Orange County Register "Sunday was a strange day for David Freese on two levels. First, he’s not used to missing the playoffs. It was the first time since 2010 that Freese, who used to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, had seen his season end after 162 games. Second, he’s now going into the unknown that is free..." October 05
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers’ brain trust met Sunday in the hours before the all-important regular-season finale to figure out who the heck would pitch for them in relief. The bullpen was shot, even though closer Shawn Tolleson and set-up man Sam Dyson said that they were available after pitching five..." October 05
MLB Trade Rumors "Angels skipper Mike Scioscia has played his intentions surrounding the opt-out clause in his contract close to the vest, but he announced today at the press conference to introduce new GM Billy Eppler that he will not exercise his out clause and will return to the Angels’ dugout in 2016 (Twitter..." October 05
The Score "The longest-tenured manager in the majors is staying put. Mike Scioscia won't exercise the opt-out clause in his contract, and plans to manage the Los Angeles Angels again next season, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. The 56-year-old skipper had been dodging questions..." October 05
Sporting News "The Angels are expected to announce the hiring of Yankees executive Billy Eppler to serve as their next general manager, according to multiple reports. As first reported by the Los Angeles Times, the Angels will hold a Monday morning news conference to introduce Eppler, concluding their..." October 05
Orange County Register "The Angels had to be at their worst before they could bring out their best. On an afternoon when it looked like they had blown their postseason chances amid a morass of errors, misplays and bad pitches, the Angels wiped all that away with one indescribable inning. Even an hour after final..." October 04
Looks like Garrett Richards will start tomorrow on short rest unless Angels are eliminated today, which only happens with a loss & HOU win.
Orange County Register "In a moment when the Angels desperately needed someone to deliver, the three most prominent players on the team did just that. The Angels’ critical 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night was largely built because of the pitching of Jered Weaver and back-to-back clutch hits by Mike..." October 03
According to FanGraphs, the Angels playoff chances went from 57 percent after Tuesday to 17 percent after Thursday
The Score "The Los Angeles Angels are in a dogfight for the final American League wild-card spot, and they'll be turning to an old warhorse to get the job done Friday in Texas. Jered Weaver, who left his last start Sunday with shoulder tightness, is a "full go" to start in the second game of a crucial..." October 02
CSN Bay Area "The A’s did their best to send Barry Zito out on a high note. They outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 8-7 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep and provide a fitting capper to what’s believed to be Zito’s final game of his big league career. Oakland took the lead for good with a four-run..." October 01
USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01
Hardball Talk "In order to add more pitching depth for the final week of the season–this time in the form of journeyman left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes–the Angels have cleared a spot on the 40-man roster by designating Grant Green for assignment. Green was Oakland’s first-round draft pick in 2009 and appeared twice..." September 30
Halos Heaven "1st Inning Reddick beans the wall. Aybar leads off, why? Although, two-out hits, two runs. 2nd Inning A's swing at air, ha. The Angels pound dirt, oh man. Score remains the same. 3rd Inning Freese flashes leather, Tropeano keeps dealing, Score won't budge at all. 4th..." September 30
The Score "The Los Angeles Angels won't have right-hander Matt Shoemaker available again this year unless they reach the postseason. Shoemaker has pitched just twice this month as he deals with forearm tightness, and Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported Wednesday that the 29-year-old will..." September 30
Halos Heaven "In a very important game They're all important now, aren't they? Well, anyway, Hector Santiago started out this very important game by giving up a single and followed that up by grazing Mark Canha's shirt. After Brett Lawrie grounded into a force-out that left men on first and third, up stepped..." September 29
Hardball Talk "Mat Latos was given his official release by the Dodgers over the weekend and it didn’t take him long to find a new home, as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that he has signed a contract with the Angels. It’s a bit odd to see such a move with only a few days remaining in the..." September 29
Hardball Talk "As a pitcher with a mid-80s fastball Jered Weaver is already waking a very thin line and the Angels right-hander admitted to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times that his shoulder was “not comfortable” during Sunday’s abbreviated start against the Mariners. Weaver allowed just one run in..." September 28
Halos Heaven "The Angels completed an ever-important sweep of the Seattle Mariners today, with a 3-2 victory that was eked out with the help of some increasingly familiar clutch hitting from the Halos. It was a battle between Jered Weaver and the Angels bullpen, and the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma, with the good..." September 28
Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28
ESPN "The Seattle Mariners will offer their vacant general manager position to Jerry DiPoto, a source told ESPN MLB Insider Jim Bowden on Monday. DiPoto was hired by the Boston Red Sox as a special consultant in early August after the 47-year-old executive resigned as general manager of the Anaheim..." September 28
Huston Street said he has a Grade 1 groin strain. Won't be back in regular season. Longer Angels can go into Oct, better his chances.
#Angels RHP Joe Smith (left ankle sprain) will throw off slope today but still appears to be a long shot to pitch this week.
Another huge blow to #Angels bullpen. Closer Huston Street departs with apparent groin injury. Looked bad. Halos already missing Joe Smith.
Orange County Register "When David Freese led off the ninth with a walk-off homer, it put a happy ending on a night otherwise marked by a troubling injury to Huston Street and the latest incredible catch by Mike Trout. The victory helped the Angels keep pace with the Houston Astros. They are still a half-game back in..." September 27
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Angels could be without their closer in their push to make the playoffs in their final eight games of the regular season. Right-hander Huston Street, the American League leader in saves with 40, had to be helped off the field in the ninth inning of the Angels' 3-2 win over the..." September 27
Orange County Register "At no point this season have the Angels been entirely left for dead, but not for a while have they felt this alive. After drubbing the Seattle Mariners on Friday night at Angel Stadium, they are on the verge of moving into playoff position, just a half-game behind the Houston Astros for the..." September 26
Halos Heaven "Today was the most important game of the Angels' season. That is, until their next game. But that's just how important this last stretch is if the Angels plan on playing in the post-season. Each game is a battle; the outcome either damning and hellacious, or hopeful and exuberant. In a perfect..." September 24
Halos Heaven "In the first inning, the tone was set by the Angels, and that tone was "Take this long ball and shove, we aint losing here no more." Right in the first side of the game, we saw Mike Trout go deep, with Erick Aybar on base, for his 40th homer of the year. The two-run blast marked the second time an..." September 23
Houston Chronicle "After the road trip that turned into a standings sinkhole, the formula still works. There was no surprise Monday night when Dallas Keuchel threw an excellent 7 2/3 innings, the Astros slugged multiple home runs and a late-arriving crowd at Minute Maid Park saw the Astros hold on to a 6-3..." September 22
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Rookies are supposed to be seen and not heard, but there are times when Tyler Duffey is not like that at all. “That guy is not afraid,” Twins outfielder Torii Hunter said. “You can hear him screaming when you’re coming in from the field. He is screaming in the dugout. Maybe [he’s] a little hard..." September 21
Orange County Register "A day that turned out very well for the Angels on the field started badly … in the hotel. Joe Smith stumbled walking down a flight of stairs at the hotel on Saturday morning, spraining his left ankle and leaving the club’s setup man unsure of when he’ll be able to pitch. Smith, who was on..." September 20
Johnny Giavotella heads to Arizona instructional league today. Could face live pitching on Tue-Weds. Angels 2B has been out w vision issue
Angels Joe Smith is in a boot and on crutches. Said he tripped walking down steps this morning. Further tests in a few days.
Orange County Register "Garrett Richards is lined up to be able to start the AL wild card game. That is a fact that has been true for some time, but suddenly seems far more relevant on a night that Richards showed the stuff that made him the staff ace, in the process helping the Angels get into position where that..." September 20
Orange County Register "Grant Green, who rejoined the Angels on Thursday after spending the past few days rehabbing a sore Achilles' in Arizona, said he is 100 percent and ready to play. Green said he got hurt during pregame work Saturday. Manager Mike Scioscia could use Green as an option at second base. The other..." September 18
Orange County Register "Who needs sleep? “Overrated for sure,” Angels starter Hector Santiago said after the Angels’ 11-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. The irony of this game was that the Angels had the tough turnaround of a night game in Seattle on a getaway day before the series in..." September 18
Jered Weaver, responding to Seager saying he "quit on his team." - "I don't even know who that kid is."
Tacoma News Tribune "Even after three years, Jesus Montero continues to beat on Angels right-hander Jered Weaver like a dusty rug. Montero hit a three-run homer Wednesday night that carried the Mariners to a 3-1 victory at Safeco Field — his fifth homer in 12 career at-bats against Weaver. “It’s funny,” Montero..." September 17
CSN New England "Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen is a candidate tobecome general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and was scheduled to be interviewed for the position either Tuesday or Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. According to the Times, the Angels sent team president John..." September 16
Los Angeles Times "Maybe the Angels were due for a good game against Felix Hernandez, the Seattle Mariners ace who went 6-0 with an 0.74 earned-run average, giving up five runs in 61 innings since the beginning of 2014. How else do you explain the Angels scoring almost as many runs — four — with two swings of the..." September 16
Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16
Los Angeles Times "Baseball announcers will often say that a reliever is "throwing up in the bullpen." Had they said that about Angels closer Huston Street during Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros in Anaheim, it would have been true. Literally. Street began suffering flu-like symptoms on Saturday and was..." September 16
#Angels RHP Matt Shoemaker (forearm strain) very pleased with two-inning simulated game. Confident he can return on Sunday vs. Twins.
Seattle Times "Taijuan Walker’s season has told the story many predicted in springtime optimism for the Mariners as a whole. Walker hasn’t been perfect. At 23, the right-hander still has to iron out some kinks in his game — and even the alternate-universe Mariners are too fundamentally flawed to win 100..." September 15
New York Post "Angels owner Arte Moreno and club president John Carpino were scheduled to meet with Yankees VP and assistant GM Billy Eppler Monday night in New York. The Angels are looking for Jerry DiPoto’s replacement and Eppler interviewed with them when the job went to DiPoto. Eppler, a San Diego..." September 15
Houston Chronicle "All the luck and offense the Astros could not find lately poured out in Sunday’s ninth inning, on a go-ahead Jed Lowrie home run and a ball Carlos Correa hit so hard that it stuck in the webbing of an Angels infielder. One strike away from being swept out of Anaheim, the Astros reset the tenor..." September 14
Hardball Talk "There are these things out there in the financial world called “celebrity bonds.” It’s when an artist or performer sells future royalty rights for cash up front. The first and most famous example of this were so-called “Bowie Bonds,” issued in David Bowie earning rights back in 1997, going..." September 14