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Viva El Birdos Nov 20, 2014

Cardinals should rush to sign Jason Heyward to an extension

Jason Heyward is a rare player, combining production and youth just a year from free agency. This winter might be the only chance the Cardinals have to lock up Heyward long term. If Heyward has another good season in 2015, the free agency prices may blow the Cardinals out of the water for a player who still have five seasons left in his twenties. Three years ago, the Cardinals decided not to pay for past performance, instead insisting that 31-year-old Albert Pujols be paid based on expected future production. The Cardinals made Pujols a massive offer, but were outbid by the Angels. Pujols...
Bless You Boys Nov 20, 2014

How does Giancarlo Stanton's new contract compare to Miguel Cabrera's mega-deal?

Last winter the Tigers locked up Miguel Cabrera for life. How does his contract compare with Giancarlo Stanton's extension? At the 2007 winter meetings, Dave Dombrowski recognized an opportunity. Miguel Cabrera was a 24-year-old veteran with five years under his belt. Cabrera had not yet ripped the title of "Best Hitter on the Planet" from Albert Pujols, but he had three consecutive seasons with an OPS+ of 150 in his early 20's. His cost to the Marlins was about to soar, and then they would lose him to free agency. The Marlins were ready to make a deal. Near the 2012 trade deadline, the...
Halos Heaven Nov 16, 2014

SBN 2014 MLB Awards - Halos Heaven Selections

Here are the final results of your contributions (these include contributions from Facebook fans as well)! Well folks, there we have it.  Our selections for the 2014 SBN Awards are in. Being honest, our favored franchise is kinda busy making news already so our attention to this was a tad diluted. But we go with what we got. Here, to be made public to the balance of the SBN MLB Empire, are the Chosen Ones. No turning back now... Funniest LA Angels Moment of 2014: The Nominations 1) Pujols & Trout Bow and Arrow Day 2) Pujols mocks Puig fail 3) Shoemaker's wife tweets Middlebrooks a...
Baltimore Sun Nov 13, 2014

Angels' Mike Trout named American League MVP

Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running. He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, inspires fans to wear silly fish-shaped hats.
Halos Heaven Nov 12, 2014

3rd Annual Halos Heaven Awards, Day 3: Buttercup and David Eckstein Awards

Today we see the "under" awards get some attention--the most UNDERrated and the most UNDERwhelming of all this year's Angels. One is an honor, and one is just dubious. Yesterday we saw Matt Shoemaker and Albert Pujols honored as the most outstanding Angels rookie and the most outstanding rebounder, respectively. Today, we look at who the Halos Heaven Voting Board voted as the most undervalued and overvalued Angels of the 2014 season. We shall begin here by looking at the more pessimistic of the two, the award that no person wants to win...the Buttercup Award. This year's Buttercupper did...
Halos Heaven Nov 10, 2014

MondoLinks: Qualify our Monday

Qualifying Offers expire today and players walk away from $15.3 million dollars in the hand, to chase greater fortunes in the bush. No beating around it: salaries are rising so fast that QO's are only worth the draft picks they bring back. While you were away... A few weeks ago we told you that Albert Pujols was not going to be able to join the USA All-Stars in their Japan tour this year, because he was committed to host a camp in Orange. LAT covered that camp yesterday, showcasing one of Pujols' greatest attributes: his give back to the community. This year's Qualifying Offer is set at...
Los Angeles Times Nov 9, 2014

Faith, family, community keep Angels' Albert Pujols grounded

After a Sunday morning filled with hitting, fielding, throwing and base-running drills at Albert Pujols' baseball camp, dozens of kids gathered around home plate at Orange High for a brief chat and question-and-answer session with the Angels first baseman.

Harper out, Blevins in for Japan series

Bryce Harper will no longer participate in Major League Baseball’s Japan Series showcase next week, as the final roster was announced on Friday. Relief pitcher Jerry Blevins will instead go to represent the Nationals. Harper was part of an original group announced in late September. Albert Pujols and Adam Jones also dropped out in the…
Los Angeles Times Nov 5, 2014

Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter

It’s open season on baseball’s free agents, but don’t expect the Angels to do any big-game hunting. It figures to be another winter of prudent spending for the club that lavished $317.5 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in December of 2011 and $125 million on Josh...
Newark Star-Ledger Oct 31, 2014

Mets' Lucas Duda heading to Japan as part of MLB All-Star team

The Astros' Jose Altuve, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will also be on the team. As will Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and Robinson Cano.
Iwakuma heads home — as member of MLB touring team

Iwakuma heads home — as member of MLB touring team

Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is heading back to Japan — as a member of the opposition to his native country. Iwakuma will join teammate Robinson Cano on a major-league select team  for an upcoming series of five games against Japan’s national team (Samurai Japan) in Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo. “I am very happy and honored to be part of this All-Star team,” Iwakuma said. “I look forward to pitching in my hometown during the series.” The major-league team will also include Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig....
Orange County Register Oct 23, 2014
Angels' Pujols, Calhoun named finalists for Gold Glove awards

Angels' Pujols, Calhoun named finalists for Gold Glove awards

Albert Pujols, a two-time Gold Glove winner at first base who hasn't won the award since 2010, was named Thursday as one of three finalists for the award this year. Right fielder Kole Calhoun was also named as a finalist. Center fielder Mike Trout...

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Angels Player News

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  • Mike Trout

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  • Huston Street

    Angels exercise Huston Street's option

  • Vinnie Pestano

    Angels' ho-hum Pestano signing may be typical of their offseason moves

  • Josh Hamilton

    Angels hire Hamilton's former accountability coach for AAA