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OC Register Nov 16, 2018
Angels bring back Peter Bourjos on minor-league deal

Angels bring back Peter Bourjos on minor-league deal

Bourjos played the first four seasons of his career with the Angels, before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the David Freese trade. He has been with four other teams since.
Halos Heaven Nov 16, 2018
Angels reunite with Peter Bourjos, inking him to a minor league deal

Angels reunite with Peter Bourjos, inking him to a minor league deal

Part of the deal is a spring training invite He’s back! The Angels 10th round pick from 2005 and the man who was patrolling center field when one Michael Nelson Trout was called up. Lest you get too excited, Bourjos is not the man he once was and the Angels signed him to a minor league deal with Spring Training invite. He’ll have his chance to make the big league squad, likely as a 4th outfielder. Bourjos logged just 47 at bats with a .239 OBP in the majors last year and 203 in 2017. The Angels will be his 5th team over the past 5 seasons. At 31 years old, his defense is not what it...
Halos Heaven Nov 16, 2018
Groundskeeper Food Drive Canceled

Groundskeeper Food Drive Canceled

After touting it for weeks on Halos Heaven, I am sorry to pass along the news that the annual Groudskeeper’s Canned Food Drive has been canceled for 2018. I spoke to the Angels as recently as this week and the event was still scheduled. Additionally, there was a link on the team’s official web site as recently as yesterday that has since been taken down. The information presented to you was accurate at the time we published it. I’m not sure what has changed in that time, but please do not go to the Big A and expect a day of fun. My sincerest apologies for anybody this has...
Halos Heaven Nov 16, 2018
If I were Billy Eppler..., Part V

If I were Billy Eppler..., Part V

If you were mad after Part III, you’re gonna LOVE this... Welcome to the 5th installment of the If I were Billy Eppler series, where HH writers explicate the transactions for their desired Angels offseason. Previous editions by various authors can be found here: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV In order to rosterbate responsibly, guidelines for the series are as follows. For the luxury tax payroll, the $145 million calculated by Cot’s contracts is the amount of present obligations for the 2019 season (use the Tax Tracker tab). Cot’s is chosen as it is the most reliable, publicly...
Halos Heaven Nov 16, 2018
WeekEnd HaloLinks: Trout Takes Second, Again.

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Trout Takes Second, Again.

Mike piles up his 4th runner-up finish in MVP race, to 3rd different guy, in 7th season of play. The MVP info you seek is below. First, I am still a few days behind with a boggled mind about RoY responses. I keep going back and reading the tears of MFY fans concerning Ohtani’s award. It’s amazing how poorly those people think about the sport of baseball. For example: Butthurt: “...Ohtani wasn’t a rookie – he played PRO ball in Japan...” - Which is unlike Miguel Andujar playing PRO ball in MiLB...how? Butthurt: “...He can’t hit lefties so the angels protected him...” - We...
OC Register Nov 15, 2018
Why I voted Angels’ Mike Trout second to Mookie Betts for AL MVP

Why I voted Angels’ Mike Trout second to Mookie Betts for AL MVP

Although Trout is the best player in the world, it's possible for him to be outperformed in a given season. In 2018, Boston's Betts was slightly better.
OC Register Nov 15, 2018
Angels’ Mike Trout finishes 2nd in AL MVP race again

Angels’ Mike Trout finishes 2nd in AL MVP race again

Trout has finished second in the MVP voting four times, equaling a record shared by Albert Pujols, Stan Musial and Ted Williams. Trout got one first-place vote, with Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts earning 28 of 30 to win easily.
Halos Heaven Nov 15, 2018
Mike Trout finishes 2nd in AL MVP Race

Mike Trout finishes 2nd in AL MVP Race

7 years - 6 top 2 finishes Mike Trout is good. Real good. But this year, BBWAA voters decided he was not as valuable as Mookie Betts. You could make many argument that Trout was indeed better than Betts, but there is also no doubt that Betts DID have a great season. Trout has been eligible for MVP the past 7 years and he has finished top 2 EVERY YEAR except for his shortened 2017 season when he placed a respectable 4th. Trout led the league in walks (122), OBP (.460), OPS (1.088), wRC+ (191), and OPS+ (199). He has already won the award TWICE and this year he had his best stats yet. Sadly...
Halos Heaven Nov 15, 2018
If I were Billy Eppler..., Part IV

If I were Billy Eppler..., Part IV

Raising the floor so our stars can shine Welcome to the 4th installment of the If I were Billy Eppler series, where HH writers explicate the transactions for their desired Angels offseason. Previous editions by various authors can be found here: Part I | Part II | Part III In order to rosterbate responsibly, guidelines for the series are as follows. For the luxury tax payroll, the $145 million calculated by Cot’s contracts is the amount of present obligations for the 2019 season (use the Tax Tracker tab). Cot’s is chosen as it is the most reliable, publicly available source. The...
Halos Heaven Nov 14, 2018
Stan Lee Character or Angels Prospect?

Stan Lee Character or Angels Prospect?

In homage to the late great Stan Lee, here is a fun little quiz for you! How well do you know the guys playing in the minor leagues? How well do you know the names of Stan Lee characters? Note: I stole this from MLB Network Radio who did this game yesterday except with Rockies prospects. Submit your score in the comments below - and be honest! :) Take the Quiz here via Survey Monkey
OC Register Nov 14, 2018
Angels’ Mike Trout a longshot to win MVP, likely headed for another near-miss

Angels’ Mike Trout a longshot to win MVP, likely headed for another near-miss

The MVP awards will be announced Thursday, and it could be yet another year that the Angels' center fielder finishes second. He has finished in the top two in five of his previous six full seasons, but he has won only twice.
Halos Heaven Nov 14, 2018
If I were Billy Eppler..., Part III

If I were Billy Eppler..., Part III

H.T. Ennis’s take on the offseason fun! Welcome to the 3rd installment of the If I were Billy Eppler series, where HH writers explicate the transactions for their desired Angels offseason. Previous editions by various authors can be found here: Part I | Part II | In order to rosterbate responsibly, guidelines for the series are as follows. For the luxury tax payroll, the $145 million calculated by Cot’s contracts is the amount of present obligations for the 2019 season (use the Tax Tracker tab). Cot’s is chosen as it is the most reliable, publicly available source. The luxury tax...
Halos Heaven Nov 13, 2018
Breaking down Shohei Ohtani’s Award-Winning Rookie Season

Breaking down Shohei Ohtani’s Award-Winning Rookie Season

How did Ohtani manage to dazzle and make history despite experiencing a serious injury? Shohei Ohtani is the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year. Halos Heaven’s own Jessica DeLine wrote about Ohtani’s feat shortly after winning the award on Monday afternoon, documenting some fascinating tidbits on how the Japanese superstar took home 25 of 30 first place votes en route to this accomplishment. To really appreciate what Ohtani accomplished, it’s important to realize just how hard it is to churn out the type of production Ohtani did in so many different ways on the baseball field....
Halos Heaven Nov 13, 2018
If I were Billy Eppler..., Part II

If I were Billy Eppler..., Part II

Go big or trade Mike Trout? Welcome to the 2nd installment of the If I were Billy Eppler series, where HH writers explicate the transactions for their desired Angels offseason. Previous editions by various authors can be found here: In order to rosterbate responsibly, guidelines for the series are as follows. For the luxury tax payroll, the $145 million calculated by Cot’s contracts is the amount of present obligations for the 2019 season (use the Tax Tracker tab). Cot’s is chosen as it is the most reliable, publicly available source. The luxury tax threshold, which owner Arte Moreno...
Halos Heaven Nov 13, 2018
TuesdoLinks: Do It Yourself Linkage

TuesdoLinks: Do It Yourself Linkage

If you trip across something of interest, SHARE! Last DIY (for the week). I’ll be back tomorrow. (But, yeah, DIY Links shall return for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.) A Little Bit Of Angels News It’s a window of Do-It-Yourself HaloLinks as I venture out of town to attend my eldest son’s wedding. I will take things back over next week. In the meantime, you know the rules: Be curious and go venture forth to unusual baseball locales. Don’t be afraid of rendering an opinion or comment on what you find. Share freely, and do as I do...which is fear nothing that comes back in...

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