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    In Defense of Angels GM Perry Minasian

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    By Ryan Falla, AngelsWin.com Columnist There is no more difficult job in baseball than heading the Angels organization as the General Manager. Short on staff necessary to encompass the responsibilities of an entire organization, Perry Minasian tirelessly carries the responsibilities of success on his shoulders as he guides the Angels through a disastrous season, the few bright spots in this Shakespearean tragedy coming through the effectiveness of Minasian’s drafting strategies and ability
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    Taking stock as we approach spring training (and my take on the Perry Minasian Plan, v. 2024)

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    By Jonathon Northrop, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer So its February 5th and pitchers and catchers report in less than two weeks. Let's take stock of Perry's moves and where the Angels might go from here. Perry's made no major acquisitions - no starting pitchers, no positions players, only bench and bullpen guys. The team as it stands looks to be something like this (with likely 26-man roster in bold and potential first call-ups in parentheses): C - O'Hoppe, Thaiss (Mejia, Wallach)
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    Throwback Thursday! Tony Reagins Interview Parts I & II

    By Chuck

    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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    Shohei Ohtani unanimously wins the 2021 American League MVP Award

    By Chuck

    SHOHEI OHTANI NAMED 2021 AMERICAN LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER First unanimous A.L. MVP since Mike Trout in 2014 ANAHEIM – Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani today was named the 2021 American League Most Valuable Player in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). It marks the first career A.L. MVP award for Ohtani, who previously won the 2016 Most Valuable Player Award in Nippon Professional Baseball’s Pacific League. Ohtani garnered all 30 first place
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    27 for Number 27: 27 Amazing Trout Stats (#12-13: Peer Dominance and Eight-Year Spans)

    By Angelsjunky

    We’re not quite done with WAR yet. In previous installments, the focus  has been on Mike Trout in terms of all-time WAR and single season WAR. What about peak era? Specifically, how does Trout match up against his peers over his career, and how does his full-time span of eight  years match up against all-time greats? #12: Dominance Over Peers (2012-19 WAR) Trout has been a full-time player since 2012, a span of eight years. The first Amazing Trout Stat in this installment is 2012-19 WA
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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Interviews with IE 66ers OF Joe Redfield - RHP's Barrett Kent, Logan Britt and Riley Bauman

Taylor Blake Ward made a trip out to San Bernardino to visit the Inland Empire 66er's and caught up with Los Angeles Angels prospects RHP's Riley Bauman, Justin Britt and Barrett Kent, and outfielder Joe Redfield.  Check out the interviews below.  Barrett Kent has seen an immense rise in his prospect status after a strong post-draft showing in 2023. Continuing to show his rotation prowess during the spring, he has carried that into a strong start to the 2024 season. Barrett t

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Angels Cam Minacci carving All-Star path to the Majors

By Ryan Falla, AngelsWin.com Staff Reporter Despite the Angels negative developmental reputations coming into 2024 recent months have shown an elite class of talent waiting in the wings for the organization. Whereas this time last year Angel prospects came as a group of unknowns this past Spring Training has revealed a favorable future on the Angels horizons. Standing tall amongst a brevy of extreme upside future MLB talent is former Wake Forest superstar closer Cam Minacci, who comes as a

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 12 Games In

12 games have come and gone, and, for lack of a better word, the results have left lots of room for conversation. The Angels are 6-6 - frankly, a result better than I expected, since I found our first month or so very difficult, schedule wise.  Despite this, I am not pleased with the result, because based on the events of said 12 games, we could easily be 8-4 or even 9-3.  That being said, we're still 2nd in the division and only a game back of the Rangers. With 150 games ahead, there's bee

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Los Angeles Angels 2024 Top-10 Prospects Feature

By Scott Allen, AngelsWin.com Columnist My family and I are blessed to live in an area with the ideal climate, extremely fertile soil, and plentiful clean, fresh water.  And we can be divided into two distinct groups, the men and their orchard, and the women and their garden.  For us men, the best time to plant is a tree is ten years ago.  The second best time is today.  These trees require a great deal of time and nurturing, but the end result is that after a few years, we have a plentiful

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Los Angeles Angels Executive, Former MLB Player and Prospect Analyst Discuss 2024 Angels Top Young Players

By Taylor Blake Ward, AngelsWin.com Contributor Cactus League has finished. Freeway Series has finished. Up next is the Major League season followed by the start of the Minor League season. Looking back on this spring, we put an emphasis on a handful of Angels prospects and how different perspectives came about this spring from the trained eye. We asked three different people from three differing fields about their opinions on specific players in Angels camp over Spring Training. In a

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Five Take-Aways From Los Angeles Angels GM Perry Minasian’s 2024 Chalk-Talk

By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer  First and foremost, since we are opening the season in Baltimore, if you are reading this article, please take a moment to think upon all those who died on the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Thank you. Tuesday, before the Angels-Dodgers last game of Spring Training, Angels GM Perry Minasian met with season ticketholders for his annual “Chalk-Talk”. The event was moderated by Trent Rush, who did a great job, and asked most of the questions, alth

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2024: The long-belayed "taking stock" year (and what it means)

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Part One: The Cycle of Ages - Angels Baseball version After the dead-cat bounce of the post-Golden Era (2014-15), the Angels dipped below .500 in 2016 and have stayed there since, with a .465 Win% from 2016-23, which equates with a 75-87 record. In other words, for the last eight seasons, the Angels have been, on average, a 75-win team. Without going back into it again in too much depth, the Angels are long overdue for a rebuild, o

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Angels Cole Fontenelle turning heads within the organization

Ryan Falla, AngelsWin.com Staff Reporter It appears fortunes are changing in Anaheim. Where once was an organization laid bare of any internal development is now an Angels future full of the most young promise they've had since their glory days of fifteen years past. Whereas that legacy run was fueled by homegrown talents so too does this window look to be forced open by the quality of youth across the organization. This years Spring Training has offered a glimpse into the star studded

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My Takeaways from Spring So Far

With most of the major player reassignment done, the Angels Opening Day roster is beginning to take shape.  While a few questions still remain, I think I've seen enough to feel confident in posting my opinions here. I want to make it clear that I'm not a professional analyst, nor a professional hater. The things I'm talking about here are things I've been seeing and thinking all spring, and as much as I love the players the Angels have I'm an Angels fan above that.  Anywhere I see shortcomings o

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Wayne Randazzo joins the AngelsWin.com Podcast

On this episode of the AngelsWin Podcast, the guys welcome the television voice of the Angels, Wayne Randazzo!  They discuss Wayne’s first season with the team, what he’s looking forward to in 2024, the differences between the Mets and Angels’ fanbases and much more.  Geoff and Chuck wrap up the show with a recap of the AngelsWin 2024 Spring Training Fanfest in Tempe and Chuck’s thoughts about how the team looked.   Grab a seat, grab and drink and enjoy Episode 31!   If

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WATCH LIVE HERE!! The Spring Breakout Game of the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels (March 16th, 4:10pm PST)

Hear that sound? It's the crack of the bat and roar of the crowd signalling America's pastime is BACK! There's no better way to kick off the MLB season than with an exclusive look at the future stars of the game. That's why we're going to knock your socks off with LIVE Spring Breakout action from March 14-16! Thanks to our amazing partners at Major League Baseball, you can livestream these top prospect matchups without paying a dime. MLB.com's Angels beat reporter has everything you ne

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Angels Michael Stefanic's growing bat ready to contribute significantly in 2024

- by Ryan Falla The Angels lack of major splashes in this free agent market has some fans concerned over the stability of the roster through the 2024 season after losing one of the biggest names in baseball. However, the Angels biggest needs have always been more than having or not having one single superstar to carry the roster. A sputtering internal talent pipeline to the Major Leagues has more often than not been the crux of the Angels efforts towards contention season after season, yet

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Angels Kenny Rosenberg pitching a path to Opening Day

By Ryan Falla, AngelsWin.com Columnist Though the Angels are heading into the 2024 season with the most question marks we’ve seen in modern Angels memory there is enough sneaky value across the board to offer outside chances at success all throughout the year. From front-line starters ready to tap into their highest upside behind the philosophies of Ron Washington's coaching staff to the reserves prepared carry the team through tumultuous stretches. The Angels may not be rich in brand names

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2024 Angels Best-and Worst-case Scenarios 2: Starting Pitchers

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer As with the hitters, the Angels pitching staff has a good amount of variability, although perhaps a bit less, with almost every starter having a floor of a #4-5 and either #3 or, in one or two cases, #2 upside. I'll look at the bullpen in a third instalment. A note on "worst-case scenarios:" For pitchers, even durable ones, there's always the lingering phantom of a blowout and/or Tommy John surgery. Rather than repeat myself for every p

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2024 Angels Best and Worst-case Scenarios: Hitters Edition

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Perhaps what defines the 2024 Angels, to me at least, is the wide range of variance between best and worst-case scenarios, that is such scenarios that exist within the realm of possibility. Meaning, nearly every player--with only a couple exceptions (e.g. Brandon Drury) has a huge range of reasonably possible outcomes. In what follows, I will look at the hitters and suggest what I see as their ceilings and floors, and where I think they

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My 2024 Predictions

By @CartiHalos, AngelsWin.com Columnist With pitchers and catchers having reported, I like to think of the 2024 season as officially underway. While the angels won't play a game for another 9 days, the wheels of baseball are finally churning and as such, I'd like to give my predictions for the Angels and their players. While I'm not the most optimistic person in the world for this specific season, I think it's another season of Angels baseball and I'll never be too mad at getting to watch m

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Top Greatest Moments in Los Angeles Angels History

Sponsored Article The history of the Los Angeles Angels is punctuated by moments of brilliance that have defined the team's journey in Major League Baseball. Each landmark achievement, from game-winning home runs to perfect games, contributes to the team's narrative, offering fans a repository of memories that underscore the team's impact on the sport. Nolan Ryan's No-Hitters (1972-1979) During his tenure with the Angels, Nolan Ryan etched his name into the annals of baseball hist

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Women of Angels Baseball: Jackie Autry

By Ellen Bell, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  No series on the Women of Angels Baseball would be complete without Jackie Autry—arguably the most influential female in franchise history. During her time with the Angels, she witnessed the team’s transformation from a small baseball business into a corporate sports franchise. She also had a front row seat to watch a group of home-grown, unknown players develop into World Series Champions. During the All Star Game in New York, Jackie Autry

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Taking stock as we approach spring training (and my take on the Perry Minasian Plan, v. 2024)

By Jonathon Northrop, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer So its February 5th and pitchers and catchers report in less than two weeks. Let's take stock of Perry's moves and where the Angels might go from here. Perry's made no major acquisitions - no starting pitchers, no positions players, only bench and bullpen guys. The team as it stands looks to be something like this (with likely 26-man roster in bold and potential first call-ups in parentheses): C - O'Hoppe, Thaiss (Mejia, Wallach)

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Angels prospect Zach Joyce defined by overcoming challenges

by Ryan Falla, AngelsWin.com Staff Reporter There are few qualities better suited for the Major League grind than the ability to overcome adversity on a daily basis. We see this time and time again as Major Leaguers regularly fall into slumps and prospects slip into doubt as the game stays unpromised to those who do not work for it. 80 grade tools suddenly become meaningless if the athlete possessing such talent does not have the fortitude to apply himself against the pressures presented by

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A case for Michael Lorenzen

By @Inside Pitch, AngelsWin.com Senior Analyst Most people here will likely want to skip this, it's stat nerd heavy, but if you are interested in stuff like that you'd be well served to read this excellent article at FG... https://library.fangraphs.com/pitching/stuff-location-and-pitching-primer/ This post leans heavily on the information in this article but for anyone not wanting to read the long form or that doesn't want to have to look at a bunch of graphs you can basically foc

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Angels Alberto Rios is worth every pound of his Top 5 prospect status

by Ryan Falla The Angels have found themselves well short on veritable game changers as the last decade has seen them skid through season after season with disappointing results. While most look for answers at the Major League level with free agency and the trade market the most sustainable path towards extended success, aside from ownership, rests within the talent depth at the minor league level.  Prospect talent may not be the most immediate answer to Major League woes, but for an organi

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Bob Steve: A Lesson in Swinging Strikes

Friday night, the Angels revealed their biggest signing yet - right-handed relief pitcher Robert Stephenson.  Stephenson's career has been an interesting one to look at, but with a 2023 that was nothing short of monumental and several other outstanding years, it's fair to say his impact should be felt in the Angels bullpen come opening day. He first came onto the scene in 2016 as a Starting pitcher, starting 22 rather unimpressive games for the Reds from 2016-2018. Although his numbers from

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