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Lookout Landing

Examining a Blake Snell to the Mariners trade

when u see the #19 special at Spiro’s | Photo by Harry How/ bring him home? It’s been a quiet off-season so far, but the stove threatens to erupt in flames if one is to believe Mark Feinsand’s report on MLB.com that the Rays are open to trading Blake Snell. Further increasing the potential heat here in our cold little faraway corner, per Feinsand’s report, two teams interested in the former Cy Young winner are the Angels and our very own Mariners. Snell, a Seattle-area native, would probably love to come home to the team he rooted for while growing up in...

Call to the Pen

Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani’s pathetic 2020

No one needs to tell Los Angeles Angels two way star Shohei Ohtani that he struggled in 2020. He is perfectly aware of that fact. The 2020 season was supposed to be the return of the most intriguing experiment in the majors. Shohei Ohtani had recovered from Tommy John surgery and was set to return […] Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani’s pathetic 2020 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Halos Heaven

2020 review: Justin Anderson

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Tommy John surgery in July ended his 2020 and will impact his 2021 Some season reviews are shorter than others. Such is the case with Justin Anderson, whose 2020 season was wiped out by Tommy John surgery in July. The right-hander had a 4.75 ERA in 111 games in relief for the Angels in 2018-19, but his peripherals painted a better picture, with 127 strikeouts in 102⅓ innings and a 4.10 FIP. Anderson’s 27.7-percent strikeout rate was second-best among all Angels who threw more than one inning in 2018-19, trailing only Shohei Ohtani. But...

Halos Heaven

2020 review: Anthony Rendon

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ His first season with the Angels was a good one Last offseason, the Angels made a big-time splash, as they signed free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon to a seven-year deal worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars. His start with the Angels got off to a rough start, as he missed the first few games with an injury. The first few weeks he played weren’t pleasant either, as he was hitting .103 through the first 12 games he played. After that rough stretch, he turned things around and went back to being the hitter that earned him that big contract. Over...

Royals Review

Royals reportedly expressing interest in free agent pitcher Matt Shoemaker

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ The groundball pitcher would be a short-term solution. The Royals are among the teams expressing an interest in free agent starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker, according to MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi. The Red Sox are also pursuing the right-hander. The 34-year old has pitched parts of eight seasons and has a 3.86 ERA and 4.03 FIP in 602 1⁄3 big league innings. He spent the first six years of his career with the Angels, starting Game 2 of the 2014 ALDS against the Royals. His last two years with the Blue Jays have been beset by injuries. He was fantastic in his...

Halos Heaven

2020 review: Cam Bedrosian

Photo by John McCoy/ Former first-round pick is now a free agent Cam Bedrosian’s seventh year with the Angels was a trying one, missing nearly half the season with an injury. Now, he’s a free agent whose tenure with the team might be over. Nominally, Bedrosian’s numbers when he pitched were pretty good. The right-hander had a 2.45 ERA and 2.92 FIP, both the second-best marks of his career, with 11 strikeouts, six walks and no home runs allowed in 14⅔ innings. But he was rarely used in any high-leverage or late-inning situations, failing to climb the depth chart of a bullpen that...

OC Register

Angels’ Mike Trout misses top-three cut for AL MVP

Trout’s lowest previous finish in the MVP race was in 2017, when he finished fourth after missing nearly two months with an injury. Jose Abreu of the White Sox, the Yankees' DJ LeMahieu and the Indians' Jose Ramirez are this year's finalists.

Halos Heaven

Angels make a number of transactions

Photo by John McCoy/ They have four available spots on their 40-man roster The Angels made some roster moves yesterday, as their 40-man roster currently sits at 36. Here’s what went down yesterday. The club reinstated right-handed pitcher Justin Anderson from the 60-day Injured List. Prior to the start of the season, the club announced he’d be undergoing Tommy John surgery after discovering he had a tear of the UCL in his right elbow. In 2019, the righty posted a 5.55 ERA and 4.43 FIP while striking out 60 and walking 32 in 47 innings. The next move involved catcher José Briceño...

Pujols' 4-RBI day leads Angels to 6-4 win | Rays-Angels Game Highlights 9/15/19

Condensed Game: Albert Pujols homered as part of a four-RBI day and Hansel Robles notched a four-out save to seal the Angels' 6-4 victory Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB In

d'Arnaud propels the Rays past the Halos | Rays-Angels Game Highlights 9/14/19

Condensed Game: Travis d'Arnaud hit a bases-clearing double, and Emilio Pagan earned his 20th save in the Rays' 3-1 win over the Angels Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Inst

Rays use long ball to power past Angels | Rays-Angels Game Highlights 9/13/19

Condensed Game: Willy Adames, Austin Meadows, Jesus Aguilar and Guillermo Heredia all homered to fuel the Rays' 11-4 win against the Angels Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB