Angels Rumors & News

  • MLB smashed revenue record, close to $10 billion in 2016

    Sportsnaut "The 2016 calendar year has been successful for Major League Baseball. In fact, 2016 has already been the most successful financial year MLB has ever seen. “Major League Baseball continues to grow at a phenomenal rate around its business,” Maury Brown of Forbes reported. “As the calendar year..." December 05

  • Angels emerging as possibility for Chase Utley

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Angles are emerging as a possible destination for free agent second baseman Chase Utley, sources tell FanRag Sports. The Angels make sense as a potential fit for Utley since he’s had success nearby with the Los Angeles Dodgers, went to UCLA and grew up in Long Beach. Last season..." December 05

  • Angels check in on Justin Turner

    ESPN "Could the Los Angeles Angels make a play for free-agent third baseman Justin Turner? The Halos have at least checked in on Turner, but a deal appears to be a major long shot, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. The Angels aren't expected to be big spenders this offseason, but it's worth..." December 05

  • Pitcher/slugger Shohei Otani weighing MLB move for 2018

    ESPN "Japanese pitcher Shohei Otani says he could move to Major League Baseball after the 2017 season. The 22-year-old right-hander, who has also shown potential as a hitter, signed a $2.37 million contract for next season with the Nippon Ham Fighters on Monday. Otani will not become eligible for..." December 05

  • Under Armour to become MLB’s official uniform provider in 2020

    Hardball Talk "This is interesting. Majestic Athletic has been baseball’s official uniform provider for decades, with its relationship with Major League Baseball dating back to the early 80s when it started providing batting practice jerseys. But that’s going to end after three more season. As CNBC’s Jessica..." December 05

  • Bud Selig elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bud Selig, who evolved from a young, avid fan to founding owner of the Milwaukee Brewers to consensus-building commissioner during a life devoted to baseball, reached the pinnacle of the game Sunday evening. Selig was elected for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., by..." December 04

  • Angels' Albert Pujols has foot surgery, expected to be out four months

    Los Angeles Times "Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols underwent surgery on his right plantar fascia Friday, after a conservative approach to his painful injury failed to produce positive results. The tense ligament bothered him for much of the year, but particularly after August, when he wore orthotics that..." December 03

  • Royals trade right-hander Brooks Pounders to Angels for pitcher Jared Ruxer

    Kansas City Star "The Royals cleared space on their 40-man roster on Thursday, sending right-hander Brooks Pounders to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for minor league pitcher Jared Ruxer. The trade came on the eve of Friday’s deadline to tender contracts for arbitration-eligible players. It also offers..." December 02

  • Why the new CBA will keep Japanese phenom Shohei Otani from coming to MLB

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new CBA -- which still has to be ratified by both sides -- will introduce some wrinkles to the international free-agent signing system. As it turns out, those..." December 01

  • MLB bans smokeless chewing tobacco for new players in new CBA

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement-- one that will cover the next five years. One of the most interesting aspects of the new CBA is the decision to ban chewing tobacco. Here are the details,..." December 01

  • All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series

    Hardball Talk "The Associated Press reported early Thursday morning that, as a part of the new collective bargaining agreement, home-field advantage in the World Series will no longer be determined by the All-Star Game. Home-field advantage will now be awarded to the pennant winner with the better regular season..." December 01

  • MLB, MLBPA Agree To New Collective Bargaining Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "The league and union have announced a “tentative five-year labor agreement,” noting that “the parties continue to draft” the final deal. 7:47pm: Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association have reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." December 01

  • No lockout vote scheduled yet for Wednesday as MLB's labor deal nears expiration

    ESPN "Even as the clock ticked down toward the midnight expiration of Major League Baseball's labor agreement and a potential work stoppage, MLB had yet to schedule a lockout vote by owners, sources told ESPN late Wednesday afternoon. While that was viewed by people around the sport as another..." November 30

  • MLB, union can’t afford to ruin 20-plus years of labor peace

    New York Post "Would Major League Baseball, in the wake of a highly successful season that culminated in a World Series for the ages, actually turn off its lights and shut its doors? Wednesday marks the first last chance to avoid such an unforeseen blow. The game’s collective bargaining agreement..." November 30

  • McGwire, Steinbrenner, Selig among Hall of Fame candidates for new Veterans Committee

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has revamped its Veterans Committee many times in the past several years. Mostly because its committee of veterans has had a bad habit of, you know, not electing anyone, and what’s the point of having one if no one ever makes it in? And yes, this is a bit of a problem...." November 30

  • Owners back off demand for international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports a development from the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations: the owners, he says, have backed off their demand for an international draft as a requirement for a new CBA. Rosenthal says that they did so out of a “desire to move talks forward.” As we’ve discussed on..." November 29

  • World Baseball Classic may end after 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The plug may soon be pulled on the World Baseball Classic. Cristian Moreno of ESPN reported Monday that unless revenues improve for the 2017 edition of the WBC, there may not be any more in the future. The hope was that the WBC would serve as a global showcase for the sport, much like the..." November 29

  • With MLB lockout looming, Latin American players take stand vs. international draft

    CBS Sports "Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday, and the owners have already mentioned the possibility of a lockout if the two sides do not agree to terms. Obviously neither MLB nor the MLBPA wants a work stoppage after 21 years of labor peace. There's too much money..." November 28

  • Marlins interested in former All-Star C.J. Wilson to shore up rotation

    Miami Herald "The Marlins, who have always been intrigued by reclamation projects, have shown some interest in Angels free agent left-handed pitcher CJ Wilson, a two-time All-Star who hasn’t appeared in a game since July 28, 2015 because of August 2015 elbow surgery and July 2016 shoulder surgery. Wilson,..." November 25

  • Angels Claim Nolan Fontana, Designate Juan Graterol

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced today that they’ve claimed infielder Nolan Fontana off waivers from the Astros and designated catcher Juan Graterol for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Fontana, 25, long rated as one of Houston’s top prospects but has seen his stock decline..." November 22

  • Sources: Baseball's 21-year run of labor peace could be in jeopardy

    Fox Sports "Baseball’s streak of 21 consecutive years of labor peace is in jeopardy. The owners will consider voting to lock out the players if the two sides cannot reach a new collective-bargaining agreement by the time the current deal expires on Dec. 1, according to sources with knowledge of the..." November 22

  • BBWAA voter who put Mike Trout 7th on AL MVP ballot also voted A-Rod 7th 20 years ago

    Awful Announcing "Since his first full MLB season in 2012, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been the best overall player in baseball. On Thursday, he was recognized for his excellence, winning his second American League Most Valuable Player award in five seasons. And he’s only 25 years old! No one..." November 18

  • Mike Trout named 2016 American League Most Valuable Player

    Hardball Talk "Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the 2016 American League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He’s the first Angel to win the award since… himself, two years ago. Trout now has four consecutive top-two AL MVP finishes in the last five years. Trout, 25, had..." November 17

  • MLB is considering major changes to roster sizes

    Fox Sports "A 26-man roster? It could be coming soon to a ballpark near you. The players and owners are discussing the expansion of rosters from 25 players to 26 in exchange for September roster limits, according to sources familiar with the collective-bargaining negotiations. Under the current rules,..." November 17

  • MLB scout believes Yankees are gearing up to trade for Mike Trout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels had a down year in 2016, but Mike Trout continued to show why many have labeled him the best player in baseball. It would seem crazy for the Angels to consider trading the 25-year-old superstar, but one scout believes the richest team in baseball is going to try to convince..." November 15

  • Six All-Star hitters who could get traded this offseason

    Sporting News "The crop of elite free agents was pretty impressive last offseason. David Price and Zack Greinke both signed deals that topped $200 million. Chris Davis, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Johnny Cueto topped $130 million and seven other guys got deals worth at least $70 million. Lots of money..." November 15

  • Angels sign Jesse Chavez, hope to use him in starting rotation

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels on Friday agreed to sign swingman right-hander Jesse Chavez to a one-year contract worth $5.75 million with additional available incentives for starting games, according to a source who requested anonymity because the deal is not yet official. The 33-year-old San Gabriel native will..." November 12

  • Meet baseball’s next big thing: a ‘Babe Ruth’ pitcher/slugger who may get $300M

    New York Post "Shohei Otani is what this current free-agent market lacks. He is a young, talented starter — already perceived as one of the best pitchers in the world — with the fringe benefit that he actually might be a superb hitter, as well. But Otani is not expected to come to the American majors until..." November 10

  • MLB commissioner talks Trump, pace of play, CBA, international draft and more

    CBS Sports "The GM meetings are ongoing in Arizona, and the first significant hootenanny of the offseason provided MLB commissioner Rob Manfred with the chance to address several issues facing the sport. Here's a sampling of what Manfred had to say on Wednesday regarding those various and sundry matters..." November 09

  • Angels Re-Sign Andrew Bailey, Designate Shane Robinson

    MLB Trade Rumors "Bailey receives a $1MM guarantee, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (via Twitter). The deal also includes incentives, which may be tied (at least in part) to the possibility that he could function as the team’s closer. Outfielder Shane Robinson was designated for assignment to..." November 09

  • Huston Street will have to win back closer job

    Orange County Register "Huston Street, whose 324 saves are 323 more than Cam Bedrosian, will have a competition on his hands this spring. Billy Eppler said at the GM Meetings on Tuesday that Street has been told the closer job is open next year. “We told him we want him to come into spring training and win that..." November 09

  • 2016-17 Top 50 MLB Free Agents With Predictions

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Trade Rumors is proud to present our eleventh annual Top 50 Free Agents list! The entire list of available free agents can be found here, and you can filter by position, signing team, and qualifying offer status with our new and improved, mobile-friendly free agent tracker here. New to..." November 08

  • Ken Rosenthal’s Top 10 MLB offseason trade targets

    Fox Sports "The silver lining to the weak free-agent market, at least from a fan’s perspective, is the likelihood that teams will respond by making a large number of trades. What other alternative is there, really? The free-agent market is deep in relievers and right-handed hitters, but that’s about it...." November 07

  • Hot-stove survey: MLB execs answer questions on Sale, Braun and others

    ESPN "Major League Baseball's general managers have wasted little time getting to work since Kris Bryant threw out Michael Martinez for the final out of the World Series. The street sweepers have barely cleaned up from the Chicago Cubs' victory parade, and outfielder Cameron Maybin Starting Monday,..." November 07

  • Angels acquire Cameron Maybin from the Tigers

    Hardball Talk "The Angels have acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Tigers and picked up his 2017 at $9 million, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. As Rosenthal notes, Mike Trout is likely to stay in center for the Angels, so Maybin will handle left field. " November 03

  • Report: Trout, Harper not on preliminary U.S. WBC roster

    New York Post "A preliminary 50-player list had to be submitted early in October for the United States team for the World Baseball Classic and neither the Angels’ Mike Trout nor the Nationals’ Bryce Harper is included because neither would commit to the process. The United States GM Joe Torre said it is not a..." November 01

  • Unpredictable Pete Rose is the Charles Barkley of Fox Sports

    Sporting News "Fox Sports has found its own Charles Barkley. He's Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader, who's found a second act as TV analyst for FS1's "MLB on Fox" pregame/postgame show. Like Barkley, the 75-year old Rose is direct, unpredictable and wildly entertaining as he analyzes the 2016..." October 27

  • Ken Griffey Jr. to be on the cover of MLB The Show 17

    Sportsnet "Josh Donaldson will be passing the mantle of MLB The Show cover athlete to one of the greatest players of all time. The creators of the video game announced on Twitter Thursday that the Kid, Ken Griffey Jr., will be on the cover for next season’s game. The Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati..." October 27

  • MLB cancels its Dominican showcase after players protest an international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America Reports that Major League Baseball has cancelled its Dominican national showcase, which was scheduled for today and tomorrow. Why? Because, Badler reports, trainers and players in the Dominican Republic planned to skip the showcase in protest over Major League..." October 26

  • C.J. Cron To Undergo Thumb Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels first baseman/designated hitter C.J. Cron will undergo an arthroscopic debridement to address an impingement in his left thumb, the team announced today. Cron has been experiencing pain in the base of his thumb recently according to the team, and as Pedro Moura of the L.A. Times points out..." October 26

  • Anaheim, Angels say yes to $450 million project next to stadium

    Orange County Register "The Anaheim City Council and the Angels gave their blessing to a developer’s plan to build a massive, L.A. Live-like project near Angel Stadium. The council on Tuesday unanimously approved LT Global’s LT Platinum Center, a $450 million mixed-use development that would include high-rise office..." October 19

  • Garrett Richards Expects To Be Ready For 2017 Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Richards has indeed been cleared by Yoon, meaning he’ll now prepare for Spring Training as usual rather than undergoing Tommy John surgery, Fletcher reports. The news that both Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney had damaged ulnar collateral ligaments back in May was a dagger to the hearts of..." October 15

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Angels Kole Calhoun to undergo surgery, expected to be ready for spring training

    Orange County Register "Kole Calhoun is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday for a bilateral core muscle injury, which general manager Billy Eppler said was an issue Calhoun had dealt with all season. Calhoun is expected to be out six to eight weeks, and have no limitations by the start of spring training, the Angels..." October 11

  • Kyle Seager checked up on Matt Shoemaker every day after line drive injury

    Hardball Talk "Last month, Angels starter Matt Shoemaker was hit in the head by a line drive hit by Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. He suffered a fractured skull and a hematoma, requiring emergency surgery. Fortunately, Shoemaker is recovering and sounds eager to return to the mound. Good Morning America..." October 10

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Two down, one to go for Angels Garrett Richards as he seeks to avoid surgery

    Orange County Register "Garrett Richards said he felt good after throwing three innings in instructional league on Saturday, the second of his three scheduled outings as he seeks to avoid Tommy John surgery. Richards threw about 50 pitches and said via text that "everything was great. Felt even better than last time."..." October 09

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

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