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MLB Newsmakers Podcast Talks With Billy Eppler

Min this episode of Newsmakers podcast at MLB.com, Mark Feinsand talks to Angels GM Billy Eppler about what he learned from Yankees GM Brian Cashman. Click on the thumbnail above to go to the episode.

Angels Swap Bandy for Maldonado and Prospect… And Why…

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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 »

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

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  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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What The Angels Can Do With The Free Agent Market

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The big question is whether or not the Angels will contend in 2017. Some say no. Some say they can if the club regroups. The argument usually arrives at the weak free agent market this offseason. Both sides have a legitimate case. On one hand, with a thin farm system, the Halos should rebuild and punt 2017 down the field…. Read more »

Eppler’s Domain: Lincecum, Johnny G, Meyer, Smith, Rasmus

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Tim Lincecum‘s comeback season has come to an end, as he leaves with a 9.16 ERA and closed things out at AAA Salt Lake. Signed in June, The Freak was looking to revitalize his career after undergoing surgery for a degenerative hip. The results were obviously not as hoped. It is not clear what the future holds for Timmy. The… 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 »