ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Remembering The Past: The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry

One of the country music legends, an actor who was in over ninety movies and television shows, Gene Autry; Autry also was the first owner of the California Angels and the former Vice President of the American League. Autry”The Singing Cowboy” was born September 29th, 1907 in the town of Tioga, Texas. That little Texas town is the birthplace to one of the most influential men...
Via Halo Headquarters
25 minutes ago

The Angels WILL be competitive in 2016 and 2017. Here's how.

"It's not in this team's DNA to rebuild" Billy Eppler's comments got you down?  There will be no fire sale.  There will be no "rebuilding".  Just lip service for better leverage or reality?  Anyone who has paid any attention during the Arte Moreno years, knows this is probably reality. We’ll continue to invest throughout this season, with a mind for this season, with a mind...
Via Halos Heaven
1 hour ago

Cow Tipping: Angels farm report 6/29/16 - Lund is batting .576 in Orem

Angels fans need something to be positive about. There is good prospect news within! (and some bad) Affiliate Teams (from AAA to Rookie): Orem Owls, DSL and ARZ Angels rookie team players will also  be covered in the bi-monthly 2016 draftee update. AZL AngelsTempe, AZLevel = Rok, Arizona League Studs: Ryan Vega (OF, 19), Vega was drafted last year and started out...
Via Halos Heaven
2 hours ago

M*A*S*H, Prime Time Television, and the California Angels of 1977

If fans of the California Angels tuned into the CBS television show M*A*S*H on February 27, 1977, they would have seen familiar names during the closing credits—the Angels’ infield: Grich, Chalk, Remy, and Solita [sic]. Tony Solaita—First Base Jerry Remy—Second Base Bobby Grich—Shortstop Dave Chalk—Third Base M*A*S*H exhibited the antics, anguish, and anger of doctors...
Via The Sports Post
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lincecum still playing catchup with mechanics

It didn't take long for Tim Lincecum to realize he didn't have his fastball. "I had to work around that," he said, "and then I found myself becoming one-dimensional again."
Via Angels.com
11 hours ago

Angels GM Billy Eppler says a rebuild is 'not in the DNA here'

ANAHEIM – Although his team is languishing far out of contention, Angels general manager Billy Eppler is saying all the right things. Or, depending on your perspective, all the wrong things. Eppler held court with reporters before Tuesday night’s...
Via The OC Register
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calhoun quietly having #ASGWorthy season

Angels center fielder Mike Trout has run away with the American League All-Star voting, generating a large and seemingly insurmountable lead over other AL outfielders.
Via Angels.com
18 hours ago

Angels’ GM says manager Mike Scioscia’s job not in jeopardy

According to a report from Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday evening, Los Angeles Angels’ general manager Billy Eppler says that manager Mike Scioscia’s job is not in jeopardy. While many believed that the veteran skipper could be on his way out before the end of the year, it appears that Scioscia will continue his tenure in Los Angeles despite the Angels...
Via Today's Knuckleball
18 hours ago

Smith to represent Angels in Futures Game

Starting-pitching prospect Nate Smith has been selected to represent the Angels at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday, July 10.
Via Angels.com
18 hours ago

Mike Trout trips after mocking Jose Altuve for doing same

Mike Trout was trying to leg out a triple against the Houston Astros on Monday night, but he tripped around second base and ended up having to retreat. In a way, the Los Angeles Angels star got what he deserved. Here’s the video: Over the weekend, Astros infielder Jose Altuve literally fell 90 feet short of hitting for the cycle when he lost his balance rounding second on a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels’ Andrew Heaney stem-cell injection not showing any improvement

Report: Today (6/27/16), Andrew Heaney’s re-evaluation of his late April stem-cell injection did not show improvement. He’ll be examined in two weeks. Today, Andrew Heaney’s re-evaluation of his late April stem-cell injection did not show improvement. He’ll be examined again in two weeks. — Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) June 28, 2016 It’s not the best of news for the...
Via Halo Headquarters
1 day ago

Angels send down A.J. Achter

Like many fringe MLB players in similar situations, A.J. Achter has spent the 2016 season shuttling back and forth between Triple-A and the major leagues. But whereas several teams’ top two destinations within their organization are located close to one another, Achter’s employer does not provide this convenience for players asked to make this long trip often. The Angels optioned...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Angels are waiting on Richards, Heaney

With the trade deadline just over a month away, the Angels still find themselves in a holding pattern as to whether or not they intend to sell, buy or stand pat.  Typically, a last place team with a bloated payroll and no minor league system would be an easy call, sell everything you can and start from scratch.  But it isn’t that easy for the Angels.  The problem, whether its...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Being aggressive has turned Simmons into toughest out in the Angels' lineup

ANAHEIM – If there is an offensive plus shortstop Andrelton Simmons provides, despite hitting .232, it is that he puts the ball in play. In 151 at-bats this season, Simmons has struck out just 10 times, a percentage that is lower than any position...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels rally for 7-6 win over Athletics

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jeffry Marte drove in Mike Trout with a game-ending sacrifice fly, and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a six-game losing streak with a 7-6 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Trout led off the ninth with a single against Liam Hendriks (0-1). With one out and the bases loaded, Marte's fly ball to center field scored Trout easily from third. Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels option starting pitcher Nick Tropeano to minors

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels reinstated right-hander Nick Tropeano from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday night. Tropeano had been on the disabled list since June 4 with tightness in his right shoulder. He is 3-2 in 10 starts for the Angels with a 3.25 ERA, the best among Los Angeles' starting pitchers. After a season of injury...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire Paul Emmel gets hit in head with bat, suffers nasty cut

Home plate umpire Paul Emmel had to leave Thursday night’s game between the Oakland A’s and Los Angeles Angels after he was hit in the head with a bat and suffered a nasty cut. Angels third baseman Jefry Marte lost control of his bat on a swing and miss in the bottom of the ninth, and it hit Emmel on the top of the head where he had no protection. It was a frightening scene...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB umpire Paul Emmel suffers severe head wound after being hit by bat

A very scary scene on Thursday night in Anaheim, as home plate umpire Paul Emmel was hit in the head by a bat, and suffered a severe head wound. Jefry Marte was batting for the Angels with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and lost his bat on the follow through of his swing. The bat then hit Emmel in the head. Oh my, bat slips out of Jefry Marte’s hands, hits HP umpire Paul...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Thaiss Has Impressive Pro Debut

The Angels’ number one draft pick from 2016, the University of Virginia’s Matt Thaiss, made his professional baseball debut on Tuesday for the rookie-level Orem Owlz.  He went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a game-winning three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Owlz over the Idaho Falls Chukars by the score of 7-4.  Thaiss was a catcher in college, but he played first...
Via Monkey with a Halo
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street and the Essence of Baseball

Angel closer Huston Street was standing on the orange, clay mound at Minute Maid Park last night, ready for the ninth inning to begin.  He had fired up his arm in the bullpen.  He had thrown all of his warm-up pitches while first baseman CJ Cron was slinging grounders to his fellow infielders behind him.  And then the first Astro batter stood in the box, focused on Street’s...
Via Monkey with a Halo
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hector Santiango wears cleats with father’s face on them

All around Major League Baseball, teams wore uniforms with blue accents for Father’s Day. There were cool moments all across the majors, including ceremonial first pitches involving fathers and memorable pregame events. One Angels pitcher did something unique to honor his father. Prior to Sunday’s game between the Angels and A’s, Hector Santiago wore cleats with “Happy Father’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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