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.

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

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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

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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 »

Angels Insiders: Calhoun’s Surgery, Recovery Time

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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

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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

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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

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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 »