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Mets Sign Dominican SS Gregory Guerrero, Press Conference Thursday

As we reported earlier on Wednesday afternoon, Matt Hall of the Guerrero Academy announced that the Mets will sign Gregory Guerrero. The announcement came at midnight and the Mets plan an 8:30 AM press conference to introduce Guerrero and have him formally sign his new contract. July 1, 5:00 PM A source with direct knowledge of the situation tells MMO that the Mets are set to officially...
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Mets To Announce They’ve Signed Dominican SS Gregory Guerrero

A source with direct knowledge of the situation tells MMO that the Mets are set to officially announce the signing of International shortstop prospect Gregory Guerrero, with an announcement expected at midnight tonight. Guerrero hails from the Dominican Republic and the deal is expected to be worth $1.8 million dollars. The 16-year old is among the top ranked international prospects...
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Jerry Dipoto officially steps down as Angels GM

The rocky relationship between the Los Angeles Angels and Jerry Dipoto officially came to an end on Wednesday afternoon when the general manager officially resigned. This came amid reports early Wednesday morning that there was going to be a sizable shakeup in the makeup of the Angels front office hierarchy. Dipoto’s resignation also shouldn’t come as much of a surprise...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto is gone and so is the Angels’ credibility

It is all over but for the crying. Jerry Dipoto is no longer the general manager of the Angels according to multiple sources, the team just hasn’t gotten around to announcing it yet. Dipoto has packed up his office and left the building, taking whatever shreds of credibility the Angels franchise had left with him. There are some reports that the team is trying to reconsider leaving...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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Reports: Jerry DiPoto likely out as Angels GM

Jerry DiPoto packed up his office after the Angels’ win over the Yankees on Tuesday amid heightened tensions between him and manager Mike Scioscia, and reports say he is likely leaving his position as the team’s GM. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that DiPoto packed up his office, but he says there is no indication...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels upset about clubhouse leaks, Albert Pujols wants to be in Home Run Derby

The July 1st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels upset about clubhouse leaks, Albert Pujols wants to be in Home Run Derby and much more… The Story: Albert Pujols is upset about the clubhouse meeting story being leaked.The Monkey Says: I imagine part of that is because he comes off as looking bad for telling Dipoto the roster isn’t as good, but the leaks...
Via Monkey with a Halo
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Street, Smith 'adamant' about pitching fourth straight day

Huston Street and Joe Smith pointed at one another, playing a game of "Not It," prior to the Angels' 2-1 win over the Yankees on Tuesday night. With each having pitched in three consecutive games, would either Smith or Street be unavailable to come out of the bullpen Tuesday?  "I said I wasn't down, and he said he wasn't down, or he said he wasn't down, so I wasn't going to be...
Via Fox Sports West
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Pujols ties Angels record with 13 home runs in June

And on the last day of a spectacular month, Albert Pujols closed June with another home run. Pujols hit 13 home runs in June, tying an Angels' franchise record with the most home runs in any month. He tied Mo Vaughn (May, 2000) and Tim Salmon (June, 1996) for the record. Pujols already had left by the time the clubhouse was open to reporters. He prefers not to talk about his home...
Via Fox Sports West
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Angels not putting a date on Weaver's return

It's still up in the air whether or not Jered Weaver will return to the Angels' lineup before the All-Star break. Weaver threw a bullpen session Monday, and he threw off flat ground Tuesday. The Angels' right-hander has more bullpens scheduled in the coming days.   Skipper Mike Scioscia was asked by if Weaver could return before the all-star break?  "It's going...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Feud between Scioscia and Dipoto makes Angels fascinating case study

By virtue of their place in the standings, the Angels were already an intriguing team this season. Going into Tuesday’s play, the team was second in the AL West, four games behind the Astros. The Angels are also 1.5 games out in the wild-card race, with four teams ahead of them in the shuffle. Yet thanks to an illuminating report by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Angels...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Look at Some of 2015’s Top Draft Picks - Prospect Hotlist (June 22 - 29, 2015)

By Adrian Noche, Minor League Reporter -  1.) Taylor Ward, Catcher, Orem Owlz Taylor Ward was the Angels top draft pick in 2015, having been chosen 26th overall in what the vast majority has called a reach for the catcher. Ward is known for his defense, being given a plus-plus rating for his glove and arm by numerous scouting reports. His bat is what will...
Via Angelswin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Headline Updates

The Angels finished last week by taking two of three from the Mariners by barely scraping out a win on a walk-off wild pitch on Sunday afternoon. The Halos are now two games over .500 (39-37) and will be welcoming the New York Yankees (41-35) into town to start a three-game series starting tonight. There have been many ongoing hot topics surrounding the Halos including roster moves...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver throws bullpen, set to return after All-Star break

On Monday, Los Angels Angels pitcher Jered Weaver threw a bullpen session. Weaver threw 20 fastballs and is said to have felt good afterwards. He will throw another session later this week in which he will use all of his pitches. Hip irritation has kept Weaver out of action for the past week. Though 15 starts he was 4-8 with a 4.75 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. The Angels will need Weaver...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano dons catcher’s mask after getting hit by ball in dugout (vid)

Robinson Cano fortunately avoided suffering a concussion after he was plunked in the head by an errant baseball while hanging in the dugout during Saturday’s tilt between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels.  And he demonstrated a pretty good sense of humor regarding the entire incident by jokingly donning a catcher’s mask in the...Read More The post Robinson Cano dons...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street only wants to pitch in save opportunities

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim closer Huston Street has pitched in the majors for 11 seasons for four different seasons. He’s been a Capital C Closer in all of those seasons for all of those teams. Needless to say, he’s been around the block and is very comfortable in his role as he approaches 300 career saves. During Friday’s Angels-Mariners game, Seattle manager Lloyd...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Pitcher Hector Santiago Has an Amazing Autograph Collection

I always wondered what young baseball players felt like when they took the diamond against some of the best the game has to offer. Are they awestruck? Do they attempt to block out their previous fandom? For Los Angeles Angels pitcher Hector Santiago, it’s all about living in the moment. He might not be star-struck, but he surely is appreciating his time in the Majors. This much...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Angels Trade Deadline Targets: Nationals-Angels

By Robert Cunningham, Staff Writer - Author’s Note: Two weeks after this was written, Alden Gonzalez reported that the Angels are “dangling” C.J. Wilson in trade talks. This lends credence to the idea that the Angels believe Andrew Heaney is ready to handle a rotation spot and provide similar production to Wilson. If Jerry Dipoto decides to go for a young...
Via Angelswin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Halos prospect Sean Newcomb named to Futures Game roster

Sean Newcomb is one of the Los Angeles Angels' most promising prospects, and he was recognized as such when he was named to the All-Star Futures Game roster on Thursday. The 22-year-old, whom the Halos selected with the No. 15 pick in last year's MLB Draft, has spent this season at both levels of Class-A ball, where he's excelled. As Alden Gonzalez of detailed, Newcomb...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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