Category Archives: Armchair Halos

Welcome to the Armchair Halos section at L.A. Angels Insider. This area will feature video clips and episodes from podcasts featuring your Angels, such as the Angels.com, MLB Trade Rumors, and Effectively Wild podcasts. Stay tuned as we may add our own podcast in the future.

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 »

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 »

Angels Insiders: Richards, Weaver, Scioscia

With the 2016 season coming to an end, the Angels found themselves at 88 losses and a pitching staff left nearly in shambles due to catastrophic to their rotation and back end of their bullpen. Losing Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, and Nick Tropeano to torn UCL’s, and the latter two undergoing Tommy John Surgery, the season and the future looked… Read more »

Angels Insiders: Skaggs, Rasmus, Shoe, Pitching Staff

The Angels are saying Tyler Skaggs’ ulnar collateral ligament is fine. Will follow up with an exact diagnosis shortly. — Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) September 14, 2016 The Angels actually caught a break this time. After being scratched from his next start with a forearm strain — the ailment that led to his original torn UCL diagnoses — Tyler Skaggs had… Read more »

Angels Week In Review: August 29 – September 4, 2016

Angels Week In Review: August 29 – September 4, 2016 Week Start: 56-74, 5th AL West (Div E#12, WC E#18) Week End: 61-75, 4th AL West (Div E#6, WC E#14) Week W-L: 5-1 The Angels came off an impressive road trip last week where they took 4 out of their 6 games in Toronto & Detroit and came home for… Read more »

Angels Insiders: Shoe, Pujols, Meyer, Additions

The Bearded One got quite a scare on Sunday as a line drive from Kyle Seager came right back and knocked Matt Shoemaker in the right side of his head. Shoe never lost consciousness as he stumbled off the mound and then fell to his knees. But a laceration at the point of impact was a quick cause for concern,… Read more »

Should The Angels Tank?

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The Angels have not been able to do much right lately, and that includes losing correctly. Yeah I said it. Let’s be honest, this season has been over since before the all-star break and for the most part the team has played their part in losing efficiently by “earning” the 4th worst record in the American League. However, the team has… Read more »

Angels Week in Review – August 22-28, 2016

Angels Week in Review – August 22-28, 2016 Week Start: 52-72, 5th AL West Week End: 56-74, 5th AL West Week W-L: 4-2 Monday August 22, 2016 – Travel Day Off the Field: The Angels made no roster moves on Monday. On the Field: The Angels had no game on Monday as they traveled from Anaheim to Toronto to begin a 6-game… Read more »

Angels Week In Review: August 15-21, 2016

Angels Week In Review – August 15-21, 2016 Week Start: 49-68, 5th AL West Week End: 52-72, 5th AL West Week W-L: 3-4 The Angels entered the week in the midst of their worst losing streak of Mike Scioscia‘s tenure, a 10-game skid that began with the last game of the last homestand against the A’s on August 4, and… Read more »

Angels Insiders: Stadium, Scioscia, Morris

Welcome to our latest installment of ‘Angels Insiders’. A lot of organizational headlines have crossed through the Big A. Here’s what’s happening: #Angels renew stadium talks with Anaheim after striking out in Tustin: https://t.co/HtqnYmPJZT — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 12, 2016 Stadium negotiations are still happening. Eleven days ago, the Angels’ talks with the City of Tustin broke down. After bidding… Read more »