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    2020 Angelswin.com Primer Series: Bullpen

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    By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer NOTE: This article contains a detailed summary of each prospective bullpen candidate under the "Spoiler" bar. Some of you may just want to jump to the conclusion so the player contents are hidden from view. If you want to read that section, simply click on the bar and dive deeper into each of our reliever candidates, there are some interesting tidbits. In 2019, the Angels continued to develop a core group of relief options that produced
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    Top-50 Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball

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    AngelsWin.com's Top-50 Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball   When the word went out that AngelsWin.com was compiling a list of the 50 greatest moments in Angels history, my first thought, sadly enough, was to the tumultuous moments in our team’s history: I thought of how the Angels have always been second-class citizens living in the shadow of Chavez Ravine; or how we have spent most of our history grasping at greatness, yet coming up empty. I did not immediately think about the World
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    AngelsWin.com Interviews Angels Play-by-Play Announcer Daron Sutton

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    Interview Conducted by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer There’s no doubt that the Angels this year will hit a lot of homeruns this year. With Trout, Rendon, Ohtani, Upton, and Pujols in the lineup, the potential for a lot of offense is clearly established. But the biggest homerun the Angels may hit this year is in bringing back Daron Sutton to help with the Play-By-Play announcing for the Angels broadcasts. Along with Matt Vasgersian, Sutton will form part of the broadcast te
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    AngelsWin.com Interviews Angels Prospect Jose Rojas

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    Interview Conducted By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Here at AngelsWin.com, we have been wondering what life is like for the Minor Leaguers working out at the Long Beach facility. It’s got to be very difficult for those players, going through the same routines, trying to stay in shape, ready to join the parent club at a moment’s notice, all while facing the same players each and every day. One of our favorite stories in the Long Beach complex is that of Jose Rojas. Having
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    27 for Number 27: 27 Amazing Trout Stats Feature Series

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    Last year I was playing with the idea of an article series that collected 27 amazing Trout stats that I was going to publish on the blog throughout the offseason. Obviously that didn't happen, but I started it and thought I'd share them over the next month or two, as we face a delayed season of indeterminate length. I will release at least two per day, each in its own blog post.  Finally, there is no rhyme or reason. I have a list of 17 or 18 of them so far, and will have to scramble f
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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Prospect Hotlist (7/12-7/25)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist Some new names, some familiar names, an interesting couple of weeks saw new Angel farmhands continuing to break out and Angel pitchers position themselves for potential MLB call-ups… -- Position Players-- 1) Edwin Yon – RF, Inland Empire, A: The towering (6’5”? 6’8”?) outfielder hailing from La Romana in the Dominican Republic easily had the hottest two weeks of any Angels farmhand, highlighted by a 2 HR, 9 RBI performance on July 14th.

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AngelsWin.com Interview with IE66ers Outfielder Edwin Yon

By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer On December 12th, 2019, the Angels made what appeared to be a quiet move when they selected outfielder Edwin Yon with their 2nd round pick of the Triple-A portion of the Rule V Draft. Originally signed by the Cincinnati Reds on November 5, 2014 as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic, Yon, a right handed hitting OFer had spent several seasons in Rookie ball in the Reds system before showing some improvement during the 2019.

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AngelsWin.com Interview with IE 66ers Manager and former Angels Third Baseman Jack Howell

Interview Conducted by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Long-time Angels fans will recognize the IE66ers manager and former Halo, Jack Howell. As an Angels fan, it is great to see him back with the organization where he made it to the majors and played primarily 3B (but also many other positions, such as OF, 1B, and 2B). He even had 2 plate appearances in the 1986 postseason for the Angels, go 0 for 1 with a walk. Jack is also the player who made one of the most memorable mom

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2021 Angelswin.com Trade Deadline Series: Conclusion

The Era of Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani is Now In this Angelswin.com Trade Deadline Series, we examined the Angels standings in the League and how it impacts their Playoff Odds, made some practical assumptions about their potential posture heading into the Trade Deadline (July 30th), determined their areas of need, and probed prospective partners in any deal, whether the Halos decide to buy or sell (or both!). Here is a graphic of all of the teams with at least a 10% chance or more of

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2021 Angelswin.com Trade Deadline Series: Likely Targets to Sell

By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer Now that we have identified probable purchases, it is time to flip the script and discuss what happens if the Angels become sellers, rather than buyers. For the purposes of this article we will only discuss those assets that actually have some level of reasonable trade value as it will not be the best use of time trying to find someone with minimal or even zero value, like Tony Watson or Kurt Suzuki, a hypothetical home on another team.

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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist 6/28 - 7/11 (Pitchers Only Edition)

Davis Daniel out of Auburn was selected in the 7th round of the 2019 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Angels By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist As with the position player version posted on Monday, I decided to expand the pitchers up to ten this week as well, in honor of the amateur draft, the Arizona League beginning play, and the rampant trade speculation that will exist over the next two weeks. With a whole bevy of newly drafted pitchers joining the ranks soon, it's time for an

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2021 Angelswin.com Trade Deadline Series: Probable Assets to Acquire

By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer Now that we have spent some time getting the lay of the land, it is time to do a bit more speculative analysis, based on the Angels' needs, if they become buyers. Knowing the Halos most probable four areas of need and the list we created of likely sellers, we can use FanGraphs sortable statistics, looking at possible catchers, starters, right fielders, and relievers that might be targets of interest for the Angels and are also likely to

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Los Angeles Angels Day I & II MLB Draft Recap

By @Inside Pitch, AngelsWin.com Contributor Pitcherpalooza!!!   Two days and 10 rounds into the 2021 MLB draft and we can honestly say it's been a bit of a fun if somewhat "steady" ride...   Day one started off with a bang when the consensus "draft day" first overall pick, SS Marcelo Mayer was passed over for Louisville C, Henry Davis.  So, was it really a surprise when the Angels' pick came up at number 9 and the consensus "pre-season" first overall pick was still on the

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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist 6/28-7/1 (Position Players Only)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist In honor of the draft, the commencement of the Arizona League, and reaching the halfway point of the MLB season, we’re doubling up today – featuring ten hitters and ten pitchers who have performed well over the last two weeks. This is also in part to the hot hitting on the farm, as eight Angels farmhands posted an OPS over 1.000, with four prospects from the Arizona team opening their seasons with big production at the plate.    --Posit

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2021 Angelswin.com Trade Deadline Series: Keepers, Assets, and Targets

By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer So now that we have performed some basic analysis to understand where the Angels are strong and weak and which teams are likely sellers, buyers, or somewhere in-between, we can make more knowledgeable guesses about how the Angels might generally upgrade, whom they might sell, and the probable, more specific target areas of improvement. The first step is to determine who the Halos plan to build the team around moving forward into the fut

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2021 Angelswin.com Trade Deadline Series: Methodology and Analysis

By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer Now that we have a sense of the Angels playoff odds (16.2% as of July 10th, 2021), we need to identify their strengths and weaknesses heading into the Trade Deadline. Additionally, it is important to identify a likely list of buyers and sellers, which we will scrutinize at the end of this Trade Deadline Series installment. One of the best methods to identify weaknesses, from the author’s perspective, is to simply examine team offense, d

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2021 Angelswin.com Trade Deadline Series: Playoff-Bound or Not?

Author’s Note: Angelswin.com would like to welcome all of the new people who have joined the site! New blood and fresh faces, opinions, and commenters make this Angel fan community stronger, thank you for joining and please feel free to participate in the conversations, as well! Also, for the remainder of this Trade Deadline series we will utilize FanGraphs.com, a premier data-driven baseball website for all of our projected and factual information. Any additional, outlying information used will

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Shohei Ohtani sets MLB record for most home runs in a season by a Japanese-born player

Shohei Ohtani has made Major League Baseball history when it comes to Japanese-born players and we are only in the month of July. On Wednesday, the designated hitter/pitcher sensation from Oshu, Japan set the Major League Baseball record for most home runs hit by a Japanese-born player (32) in a season in a 5-4 Angels win over the Boston Red Sox at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Ohtani broke the record previously set by New York Yankees left fielder Hideki Matsui of Nomi, Japan, who had 31 home

Shohei Ohtani chosen as a pitcher and hitter for the All-Star Game

Major League Baseball history was made on Sunday, as Shohei Ohtani of Oshu, Japan was chosen for the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star game not only as the starting designated hitter in the American League, but as a pitcher as well. There is no doubt that Ohtani is having a sensational season from multiple different positions, but nobody would have expected this Japanese baseball sensation to do what he has done so far in 2021. Now this Los Angeles Angels megastar will become the first player

Throwback Thursday! Tony Reagins Interview Parts I & II

AngelsWin.com interview of GM of Los Angeles Angels - Tony Reagins Interview conducted by @Lou - AngelsWin.com Contributor  November 17th, 2007 Prior to joining the Commissioner’s Office as Chief Baseball Development Officer on August 20th, 2020, Reagins held several key roles with the Los Angeles Angels. His unique career path began with a marketing/advertising sales and baseball operations internship with the Angels before transitioning full-time to the baseball side

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Los Angeles Angels Trade Candidates - and what they're worth

By Jonathan Northrup, AngelsWin.com Columnist All of this is highly subjective, so feel free to tell me I'm an idoit. Very simply, a 50 FV prospect projects to be an average regular; everything above that is good or better (55 = good regular, 60 = all-star, etc), and everything below that is worse (45 = fringe regular/platoon, 40 = bench, etc). LIKELY means I would be surprised if the player in question wasn't traded. MAYBE means there's at least a 50-50 chance. UNLIKELY means I would

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Prospect Hotlist: Los Angeles Angels Hottest Prospects (6/14-6/27)

By Tres Hefter @totdprods AngelsWin.com Columnist The pendulum shifted back towards the Angels pitching prospects over the last two weeks, as many arms posted some of their best games yet. With the Angels playoff hopes becoming increasingly cloudy and the trade deadline nearing, a significant number of pending promotions could begin to test some of the strong early results posted by the Angels minor league arms.  --Pitchers-- 1) Reid Detmers – LHP, Rocket City, AA: It is bec

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Prospect Hotlist: Los Angeles Angels Hottest Prospects (6/14/21)

Much like the Angels’ major league offense awakening as May turned into June, the same can be said for many of the Angels’ farmhands. The last two weeks saw a number of Angels’ position players, new and old, put up big numbers, and several Angels’ pitchers found themselves moving up to new teams following strong spring starts.  --Position Players-- 1) Matt Thaiss – C/DH/1B, Salt Lake City, AAA: So far, no Angels’ minor league position has done more to definitively place themselves

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Prospect Hotlist: Los Angeles Angels Hottest Prospects (5/30/21)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist The past two weeks have seen some big moments from Angels top prospects with Jo Adell climbing to the top of the minor league HR leaders and Reid Detmers posting three starts, and sure enough, this edition of the Angels Prospect Hotlist features a Salt Lake City outfielders and first-rounders, but maybe with a few unexpected names. Aside from the red-hot Salt Lake offense, the other side of the ball has seen the Angels lower-level pitching continuing 

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Five Reasons The Angels Can Still Win Without Trout

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist 1. There's plenty of offense still.  Previously, any time the Angels lost Trout for an extended period of time, it hurt. He was practically the sole above average contributor on a team which also more often than not had several offensive holes. In 2017, Trout missed 48 games and Andrelton Simmons was the next best hitter on the team, with a .752 OPS/102 OPS+. The Angels were 15th out of 15 AL teams in OPS with .712...including Trout.

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Mike Trout out 6-8 weeks with calf injury

Mike Trout has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain, the team announced Tuesday. His recovery time is estimated to be six to eight weeks. The three-time American League MVP leads the major leagues in on-base percentage (.462) and OPS (1.086), has 8 home runs and is slashing .333/.466/.624 so far this season Fan reaction on this terrible news here:  

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Prospect Hotlist: Los Angeles Angels Hottest Prospects From The Past Week (5/16/21)

Photo: Los Angeles Angels prospect Kyren Paris By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist With all this great SS discussion going on and the first two weeks of the minor league season officially in the books it's time for the first prospect hotlist. A reminder - the names listed here aren't always necessarily the Angels top prospects, but rather simply a look at who has been among the best on the farm over the last two weeks, in this case, 5/4 - 5/16, in an effort to help identify some of

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Rays trade relief pitcher Hunter Strickland to the Angels

On the same day the Los Angeles Angels saw former first baseman Albert Pujols switch Los Angeles teams and sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, they acquired a reliever from the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com on Saturday, the Angels acquired Hunter Strickland of Thomaston, GA from the Rays for a player to be named or cash considerations. The Angels become Strickland’s sixth Major League Baseball team. In addition to the Rays, he has pitched for the San Francisco Giant
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