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Billy Eppler welcomes high expectations as Angels' new GM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Billy Eppler is unafraid to take on an apparently perilous job as the Los Angeles Angels' general manager alongside demanding owner Arte Moreno and powerful manager Mike Scioscia. Eppler says that's because he knows all about sky-high expectations in demanding organizations after 11 years with the New York Yankees. The Angels introduced Eppler as their 12th...
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End of season post-mortem: 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

To be the final team knocked out of the playoffs isn’t a terrible spot to be in, even if it may be heartbreaking at the time. The Angels were a largely forgotten team this year with the Mariners (the consensus pick going into the season), the Astros’ early and the Rangers’ late success stealing the storylines. Even so, they finished just a game behind Houston for the second...
Via The Outside Corner
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Halo Headlines: Eppler named GM, Scioscia returning in 2016

The October 5, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Billy Eppler being named the team’s next general manager, Mike Scioscia not opting out of his contract with the Halos, and more… The Story: Angels name Billy Eppler GM, press conference Monday at 1:00pm MWAH Says: Eppler is a guy who started at the bottom rung of the player development ladder, as an area scout...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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Hours after elimination, Angels hire Yankees exec to be new GM

  The Los Angeles Angels hired longtime Yankees executive Billy Eppler as their new general manager on Sunday night. The 40-year-old Eppler replaces interim GM Bill Stoneman, who took over after Jerry Dipoto quit his job at midseason following his latest disagreement with Mike Scioscia, the longest-serving manager in baseball. Eppler has long been considered a prime candidate to...
Via Fox Sports West
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

GM ALERT: Angels to hire Billy Eppler

Now that 2015 is officially over, the Angels are wasting no time getting preparations for the 2016 season started. Per several reports, the team is expected to name Yankees AGM Billy Eppler as the new general manager on Monday. Eppler was long viewed as the favorite for the position. He was the runner-up to Jerry Dipoto the last time the Halos held GM interviews, and it seems none...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia postgame (10/4)

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Via Fox Sports West
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with 9th-inning Comeback

In what was perhaps the most exciting back and forth game of the 2015 season, the Angels were able to keep their playoff hopes alive with a come from behind, 11-10 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Angels currently sit just a half game back of the Houston Astros for the second wild card slot. They await the Astros result agains the Diamondbacks tonight. The Rangers, who have already...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels out of division race, Scioscia sticks to late-game subs

The October 2, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the club being eliminated from AL West contention, Mike Scioscia defending to his defensive-replacement schemes, and more… The Story: Angels eliminated in AL West race MWAH Says: Given how poorly August went, it’s impressive the Angels hung on to their hopes of being repeat division champs as long as they did....
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout's Top 5 Home Run-Stealing Catches

Mike Trout, centerfielder for the Los Angeles Angels, is a four-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner. He was the 2014 American League MVP and Rookie of the Year in
Via Stack
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WATCH: Mike Trout climbs wall for spectacular catch

    Mike Trout may not get a ton of love from the fancy defensive metrics, but with catches like this, it’s hard to see him as anything other than a stellar center fielder. The Angels’ MVP candidate robbed the Mariners’ Miguel Montero of a 3-run home run during the top of the fourth inning in Saturday’s game against Seattle with an absolutely spectacular catch: ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout scales fence to rob Jesus Montero of homer

There’s not much that one can say about this Mike Trout catch to rob Jesus Montero of a homer aside from “wow”. .@MikeTrout gives us one to admire for ages: #Angels — Angels (@Angels) September 27, 2015 Mike Trout – good at baseball. Still. The post Mike Trout scales fence to rob Jesus Montero of homer appeared first...
Via The Outside Corner
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WATCH: Pujols asked for baseball after ending hitless streak

    Albert Pujols is a surefire Hall of Famer when his playing days are over, having piled up numerous accolades and accomplishments along the way. However, on Saturday, he requested a baseball as a memento for a dubious distinction. Heading into the fourth inning the Angels’ game against the Twins, Pujols had gone hitless in 25 consecutive at-bats, the longest such streak...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver, Kyle Seager in war of words

    Jered Weaver and Kyle Seager took their beef from the field to print on Thursday, a day after Weaver was tossed for hitting the Mariners third baseman with a pitch. Weaver hit Seager with a pitch after getting upset with the Seattle infielder for calling timeout while in the box during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s 3-1 victory for the Mariners. Weaver was immediately...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantex selling stock in Andrew Heaney's future earnings

Fans of Major League Baseball have long held an emotional investment in favorite players and teams, spending time and money on the sport and receiving widely varying emotional returns depending on results. If Fantex and Los Angeles Angels starter Andrew Heaney get their way, fans and investors will soon be able to invest in the future earnings of the Angels left-hander. Heaney and...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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