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Angels’ Hector Santiago Uses a Putter 70 Yards From the Green

Taking a page from the Justin Verlander spring training playbook, Angels pitcher Hector Santiago hit the links on Tuesday for a round of golf and busted out some unconventional play. As you can see below, Santiago opted to use is putter — instead of a short iron — “50-70 yards” away from the green. It was shockingly effective: A closer look at how close he got the ball to...
Via Busted Coverage
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Angels being overlooked?

If you talk to someone about the AL West this offseason, chances are they won’t mention the reigning division champs. There’s plenty of talk about the Mariners being a breakout team and a sexy World Series pick after just missing the playoffs in 2014. There’s a substantial bit of discussion about the Athletics following their drastic rebuild this offseason. Even the two...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Mike Trout Double Play

Probably should have seen this one coming. Last week, FanGraphs overlord David Appelman announced some minor improvements to the way WAR is calculated on the site, one of them being the inclusion of a double play avoidance stat (wGDP). Shortly thereafter, managing editor Dave Cameron wrote a post regarding The Thing Adam Dunn Was Surprisingly […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Giavotella appears to have won 2B job, quantifying Trout’s importance

The March 31st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Giavotella appears to have won 2B job, quantifying Trout’s importance and much more… The Story: Johnny Giavotella appears to have locked up the second base job.The Monkey Says: The Angels used what very much looked like their Opening Day lineup yesterday and it included Giavotella starting at second and batting...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Worst Contracts In The MLB For 2015

With Opening Day around the corner, it is time to take a look at the players who will surely not live up to their 2015 salary. *A-Rod will be excluded from this list because he has been on it since 2007. 5. Josh Hamilton, LF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim- $25,400,000 Everyone is familiar with... The post Top 5 Worst Contracts In The MLB For 2015 appeared first on The Garbage Time.
Via The Garbage Time
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels to use four-man rotation, Lindstrom released

The March 30th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels to use four-man rotation, Lindstrom released and much more… The Story: The Angels are likely to start the season with a four-man rotation.The Monkey Says: Heaney and Tropeano both sort of fell on their face this spring, so the team is going to send them both to the minors. They can get into mid-April without...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero Asks Twitter Followers for Help

Vladimir Guerrero hasn’t been on Twitter long (it’s been only two weeks!) and already he’s trolling “surveying” his followers. A small survey to my followers, with cap which team would like to be elected to Cooperstown?. — Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) March 29, 2015 Fortunately, Cooperstown will have time to figure out what cap the 2004 American League MVP as...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are no longer faces of the Angels’ franchise. The Angels on Thursday shared a photo on Twitter that shows which players will be featured on the six banners adorning the front of Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Say Halo to the new entrance #AtTheBigA! 6 #Angels, 6 winners. RT to win...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels might not use a fifth starter, Pujols feels like himself again

The March 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels might not use a fifth starter, Pujols feels like himself again and much more… The Story: The Angels may start the season without a fifth starter.The Monkey Says: The schedule allows them to get through the first week or two with just four starters, but this is mostly about Heaney and Tropeano failing to...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM 2015 PREVIEW 2014 finally saw the Los Angeles Angels reap dividends from the spending spree of the last few off-seasons when they handed out lucrative, though generally ill-advised, mega contracts to Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, and C.J. Wilson. The Angels finished 2014 with the best record in all of baseball with a record of 98-64, an astonishing...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions? I Got Your Predictions Right Here!

By Glen McKee, Junior Prognosticator -  One of my favorite parts of spring training is looking to the season ahead and seeing how many predictions I can make that will totally miss the mark.  It’s a hallowed tradition that ranks right up there with giving up on the season after a two-game skid in the second week of April.  There are as many different methods...
Via Angelswin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Mike Trout, A Duke Fan, Pranked His Angels Teammate, Utah Alum C.J. Cron

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star outfielder Mike Trout might just be the best player in baseball. A first-round draft pick out of Millville (N.J.) High School in 2009, Trout never attended college. He had been committed to East Carolina but eschewed the college route to begin his promising pro career.  Apparently, the 23-year-old Trout has adopted Duke as his college basketball...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout primed for MVP

Trout is the reigning 2014 A.L. MVP. The Los Angeles Angel’s reigning MVP, Mike Trout, is picking up right where he left off. With only thirteen days until opening day, Trout is leading the majors in most offensive categories. He is getting a hit in just about 50% of his at bats with a batting average of .462. Behind him is Jose Abreu with a .459 average. Abreu had an amazing...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Hitting Coach Don Baylor Speaks at #AWFanfest15

There's something about Don Baylor that makes teams win. Almost everywhere he played, success followed. Not only was he the first Angels MVP in 1979, he helped the club win its first-ever pennant. Later in his career, he again showed his leadership and success by leading three different teams to the postseason in three consecutive years (1986-1988). Known as "Groove," Baylor...
Via Angelswin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels RHP Rasmus needs surgery, to miss 6-8 weeks

  Los Angeles Angels pitcher Cory Rasmus needs surgery for what the team calls a core injury and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks. Manager Mike Scioscia made the announcement Saturday. Rasmus was 3-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 30 games last year, helping the Angels lead the majors with 98 wins. He made six starts after Garrett Richards was injured. The 27-year-old righty pitched...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto Speaks at #AWFanFest15

Interview Conducted by Dave Saltzer, Senior Writer -  If you're an Angels fan and missed our #AWFanFest15 in Tempe, AZ, you need to watch the below video of our hour with Los Angeles Angels GM, Jerry Dipoto.  Jerry eloquently answers several questions from our staff and fans in attendance, delivering rich insightful information that every Angels fan abroad...
Via Angelswin
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Team Previews: AL West edition

2015 MLB team previews for the AL West, where some of the best players in baseball reside, using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team in the division.   The 2014...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hamilton did cocaine at strip club after fight with wife

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could be facing a one-year suspension from baseball after he reportedly confessed to using drugs. Now, we have learned that problems at home may have pushed Hamilton toward his latest relapse. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Hamilton confessed to using cocaine sometime around Super Bowl weekend after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Hamilton facing one-year suspension

Pending an independent arbitrator’s decision, Josh Hamilton could be suspended for the entire 2015 season. The Los Angeles Times reports that an arbitrator has been called upon to determine Hamilton’s fate after a decision could not be reached by a four-person panel made up of two lawyers and two physicians — one of each appointed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

‘I’m proof that hope is never lost.’ That simple, yet hard-hitting saying, is exactly what Josh Hamilton titled an article he wrote for ESPN The Magazine (as told to Time..... The post Josh Hamilton Is Not Alone And Neither Are You appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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