ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Trout trade? He's too good for it to happen

Mike Trout is the best player in baseball. He's also the most untradeable. That's not to say the other 29 teams wouldn't love to call the Angels' superstar their own, but given his age, talent and contract status, it's impossible to imagine a scenario in which any club could make an offer that Los Angeles general manager Billy Eppler couldn't refuse.
Via Angels.com
20 minutes ago

Angels' two-run first enough for sweep of A's

Albert Pujols and C.J. Cron drove in one run apiece to back a solid outing from Ricky Nolasco, propelling the Angels to a sweep of the A's with a 2-1 win in Thursday night's series finale at Angel Stadium.
Via Angels.com
1 hour ago

Angels Need Albert Pujols to Step Up & Produce in Heart of Lineup.

Regardless of what you may hear from the Angels or Albert Pujols himself, the decline is real. If you don’t believe me, just look at this: Standard Batting Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO Gold means awarded title at end of year." data-filter="1" data-name="Batting Average">BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ 2001 STL 161 676 590 112 194 47 4 37 130 1 69 93 .329 .403 .610 1.013 157...
Via Halo Headquarters
4 hours ago

Norris embracing stint as Angels' closer

On Saturday, Angels right-hander Bud Norris picked up his first career save after nine seasons in the Majors. Since then, he's racked up two more, with his latest save coming in the Angels' 8-5 win over the A's on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium.
Via Angels.com
5 hours ago

Angels Bullpen Getting The Job Done Despite Injuries

The Los Angeles Angels disabled list is filled with relief pitchers. It’s only April and Huston Street, Andrew Bailey, Cam Bedrosian, and Mike Morin are already sidelined. The injury to starter Garrett Richards forced their next best relief pitcher J.C. Ramirez into the rotation. No one would’ve expected the Angels bullpen to pitch this well without basically any of their key...
Via Halo Headquarters
6 hours ago

Shelby Miller has tear in his UCL, flexor strain

The news on Shelby Miller is not great.The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher has a tear in his UCL and a flexor strain, according to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert. Miller, 26, left his Sunday start with forearm tightness. He was subsequently placed on the DL and underwent an MRI.The Diamondbacks wanted to get as much information as possible on Miller, so they had him get three medical opinions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Cron Determined To Find His Swing Again

Angels first baseman C.J. Cron has invested the last few days tinkering with his swing. The right-handed bat has not enjoyed his start to 2017. He currently sports an average that barely trickles over the Mendoza line at .208 and only has 2 RBIs so far. His slugging percentage is only .226 up this point in the season as well. Ergo, it makes sense that he is taking the time to figure...
Via Halo Headquarters
10 hours ago

Nolasco, Norris lead Angels to 2-1 win over Athletics

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ricky Nolasco had extra days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off as he led the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night to earn the series sweep. Nolasco (2-2) threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run and three hits. The Angels (12-12) have won four consecutive games and are back to .500 as they...
Via MyNorthwest.com
13 hours ago

WATCH: Dustin Ackley Bobblehead Night

Come out to the Bosh on May 19 for the game against Duke and pick up your collectible Dustin Ackley bobblehead! First pitch is scheduled for 6:30pm. For more information visit goheels.com.

JC Ramirez Got Better As a Starter

It’s not uncommon for a pitcher to experience difficulty as a starter, move to the bullpen, and benefit from almost immediate success. That’s a story we’ve heard plenty. We’re seeing it in Arizona right now, for example — with both Archie Bradley and Rubby de la Rosa — but they’re hardly the only cases. Bullpens are littered with failed starters. The best relief pitcher...
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Inside The Draft Room: The 2009 Angels

The way things are shaping up, the 2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim draft would have to be considered a good one even if the 25th pick belonged to somebody else. When three starting pitchers (including two southpaws) and a power-hitting position player reach and produce at the major league level, it makes for a nice haul. The team’s first selection, Randal Grichuk, is now a starting...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Shoemaker gets 1st win since head injury, Angels top A’s 8-5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker got his first win since having brain surgery after being struck in the head by a line drive late last season, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday night. Shoemaker (1-1) went five innings in his fifth start of the season. He was injured on a hit in Seattle by Kyle Seager off the right side of his head last...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

J.C Ramirez threw the game of his life, but Angels still needed Mike Trout & Kole Calhoun to bail them out in 2-1 win over A’s

It took 11 innings, and it was a brutal pitching duel, but the Halos got the job done in the end. Good enough for me. Angels 2 Athletics 1 I believe it was the late, unbelievably great Hunter S. Thompson who once wrote “once you get locked into a serious pitching duel, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.” Or maybe he didn’t write that, at least not exactly in that...
Via Halos Heaven
2 days ago

Periodic Mike Trout Update

If you sort the wRC+ leaderboard, you find Mike Trout sandwiched in between Eugenio Suarez and Steven Souza Jr. That’s the bad way to spin it. The good way to spin it is that Trout is in sixth with a wRC+ of 210, and that would also easily be the best mark of his career. I don’t have any good reason to write this right now, except that it’s Mike Trout, so, hey, why not? Does...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels place P Garrett Richards on 60-day DL

Angels ace righty Garrett Richards may be looking at another lost season.The club announced on Saturday that Richards will be placed on the 60-day disabled list after a recent test showed some improvement in biceps strength but irritation of the cutaneous nerve. Richards, 28, has made only one start for the Angels this season and had to exit it after 4.2 innings due to an issue with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Francisco Lindor turns down $100 million extension

Apparently we are at the point in professional sports where 23-year-old baseball players are turning down $100 million in cold hard cash. We knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time. But that doesn’t make it any more absurd.According to Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor just recently turned down an extension that would have...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout victimized in prank by Astros mascot Orbit

Mike Trout became a victim of shenanigans courtesy of Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park.And to the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s credit, he had a great sense of humor about it, laughing with Orbit upon learning he’d been played as a victim to a funny prank.Orbit approached Trout on the field before the game and under the auspices...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson statue unveiled outside of Dodger Stadium

The Dodgers honored Jackie Robinson in a big way on Saturday, by immortalizing him on the 70th anniversary of him making his MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.It was unveiled at Dodger Stadium in front of the fans, and features him sliding into a base, which is fitting. Here’s what the statue looks like. And here’s a close-up shot of it. Robinson’s achievements can’t be...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels beat Rangers on walk-off squeeze bunt

It’s early, but it looks like the Angels may be in for a special season.The Angels beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 in 10 innings on Tuesday for their second straight comeback win of at least five runs. And they did it on a walk-off safety squeeze bunt from Carlos Perez in the 10th: The Angels entered the bottom of the seventh inning down 5-0 and scored a run in the 7th, another in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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