7:57 AM EDT, Wed August 24, 2016
Halos Heaven Aug 1, 2016

Getting to know recently-acquired 20 year old RHP Jesus Castillo

Castillo came over today from the Cubs, in exchange for reliever Joe Smith. So, who is Jesus Castillo? Earlier today, with just minutes remaining before the non-waiver trade deadline arrived, Billy Eppler pulled the trigger on a couple deals that saw Halos arms shipped out and some new arms shipped in. One of those deals was for class act 8th inning man, Joe “My Kind of Party” Smith, who was sent to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for 20 year old RHP Jesus Castillo. We all know what we’re going to miss in Joe Smith...for better or worse...but what does the Angels’ haul portend? Who is...
Halos Heaven Aug 1, 2016

Joe Smith traded to Cubs for young righty Jesus Castillo

Well, how about this hot stove season?! Angels and Billy Eppler waited til time was almost out before making some serious moves. First, Hector Santiago to the Twins (more on that in Jessica’s post) and now the Cubs have officially acquired reliever Joe Smith from the the Angels. Smith had some rough patches in the first half of the 2016 season, including some time on the DL, but he’s been pretty solid since the All Star break, regardless of his current career highs in ERA and FIP. Here’s the official news of the deal: #angels got Jesus Castillo from #cubs for Joe Smith— Joel...
Halos Heaven Aug 1, 2016

Breaking: Angels trade Hector Santiago to the Twins

Angels pick up starter Ricky Nolasco and relief pitcher Alex Meyer in return As the trade window closed to the final 10 minutes, several Angels trades were announced.  The first was Hector Santiago going to the Twins, which was a surprise to pretty much everyone. Ricky Nolasco is a 33-year-old righty with a 5.13 ERA in 2016.  Just what we need is more pitching that will be painful, right?  Nolasco is signed throughh 2017, so perhaps the Angels really have written off next year?  Nolasco has never really been all that good with a career 4.58 ERA and .272 BAA. 26-year-old Alex Meyer was...