Hardball Talk "Speedy outfielder Daniel Robertson, who made his debut for Texas this season at age 28, has been traded from the Rangers to the Angels for a player to be named later or cash consideration." November 22
CBSSports.com "The Angels aren't necessarily looking to trade Howie Kendrick or David Freese, but they are getting calls on both of them, and if they can acquire the right pitcher for either, they'd still consider it. The Yankees and Blue Jays are among teams that have called about Kendrick, who is believed..." November 14
#Angels like Yoan Moncada, but hear he's "probably" out of their price range. At reported $30 to $40M signing bonus, I'd say definitely.
CBSSports.com "After finishing second to Miguel Cabrera in both the 2012 and 2013 voting, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the 2014 AL Most Valuable Player on Thursday night, the BBWAA announced. He received all 30 first place votes. Ironically, Trout had his worst full season as a big leaguer in 2014,..." November 14
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
#Angels remain open to trading Kendrick for player or pitcher under comparable or longer control. Kendrick eligible for FA at end of season.
#Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said no talks "yet" on extension with Huston Street. Talk would come after new year. FA after '15.
#Angels announce they have agreed to a one-year contract with RHP Vinnie Pestano, avoiding arbitration.
Hardball Talk "Last week Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported that the Angels were likely to shop second baseman Howie Kendrick and now Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet Canada writes that the Blue Jays “have placed multiple calls on his availability this year.” Kendrick hit .293 with seven homers and a..." November 06
Hardball Talk "Once upon a time Hank Conger was viewed as the Angels’ long-term answer behind the plate, but the 2006 first-round draft pick never emerged as more than a backup for manager Mike Scioscia and now they’ve traded him to the Astros. Chris Iannetta‘s presence as a full-time catcher allows the..." November 05
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
MLB.com "The Angels have made a big splash on the international market, agreeing to an $8 million signing bonus with Cuban middle infielder Roberto Baldoquin, the player told MLB.com. The deal is pending a physical. The club has not confirmed the agreement. “This is a dream come true,” Baldoquin said..." November 04
Fox Sports "Expect a different look in the Angels' infield next season. The team is likely to trade either second baseman Howie Kendrick or third baseman David Freese to address other needs, according to major-league sources. The Angels would like to add another starting pitcher for depth and protection..." November 01
MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have announced a series of transactions (Twitter links). As expected, the team exercised its $7MM option over closer Huston Street while declining a $4.5MM option over reliever Sean Burnett. The Halos also returned Rule 5 lefty Brian Moran to the Mariners after he cleared..." October 30
Hardball Talk "The Brewers announced this evening that they claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Angels. Jimenez appeared in 18 games with the Angels this season and batted just .162 (6-for-37) with two doubles and a 13/0 K/BB ratio. However, the 26-year-old owns a healthy .299/.335/.509..." October 28
Giancarlo Stanton (NL) & Mike Trout (AL) win Hank Aaron Award, given to top offensive players in each league.
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
Dallas Morning News "So long as he plays the game and/or opens his mouth, what Josh Hamilton does or says will always hold some kind of interest for Rangers fans. Rangers fans emotionally invested in Hamilton’s comeback from real-life demons after the team acquired him, mostly, yes, because he was a prodigious..." October 10
New York Post "We begin with this disclaimer: Millions and millions of kids play baseball and just 750 evolve to be good enough at any one time to play in the majors. Of that 750, perhaps one-tenth, 75, are unique talents. This is why I am a players’ guy. Many try yet few succeed at reaching the highest..." October 09
Royals Review "The Kansas City Royals rolled to an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday night, completing a three-game sweep over Los Angeles in the ALDS and securing a spot in the ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles. The Angels jumped on the scoreboard first. With one out in the first, Mike Trout..." October 06
Hardball Talk "Awful news from Anaheim where, after Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday, a fan was severely beaten in the parking lot: The 43-year-old Huntington Beach man and his relative were walking to a car after the Angels’ playoff game against the Kansas City Royals Friday night when they were attacked for..." October 06
Orange County Register "Josh Hamilton, who is hitless in nine postseason at-bats after missing almost the entire month of September with injuries, is going to get another shot. Manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton will be in the lineup for Game 3 of the division series against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday..." October 05
Fox Sports "With three extra-inning wins in four remarkable days, the long-downtrodden Kansas City Royals have climbed from the depths of a 29-year playoff absence to the brink of the AL Championship Series. Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Royals took a 2-0 lead in the AL..." October 04
Hardball Talk "Making his first appearance since Sept. 16 — and just his second since Sept. 4 — Josh Hamilton, returning from shoulder, chest and rib cage injuries, went 0-for-5 in Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Royals, four times getting retired by left-handed pitchers. He popped up to third base to end the game in..." October 03
Fox Sports "Mike Moustakas even set foot in the Midwest, he was labeled a star. The Chatsworth, Calif., native who played at UCLA, was deemed the savior of an organization in desperate need of saving. But then he was deemed a bust. During his first four major-league seasons, he produced a steady declining..." October 03
New York Post "While Derek Jeter seems intent on becoming a publishing mogul, Mike Trout is in prime position to replace the retired shortstop as the face of October baseball. Trout will play his first postseason game when the Angels open the ALDS at Angel Stadium on Thursday against the Royals. The..." October 02
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
#Angels Josh Hamilton will hit 7th and play LF tomorrow.
Fox Sports "If oddsmakers are correct, the Major League Baseball postseason will belong to Southern California. Offshore site Bovada.lv has released the odds for the AL and NL pennants as well as the World Series. The Angels are favorites to represent the AL in the Fall Classic, while the Dodgers have..." September 30
Shoemaker remains "very confident" he will pitch in division series. #Angels
Josh Hamilton is working out now. Expected to take BP on Mon and Tue in Anaheim and face pitching on Weds. #Angels
Matt Shoemaker is extending long toss to 180-200 feet as I tweet. Looks pretty firm. No restrictions. #Angels
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Even after he'd hustled down the line, heard the umpire's call and kept the Seattle Mariners in the playoff race, Austin Jackson couldn't quite believe it. Jackson barely beat a double-play relay in the 11th inning as the winning run scored, sending the Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 2-1..." September 28
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Manager Lloyd McClendon wanted to make the point clear to his team: Playing a meaningful 161st game of the season is an accomplishment. Whether No. 162 will have any significance will depend on how much help the Seattle Mariners get from other teams. "I like where we are," McClendon said. "I..." September 27
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The A's scored four runs off reliever Mike Morin in the seventh to trim a 5-0 deficit to 5-4, Josh Reddick hitting a two-run double to left, Nick Punto an RBI triple to right-center and Coco Crisp an RBI single to left. But with two on and two outs, Jason Grilli struck out pinch-hitter..." September 25
Orange County Register "Mike Trout left the Angels game on Wednesday in the fifth inning because of stomach illness. Trout had singled and scored in his first trip to the plate and he struck out in the third inning. Trout dropped a relatively routine fly ball in the bottom of the fourth." September 24
Mike Trout replaced in the fifth inning by Grant Green. No reason announced yet.
Los Angeles Times "The tangled web of an injury-plagued and struggling Angels rotation grew even more convoluted Tuesday night, but for a good reason. Veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc has thrust himself into the playoff picture. LeBlanc, filling in for the injured Matt Shoemaker, allowed five hits over 5 1/3..." September 24
#Angels Josh Hamilton said he doesn't expect to play this weekend but is confident he'll be ready for playoffs.
#Angels Scioscia said Josh Hamilton hit off a tee and is improved but won't play till this weekend, at earliest.
Scioscia says #Angels might use 3 starters in ALDS even if Shoemaker is healthy. That would mean Weaver on short rest. Just an idea now.
Josh Hamilton had CT scans on rib cage (front and back). Diagnosis: inflammatiom. Status: day-to-day. #Angels
Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Lisalverto Bonilla did not allow a hit for the first four innings before David Freese led off the fifth with a double. … Bonilla walked a pair of Angels with two outs in the first, but came back to get Erick Aybar to bounce to third. … The bats: CF Leonys Martin had his AL-leading..." September 20
Josh Hamilton said he had sharp stabbing pains in chest and double taking deep breaths. Had treatment all Wed night. Not sure about playoffs
Halos Heaven "The Angels are the American League West Division champions for 2014. With a Magic Number of two, the team took care of business in Anaheim against the Mariners, winning 5-0. Then, with a Magic Number of ONE, the Halos rushed to the clubhouse to watch the A's Rangers game, needing an A's loss..." September 18
So: Jered Weaver is scratched from tonight's start for the Angels after last night's celebration. LHP Wade LeBlanc instead.
No Josh Hamilton for #Angels tonight. Don't know yet if shoulder acting up or just a tough LHP. Pujols may need the DH day too
Fox Sports West "Angels' rookie Matt Shoemaker has a mild oblique strain and will miss his next start, manager Mike Scioscia announced prior to Tuesday's game with the Mariners. The reigning American League Rookie/Pitcher of the Month left Monday night's postseason-clinching game with "discomfort" in his side..." September 16