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  1. On the day the Angels completed the deal to bolster their starting rotation with Jose Quintana, Perry Minasian said he’s not done. The Angels’ new general manager said Friday he remains “very active,” on both the trade and free agent markets when it comes to acquiring more pitching help for a team whose run-prevention has been its downfall in recent years. Asked how many more starters he’d like to add, Minasian said he’s not limiting himself. “I think if you ask 29 other GMs, it’s as many as they can possibly add,” he said. “I don’t necessarily have a certain number we’re looking for. I thi
  2. With 14 years in the big leagues, a 37-year-old body and a growing family, Kurt Suzuki wasn’t simply looking for playing time or money when he selected his team for 2021. The veteran catcher said on Thursday that he picked the Angels because of a combination of other factors, including his familiarity with General Manager Perry Minasian, a belief in the Angels’ young pitchers and the chance to stay at home in Redondo Beach with his wife and three kids, ages 9 to 4. “We had an offer for more playing (time) and more money, but at this point in my career, our main focus was staying clos
  3. Major League Baseball recently hired Theo Epstein as a consultant regarding on-field matters. The former Cubs and Red Sox general manager will work with baseball analytics experts, under the supervision of the Commissioner and the Owners’ Competition Committee, to determine the likely effects of various contemplated rule changes. My reaction, in a word: Finally. It doesn’t take a genius to see what ails baseball in 2021. Watch any national broadcast, and the color analyst will volunteer his own suggestions for improving the sport. Read any baseball column – this one, preferably – and you’ll
  4. By @angelsnationtalk, AngelsWin.com Contributor Before we get started let's look at the 5 majors additions the Angels have made so far in 2020. Traded for RP Raisel Iglesias (+$9.125M) Traded for SS Jose Iglesias (+3.5M) Signed RP Alex Claudio (+$1.125M) Signed C Kurt Suzuki (+$1.5M) Signed SP Jose Quintana (+8M) Total adds an additional $23.25M to the 2021 payroll. Here's what is interesting. All of these players become free agents after the 2021 season. Therefore.... The cost for 2021: $23.25M The cost for 2022: $0. Opening Day payroll: $173,413,096 CB
  5. Jose Quintana of Arjona, Colombia, has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels worth $8 million from the Chicago Cubs according to the Associated Press. The Angels will become Quintana’s third team he has played for in his Major League Baseball career. In addition to the Cubs, Quintana has pitched for the Chicago White Sox. Quintana did not have a decision in four games in 2020. During his 10 innings pitched, he gave up 10 hits, five earned runs, three walks, and had 12 strikeouts, with an earned run average of 4.50, and a WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched) of 1.30.
  6. Jose Quintana of Arjona, Colombia, has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels worth $8 million from the Chicago Cubs according to the Associated Press. The Angels will become Quintana’s third team he has played for in his Major League Baseball career. In addition to the Cubs, Quintana has pitched for the Chicago White Sox. Quintana did not have a decision in four games in 2020. During his 10 innings pitched, he gave up 10 hits, five earned runs, three walks, and had 12 strikeouts, with an earned run average of 4.50, and a WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched) of 1.30.
  7. The Angels, who had been searching for help for their rotation all winter, finally picked up a pitcher on Tuesday night, agreeing to a one-year deal with left-hander Jose Quintana. The deal, which has not been announced by the club, is reportedly for $8 million. Quintana, 31, spent the past 3-1/2 seasons pitching for the Chicago Cubs, much of that time under current Angels manager Joe Maddon. Quintana has a career 3.73 ERA, including an All-Star appearance in 2016. He pitched just four games in 2020, missing most of the shortened season with a pair of injuries. He cut his pitching hand wash
  8. Hall of Famer and former Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton, right, chats with fellow Hall of Famer and Dodgers great Sandy Koufax before an Old-Timers game on June 8, 2013 at Dodger Stadium. Sutton passed away at age 75 on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton passed away at age 75. Former Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodger left handed pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, talks with hall of famed and former Los Angeles Dodgers right hander, Don Sutton during the Old-Timers game prior to a baseball game between the A
  9. Hall of Famer and former Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton, right, chats with fellow Hall of Famer and Dodgers great Sandy Koufax before an Old-Timers game on June 8, 2013 at Dodger Stadium. Sutton passed away at age 75 on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton passed away at age 75. Former Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodger left handed pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, talks with hall of famed and former Los Angeles Dodgers right hander, Don Sutton during the Old-Timers game prior to a baseball game between the A
  10. Going to post this here, but in addition to here you can find it in our 'Prospects' page in the menu navigation bar, the Blog and in the thread on the main forum. By the AngelsWin.com Prospect Posse (Angelsjunky, Chuck, Dave Saltzer, Dochalo, Ettin, Inside Pitch, Rafibomb, Second Base, and totdprods) One of the great, largely unspoken, tragedies of the 2020 baseball season was the lack of minor league games, which not only led to a lost year of development (for the most part), but the rushing of the Angels’ top prospect, Jo Adell, to the major leagues, where he look
  11. By the AngelsWin.com Prospect Posse (Angelsjunky, Chuck, Dave Saltzer, Dochalo, Ettin, Inside Pitch, Rafibomb, Second Base, and totdprods) One of the great, largely unspoken, tragedies of the 2020 baseball season was the lack of minor league games, which not only led to a lost year of development (for the most part), but the rushing of the Angels’ top prospect, Jo Adell, to the major leagues, where he looked raw and overmatched, to put it charitably. In terms of compiling a prospects list, it is hard to assess many of the Angels most talented prospects because a lot of them have had
  12. By the AngelsWin.com Prospect Posse (Angelsjunky, Chuck, Dave Saltzer, Dochalo, Ettin, Inside Pitch, Rafibomb, Second Base, and totdprods) One of the great, largely unspoken, tragedies of the 2020 baseball season was the lack of minor league games, which not only led to a lost year of development (for the most part), but the rushing of the Angels’ top prospect, Jo Adell, to the major leagues, where he looked raw and overmatched, to put it charitably. In terms of compiling a prospects list, it is hard to assess many of the Angels most talented prospects because a lot of them have had
  13. Sometime next month a panel of arbitrators will be hearing a case unlike any they’ve heard before. The Angels on Friday reached agreements with five of their six arbitration-eligible players, the notable exception being Shohei Ohtani. Although the two sides could still agree to a 2021 salary somewhere between the $3.3 million Ohtani requested and the $2.5 million the Angels offered, the case will be determined by a three-person panel of arbitrators. “Both sides agree he deserves a raise, and just how much is the question,” Angels general manager Perry Minasian said of Ohtani, who made a pro
  14. The Angels reportedly agreed with veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki on a one-year, $1.5-million deal on Friday, providing another option with Max Stassi rehabbing from hip surgery. The Angels have not announced the deal, which was reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. It was part of a busy day for the Angels, who also settled with three of their arbitration-eligible players and opened the international signing period by inking at least two players. Suzuki, 37, spent the past two years with the Washington Nationals, hitting .270 with a .745 OPS in 2020. A veteran of 14 big-league seasons, Su
  15. The 2020 season was strange enough for Victor Rojas. Soon, he’ll sit down and figure out whether he’ll have a 2021 season at all. “It’s kind of like throwing darts in the dark,” Rojas said in a telephone interview this week. This time a year ago, Rojas was preparing for his 11th season as the Angels’ play-by-play broadcaster on Fox Sports West. The baseball industry was preparing for a season like any other. Then the novel coronavirus pandemic struck. It did not strike all parties equally. Players fought, and eventually gained, the right to pro-rated salaries in a 60-game season. Owners rep
  16. If it feels to you like the Angels have been too quiet this winter, you’re not alone. General manager Perry Minasian is right there with you in wishing he had been able to cross more items off his to-do list in his first two months on the job, although he understands it’s been quiet industry-wide. Uncertainties about finances during the pandemic have likely contributed to the slow pace of activity. “It’s been a different offseason,” Minasian said on Monday. “It seems like there’s been less activity. We’ve been one of the more active teams and it seems like we haven’t done anything in a year.
  17. Longtime Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas has been hired as the president and general manager of the Frisco Roughriders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Rojas, who announced on Saturday he was leaving the Angels TV booth after 11 seasons, had demonstrated a desire to get into baseball operations when he had an interview for the Angels’ GM job earlier this offseason. Presidents of affiliated minor league teams generally are in charge of the team’s business operations, because the players are controlled by the major league affiliate. The new job also allows Rojas to work about 30
  18. AngelsWin members, I have created a Big Fly Gear ad at the top of our pages as a reminder of Victor Rojas' greatness & legacy here. I can tell you from personal experience that @VictorRojas t-shirts and merch are great quality. I highly recommend checking out his store and buying some apparel.
  19. Victor Rojas is stepping away after 11 seasons as the lead voice of the Angels television broadcasts. Rojas announced via Twitter on Saturday morning that he is leaving the job to spend more time with his family, focus on his apparel company and “prepare for my next venture.” Rojas made headlines earlier this winter when he was granted an interview for the Angels general manager position. He revealed news of his interview via social media after he’d been eliminated from consideration. “I wanted to share this story because I hope to inspire individuals to step out of their comfort zones … to
  20. Attorneys for fired Angels clubhouse worker Bubba Harkins have submitted affidavits from former big leaguers Wally Joyner and Mike Sweeney and text messages from Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole as part of their lawsuit against the Angels. The documents, filed in Orange County Superior Court on Thursday, were submitted to demonstrate that Harkins did not supply “illegal substances” and that he was not a “traitor” to the Angels. In the suit, Harkins’ attorneys claim that his reputation was damaged by the publicity surrounding the case. The suit claims the publicity surrounding Harkins dismiss
  21. A modest goal for 2021 is a healthy sense of optimism. Call it a resolution, if you will. There is a sense of optimism around the 2021 baseball season. Schedules for the Cactus League, Grapefruit League, and regular season have been out for months. Major League Baseball has a universal regular-season start date of April 1. That means pitchers and catchers can be invited to spring training as early as Feb. 17 under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Myriad details remain – health and safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic chief among them – but the biggest detail is
  22. By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer Special Request: Hope for Education is a small, targeted charity sponsored by Angelswin.com. I am humbly requesting a small donation as we enter the New Year and hope that you are in the giving mood as these kids need help to learn in a safe environment from this very deadly pandemic. Please lend a hand, even if it is only a couple of bucks, it does make a difference. Thank you for your time and attention! Important Note: First of all I would like to say Happy New Year! I hope all of you and your families are implementing best-practic
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