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ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part III: The Starting Outfield and DH

By Robert Cunningham, Columnist - In this third part of our ongoing series, we focus on the starting outfield and DH spots. In Part IV we will take a look at the starting rotation. The Steamer projections below are for 600 PA’s, so please adjust accordingly for part-time players.Left Field 2015 Steamer Projections AVG OBP SLG wRC+ WAR Josh Hamilton...
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Gallery: Reasons to be thankful for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Halo Headlines: Trout wants to steal more bases, the best offseason trade ever for the Angels

The November 26th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout wants to steal more bases, the best offseason trade ever for the Angels and much more… The Story: The best offseason trade ever for each MLB team. The Monkey Says: Getting a Hall of Fame pitcher? Yeah, I think that’s pretty good. The Story: Mike Trout wants to try and steal more bases...
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Questioning John McDonald’s 2014 season

Am I really going to spill digital ink about John McDonald? Is it really worth spending time reviewing the season of a guy who was more coach than player? I guess we’re about to find out. Why is John McDonald? The best I can tell, McDonald existed on the Angels roster because of their desire to improve team chemistry. McDonald has purportedly lasted in this league as long as he...
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The Angels Without C.J. Wilson

I’m a fan. I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, you’re probably a fan too. What do fans do in November when games aren’t be played and your team isn’t exactly headlining over at MLBTR? You make inferences, educated guesses as to what next year’s team will look like. For the past three years, there have been few constants: Weaver the ace, Trout and Pujols, Aybar...
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FG on Fox: Kole Calhoun: The Surprise That Was Right in Front of Us

Kole Calhoun tore his way through the minor leagues. He hit the ground running in his 2013 debut. Why was there any surprise when he put up a top-ten season for an American League outfielder this year? There are reasons, or maybe we could say excuses, for Calhoun’s dismissal as a prospect. He never made […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part II: The Starting Infield

By Robert Cunningham, Columnist - If you were to create a perfect position player what would he look like?Ideally the player would be someone who can hit both LHP and RHP equally well with a high wRC+, plays excellent defense, has sharp athletic instincts, and can steal bases at an efficient rate.Unfortunately there is only one Mike Trout.Finding a good position player...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer

By Robert Cunningham, Columnist -  To begin any conversation about the 2015 season, and the preparation for it, we need to generally understand some of the team’s goals, restrictions, and long term needs. The obvious and overarching goal is to put a winning-caliber team on the field of play to bring home a World Series Championship. Anything less will be...
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Can Mike Trout Become Baseball’s First Half Billion Dollar Player?

We may very well be living during the new “golden age” of Major League Baseball. After posting an all-time high in revenue in 2013 which surpassed over$8 billion, entering 2014 Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hoped that his sport could eclipse the $9 billion mark in his final season at the helm. Under Selig’s reign, the MLB has become more profitable than ever and the sport’s...
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Los Angeles Angels: Two crucial offseason moves

The Los Angeles Angels had a very successful year. They came in first place in the AL West after finishing third in 2013 with a record under .500. The improvements the team made were so substantial that you could call the Angels “The 2014 Comeback Team of the Year”. However, despite their success, a first round exit against the Kansas City Royals is unacceptable. It is crucial...
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Angels News: Angels agree to terms with Vinnie Pestano on 1-year deal

The Los Angles Angels have agreed to ink Vinnie Pestano with a one-year deal, thus avoiding arbitration, according to the team’s official website on Monday. Pestano will earn $1.15 million for his services. He was projected to earn $1.2 million through arbitration.The 29-year-old, relief pitcher, has a 5-8 record, 2.83 ERA, 231 strikeouts and 11 saves since debuting for the Cleveland...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout and the Angels’ Bad Contracts: A Hypothetical

Let’s stop beating around the bush. No more playing games. You’ve been thinking about it forever. I’ve been thinking about it forever. It’s always there in conversation, lingering somewhere just underneath. When it’s on your mind, you’re not sure how it’s ever not on your mind. It’s maybe the greatest trade hypothetical in baseball today. […]
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Hamilton: I put poison in my body and fans still boo me

Josh Hamilton has struggled to remain healthy this season, and his relationship with Los Angeles Angels fans has suffered because of it. Hamilton played in just 89 games this season while battling thumb, shoulder, rib and back injuries. He went just 0-for-13 from the plate in the ALDS as the Angels were swept by the...Read More
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Off-duty officer in hospital after beating in Angel Stadium lot

According to ABC7 News in Los Angeles, an off-duty LAPD officer was severely beaten after the Angels Game 2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The incident occurred in the parking lot at Angel Stadium at around 10:30 p.m. Friday night. According to the report, the Angels are cooperating with LAPD investigators as the unidentified man is being treated at the UCI Medical...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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