Category Archives: Angels Insiders

Welcome to our Angels Insiders column! This is where articles and tweets from our writers will be featured. Here we will also be sharing articles and tweets from Angels beat writers Alden Gonzalez of, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County, and Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times, as well as writers from around Major League Baseball. Check back any time for insider information on your Angels!

Garrett Richards Back In Action

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After his first sessions in Tempe, Arizona, Garrett Richards said he is feeling normal and is ready for another spring. Once headed for Tommy John Surgery, the Angels ace has undergone several stem cell injections that have helped his UCL in his throwing arm to heal in place of the procedure that would’ve kept the righty out until 2018. But now,… Read more »

Pujols’ Status Fueling Offseason Activity

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The Angels have gone nuts this offseason and many have wondered exactly why. Some say it’s because they’re trying to contend again when they should be rebuilding. Others think it’s simply because a lot of money fell off the books, and there was simply room to fill holes. Both are valid points to a degree. The latter tends to be… Read more »

Angels 2017 Projections at FanGraphs

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Angels fans, and baseball fans in general, have been skeptical of the club’s ability to compete in 2017. That’s mostly based on losing 88 games in 2015, and having a thin, however slightly improved farm system. Still, with more money than most organizations to fill holes with productive talent without going crazy on another huge contract, the Halos are looking… Read more »

MLB Network: American League Teams to Watch In 2017

Harold Reynolds and Matt Vasgersian recently talked on Hot Stove on MLB Network about the most interesting American League teams to watch in 2017 that didn’t make the playoffs in 2016. Guess who Reynolds picked? Not only that, Ken Rosenthal added some insider news on the market for Jered Weaver. Keep in mind, this clip was broadcast before the Luis Valbuena… Read more »

Rod Carew Recovering Well After Surgery

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Hall of Famer Rod Carew had successful heart transplant surgery on Friday and is recovering nicely. The 18-time All-Star with the Minnesota Twins and California Angels was 15 months removed from a heart attack, which he suffered near his Southern California home. During that time Carew, 71, was on a surgically implanted left ventricular assist device that was removed before undergoing… Read more »

Angels Insiders: Pujols’ Surgery, Escobar, Simmons

This is the fourth surgery Albert has undergone in his five years with the Angels. Yet only one has resulted in significant time missed during any of those seasons. That was in 2013, when his plantar fasciitis finally caught up to him, and the tendon in his left foot tore during a game in Oakland. This time, he’s had the procedure done… Read more »

Mike Trout 2016 Video Clips

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  Now that Mike Trout has won his second MVP, here are some videos for fans to enjoy!         More clips will be added as they become available.  

Mike Trout Wins AL MVP

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The Angels have their first player ever to win multiple MVP’s. Mike Trout took home the award for the second time in three seasons after posting one of his best seasons despite his team not making the playoffs. And that was the big debate leading up to the final voting. It was put to rest, however, as Trout’s .315 / .441… Read more »

CJ Cron To Have Surgery On Hand

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  Well, if it isn’t that good ole’ injury bug again. This time he’s decided that since enough is enough for the Angels and so many ailing players, that he’s picking on a previous victim: CJ Cron. How dare he! But the injury bug’s days are numbers, as this time there isn’t much to worry about. The young slugger is… Read more »

Angels Insiders: Calhoun’s Surgery, Recovery Time

Another Angel went under the knife this past week as Kole Calhoun had surgery to repair a core muscle injury that had bothered him for some time. This probably explains a slump Kole had in August and early September. Overall, however, Calhoun bounced back in 2016 from what was considered a down season in 2015 despite a career high in… Read more »