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Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are no longer faces of the Angels’ franchise. The Angels on Thursday shared a photo on Twitter that shows which players will be featured on the six banners adorning the front of Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Say Halo to the new entrance #AtTheBigA! 6 #Angels, 6 winners. RT to win...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Taylor Featherston

Taylor Featherston was plucked from the Rockies via the Rule 5 draft. Now the Angels are hoping he can go from Double-A to a big league reserve role in 2015. What happened in 2014?In 2014, Taylor Featherston was in the Colorado Rockies organization, spending the entire year in Double-A Tulsa. There he continued to display decent pop for a middle infielder, a glove that would play...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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Halo Headlines: Angels might not use a fifth starter, Pujols feels like himself again

The March 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels might not use a fifth starter, Pujols feels like himself again and much more… The Story: The Angels may start the season without a fifth starter.The Monkey Says: The schedule allows them to get through the first week or two with just four starters, but this is mostly about Heaney and Tropeano failing to...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM 2015 PREVIEW 2014 finally saw the Los Angeles Angels reap dividends from the spending spree of the last few off-seasons when they handed out lucrative, though generally ill-advised, mega contracts to Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, and C.J. Wilson. The Angels finished 2014 with the best record in all of baseball with a record of 98-64, an astonishing...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions? I Got Your Predictions Right Here!

By Glen McKee, Junior Prognosticator -  One of my favorite parts of spring training is looking to the season ahead and seeing how many predictions I can make that will totally miss the mark.  It’s a hallowed tradition that ranks right up there with giving up on the season after a two-game skid in the second week of April.  There are as many different methods...
Via Angelswin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Mike Trout, A Duke Fan, Pranked His Angels Teammate, Utah Alum C.J. Cron

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star outfielder Mike Trout might just be the best player in baseball. A first-round draft pick out of Millville (N.J.) High School in 2009, Trout never attended college. He had been committed to East Carolina but eschewed the college route to begin his promising pro career.  Apparently, the 23-year-old Trout has adopted Duke as his college basketball...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels valued at $1.3 billion, Santiago gaining confidence

The March 26th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels valued at $1.3 billion, Santiago gaining confidence and much more… The Story: Forbes values the Angels franchise at $1.3 billion.The Monkey Says: That’s the eighth highest valuation. It is also hokum. These Forbes valuations are specious at best since they have no real access to any of the team’s...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout primed for MVP

Trout is the reigning 2014 A.L. MVP. The Los Angeles Angel’s reigning MVP, Mike Trout, is picking up right where he left off. With only thirteen days until opening day, Trout is leading the majors in most offensive categories. He is getting a hit in just about 50% of his at bats with a batting average of .462. Behind him is Jose Abreu with a .459 average. Abreu had an amazing...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker retires first 13 batters he faces; Angels top Mariners, 5-0

Matt Shoemaker combined with three relievers on a two-hitter, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Monday. Shoemaker retired his first 13 batters before Mike Zunino's fifth-inning double. Logan Morrison singled him to third, but Zunino was stranded when Shoemaker retired Willie Bloomquist on a flyout and Dustin Ackey on a popout. Jose Alvarez, Ryan Mattheus and...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Hitting Coach Don Baylor Speaks at #AWFanfest15

There's something about Don Baylor that makes teams win. Almost everywhere he played, success followed. Not only was he the first Angels MVP in 1979, he helped the club win its first-ever pennant. Later in his career, he again showed his leadership and success by leading three different teams to the postseason in three consecutive years (1986-1988). Known as "Groove," Baylor...
Via Angelswin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout is the face of Major League Baseball

Who is the face of Major League Baseball? TSFJ sought out to find the truth and in turn realized, there is not much of a question to ask. The post Trout’s Triumph: Mike Trout Is TSFJ’s 2015 Face of Major League Baseball appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Angels RHP Rasmus needs surgery, to miss 6-8 weeks

  Los Angeles Angels pitcher Cory Rasmus needs surgery for what the team calls a core injury and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks. Manager Mike Scioscia made the announcement Saturday. Rasmus was 3-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 30 games last year, helping the Angels lead the majors with 98 wins. He made six starts after Garrett Richards was injured. The 27-year-old righty pitched...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels hit four triples in one inning vs Indians (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Angels hit four triples over five batters during the third inning of Friday's spring training game against Cleveland.Erick Aybar and C.J. Cron hit back-to-back triples with one out, while Johnny Giavotella and Collin Cowgill hit back-to-back triples with two outs. All were hit against Indians starter Trevor Bauer, who was rocked...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto Speaks at #AWFanFest15

Interview Conducted by Dave Saltzer, Senior Writer -  If you're an Angels fan and missed our #AWFanFest15 in Tempe, AZ, you need to watch the below video of our hour with Los Angeles Angels GM, Jerry Dipoto.  Jerry eloquently answers several questions from our staff and fans in attendance, delivering rich insightful information that every Angels fan abroad...
Via Angelswin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Team Previews: AL West edition

2015 MLB team previews for the AL West, where some of the best players in baseball reside, using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team in the division.   The 2014...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Wasn’t Kole Calhoun a Prospect?

In the grand scheme of things, evaluating a baseball player’s current ability isn’t that difficult. If you have a sampling of their statistics and have a chance to watch a handful of their games, a reasonably informed observer will come up with a pretty good estimate of the player’s current talent level. Figuring out how […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Optimizing Jered Weaver’s Schedule

Jered Weaver is already having his spring velocity scrutinized. Weaver himself doesn’t want to answer questions about it, and he’s issued frequent reminders that there are more important things than fastball speed, and he’s right. Weaver has never lit up the radar gun, and he’s still toward the front of a big-league rotation, even though […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hamilton did cocaine at strip club after fight with wife

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could be facing a one-year suspension from baseball after he reportedly confessed to using drugs. Now, we have learned that problems at home may have pushed Hamilton toward his latest relapse. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Hamilton confessed to using cocaine sometime around Super Bowl weekend after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Hamilton facing one-year suspension

Pending an independent arbitrator’s decision, Josh Hamilton could be suspended for the entire 2015 season. The Los Angeles Times reports that an arbitrator has been called upon to determine Hamilton’s fate after a decision could not be reached by a four-person panel made up of two lawyers and two physicians — one of each appointed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

‘I’m proof that hope is never lost.’ That simple, yet hard-hitting saying, is exactly what Josh Hamilton titled an article he wrote for ESPN The Magazine (as told to Time..... The post Josh Hamilton Is Not Alone And Neither Are You appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The nature of Mike Trout’s problem

The default introduction: Mike Trout is among the least-troubled players in baseball. By WAR, you could split him into four or five parts and have four or five decent everyday players, at least given good enough prosthetic limbs. Trout’s coming off an MVP award he deserved, after back-to-back seasons of not winning MVP awards he […]
Via Fangraphs
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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