight's #Angels lineup vs Seattle at 7:05 pm PT. LHP Wade LeBlanc replaces Weaver to start for the AL West Champs. pic.twitter.com/gGe2NLMcNJ — Angels (@Angels) September 18, 2014 Seriously, that’s an awful lineup and they are going up against King Felix...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels bump Weaver for LeBlanc after clinch

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have scratched ace Jered Weaver from his scheduled start Thursday against the Seattle Mariners. The Angels made the announcement six hours before game time. Wade LeBlanc will fill in against Felix Hernandez. The major league-leading Angels made the move one day after clinching the AL West with a 5-0 victory over Seattle and a loss by the...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Angels use the “bullpen day” in the playoffs?

I was planning on writing this post for about a week now. It was going to be more in the vein of wondering whether or not going with the “bullpen day” starter could hypothetically work, knowing full well that the Angels would never dare try it. But thanks to the oblique injury to Matt Shoemaker, this now has to take on the tone of, “Gosh, I hope they can make it work because...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds

The September 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds and much more… The Story: The Angels added 11 players to the active roster as part of September call-ups. The Monkey Says: Brennan Boesch is back and already getting a crack at filling the left-handed DH void. John Buck will serve...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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