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Andrew Heaney to Miss The Entire 2017 Season

The good news for Angels fans is that Garrett Richards will be back in 2017. The bad news is that Andrew Heaney will miss all of 2017 season after having Tommy John surgery. The Angels received news earlier in the week that 25-year-old starter Andrew Heaney will likely miss all of the 2017 season. Heaney is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will not be ready to pitch this year...
Via Halo Headquarters
15 minutes ago

Weaver to Wear #27 With Padres, Wants to Hit Like Trout

Angels fans have been spoiled over the past decade when it comes to the number 27. First, future Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero wore it. Now, the kid wonder Mike Trout rocks it in center. The number has been reserved for some of the best hitters over the past two decades. The San Diego Padres, however, have just given the number to former Angel Jered Weaver. Weaver is moving on...
Via Halo Headquarters
3 hours ago

Meyer makes adjustment to avoid injury

Alex Meyer, who was acquired with Ricky Nolasco from the Twins in exchange for Hector Santiago and Alan Busenitz at last summer's trade deadline, is expected to compete for the fifth spot in the Angels' rotation this spring.
Via Angels.com
3 hours ago

Mike Trout talks about 'frustrating' struggles of Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim boast the best player in baseball, but the team has made the playoffs in just one of Mike Trout’s five MLB seasons.After a 74-88 season in 2016, Trout admitted that the team’s repeated failure to make the playoffs has grown frustrating for him.“It’s frustrating, for sure,” Trout said, via Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today. “You want to get...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Matt Shoemaker Return to 2014 Form?

2014 was a glorious year for Matt Shoemaker. What is amazing is that he was not even penciled in on the squad’s original starting rotation, and, in spite of that, he managed to finish second in ROY voting. After putting up a strong 16-4 record and a head-turning 3.04 ERA, that kind of recognition is beyond understandable. In fact, Mike Scioscia went so far as to assert near the...
Via Halo Headquarters
4 hours ago

Pujols happy with progression, ready to run

Albert Pujols said Sunday that he's pleased with the progress he's made since reporting to Angels camp last week.
Via Angels.com
5 hours ago

Padres sign free agent Jered Weaver

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Right-hander Jered Weaver has agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with the San Diego Padres after 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. Weaver and the Padres confirmed the long-anticipated deal Saturday, pending a physical. The 34-year-old Weaver had spent his entire career with the Angels, going 150-93 with a 3.55 ERA and three All-Star selections. The Angels...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout stays humble and hungry in new season with Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Although Mike Trout is a fairly well-known baseball player at this point, he still made his way around the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse on Saturday morning to introduce himself to several new teammates. The two-time AL MVP arrived in Arizona this week with slightly longer hair and a renewed goal to steal 40 bases this season. He also has two companions at spring...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Moreno: Angels will have same ballpark, more money to spend

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Owner Arte Moreno is committed to long-term improvements to both the Los Angeles Angels' roster and their venerable stadium. The Angels will remain in Angel Stadium until at least 2029, Moreno said Saturday after their entire roster reported to Arizona for the first full workout of spring. Moreno also believes the Angels will soon be in better financial shape...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres sign former All-Star Jered Weaver

It was reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres were interested in adding a veteran pitcher to their rotation. Jered Weaver was included in that report, as was fellow veteran Travis Wood.Once Wood agreed to sign with the Kansas City Royals, it became increasingly evident that Weaver — a Southern California guy — would sign with the San Diego Padres.That apparently...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels owner remarked about Huston Street’s weight loss

Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno was rather blunt with reliever Huston Street when the two crossed paths at spring training.Moreno greeted his players as they arrived in Tempe, and a thinner Street got a unique greeting.“I’m really glad you lost some weight,” Moreno told Street, via Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times.Street lost about 15 pounds after letting himself go...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout shares insane workout video ahead of spring training

This just in. Mike Trout puts himself through inordinately more grueling workout routines than those performed by mere mortals.The Los Angeles Angeles slugger shared a video from a grueling workout that was evidently a sadistic sendoff from his trainer before he departed for spring training. As mentioned, most regular folks — and perhaps even Trout’s fellow major leaguers ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB spring training 2017: The Angels have all the ingredients of a great home run-hitting team

Everybody likes home runs, right? I’m going to go ahead and just assume everybody likes homers. I mean, we’re talking about something that not only put runs on the board for your team, but they also pump us full of excitement, awe and joy every time an Angels player sends one over an outfield wall. Yep...bombs, blasts, dingers, dongs, jacks (jimmy and otherwise), biscuits, or...
Via Halos Heaven
3 days ago

The case for Matt Shoemaker as the Angels opening day starter

You might think it will be Garrett Richards, but should it be? April 4th, 2016 - Garrett Richards took the mound against the Cubs in the Angels home opener. Richards did well, throwing 97 pitches, striking out 7 and allowing only 3 runs. It was a quality start but the the Angels would go on to lose to the eventual World Series champs by a score of 0-9 which would be a painful start...
Via Halos Heaven
4 days ago

Tom Brady offers his thoughts on Patriots skipping White House visit

Visiting the White House after winning a championship is a tradition that has been around for decades – be it at the college level or in the pros of any major sport. It’s something most players look forward to doing, but after winning Super Bowl LI over the Falcons, a handful of Patriots are bowing out.A total of six players – Dont'a Hightower, Martellus Bennett, Chris Long...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Report: Padres considering signing Travis Wood or Jered Weaver

Looking to bolster their starting rotation, the San Diego Padres reportedly have turned their focus to veterans Jered Weaver and Travis Wood. The name mentioned last is interesting enough to mention. Jake Peavy has an unquestioned history with the Padres. He pitched in San Diego from 2002-09, was the ace of the NL West champions in 2005 and 2006 and won the National League Cy Young...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson trading fast pitches for fast cars in new career focus

C.J. Wilson was once one of Major League Baseball’s best pitchers, but after missing the entire 2016 season it appears he has settled in on a very different career path these days. Instead of pitching fastballs, he’s about to begin pitching fast cars to people in the Fresno area. Oh, and he will be getting into the world of auto racing in a major way. The former Texas Rangers...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Wilson retiring from baseball, going into car racing

Former Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson is retiring from baseball, but he’s not quite ready to take it easy and golf seven days a week. Instead, Wilson is seeking a bigger thrill than the one he got on the diamond.In an interview with KFSN in Fresno this week, Wilson revealed that he is hanging up the cleats and going into car racing full time. The 36-year-old already owns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s to rename Coliseum field ‘Rickey Henderson Field’

The Oakland Athletics will honor one of their greats, Rickey Henderson. The club announced on Monday that in addition to naming him as a Special Assistant to the President, the field at the Oakland Coliseum will be known as Rickey Henderson Field. It’s a fitting tribute. The A’s have a lot of history. Still, perhaps no player is as synonymous with the Athletics (especially in...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Valbuena to Take Flight in LA

The Angels control a beautiful and valuable thing, Mike Trout’s age-25 to -28 seasons, what should mark his prime. The baseball world awaits to see what the club is able to do with this precious asset, and how the Angels will supplement it. If the club holds Trout and struggles to compete in the AL West, it would be akin to purchasing Cezanne’s “The Card Players” and then...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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