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Farm Failures, Part II: How the Angels’ player development system broke and the plan to repair it

Farm Failures, Part II: How the Angels’ player development system broke and the plan to repair it

“We were just behind,” a former Angels minor leaguer said of the organization’s use of analytics in player development. Others said a lack of technology and constant turnover among coaches left them chasing other teams with more productive farm systems.
OC Register Nov 28, 2022
Farm Failures: How the Angels’ player development system broke and the plan to repair it

Farm Failures: How the Angels’ player development system broke and the plan to repair it

Part One: Team owner Arte Moreno chose not to invest in Latin America, and GMs and scouting directors made poor decisions in the draft, leaving the organization’s farm system shallow on talent.
OC Register Nov 23, 2022
Hunter Renfroe happy to add Angels jersey to his collection

Hunter Renfroe happy to add Angels jersey to his collection

The 31-year-old power-hitting outfielder, joining his fifth team in five years, has been told he'll play right field and be in the lineup every day
OC Register Nov 22, 2022
Angels acquire outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Brewers for 3 pitchers

Angels acquire outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Brewers for 3 pitchers

Renfroe, 30, has hit at least 25 home runs in the last five non-pandemic seasons, including 29 homers with an .807 OPS in 2022 with Milwaukee.
OC Register Nov 21, 2022
New Angels infielder Gio Urshela is ready for utility role

New Angels infielder Gio Urshela is ready for utility role

Urshela has played primarily third base in games, but he said he’s worked out enough at other positions to be comfortable. He’s also excited to reunite with Phil Nevin, who was his third base coach with the New York Yankees.
OC Register Nov 21, 2022
Francisco Rodriguez, Jered Weaver lead list of former Angels to debut on Hall of Fame ballot

Francisco Rodriguez, Jered Weaver lead list of former Angels to debut on Hall of Fame ballot

Rodriguez set the single-season saves record of 62 with the Angels in 2008, and he has the most saves of any reliever who isn't in the Hall of Fame.
OC Register Nov 18, 2022
Angels acquire 3B Gio Urshela from the Twins

Angels acquire 3B Gio Urshela from the Twins

The Angels send 19-year-old right-hander Alejandro Hidalgo to Minnesota for Urshela, who hit .285 with 13 homers and a .767 OPS for the Twins last season
OC Register Nov 17, 2022
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani finishes 2nd to Yankees’ Aaron Judge for AL MVP

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani finishes 2nd to Yankees’ Aaron Judge for AL MVP

Judge, who set the AL single-season home run record, received 28 of 30 first-place votes. Ohtani, the 2021 MVP, earned the other two first-place votes, and he was second on the other 28 ballots.
OC Register Nov 17, 2022
Expert says Angels’ Shohei Ohtani unlikely to face liability in FTX suit

Expert says Angels’ Shohei Ohtani unlikely to face liability in FTX suit

Ohtani is one of the celebrities included as co-defendants in a class-action suit alleging fraud by former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. According to an expert, Florida law is such that a jury would likely find Ohtani’s part in any fraud to be negligible.
OC Register Nov 17, 2022
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani officially commits to play for Japan in WBC

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani officially commits to play for Japan in WBC

Ohtani announces on Instagram he will play in the World Baseball Classic, with the first games March 9-13 in Tokyo
OC Register Nov 16, 2022
Angels GM Perry Minasian believes Tyler Anderson can continue success without a shift behind him

Angels GM Perry Minasian believes Tyler Anderson can continue success without a shift behind him

Anderson, who was an All-Star with the Dodgers in 2022, does not throw hard or generate many strikeouts, but Minasian says the lefty gets enough soft contact that the fielders should still be able to make him effective.
OC Register Nov 16, 2022
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani 4th in AL Cy Young voting; Astros’ Justin Verlander is unanimous winner

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani 4th in AL Cy Young voting; Astros’ Justin Verlander is unanimous winner

Ohtani was listed on 29 of 30 ballots, including nine second-place votes and seven third-place votes. Verlander is the 11th pitcher to win the award at least three times. Dylan Cease (White Sox) and Alek Manoah (Blue Jays) finish second and third, respectively.
OC Register Nov 15, 2022
Tyler Anderson leaves Dodgers for 3-year deal with Angels

Tyler Anderson leaves Dodgers for 3-year deal with Angels

Angels agree to a $39-million deal with the veteran lefty starter coming off an All-Star season with the Dodgers
OC Register Nov 9, 2022
The Angels are searching for offense in a shift-free environment in 2023

The Angels are searching for offense in a shift-free environment in 2023

Angels GM Perry Minasian and his counterparts are trying to assess how much more value certain hitters will have in 2023, when teams will be prohibited from putting three infielders on the same side of second base.
OC Register Nov 8, 2022
Angels GM Perry Minasian looks to upgrade bullpen again

Angels GM Perry Minasian looks to upgrade bullpen again

Last year the Angels spent more than $92 million on deals for four relievers, but they still had issues with the bullpen. Minasian said he’d like to upgrade the bullpen again, but he could do so in a variety of ways.

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