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The Offseason Journey of Juan Graterol

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We’re a little late on this, but after five months of being picked up, dumped, and claimed again by five organizations in five months! This twice included the Angels. And now catcher Juan Graterol is back where he started last November, when the Halos first designated him for assignment. Graterol, 28, was claimed by the Reds, DFA’d, then claimed by the Diamondbacks, and… Read more »

Carlos Perez Has a Leg Kick!

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Fighting for the majority of playing time behind the plate with the Angels this season, catcher Carlos Perez has a new addition to his swing at the plate: a leg kick. Hampered by a career batting average over his first two seasons that is a bit below league average, and an on-base percentage that is struggling to get over .300,… 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 »

Eppler’s Domain: Arbitration, Choi, Wieters

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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…

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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: 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 »

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 »

Angels Week in Review – August 8-14, 2016

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Angels Week in Review – August 8-14, 2016 Week Start: 49-62, 4th AL West Week End: 49-68, 5th AL West Week W-L: 0-6 It’s been a pretty ugly week for the Angels as they’ve continued their 9-game road trip that has taken them through Seattle, Chicago and Cleveland. The Angels went completely winless this week and have lost 10 in… Read more »

2016 Game 103: Red Sox at Angels

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Boston Red Sox (55-45. 3rd AL East) at Los Angeles Angels (46-56. 5th AL West) Angel Stadium of Anaheim Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Sunny, 80F, Wind SSW 7 MPH Pitching Matchup Rick Porcello (13-2, 3.57 ERA) Porcello has been having an incredibly successful season as compared to the rest of his career. His 3.57 ERA to this point is… Read more »

2016 Game 100: Angels at Royals

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Los Angeles Angels (44-55, 5th AL West) at Kansas City Royals (48-50, 4th AL Central) Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City, MO Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Sunny, 86F, Wind ENE 8 MPH Pitching Matchup Tyler Skaggs (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Skaggs will be making his triumphant return to the big leagues tonight after August 2014 Tommy John surgery. He makes his… Read more »