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Halo Headlines: two Angels in Law’s top 100 prospects, Angels corner infield depth chart

The January 30th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including two Angels in Law’s top 100 prospects, Angels corner infield depth chart and much more… The Story: Keith Law has two Angels in his list of top 100 prospects.The Monkey Says: He has Andrew Heaney at #58 and, in a mild surprise, Sean Newcomb at #48. Where exactly they rank is really pretty trivial, I’m just...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #1: Andrew Heaney

He cost the Angels Howie Kendrick, but as one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in all of baseball, Andrew Heaney should be worth the price. He’s the top prospect in the Halos farm system and potentially a big part of the 2015 rotation. Andrew Heaney 10 words or less: One of the best pitching prospects is ready for MLB. Position: SP    Born: 6/5/1991Bats: L    Throws...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout test

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Via Halos Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels open to extensions for Steet and Iannetta, Freese avoids arbitration

The January 29th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels open to extensions for Steet and Iannetta, Freese avoids arbitration and much more… The Story: The Angels are open to extensions for Huston Street and Chris Iannetta.The Monkey Says: I don’t like paying relievers and I really don’t like long-term contracts for a reliever with the health history that...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox bring back Gordon Beckham, designate Dayan Viciedo for assignment

The White Sox have signed infielder Gordon Beckham to one-year contract. Beckham returns to the White Sox on a $2 million deal after being sent to the Angels in August of last season. Beckham will no longer be thought of as a guy to play daily and may end up in a platoon role with the White Sox at either third or second base. To make room for the 28-year-old Beckham, the White...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Angels avoid arbitration with third baseman David Freese

  A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year deal for $6.425,000. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Angels have not announced the move. The deal was the midpoint between the salary figures exchanged by the sides. Freese...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Gordon Beckham, Designate Dayan Viciedo

The Chicago White Sox signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a one year, $2 million contract on Wednesday, designating Cuban outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham struggled with the Sox in 2014, eventually being traded on August 21st to the Angels. He rounded out the year with a .226 average, 44 RBI, and 9 home runs. The former Georgia Bulldog should act in a utility role...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Angels avoid arbitration with David Freese

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year deal for $6.425 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Angels have not announced the move. The deal was the midpoint between the salary figures exchanged...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bring Back Beckham, DFA Tank

A busy offseason for the White Sox got even busier today. The White Sox made a rather surprising move by bringing Gordon Beckham back to the South Side on a one-year, $2 million deal and designating Dayan Viciedo for assignment. The Sox seemingly threw in the towel on Beckham after trading him to the Angels last season, but are now ready to give him another chance. While Beckham...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #2: Sean Newcomb

The Angels finally got a chance to draft in the first half of the first round and their reward was Sean Newcomb. With advanced skills and a high ceiling, that is a reward that the Angels can build around for years to come. Sean Newcomb 10 words or less: Angels shiny new prospect has the stuff to dominate. Position: SP    Born: 6/12/1993Bats: L    Throws: L Height: 6...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Believe Garrett Richards Could Be Back By April

According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told him that they are “optimistic” about Garrett Richards current recovery process from the torn left patellar tendon he suffered in August. At the moment there is some hope that Richards could be ready for opening day, and if not early April which is the current targeted...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels sign Herrmann and Stewart, Baldoquin not coming to training camp

The January 28th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels sign Herrmann and Stewart, Baldoquin not coming to training camp and much more… The Story: The Angels signed pitchers Frank Herrman and Zach Stewart to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.The Monkey Says: Both have big league experience but not any real big league success. Herrmann...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels open to contract extensions with Chris Iannetta and Alden Gonzalez

The Angels have not ruled out signing catcher Chris Iannetta or closer Huston Street to extensions. If the Angels work out deals for either it may not happen until after Opening Day reports MLB’s Alden Gonzalez. Ianetta will earn $5.53 million in 2015 before hitting free agency. The now 31-year-old appeared in 108 games last season hitting .252/.373/.392 with seven home runs...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The absurdity of Josh Hamilton’s goals

Josh Hamilton has set some very lofty goals for himself this season. Actually, “lofty” isn’t the right word. Absurd? Ridiculous? Delusional? Any of these adjectives work just fine for the fantastical target that Josh Hamilton has set for himself of a .300 batting average, 30 homers and 100 RBIs in 2015. Josh, however, believes those goals to be entirely within reach. He even...
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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #3: Roberto Baldoquin

Nobody seems to know much about Roberto Baldoquin, but the Angels paid an exorbitant sum to secure his services. Let’s hope they know what they are doing. We’re assuming they do, so Baldoquin checks in at #3 on our countdown based entirely on how much the Angels paid him. Roberto BaldoquinIn 10 words or less: High upside Cuban, comes complete with flashy scouting video! Position...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels ‘optimistic’ about Richards’ recovery, Mota wins broadcasting award

The January 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels ‘optimistic’ about Richards’ recovery, Mota wins broadcasting award and much more… The Story: The Angels remain optimistic about Garrett Richards’ recovery.The Monkey Says: They are still talking as if Opening Day is a possibility, so that’s good news. Still, we won’t really know anything...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #4: Nick Tropeano

For some reason the Astros were willing to part with Nick Tropeano so that they could land a back-up catcher. The Halos were more than happy to take him off their hands and maybe even have him be a big contributor in the majors this season. Nick Tropeano 10 words or less: Great command, bugs-bunny changeup. Does it work in majors? Position: RP    Born: 8/27/1990Bats: R  ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Willits to join New York Yankees in Coordinator Position

Reggie Willits #77 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after scoring a run in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics on September 27, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 7-4.(Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The journey back to the major leagues is complete for Reggie Willits as he will be joining the New York Yankees...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton has high expectations for himself, Weaver bulks up

The January 26th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Hamilton has high expectations for himself, Weaver bulks up and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton has high expectations for himself in 2015.The Monkey Says: Yeah, he probably should keep that to himself. Setting big goals for yourself can be a great motivator, but… yeah, not so much for you, Josh. A .300...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top 20 Prospects 2015

  The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Los Angeles Angels’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Sean Newcomb LHP: Topping our list is the Angels’ 1st round draft pick of 2014...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: more Trout vs. McCutchen debate, Pujols has the worst contract

The January 23rd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including more Trout vs. McCutchen debate, Pujols has the worst contract and much more… The Story: The best positional debates in baseball.The Monkey Says: So apparently this Trout vs. McCutchen debate is becoming a real thing. I am sure that I am biased, but I really just don’t see how Trout isn’t the clearly superior...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #5: Cam Bedrosian

Cam Bedrosian tore up the minors in 2014 to become one of the best relief prospects in all of baseball. However, he struggled when called up to the majors. Can he make the leap this year? Cam Bedrosian 10 words or less: Throws hard, nice slider, but can it translate? Position: RP    Born: 10/2/1991Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’0″    Weight: 2052014 Rank: unranked...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels a trade destination for Strasburg, is McCutchen better than Trout?

The January 22nd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels a trade destination for Strasburg, claiming McCutchen is better than Trout and much more… The Story: The Angels are considered a potential trade destination for Stephen Strasburg.The Monkey Says: Here we go. The speculation machine is already running at overdrive for the Strasburg trade scenarios. There...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What would a Jerry Dipoto contract extension look like?

Three seasons down and Jerry Dipoto is still the general manager of the Angels. Congrats! In fact, he’s finally coming off a season in which his job security wasn’t called into question at any point. Heck, he even had his 2015 contract option picked up. That’s real progress! If he keeps this up, he might even get himself an extension. But what would a Jerry Dipoto contract...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #6: Kyle Kubitza

The Angels decided that they needed to acquire a third baseman of the very near future this offseason. Kyle Kubitza ended up being that guy. Did Dipoto make the right choice? Kyle KubitzaIn 10 words or less: More than meets the eye with newly acquired third baseman. (Caveat: I haven’t watched Kubitza play live yet and have watched every single video and read every scouting report...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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