5:23 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2019
Halos Heaven 4 hours ago
Halos Heaven Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: Eight Men Out vs. 42

Halos Heaven Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: Eight Men Out vs. 42

Note: If you haven’t voted on the fourth matchup (Bull Durham v. Cobb), vote HERE The American pastime has lent itself to countless films. But which one is the consensus favorite among the HH faithful? Let’s find out. For this exercise, I’ve set up a 16 film bracket. To determine the films and seeding, I’ve crowdsourced rankings from Rotten Tomatoes, Ranker, and the ultimate authority on everything, Stirrups. Then I’ve added a dash of my own influence to include a couple of Angels-centric titles and make a bracket that makes sense. Today, two films about historic moments in...
OC Register 18 hours ago
Eli Grba, the original Angel, dies at 84

Eli Grba, the original Angel, dies at 84

Grba was the Angels' first pick in the expansion draft and he started and won the first game in franchise history, in 1961.
OC Register 19 hours ago
Angels acquire hard-throwing reliever John Curtiss from Twins

Angels acquire hard-throwing reliever John Curtiss from Twins

Curtiss, 25, has 306 strikeouts in 251 innings in the minors, and 17 in 15 innings in the majors. The Angels are drawn toward relievers who record high strikeout numbers.
Halos Heaven 19 hours ago
Angels acquire John Curtiss from the Twins because he is awesome?

Angels acquire John Curtiss from the Twins because he is awesome?

The Angels did a thing today. A weird thing. Once upon a time, the Halos Heaven faithful got all up (in their non TJ-inflected) arms and posted 280 comments after we announced that Blake Parker was being DFA’d. Rightly so, perhaps, the Twins pounced and picked up Parker. Fast forward to the present when the Twins DFA’d John Curtiss to make room for Parker on their roster. As per how these things work, the Angels offered up a trade for Curtiss, because, well - they wanted him. In return, the Twins received Daniel Ozoria, a player whom I’ll admit I didn’t even know was in the Angels...
Halos Heaven Jan 15, 2019
HH Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: Bull Durham vs. Cobb

HH Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: Bull Durham vs. Cobb

Note: If you haven’t voted on the third matchup (A League of Their Own v. Angels in the Outfield), vote HERE The American pastime has lent itself to countless films. But which one is the consensus favorite among the HH faithful? Let’s find out. For this exercise, I’ve set up a 16 film bracket. To determine the films and seeding, I’ve crowdsourced rankings from Rotten Tomatoes, Ranker, and the ultimate authority on everything, Stirrups. Then I’ve added a dash of my own influence to include a couple of Angels-centric titles and make a bracket that makes sense. So, let’s get...
OC Register Jan 15, 2019
2019 Angels spring training preview: Starting rotation

2019 Angels spring training preview: Starting rotation

The Angels added free agents Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill this winter to a group that included Tyler Skaggs, Andrew Heaney and Jaime Barría. They also have a half dozen others waiting in the wings.
Halos Heaven Jan 14, 2019
HH Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: A League of Their Own vs. Angels In The Outfield

HH Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: A League of Their Own vs. Angels In The Outfield

Note: If you haven’t voted on the second matchup (The Natural v. Bang the Drum Slowly), vote HERE The American pastime has lent itself to countless films. But which one is the consensus favorite among the HH faithful? Let’s find out. For this exercise, I’ve set up a 16 film bracket. To determine the films and seeding, I’ve crowdsourced rankings from Rotten Tomatoes, Ranker, and the ultimate authority on everything, Stirrups. Then I’ve added a dash of my own influence to include a couple of Angels-centric titles and make a bracket that makes sense. Today, let’s pit two 90s films...
OC Register Jan 11, 2019
Angels reach deals with all remaining arbitration-eligible players

Angels reach deals with all remaining arbitration-eligible players

The Angels reach deals with pitchers Tyler Skaggs and Andrew Heaney as well as six other arbitration-eligible players, meaning they will not go to a hearing. Their last arbitration hearing was with Jered Weaver in 2011.
Halos Heaven Jan 11, 2019
Angels avoid arbitration with all 9 eligible players

Angels avoid arbitration with all 9 eligible players

Today was the official deadline for teams and players to either settle on terms for the 2019 season or exchange figures for a future arbitration date. With eight arbitration eligible players, the Angels figured to be busy today and they definitely were. According to MLBTR and Jeff Fletcher, the following agreements have been made with projected salaries in parenthesis: Tyler Skaggs: $3.7 million ($3.6m) Andrew Heaney: $3.4 million ($2.8m) Nick Tropeano: $1.075 million ($1.6m) JC Ramirez: $1.901 million ($1.9m) Tommy La Stella: $1.35 million ($1.2m) Cam Bedrosian: Settled - unknown amount...
Halos Heaven Jan 11, 2019
Billy Eppler and the bullpens of insanity

Billy Eppler and the bullpens of insanity

Feels like we have been here before... Over the past 4 off-seasons since Billy Eppler took over the GM reigns, he has set out to transform the Angels bullpen. Wait, never mind. The reality is that so far the bullpen has ben a bit of a revolving door. But is that bad? Maybe. Eppler can’t seem to pick up good pieces he wants to keep around and build on and instead has overseen a long conga line of mediocre arms. Or perhaps that is part of his plan? After all, bullpen arms can be fickle and it’s possible his strategy is to spend cheap and buy low on good arms, use them up, then toss them...
Halos Heaven Jan 11, 2019
HH Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: The Natural vs. Bang the Drum Slowly

HH Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: The Natural vs. Bang the Drum Slowly

Note: If you haven’t voted on the first matchup (Major League v. Moneyball), vote HERE The American pastime has lent itself to countless films. But which one is the consensus favorite among the HH faithful? Let’s find out. For this exercise, I’ve set up a 16 film bracket. To determine the films and seeding, I’ve crowdsourced rankings from Rotten Tomatoes, Ranker, and the ultimate authority on everything, Stirrups. Then I’ve added a dash of my own influence to include a couple of Angels-centric titles and make a bracket that makes sense. A match up of more classic films awaits us...
Halos Heaven Jan 11, 2019
WeekEnd HaloLinks: One Month More

WeekEnd HaloLinks: One Month More

MLB pitchers and catchers start reporting in about 1 month When we all come back from this weekend, it will be January 14th. While the Angels are always late to publicly announce ST reporting dates, know that we already know some teams will be having pitchers and catchers reporting as early as February 11th. That is one month from today. So we are in the final lap of the off-season. So little time, so much left to get done. I expect it will all get done, too. Maybe not to everyone’s liking (mine included), but everything will get done that was going to get done anyway. And here is the...
OC Register Jan 10, 2019
Angels avoid arbitration with JC Ramirez, Nick Tropeano

Angels avoid arbitration with JC Ramirez, Nick Tropeano

Ramirez, Tropeano agreed to deals on Thursday, the day before the deadline for arbitration-eligible players and teams are due to exchange figures. The Angels have six remaining arbitration-eligible players.
Halos Heaven Jan 10, 2019
Angels will remain at Angel Stadium through 2020

Angels will remain at Angel Stadium through 2020

This is another stopgap measure. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels and the city of Anaheim have agreed to an extension: BREAKING: #Angels and city of Anaheim expected to agree to one-year lease extension, keeping team at Angel Stadium through 2020. https://t.co/0uva51CSEI— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) January 10, 2019 Now, this wasn’t the home run extension Billy Eppler had been hoping for, but this is important nonetheless. A one year buffer period increases the likelihood that the city and the team can agree to a long-term extension, as Shaikin goes on...
Halos Heaven Jan 10, 2019
HH Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: Major League vs. Moneyball

HH Favorite Baseball Movie Round 1: Major League vs. Moneyball

The American pastime has lent itself to countless films. But which one is the consensus favorite among the HH faithful? Let’s find out. For this exercise, I’ve set up a 16 film bracket. To determine the films and seeding, I’ve crowdsourced rankings from Rotten Tomatoes, Ranker, and the ultimate authority on everything, Stirrups. Then I’ve added a dash of my own influence to include a couple of Angels-centric titles and make a bracket that makes sense. Let’s get to it. Major League took Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger out of Oliver Stone’s Vietnam and dropped them onto the...

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