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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 »

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 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 »

Eppler’s Domain: Winter Meetings, Rule 5, Luxury Tax

  The Angels went into this week’s Winter Meetings with a plan for adding depth at second base, a fourth outfielder, and pitching. Catcher was also a position that was up in the air. General Manager Billy Eppler dove into conversations with opposing GM’s, laying the groundwork for several moves. No official deals were made, but that’s in part because he… Read more »

Eppler’s Domain: CBA, Luxury Tax, Winter Meetings, Moves

That dreaded time has come where Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Union must hash out the details of their collective bargaining agreement before the deadline to avoid a lockout. And the reports have been back-and-forth over whether to not the two sides will reach an agreement. One of the issues on the table is a possible International Draft,… Read more »

Eppler’s Domain: 40-Man, Trade Chips, Signings

The time in the offseason to establish preliminary 40-man rosters has come and gone, and the Angels set their roster last week by adding a handful of newer players while dropping some others who have struggled or just moving on. The following players were added: Nate Smith (LHP) — the club’s top pitching prospect is one of the next in line… Read more »

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 Sign Jesse Chavez

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The #Angels have agreed on a one-year deal with Jesse Chavez. $5.75M. Fits their desire for starter who can relieve. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) November 11, 2016 Pitching is on the menu this winter, and the Angels need to stuff their faces with it. They began this week by re-signing Andrew Bailey to a one-year contract, and now they’ve inked… Read more »