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ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is Kaleb Cowart A Top Prospect Again?

The Angels have a lot of exciting pitching prospects. Andrew Heaney and Sean Newcomb are the only arms that get any real national hype, but aren’t the lone pitchers of promise in the system. Guys like Nick Tropeano, Nate Smith, Chris Ellis, Jeremy Rhoades, and Tyler DeLoach are solid in their own right, and (along with several others) have helped give the organization a depth of...
Via Monkey with a Halo
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Morin has open and honest take on demotion

Sometimes players take news of a demotion to the minor leagues with frustration, anger, surprise and general disillusionment. That's not the case with Mike Morin, who was optioned by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. When asked his thoughts by Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register, Morin replied with this open and on-point answer: "Seven and a half ERA, dude".  He expanded a bit...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Angels outfield gets deep

We all wanted the Angels outfield to get an upgrade. Most of you wanted flash. Most of you wanted power. Most of you wanted substance. Most of you wanted a big name. Most of you are now disappointed, but you shouldn’t be. The Angels finally have the kind of outfield depth and versatility they haven’t had since, well, the first time Bill Stoneman was their GM. As unsexy as...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Trout gets MRI on wrist, reactions to Murphy and DeJesus trades

The July 29th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Trout gets MRI on wrist, reactions to Murphy and DeJesus trades and much more… The Story: Mike Trout needed an MRI on his wrist and missed last night’s game as a result.The Monkey Says: The MRI came back clean. The Angels were just being cautious with Trout since he’s their entire franchise. It sounds like...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels fill outfield, add David Murphy & David DeJesus

The Angels have recently stormed back to take over the AL West lead, largely thanks to their offense, but outside of Mike Trout, the outfield has been a major issue. Collin Cowgill is on the 60 day DL and Matt Joyce is on the 7 day concussion DL, but the Angels may be happy about the second as he had produced just a 0.2 WAR this year. Of others Daniel Robertson has been worth 0.0...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels stockpile outfielders, acquire Murphy and DeJesus

Yesterday, the Angels picked up Shane Victorino to serve as the right-handed portion of an LF platoon, presumably spelling Matt Joyce against left-handers. Today, though, the team imported two left-handed part-time outfielders, making Joyce particularly redundant. In a pair of moves reported at virtually the same time, the Angels have acquired David Murphy from the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Prospect Nate Smith: A Talented Southpaw On The Rise

Southpaw Nate Smith has posted a 5-0 record over his last seven starts, managing a 1.21 ERA during that stretch. Smith leads the Texas League in both ERA (2.54) and WHIP. Prior to his recent return to the Arkansas Travelers squad, in which he fired seven scoreless innings for the Travs, Smith appeared in three games for the US National Team with two starts.  He was the...
Via Angelswin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Good News Angels Fans! TiqIQ Announces SellerDirect service

The worst part about selling Angels tickets is having to give away a huge percentage of your sale. TiqIQ has introduced an awesome selling platform called Seller Direct, where you can list and sell your tickets with no fees. Sign up via http://tiqiq.us/AngelsInsiderSD, list your tickets, and we will pick three sellers to promote their listings and help you sell!
Via Angelswin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weaver set for rehab outing, Angels' return coming soon

Jered Weaver hit the DL in late June with hip inflammation, but he's nearing a return to the Los Angeles Angels' rotation. On Tuesday, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reported on Twitter that Weaver is scheduled for a rehab outing with Single-A Inland Empire on Thursday. If all goes well, it's presumable that it would be the 'last step' in Weaver's progress before rejoining the club: ...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Pick Up Used But Functional Shane Victorino

The Angels find themselves in what you might term a familiar situation. They’re right in the thick of the race, like they’ve often been, and they’re run by the guys that used to run them, by which I mean Bill Stoneman and Mike Scioscia. Stoneman and Scioscia see eye-to-eye on a number of things, and […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from the Red Sox

We have a trade. According to Fox Sports Jon Morosi, the Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge and cash. The move, while not monumental, makes sense for the Angels. The club has primarily used Matt Joyce in left field, which has yielded disappointing results. In 86 games, Joyce is batting below the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Traded To Angels For Josh Rutledge; Rusney Castillo Promoted

The wheels are officially in motion with the MLB trade deadline just four days away, as outfielder Shane Victorino has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Josh Rutledge. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Leads ALL MLB Players in WAR - Surpassed Grich & Salmon Lifetime

After yesterday's 4-4, 2 home run (one Grand Slam), 6 RBI day, Mike Trout has surpassed Bryce Harper in WAR (Wins Above Replacement) stat. A stat many baseball statisticians believe describes the best all-around player in the league.  As AngelsWin.com's Jonathan Northrop explained last week, Mike Trout has already passed Tim Salmon and Bobby Grich on the all-time Angels WAR...
Via Angelswin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Joyce didn't remember walking off field after scary collision

One of those hold-your-breath-and-hope-both-players-are-okay situations happened on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.In the fourth inning, Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar and left fielder Matt Joyce ran in pursuit of a pop fly to shallow left field. Aybar made the play, but both players crashed to the ground after his knee careened into Joyce's Chin.Angels personnel rushed...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Fan Catches Mike Trout's Grand Slam in a Large 'Trout Net'

Have you ever wanted to catch a home run, but the idea of bare-handing something coming at you that fast just didn't sound like a good time? Do you not own a glove anymore and do not want to spend the money on one? Have you ever thought of taking something a little silly and over-sized to the ballpark in hopes of catching a home run?Well--it worked for this Angels fan when he caught...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Mike Trout hits grand slam right into fan’s ‘Trout Net’

In case you haven’t heard, this Mike Trout guy is somewhat good at the sport of baseball. The 23-year-old diamond deity continues to invent new ways to amaze us on an everyday basis. On Sunday against the Rangers, Trout outdid himself yet again. Having already smashed an opposite field shot off Texas starter Nick Martinez...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angels Angels Fans Let Josh Hamilton Have It in Return to LA

When the Los Angeles Angels signed slugger Josh Hamilton away from the Texas Rangers the move was supposed to serve two purposes--weaken a division opponent and make their offense much more potent. The Rangers had already grown accustomed to a slumping Hamilton so it was no real loss, but the Angels never really got to see much of the hard-hitting Hamilton they paid a fortune to...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels find replacement for David Freese, acquire Conor Gillaspie from Chicago White Sox

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim added depth to their infield on Friday, as they acquired infielder Conor Gillaspie from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash. The 28-year-old Gillaspie was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Sunday. In 58 games for the White Sox this season, Gillaspie was batting .237 with 11 doubles, three home runs and 15 RBIs. He started 50 games...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street joins a select group of closers with 300 career saves

Huston Street is the 27th pitcher in baseball history to record 300 career saves.  He reached the mark on Wednesday night as he wrapped up a 5-2 win for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over the Minnesota Twins.  He is the second youngest, at age 31, to reach the 300 club.  Only Francisco Rodriguez was younger.  Only five others reached the 300 plateau with fewer save opportunities...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are these the Angels that were expected?

Can the Angels use their July hot streak to run away with the AL West?
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels 3B David Freese breaks finger, will miss at least 2 weeks

Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese will be out at least two weeks with a broken right index finger after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday night. Freese left the Angels' 5-2 victory over Minnesota in the fourth inning when he turned into contact in an attempt to avoid Mike Pelfrey's inside pitch to the right-handed hitter. Freese took first base after getting hit, but...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Angels fan nearly loses hot dog while eating it (Video)

A young Los Angeles Angels fan nearly lost his hot dog while eating it prior to the start of the second inning during Tuesday night's game against Minnesota. The young fan was the early selection for "Fan of the Game" by the Angels television broadcast team. While on camera, he accidentally pulled the hot dog out of its bun while chewing it so that it was resting on top of the bun...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols Back to His Big Blasting Ways?

Albert Pujols has been bashing home runs out of ball parks for a long time. For most of his career he was the easy No. 1 pick in every fantasy baseball draft in America. Not taking a guy you could count on for at least 30 home runs, 100 RBIs, and .300+ batting average would have been absolutely foolish! However, since leaving St. Louis for a big money contract with the Angels he...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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