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NYY News: There are too Manny Machado rumors

Yankees might be unwilling to part with top prospects for Machado; Yankees and Angels could be trade partners; Gary Sanchez & Gleyber Torres progressing well; Aaron Boone discusses questionable Friday decision; a look at Justus Sheffield New York Post | George A. King III: Let’s start this link dump off the way we start just about every link dump off these days. Manny Machado is not expected to be an Oriole for much longer. The Yankees were rumored to be in on him. The Orioles were rumored to want Justus Sheffield. The Yankees said they weren’t willing to offer him. This article states...

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Yankees potential trade partner: Los Angeles Angels

Can Brian Cashman swing a trade with one of his former lieutenants? As the baseball world waits on the Manny Machado trade saga to play out, it appears as if Brian Cashman is keeping all options open. According to Jon Morosi, the Yankees have scouted the Los Angeles Angels in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. It’s been a remarkable fall for the Angels, who got off to a blistering start. Many saw them as a postseason caliber squad. They now sit in fourth place, 14 games out of first place. They remain 10 games out of the second Wild Card, with three teams ahead of them....

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Report: Yankees scouting Angels' starters ahead of deadline

The Yankees have reportedly been scouting Angels LHP Tyler Skaggs and LHP Andrew Heaney should Los Angeles decide to become sellers at the Trade Deadline.

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MLB trade rumors: Yankees scouting Angels pitchers Andrew Heaney and Tyler Skaggs

The Yankees have scouted Angels left-handers Andrew Heaney and Tyler Skaggs, according to a report.         

OC Register

Rookie catcher Jose Briceno impresses Angels

The Angels got Briceno in the Andrelton Simmons trade. He had hit .185 in Class-A before the Angels made the deal, but in his first taste of the majors, he's impressed the Angels.

River Ave. Blues

Mailbag: Severino, Angels, Free Agents, Hicks, Gray, Loaisiga

We’ve got a dozen questions in this week’s mailbag. Remember when mailbags were four or five questions? I’ve spoiled y’all. Anyway, send all mailbag questions to RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com. Greg asks: Does Severino have a below average spin rate on his fastball? It seems like guys hit it into the ground regardless of […] The post Mailbag: Severino, Angels, Free Agents, Hicks, Gray, Loaisiga appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Angels’ Garrett Richards prepares to face trade rumors

A free agent at the end of the season, Richards could be an attractive trade target for contenders. The Angels' preferred course is to improve enough that they are buyers, not sellers, before the July 31 deadline.

Halos Heaven

HumpLinks: Halos Sluggers Le Blanked again

Wade LeBlanc shuts down LAA for the second time in his last 5 starts. You might not remember this, but Wade LeBlanc was once a pitcher for the Angels. Yep. 2014. He appeared in 10 games - 3 starts and 7 relief appearances - and bounced over to the Yankees and back that season. 130 ERA+, 0.4 bWAR. He was asked to walk away as a Free Agent after that season and landed with the Seibu Lions, but he didn’t walk away forgetting which team it was that let him do that walking away. He has only faced LAA twice in his career. Both times in his last 5 starts. Yes, he is a starter now. And the...

KC Kingdom

Royals Rumors: Don’t expect Angels to trade for Mike Moustakas

Kansas City Royals fans have had their fair share of Royals rumors this season, but Mike Moustakas is still with the team. Despite the Angels losing their third baseman for the season, Moose probably isn’t LA bound. It seemed evident that Mike Moustakas would land with the Los Angeles Angels this past offseason, but as […] Royals Rumors: Don’t expect Angels to trade for Mike Moustakas - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

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Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas makes sense for Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels are in need of a third baseman as they seek to return to the playoffs. The Kansas City Royals could have the answer in Mike Moustakas. During the course of free agency last year, it was expected that Mike Moustakas would draw significant interest from the Los Angeles Angels. The Kansas […] Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas makes sense for Los Angeles Angels - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Over the Monster

Red Sox trade for Steve Pearce

The right handed bat has arrived We knew that one of the priorities for the Red Sox this trade season was going to be a right-handed bat, and they acquired one Thursday night immediately after finishing off a sweep of the Angels. According to Chris Cotillo of Masslive, Boston has acquired Steve Pearce from the Blue Jays in exchange for minor-league infielder Santiago Espinal. Red Sox acquire Steve Pearce from the Blue Jays.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 29, 2018 Alex Speier was first with the news that the Sox were close to a deal. This is not the sexiest move imaginable, but...

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Red Sox acquire former Oriole Steve Pearce from Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox acquired former Orioles first baseman-outfielder Steve Pearce in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. Dave Dombrowski, the Red Sox president of baseball operations, announced the deal after Boston's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Dombrowski said the Red...

Over the Monster

How does Steve Pearce fit on the Red Sox roster?

Figuring out the team’s newest player’s role. Shortly after the Red Sox finished off a sweep of the season series against the Angels on Thursday night, Dave Dombrowski pulled off his first trade of the 2018 season. In the deal, he sent out Santiago Espinal to Toronto in exchange for Steve Pearce. We had known for a couple weeks now that one of the areas the team was hoping to address over the next month was right-handed hitting depth, and they had even been connected to Mark Canha not too long ago. That didn’t end up being the deal they pulled off, but they filled the hole by...

Lone Star Ball

Zack Cozart to undergo labrum surgery

Angels third baseman Zack Cozart will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder Anaheim Angels third baseman Zack Cozart will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the team announced today. No timetable has been given for his return, but it seems unlikely he will be able to play again in 2018. Cozart was one of the Angels big additions this offseason, signing a three year, $38 million deal as a free agent after a career year with the Reds in 2017. Cozart has disappointed, however, putting up a .219/.296/.362 slash line in 253 plate appearances...

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Los Angeles Angels have intriguing piece in Luis Rengifo

The Los Angeles Angels infield may be set for the next couple of years, but they still have an intriguing player in Luis Rengif. In theory, the Los Angeles Angels infield should be set into the next decade. Even though Ian Kinsler is a free agent after this season, David Fletcher may well be the […] Los Angeles Angels have intriguing piece in Luis Rengifo - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jays Journal

Blue Jays are running out of time with Josh Donaldson

With Josh Donaldson still not back to playing baseball, the Blue Jays are running out of time for him to prove his value, and his worth on the trade market. The Blue Jays have been playing some better baseball lately, as they’ve won their last three straight by taking two from the Angels, and winning […] Blue Jays are running out of time with Josh Donaldson - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Hansel Robles claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels

Robles will be in a different organization for the first time in his career. The Los Angeles Angels have claimed Hansel Robles off waivers after he was designated for assignment by the Mets yesterday. The Angels then optioned him to their Triple-A affiliate the Salt Lake Bees. To make room on the 40-man roster for Robles, the Angels transferred another former Met, Rene Rivera, to the 60-day disabled list. Robles had been in the Mets organization ever since he was signed as an non-drafted free agent in August of 2008. He made his major league debut in 2015, throwing one scoreless inning and...

Rising Apple

Mets should look to the LA Angels for a Jay Bruce trade partner

Can the New York Mets find a trade partner for Jay Bruce? As the New York Mets continue to break down and stumble their way to the All-Star break, they need to look at offloading some assets and rebuilding their farm system for the future. The first to go? Jay Bruce. While the Mets may […] Mets should look to the LA Angels for a Jay Bruce trade partner - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bluebird Banter

Jays Lose Game, Sanchez and Trade Value from Bullpen

But the offense was kinda good In what was originally billed as an Aaron Sanchez vs Tyler Skaggs game resulted in 1 inning pitched by the two of them. Before the game even started, Skaggs was scratched due to a hamstring issue, which prompted the Angels to go with John Lamb instead. As for Sanchez, he pitched 1 rough inning before being lifted due to what appears to be a finger contusion. The cause of this contusion is yet to be revealed, but it doesn’t seem like something that would have happened in-game. So stay tuned for that update. With Sanchez labouring through finger problems, he...

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MLB Bullets can travel through time

Juan Soto hits a home run five days before his major league debut. The Nationals trade for a pitcher. The Mets have problems, which isn’t news. Good morning. Angels outfielder Mike Trout should play his 1000th career game tomorrow. David Schoenfield and Sam Miller looks back at what Trout has accomplished and how he stacks up with the other all-time greats. Bob Nightengale is more interested Trout’s future and in particular, the year 2020 when Trout can become a free agent. This is a fascinating article in The Atlantic, which looks at how teams are attempting to understand “team...

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Yankees potential trade target: Garrett Richards

What if the Yankees went after Garrett Richards? The Yankees have the best record in baseball, but the team’s rotation is not currently built to sustain that kind of performance. As much as Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga have done, this team will not be able to survive for much longer without reinforcements. Many of the trade targets are obvious: Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ, Jacob deGrom, but Brian Cashman may have to get a little more creative in order to improve the rotation. He may have to ask the Angels about Garrett Richards. First called up in 2011 at the age of 23, Richards...

Cards expect Pujols, Angels to visit next season

Since Albert Pujols’ sudden departure as a free agent after the 2011 World Series championship, the Cardinals have waited for a turn of the schedule to give them a chance to host Pujols and give him a moment, at Busch…

Time to Schein: Is Mike Trout on the trade block?

Adam Schein discusses reports that the Angels are looking to move star outfielder Mike Trout this offseason.