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Metal detectors coming to Dodger Stadium this season

LOS ANGELES (AP) Metal detectors are coming to Dodger Stadium starting with the Freeway Series finale against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. The detectors will be used around the major leagues in addition to bag checks that are done at all stadiums. The procedures were used periodically at certain Dodger Stadium gates last season, and now all 30 major league teams will use...
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2015 Player Projection: Drew Rucinski

Angels fans love themselves a pitcher who emerges from nowhere to become a real contributor. This year they want Drew Rucinski to be that guy so badly. Can he fulfill that wish?   IP ERA FIP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WAR 2014 Actual7.14.912189.822.450.000.1 Steamer15.03.453.517.932.440.840.1 ZiPS104.04.244.146.322.600.951.1 CAIRO156.23.843.756.673.410.680.9 MWAH*60.04.053.727.802...
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3/31 Pujols-less Angels Spring Training lineup

The Machine gets the day off for maintenance. Here’s how the #Angels line up today as they take on the Athletics in Tempe. #LAASpring pic.twitter.com/uSHuFrRPOo — Angels (@Angels) March 31, 2015 Jose Alvarez gets the start so Iannetta can work with him, a pretty strong indicator that Alvarez will make the roster. The post 3/31 Pujols-less Angels Spring Training lineup appeared...
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Are the Angels being overlooked?

If you talk to someone about the AL West this offseason, chances are they won’t mention the reigning division champs. There’s plenty of talk about the Mariners being a breakout team and a sexy World Series pick after just missing the playoffs in 2014. There’s a substantial bit of discussion about the Athletics following their drastic rebuild this offseason. Even the two...
Via The Outside Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Angels getting overlooked?

If you talk to someone about the AL West this offseason, chances are they won’t mention the reigning division champs. There’s plenty of talk about the Mariners being a breakout team and a sexy World Series pick after just missing the playoffs in 2014. There’s a substantial bit of discussion about the Athletics following their drastic rebuild this offseason. Even the two Texas...
Via Bloguin Best
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Mike Trout Double Play

Probably should have seen this one coming. Last week, FanGraphs overlord David Appelman announced some minor improvements to the way WAR is calculated on the site, one of them being the inclusion of a double play avoidance stat (wGDP). Shortly thereafter, managing editor Dave Cameron wrote a post regarding The Thing Adam Dunn Was Surprisingly […]
Via Fangraphs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Giavotella appears to have won 2B job, quantifying Trout’s importance

The March 31st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Giavotella appears to have won 2B job, quantifying Trout’s importance and much more… The Story: Johnny Giavotella appears to have locked up the second base job.The Monkey Says: The Angels used what very much looked like their Opening Day lineup yesterday and it included Giavotella starting at second and batting...
Via Monkey with a Halo
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

3/30 Angels Spring Training lineup

This sure looks like a sneak preview of the what the Opening Day lineup. Today’s #LAASpring lineup at Mariners in Peoria: pic.twitter.com/oO7cZgvmOE — Angels (@Angels) March 30, 2015 OK, not quite, we know now that Tropeano won’t be involved, but everything else looks just about right. The post 3/30 Angels Spring Training lineup appeared first on Monkey with a Halo.
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2015 Player Projection: Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella somehow went from being the detritus of the Royals farm system to the presumptive starter at second base for the Angels. Can the Halos help him finally realize his potential or did Kansas City jettison Giavotella for good reason?   AVG OBP ISO K% BB% SB WAR 2014 Actual.216.268.10812.2%2.4%00.1 Steamer.261.313.10111.8%6.6%40.6 ZiPS.254.304.09912.6...
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Top 5 Worst Contracts In The MLB For 2015

With Opening Day around the corner, it is time to take a look at the players who will surely not live up to their 2015 salary. *A-Rod will be excluded from this list because he has been on it since 2007. 5. Josh Hamilton, LF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim- $25,400,000 Everyone is familiar with... The post Top 5 Worst Contracts In The MLB For 2015 appeared first on The Garbage Time.
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Halo Headlines: Angels to use four-man rotation, Lindstrom released

The March 30th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels to use four-man rotation, Lindstrom released and much more… The Story: The Angels are likely to start the season with a four-man rotation.The Monkey Says: Heaney and Tropeano both sort of fell on their face this spring, so the team is going to send them both to the minors. They can get into mid-April without...
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Vladimir Guerrero Asks Twitter Followers for Help

Vladimir Guerrero hasn’t been on Twitter long (it’s been only two weeks!) and already he’s trolling “surveying” his followers. A small survey to my followers, with cap which team would like to be elected to Cooperstown?. — Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) March 29, 2015 Fortunately, Cooperstown will have time to figure out what cap the 2004 American League MVP as...
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Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are no longer faces of the Angels’ franchise. The Angels on Thursday shared a photo on Twitter that shows which players will be featured on the six banners adorning the front of Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Say Halo to the new entrance #AtTheBigA! 6 #Angels, 6 winners. RT to win...Read More
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs' Bradley sharp, Angels' Wilson roughed up

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona rookie Archie Bradley pitched five solid innings while C.J. Wilson struggled as the split-squad Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Friday. Bradley, a candidate to make the rotation out of spring, lowered his spring ERA to 2.20 after allowing one run and six hits. Bradley was the Diamondbacks' top pick in the 2011 draft. He made his third spring...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Taylor Featherston

Taylor Featherston was plucked from the Rockies via the Rule 5 draft. Now the Angels are hoping he can go from Double-A to a big league reserve role in 2015. What happened in 2014?In 2014, Taylor Featherston was in the Colorado Rockies organization, spending the entire year in Double-A Tulsa. There he continued to display decent pop for a middle infielder, a glove that would play...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

3/27 Angels Spring Training lineup

C.J. Wilson gets the start. Will I get heartburn? Probably. Will he “get back on the beam?” It seems unlikely. Here’s how the #Angels will line up to face the D-Backs. #LAASpring pic.twitter.com/DvGUGYit79 — Angels (@Angels) March 27, 2015 Oh, and Josh Rutledge gets another shot at blowing the second base gig while Grant Green remains banished to every position other than...
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Halo Headlines: Angels might not use a fifth starter, Pujols feels like himself again

The March 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels might not use a fifth starter, Pujols feels like himself again and much more… The Story: The Angels may start the season without a fifth starter.The Monkey Says: The schedule allows them to get through the first week or two with just four starters, but this is mostly about Heaney and Tropeano failing to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols hits 3-run homer, Angels beat Cubs 8-4

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and Jered Weaver struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Thursday. Cubs left-hander Travis Wood homered off Weaver leading off the fifth as a pinch hitter. Wood hit three homers last season. He pitched Wednesday. Weaver gave up four runs - three earned - and six hits in 5 1-3 innings. Mike Olt hit...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM 2015 PREVIEW 2014 finally saw the Los Angeles Angels reap dividends from the spending spree of the last few off-seasons when they handed out lucrative, though generally ill-advised, mega contracts to Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, and C.J. Wilson. The Angels finished 2014 with the best record in all of baseball with a record of 98-64, an astonishing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions? I Got Your Predictions Right Here!

By Glen McKee, angelswin.com Junior Prognosticator -  One of my favorite parts of spring training is looking to the season ahead and seeing how many predictions I can make that will totally miss the mark.  It’s a hallowed tradition that ranks right up there with giving up on the season after a two-game skid in the second week of April.  There are as many different methods...
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Photo: Mike Trout, A Duke Fan, Pranked His Angels Teammate, Utah Alum C.J. Cron

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star outfielder Mike Trout might just be the best player in baseball. A first-round draft pick out of Millville (N.J.) High School in 2009, Trout never attended college. He had been committed to East Carolina but eschewed the college route to begin his promising pro career.  Apparently, the 23-year-old Trout has adopted Duke as his college basketball...
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5 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout primed for MVP

Trout is the reigning 2014 A.L. MVP. The Los Angeles Angel’s reigning MVP, Mike Trout, is picking up right where he left off. With only thirteen days until opening day, Trout is leading the majors in most offensive categories. He is getting a hit in just about 50% of his at bats with a batting average of .462. Behind him is Jose Abreu with a .459 average. Abreu had an amazing...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

3/25 Angels spring training lineup

Nick Tropeano gets his best shot at overtaking Heaney in the rotation race and this whole Johnny G. as the potential second base starter might actually be happening. Here's how the #Angels line up to take on the Indians. #LAASpring pic.twitter.com/uq4MxNne3K — Angels (@Angels) March 25, 2015 ??? The post 3/25 Angels spring training lineup appeared first on Monkey with a Halo.
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2015 Player Projection: Josh Hamilton

I’ve put this one off as long as I can, but now it is finally time to engage in what might be the most futile act ever: projecting Josh Hamilton‘s 2015 season. What happened in 2014?It seems like eons ago now, but Josh Hamilton actually started the 2014 season well. He posted a 1.286 OPS in April and had people thinking he might actually be rebounding some. Then he went and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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