Tag Archives: California Angels

Billy Eppler on the Baseball Tonight Podcast

@Angels GM Billy Eppler joins @Buster_ESPN to cover Trout's athleticism, Pujols' health and more! ūüĒä: https://t.co/o1vS8fj0TB [AP] pic.twitter.com/HsTtbkxfgy — ESPN Podcasts (@podcenter) March 7, 2017

30 Clubs in 30 Days: Angels Edition

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For those who missed the episode, here are several video clips compiled from different outlets from 30 Clubs in 30 Days: Los Angeles Angels on MLB Network.   This was the live stream!   Sean Casey Talks With Mike Trout   Cameron Maybin on What He Brings to the Angels Huston Street Plays Speed Chess?   The State of the… Read more »

Angels 2017 Preview at Effectively Wild Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 1028: Season Preview Series: Angels and Diamondbacks https://t.co/S7k0fQQDL1 — FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs) March 7, 2017

Angels Monitoring Skaggs’ Velocity

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Over two and a half years removed from Tommy John Surgery, Tyler Skaggs took the mound on Saturday to begin his in-game Spring Training reps. He was unable to complete one inning. The lefty walked four hitters and recorded two outs before going out with diminished velocity. His fastball dipped from the 89-92 MPH range to 86-88 MPH by the… Read more »

Huston Street Injured… Again!

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In his first outing, Huston Street exited before he could complete one inning with what the Angels were calling triceps irritation. Turns out it was a lat strain. The top closer candidate for the Halos bullpen has not seen action on a mound in any game since last August when he was battling knee and oblique injuries. With only 22… Read more »

Angels Not Likely to Acquire Derek Norris

The issue is salary. Washington Nationals catcher Derek Norris is pretty much ousted by the club’s signing of Matt Wieters. And the Angels are on a short list of likely trade destinations. But with a $4.2 million dollar paycheck, and a decline in the scruffy catcher’s production (.186/.255/.328 in 2016), Billy Eppler and company are nervous about making a deal…. Read more »

Angels Starting Lineup Taking Shape

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This is a photo from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register showing that Mike Scioscia is pretty close to finishing his preferred batting order. All he needs is for Albert Pujols to return. The Martin Maldonado/Carlos Perez battle will have a winner soon. But one has to imagine they’ll end up splitting the time nearly down the middle. Batting… Read more »

Andrew Bailey Didn’t Know He Was a Free Agent!

Eight years after making his Major League debut, reliever¬†Andrew Bailey¬†went into the offseason expecting another arbitration. The¬†former World Champion with the 2013 Red Sox had¬†signed a minor league deal with the Angels¬†last August, and was ending his run of 43 2/3 strong innings in the club’s merry-go-round of a bullpen.¬†And right at the end of September, the right-hander had finally… Read more »

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 »

Hardball Retrospective and the “Original” 1993 Angels

There are a handful of Angels teams that were really good but came up short of the playoffs, and some that should have been way better than they were. When discussing the former I point immediately to the 1989 squad that went 91-71 but still finished third in a pre-Wildcard/seven team AL West. When it comes to the latter, the… Read more »