Category Archives: Eppler’s Domain

Welcome to Eppler’s Domain. Everything Billy Eppler will be featured here, including articles, tweets, video clips, etc. that talk about the new Angels General Manager and his discussions about the club. Major transaction headlines will also be posted here.

Matt Wieters Will Not Be an Angel

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UPDATE, February 21, 2017: Matt Wieters is not going to be an Angel. Sorry to those who wanted him here. But Scott Boras got what he wanted. The colorful agent got his switch-hitting catcher signed to a two-year, $21 million dollar deal with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday morning. That was way too much for Wieters, and would not have been a… Read more »

Angels Acquire Austin Adams

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In a move that puzzled Angels fans last week, the club went out and got reliever Austin Adams from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. The part that confused many was where right-hander Deolis Guerra was designated for assignment, went unclaimed despite a 3.21 ERA in 53 1/3 innings for the Halos in… Read more »

Angels Sign Yusmeiro Petit

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The bullpen situation has been the one thing on everyone’s minds despite the insane offseason the Angels have had. The club signed Yusmeiro Petit to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Should he make the squad, the deal comes with a $2.25 million dollar base salary with an additional $1.25 million in incentives. Petit was once a big… Read more »

Angels Sign Dustin Ackley

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UPDATE, February 7: Terms are $2.25 million, and $1.4MM in incentives if he makes the club. So it’s that time of the offseason again, where teams start stocking up on minor league deals with the hope of getting a valuable performance for cheap and perhaps being a key piece or trade bait during the season. Well, the Angels signing Dustin Ackley… Read more »

Angels Sign Bud Norris

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  After making a boat load of moves this offseason to fill obvious holes on the position player end, plus one pitcher, the Angels switched back to the pitching side with this: Source: Angels have signed Bud Norris to a minor league deal. He'll compete for a rotation spot in spring training. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 30, 2017 Norris… Read more »

Angels Sign Eric Young, Jr.

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Right on the heels of finalizing a two-year deal with Luis Valbuena, the Angels signed Eric Young, Jr. to a minor league deal on Tuesday with an invite to the Big Club’s Spring Training. The 31-year old outfielder hits lefty, has a .246/.314/.327 career slash line, and averages 42 stolen bases every 650 plate appearances. Young, 31, has only been… Read more »

Angels Sign Luis Valbuena

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Update, January 24: The deal has been finalized. It’ll be for two years at $15 million. Valbuena will receive $6.5 million in 2017 and $8.5 million in 2018. A mutual option is attached for 2019 with a $200,000 dollar buyout. And in case fans are wondering, the Angels are now $12 million under the luxury tax. The corresponding move was… Read more »

Eppler’s Domain: Arbitration, Choi, Wieters

Angels Make Quick Work Of Arbitration With some guys being let go, a lot of young faces, and the handful of big contracts, Billy Eppler and his arbitration eligible cases wasted no time getting deals done. Here are the established salaries: Garrett Richards — $6.85 million Kole Calhoun — $6.35 million (Super Two) Matt Shoemaker — $3.325 million Danny Espinosa —… Read more »

Angels Swap Bandy for Maldonado and Prospect… And Why…

Confirmed Angels have acquired C Martin Maldonado and minor Lg P Drew Gagnon for C Jett Bandy. @JeffPassan was first — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) December 13, 2016 Angels fans are a little confused by this one. It doesn’t seem to matter on the surface whether the Halos have Jett Bandy or Martin Maldonado. Drew Gagnon is likely a depth stash…. Read more »

Angels Acquire Danny Espinosa

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The Angels Are Dirty Dogs This Offseason! Billy Eppler is turning into an opportunist. You could say that he has gotten away with paying less for the position players he’s acquired this offseason than he would normally have. Cameron Maybin was on the verge of being an outcast on a Detroit Tigers team that was looking to strip it down… Read more »