Mike Trout's future free agent deal should come in around 10 year, $500 million, with incentives for Subway commercials. #Angels
Re: Trumbo, looks like Angels front office convinced the fair deal (top young starting pitching) to be worth trading Trumbo does not exist
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Can confirm through source that #Angels will not be tendering contract to RHP Jerome Williams.
#Angels will tender Kevin Jepsen, per Jerry Dipoto.
Dipoto also said LHP Sean Burnett is doing well. Expected to start throwing Jan. 1.
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
Denver Post "After striking out on aggressive plays for Jose Abreu, Brian McCann and Carlos Ruiz, the Rockies continue exploring multiple options to land an impact bat and bullpen arms. They have talked with the Angels about slugger Mark Trumbo, who will be hard to pry away, and called the Royals about their..." November 26
The Angels are "in" on both Bronson Arroyo and Bartolo Colon but are NOT close on anyone according to sources
CBSSports.com "The Angels have signed free agent relief pitcher Joe Smith to a three-year deal worth around $16 million, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. Smith, a 29-year-old sidewinder, had a 2.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 63 innings last season. He's been very consistent and effective for the..." November 23
Hardball Talk "The Angels have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for free agent closers this winter, but the team isn’t planning on making any changes. Or at least that’s what they are saying right now. Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto was on MLB Network Radio on Sirius-XM yesterday and told host..." November 23
Fansided "With Peter Bourjos now a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Anaheim Angels no longer have a roster crunch in the outfield. That leaves an opening for Kole Calhoun, who is expected to take over the starting right field job for the Anaheim Angels in 2014. “For him to improve, he has to get..." November 23
CBSSports.com "Third base has been something of a problem for the Angels in recent years as Alberto Callaspo was both serviceable and eminently replaceable. On Friday, they addressed that need by acquiring former World Series MVP David Freese from the Cardinals. He should be a nice upgrade despite his down 2013..." November 22
Hardball Talk "Well, that progressed from rumor to trade in a hurry. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Angels have traded center fielder Peter Bourjos to the Cardinals for third baseman David Freese. Obviously the Angels are betting that Freese will bounce back following a down 2013 and the..." November 22
MLB.com "The Royals made a significant move to strengthen their pitching rotation on Thursday by signing free-agent left-hander Jason Vargas. Vargas, with the Los Angeles Angels last season, was signed to a four-year, $32 million contract by Kansas City. He earned $8.5 million last season. To make..." November 22
FWIW, MLB exec w/ neither Cards nor Angels: Cards like Aybar but won't trade young SPs for him; Won't give up Freese for Bourjos alone.
Hardball Talk "The Angels failed to retain left-hander Jason Vargas when he jumped at a four-year, $32 million contract from the Royals today, but Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the club continues to pursue free agent reliever Joe Smith as a possible bullpen..." November 21
Today the #Angels have selected the contract of OF Randal Grichuk to the 40-man roster. The 40-man now stands at the maximum of 40.
Joe Nathan told us he likes Tigers,Angels,Yanks are possible fits for him he likes all three situations. Sirius 209 XM 89.
Bronson Arroyo told us that the Phillies, Dodgers, Angels, Twins and Orioles have all expressed in him but he has yet to get an offer XM 89
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
MLB.com "Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is spending the early portion of the offseason in his native Dominican Republic, taking part in the annual mission trip via his foundation and training at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo. Speaking to on-site reporters via ESPNDeportes Radio earlier this..." November 16
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told "Outside the Lines." The Department of..." November 15
Reports: Japanese players' union approves new posting system. Players could be posted as early as Nov. 20.
USA Today "Major League Baseball took a big step toward full-scale instant replay reviews Thursday when the 30 club owners unanimously approved funding for an extensive video system that would allow managers to challenge almost every umpire's call except balls and strikes. "The clubs are very excited..." November 14
Owner: "Serious reservations" among clubs about posting process. Possible no agreement is reached, which means no Tanaka this off-season.
CBSSports.com "Mark Trumbo, a 30-homer hitter, is by far the Angels' most coveted player in trade. They could solve some of their pitching issues if they would trade Trumbo. However, the Angels are very reluctant to deal him. Of all their players being talked about in trade, he's the one they most want to..." November 13
Jerry Dipoto: Albert Pujols progressing well, scheduled to take live BP tomorrow.
CBSSports.com "When someone recently suggested to a Marlins person that maybe they could just "tweak" a couple things to get better, the Marlins person said he thought to himself, "Tweak? We lost a hundred games. If we tweak, we might lose 98." No, the Marlins have set out to make some decent-sized changes..." November 12
Hardball Talk "Stockpiling rotation depth, the Angels have signed Wade LeBlanc to a minor-league contract after inking Chris Volstad to a minor-league deal last week. LeBlanc posted a 5.40 ERA in 55 innings for the Marlins and Astros this year and the 28-year-old left-hander has a 4.51 career ERA in 417..." November 11
CBSSports.com "The Yankees, Diamondbacks and Angels are among a long list of teams pursuing veteran third baseman Eric Chavez. Chavez signed for a hometown discount $3 million with Arizona last year, but after another excellent season, he said to be looking for market value this time." November 11
SB Nation "The Red Sox may be in need of a first baseman and the Angels are known to have Trumbo on the block. If Mike Napoli does not re-sign with the Boston Red Sox, the team will look at Mark Trumbo as a possible option to take over at first base, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. The Angels..." November 10
MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Bronson Arroyo will turn 37 in the early stages of spring training, but that hasn't dissuaded the Twins from calling to express preliminary interest in the free-agent right-hander. According to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, the Twins have yet to make a formal offer for..." November 07
Boston Globe "Pawtucket Red Sox manager Gary DiSarcina has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as their third base coach. DiSarcina might have stayed in the Red Sox organization had a position opened up on the major league staff. But general manager Ben Cherington said Monday he expected all of the coaches..." November 06
MLB.com "The top contenders for baseball's four major individual honors, as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, were revealed Tuesday on MLB Network. The winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards (Monday), Managers of the Year (Tuesday), Cy Young Awards (Nov. 13) and..." November 06
MLB.com "The Angels signed starting pitcher Chris Volstad to a Minor League deal with a Spring Training invite. Volstad, 27, was the 16th overall pick by the Marlins in 2005. The 6-foot-8 righty had a solid rookie season in ’08, but was never able to duplicate it and spent most of 2013 pitching for the..." November 06
MLB.com "Jason Vargas is officially a free agent, with no ties to Draft pick compensation, and the Angels will face some stiff competition. They've made it clear to Vargas for quite some time that they'd like to bring him back, but the remaining holes on their roster and the lack of wiggle room on their..." November 05
MLB.com "If there was ever any doubt that Albert Pujols would have a normal offseason, there's this: He's already begun to swing the bat. Pujols, who will leave for his annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic later this week, spent the last two months of the regular season rehabbing from a..." November 05
It's official: LH Jason Vargas does not get $14.1M qualifying offer from #Angels. Can negotiate w/ other teams starting at 9:01 p.m. PT.
MLB.com "The pens and reams of paper are out. Decisions are about to be made. The Hot Stove season is now in Major League overdrive. The end of the World Series on Wednesday night and the beginning of free agency a day later was only the beginning. After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday brings about..." November 04