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  • The Angels’ high floor ensures 2019 is far from lost

    Halos Heaven "There is discontent in the air. It’s not the type that drenches a person with a feeling of ice cold water, but it is creeping in the Halos Heaven environment, like a stream slowly wearing away at a high and mighty rock. Tick, tick, tick, goes the clock. With each passing signing at a..." December 18

  • Angels reportedly looking at Yasmani Grandal

    Hardball Talk "With Wilson Ramos signing and the list of teams who are serious contenders for J.T. Realmuto shrinking by the day, we’re getting close to a game of musical chairs for teams looking for catchers. The biggest name left in that game is Yasmani Grandal, and Jon Morosi of..." December 17

  • Angels to sign slugger Justin Bour, report says

    Sporting News "The Angels have added another slugger. Los Angeles has agreed to a deal with first baseman Justin Bour, according to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman. The deal will be worth $2.5 million, according to the New York Post.  The first..." December 13

  • Angels planning to allow farm system to continue to grow

    Orange County Register "Billy Eppler has a very clear plan to get the Angels back to perennial contention. It’s about the farm system. On the second day of the Winter Meetings, the Angels general manager spelled out a plan that doesn’t seem to include blockbuster trades that would..." December 12

  • Angels reportedly pursued Patrick Corbin, Nate Eovaldi before they signed elsewhere

    Orange County Register "Although the Angels have been unable to land any significant pitching help this winter, they were reportedly chasing two of the winter’s biggest prizes before they went elsewhere. The Angels were one of four finalists for Nate Eovaldi before he re-signed with the World Series..." December 11

  • MLB Rumors: Royals among teams that have “checked in” on reliever Blake Parker

    Royals Review "What traditionally has been a major strength for the Royals turned into a major weakness in 2018. The Royals had the worst bullpen in baseball by WAR last season with an AL-worst 5.04 ERA. Additionally, they lost some of their best arms - Joakim Soria and Kelvin Herrera - through..." December 10

  • Angels could be sleeper team at winter meetings as Mike Trout moves two years away from free agency

    CBS Sports "The clock is ticking for the Los Angeles Angels. Mike Trout is two seasons away from free agency, and while the club will surely try to sign him long-term, they can't assume he'll be back until he puts pen to paper. The Halos have only played three postseason games, all losses, in..." December 10

  • Phillies acquire relief pitcher José Alvarez from Angels in exchange for Luis Garcia

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies are wheelin’ and dealin’! OK, stand down. The Phils swapped relievers with the Angels Thursday night, trading Luis Garcia to L.A. for left-hander José Alvarez.  Alvarez was with the Angels nearly as long as Garcia was with the..." December 07

  • Should the Cubs bring back Blake Parker?

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "Blake Parker was recently non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels. As noted by Ken Rosenthal in The Athletic, this decision was somewhat surprising: Parker, 33, produced a 3.26 ERA in 66 1/3 innings last season, pitching less effectively than he did in his stellar..." December 06

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Angels Announce Coaching Staff

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have announced the coaching staff that will serve alongside new skipper Brad Ausmus. We had previously covered the hiring of Ausmus as well as pitching coach Doug White, hitting coach Jeremy Reed, and assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten. A variety of notable..." December 03

  • Angels, Yankees among teams eyeing Soria

    The Score "The market for free-agent reliever Joakim Soria appears to be gaining traction, with at least five clubs reported to be eyeing the veteran pitcher. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and Cincinnati Reds are among the teams interested in..." December 03

  • Angels Non-Tender Blake Parker

    CBS Sports "Parker was not tendered by the Angels for next season, Mark Feinsand of reports. Parker will become a free agent after posting a 3.26 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with a 70:19 K:BB over 66.1 innings a season ago out of the bullpen. " November 30

  • Dodgers, Padres Pursuing Garrett Richards

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers and Padres are among the teams pursuing free agent righty Garrett Richards, with Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter) reporting that both have made offers. The Los Angeles organization, in particular, is said to be “making a push” to keep the long-time Halos hurler in the..." November 29

  • Angels acquire Tommy La Stella from Cubs

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs Thursday traded infielder Tommy La Stella to the Angels for a player to be named later or cash, avoiding a salary arbitration case. The La Stella trade comes one day after the Cubs acquired infielder Ronald Torreyes from the Yankees. Torreyes, 26, can play all three infield..." November 29

  • Angels' Offseason Bust Could Push Mike Trout to Bolt for $500M FA Payday

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Angels have made the playoffs once during the Mike Trout era. That would be 2014, when they were swept in three games in their American League Division Series with the Kansas City Royals. Other than that, the best player on the planet..." November 28

  • Report: Angels release Alex Meyer

    Hardball Talk "Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports that the Angels have released pitcher Alex Meyer. Meyer was designated for assignment last Wednesday and the Angels unsurprisingly didn’t get any bites for a trade. Meyer, 28, missed the second half of the 2017 season and all of 2018..." November 27

  • Yankees claim Parker Bridwell off waivers from Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees announced on Monday that pitcher Parker Bridwell has been claimed off waivers from the Angels. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, infielder Ronald Torreyes was designated for assignment. Bridwell, 27, was limited to 6 2/3 innings at the big league level and 28..." November 26

  • Report: Angels showing interest in Nathan Eovaldi, JA Happ

    Sportsnaut "After posting yet another disappointing season in 2018, the Los Angeles Angels are looking to upgrade both their starting rotation and bullpen. According to Jon Morosi, the Halos have reported interest in free agents Nathan Eovaldi and J.A. Happ. November 26

  • Angels Hire Shawn Wooten As Assistant Hitting Coach

    Orange County Register "The Angels have promoted Shawn Wooten to assistant hitting coach, moving the former member of their 2002 World Series championship team from his role in their farm system. Wooten is the third confirmed member of the coaching staff under ew manager Brad Ausmus. The Angels have also..." November 25

  • Angels' Ohtani wants to participate in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    The Score "Tokyo, Japan is slated to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and, with baseball back on the Olympiad's itinerary, Shohei Ohtani has expressed an interest in participating. "As (the Olympics) are being held in Japan I have a lot of interest," Ohtani told the Associated Press..." November 24

  • Shohei Ohtani reflects on first MLB season: 'I felt it was a good year'

    Sporting News "Shohei Ohtani, who turned baseball convention on its head in 2018 as MLB's first two-way star in almost a century, has returned triumphantly to Japan, where on Thursday he met a throng of hundreds of reporters and photographers and reflected on his AL Rookie of the Year..." November 23

  • Angels Designate Alex Meyer For Assignment, Release Jose Miguel Fernandez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced that they’ve designated right-hander Alex Meyer for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for newly acquired left-hander Dillon Peters. The Halos have also requested unconditional release waivers on infielder Jose Miguel Fernandez, who was..." November 21

  • Angels Nearing Acquisition Of Dillon Peters

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels are putting the finishing touches on a trade with the Marlins that will send lefty Dillon Peters to Los Angeles, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (via Twitter). Righty Tyler Stevens is set to move to Miami in return. If completed, the swap..." November 21

  • Angels add three minor leaguers to 40-man roster; DFA Parker Bridwell, Jose Miguel Fernandez

    Halos Heaven "According to the Angels organization, Jose Miguel Fernandez and Parker Bridwell have been designated for assignment. The club has added starters Jose Suarez and Luis Madero to the 40-man roster, as well as upstart infielder Luis Rengifo. As worthwhile..." November 21

  • MLB Insider Says Slow Start Could Propel Angels to Offer Mike Trout to Braves

    12 Up "There's no doubt that Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is the best active baseball player. With two years remaining on his contract, the Angels need to extend him soon. However, MLB insider Ron Darling had an interesting suggestion for the Angels if things don't..." November 19

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • AL MVP Mookie Betts is the first real challenger to Mike Trout's throne as baseball's best player

    CBS Sports "Thursday night MLB and the BBWAA announced Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts as the 2018 AL Most Valuable Player. It was not a surprise, of course. Betts separated himself from the pack late in the season and led all players with 10.9 WAR. He's only the 27th position player in baseball..." November 17

  • Angels reunite with Peter Bourjos, inking him to a minor league deal

    Halos Heaven "He’s back! The Angels 10th round pick from 2005 and the man who was patrolling center field when one Michael Nelson Trout was called up. November 17

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • Phillies should always have an eye on Mike Trout "Las Vegas has the Phillies as the favorites to sign both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the two premier players on this year's free-agent market. It is highly unlikely that they sign both players, and the better move in my opinion would be getting Harper and letting Machado go elsewhere...." November 15

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Shohei Ohtani says he's ahead of schedule on Tommy John rehab before Rookie of the Year win

    CBS Sports "Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was crowned the AL Rookie of the Year on Monday night. But prior to getting his award, he was interviewed on MLB Network and gave some possibly very good news. Ohtani said he was either right on schedule in his Tommy John surgery rehab or even maybe a little..." November 13

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani beats Yankees' duo to win AL Rookie of the Year

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Shohei Ohtani became the fourth Japanese-born player to win Rookie of the Year, as the Los Angeles Angels' two-way sensation beat New York..." November 12

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • Angels looking for healthy starters to supplement their rotation

    Orange County Register "The Angels’ need for pitching goes beyond simply needing good pitchers. They need healthy pitchers. After three years worth of season-shattering injuries to their pitching staff, the Angels are looking for durability, particularly among starters, this..." November 08

  • Angels show interest in free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels are among five teams interested in signing free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on it publicly. Ramos is a nine-year veteran who was an All-Star for the second time in his career last year, when..." November 08

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Angels will be looking for relievers, but mostly in the bargain bin

    Orange County Register "Billy Eppler has good news and bad news for Angels fans. The bad news is, if you’re waiting for them to spend big money on a proven relief pitcher, it’s probably not going to happen. The good news, at least as Eppler sees it, is that the Angels have proven to be..." November 07

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Angels still focused on offensive improvement from young players

    Orange County Register "A month into the offseason, and with the player movement season just beginning, Billy Eppler is still hoping for big things from a five-player core of young players. On the first day of the GM Meetings on Monday, Eppler said he is focusing on pitching – starting and relief..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Brandon Dixon, Austin Brice claimed off waivers; Cincinnati Reds claim Matthew Bowman from Cardinals

    Red Reporter "The offseason always features a bevy of transactions and roster moves, and the Cincinnati Reds jumped into that process head-first on Friday with a series of notable moves. They announced that both Brandon Dixon (Detroit Tigers) and Austin Brice (Los Angeles Angels) had been claimed on waivers,..." November 02

  • Angels Outright Five Players

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced Friday that right-handers Deck McGuire, Odrisamer Despaigne and Eduardo Paredes have all cleared waivers, as have infielder Jefry Marte and catcher Francisco Arcia. All five have been assigned outright to the minor leagues. Marte, 27, saw the most playing time of..." November 02