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.

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 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 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 »

Eppler’s Domain: Bailey, DL, Rasmus, Second Base

For the past several years, Andrew Bailey was a reliever I had wanted the Angels to get to help address their bullpen woes that have been their biggest weakness on the field since 2010. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and the former 2009 Rookie of the Year stepped into the injury abyss. He wasn’t heard from much for a few years,… Read more »

Offseason Tracker: Maybin, Escobar, Campos

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The Angels have some money available this winter and need more lineup depth, which is why deal for Cameron Maybin makes sense. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 3, 2016 The Angels have needed an everyday left fielder ever since Garret Anderson left… That’s a long time. They did acquire one in 2011, but that turned out to be the biggest… Read more »

Eppler’s Domain: MLBTR Offseason Outlook, Baldoquin, Top Prospects

The 2016 season was over for the Angels a long time ago. With a 74-88 campaign due to major pitching injuries that will linger into 2017, numerous additional questions loom for the Halos. Although Garrett Richards is returning, and Huston Street is expected to be ready, there is much concern over the club’s pitching depth, as well as holes at… Read more »

Garrett Richards To Be Ready For 2017

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As of now, Garrett Richards will anchor the Angels’ rotation next season. After another successful instructional league start, throwing 55 pitches in front of several Angels executives, Garrett is more than confident he will be fully recovered in time for Opening Day 2017. Pitching in front of GM Billy Eppler, pitching coach Charles Nagy, and owner Arte Moreno, the young… Read more »