7:53 AM EST, Tue December 01, 2015
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MLB trade rumors: the Angels' third base shopping guide

A look at the shallow third base market and what bargains - if any - are to be had as Billy Eppler prepares for his first go at the Winter Meetings as Angels' GM. When Billy Eppler elected to pass on extending David Freese a qualifying offer, he did so armed with the knowledge that this year's third base market would be as scant as the bargain aisle at Wal-Mart come the end of Black Friday. His moves since then - acquiring Andrelton Simmons, Cliff Pennington and Geovany Soto - have made it apparent that the decision to part with Freese was likely made with an eye toward improving the...
Halos Heaven Nov 24, 2015

Angels sign C Geovany Soto

Well, now we know where Jett Bandy will be starting next year.Alden Gonzalez tweeted that the Angels agreed to terms with veteran backstop Geovany Soto on a one year, $2.8 million deal. Billy Eppler continues to upgrade the team defense, as Soto threw out 30% of attempted base stealers last season while catching for the White Sox, while also grading out a very decent5.6 framing runs above average. Soto hit .219/.301/.406 with the Sox as their back-up in 2015 and owns a career 102 OPS+. He strikes out a great deal (30% last season) but also sports a career 11% walk rate, so it would be like...
Halos Heaven Nov 24, 2015

Halos Heaven's holiday gift guide for Angels fans

It’s that time of the year again; the time of the year when you drive home from work in the dark, there is no baseball on the TV, the weather drops to an insane 71 degrees, and all of your favorite snack foods are now being sold with a "pumpkin spice" varietal. Yes, the holidays are upon us, and there’s just no stopping it. With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, and the ever-growing Black Friday "holiday" the day after, the holiday shopping season is about to go full tilt. But don’t fret and get anxious about what you’re going to buy your Angels-loving loved ones, because Halos...
Orange County Register Nov 24, 2015
Angels sign catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year deal

Angels sign catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year deal

The Angels signed veteran catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year, $2.8 million deal Tuesday, providing a complement to Carlos Perez behind the plate. Soto, 32, was the Rookie of the Year with the Cubs in 2008, when he hit .285 with 23 homers. Since then...

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