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1/29/2015 | Which prospects will make the Top 100 cut?

After an offseason filled with transactions and intrigue, Spring Training is fast approaching. That means it's time for the unveiling of the latest MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list. The Top 50 will be unveiled during a one-hour special on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET, and the entire list will be available on MLB.com.


1/29/2015 | When they were prospects: Trout

There is still time for Bryce Harper to win the Harper vs. Mike Trout debate, but so far we look pretty smart for having Trout at No. 1 in 2011 in rankings by MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.


1/29/2015 | Around the Horn: Corner infield

The Angels know Albert Pujols and David Freese will play the corners in 2015, marking the fourth time in the last six years they've shared the same infield (twice in St. Louis, twice in Anaheim). What they'll get out of them is a far bigger mystery.


1/28/2015 | Angels agree to deal with Freese, avoid arbitration

The Angels avoided arbitration with third baseman David Freese on Wednesday, agreeing on a $6.425 million salary that stood as the midpoint of the numbers previously exchanged by both sides.


1/28/2015 | Fred Lynn's favorite player: Mike Trout

As a former outfielder, Fred Lynn pays extra attention to the players who roam the outfield today. One player stands above the rest: Lynn's favorite current player, Angels outfielder Mike Trout.


1/27/2015 | Angels to keep Baldoquin in Minor League camp

The Angels have opted against inviting Roberto Baldoquin to Major League Spring Training, mostly because they'll have a lot of infielders competing for jobs, but also because they want to give Baldoquin a chance to develop on his own time without added pressure.


1/27/2015 | WAR figures show Royals boast best outfield

A case can be made that the Royals' Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain form the best defensive outfield in Major League history. Factoring in offense, the world of analytics narrowly favors Kansas City's outfield over the Angels and Marlins.


1/27/2015 | After wait, Shoemaker sees dreams come to fruition

It may have taken him longer than he expected, but undrafted Matt Shoemaker found success in the bigs in 2014, and he is a proud new father.


1/25/2015 | Weaver weighs in on offseason, goals for 2015

At one point last season, Jered Weaver stepped on the scale, saw "199" and committed himself to getting bigger. On Sunday night, 25 days before reporting for Spring Training, the Angels' ace weighed in at a career-high 224.


1/25/2015 | Halos' Hamilton expects big year at plate in 2015

Josh Hamilton's personal goals haven't changed, even though expectations from the outside have plunged. "I'm gonna say .300, 30 and 100," Hamilton said Sunday night, referencing his batting average, home run and RBI totals when asked about his own expectations for 2015. "Keep it simple. Those are very obtainable."


1/23/2015 | Aybar preparing for new double-play partner in '15

With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Tempe, Ariz., by Feb. 19, it's time to dissect the Angels' 2015 roster. This is the second of a seven-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at projected starters and backup options heading into the season. Next up: Middle infield.


1/20/2015 | Iannetta's health, production vital to Angels' success

With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Tempe, Ariz., by Feb. 19, it's time to dissect the Angels' 2015 roster. This is the first of a seven-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at projected starters and backup options heading into the season. First up: Catchers.


1/19/2015 | Herrera released to play in Japan

The Angels have released Yoslan Herrera in order for the right-hander to play for Yokohama in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan, the team announced Monday.


1/16/2015 | Salas, Cowgill agree to pacts to avoid arbitration

The Angels avoided arbitration with right-hander Fernando Salas and outfielder Collin Cowgill on Friday. Salas received $1.37 million in his second of three arbitration-eligible years and Cowgill, a Super Two, got $995,000.


1/16/2015 | Angels see a lot to like in Cuban prospect Baldoquin

The Angels gradually fell in love with Roberto Baldoquin, not because he was the biggest talent available on the international market but because they felt he was the right player to take a chance on.


1/15/2015 | Angels sign trio to one-year deals to avoid arbitration

The Angels avoided arbitration with left-handers Hector Santiago and Cesar Ramos on Thursday. Santiago will receive $2.29 million in 2015 while Ramos will get $1,312,500.


1/14/2015 | Reliever Mattheus signs Minor League deal with Angels

The Angels signed former Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation on Wednesday.


1/14/2015 | Trout stacks up to legends after three seasons in Majors

To identify an outfielder as great as Mike Trout through three Major League seasons, you have to dig into the past. Not since the Golden Era -- from the late 1940s into the early 1970s, when giants roamed the landscape -- have we seen players rivaling Trout's total impact.


1/12/2015 | Arbitration-eligible players to shape Halos' 2015 payroll

The Angels opened last season with a franchise-record $154.5 million payroll. If they don't make another change to their Major League roster this offseason -- a likely scenario at this point -- they project to open 2015 with a payroll of roughly $145 million, down from last year but still the third largest in club history. This month will have a major say in that exact total, as the Angels aim to come to terms with eight arbitration-eligible players.


1/8/2015 | Angels acquire third-base prospect from Braves

The Angels acquired third-base prospect Kyle Kubitza and right-hander Nate Hyatt from the Braves for pitching prospect Ricardo Sanchez on Thursday.


1/8/2015 | Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a Feb. 19 start date. Thirteen other clubs will work out pitchers and catchers for the first time the following day.


1/8/2015 | Angels target trade for third-base prospect

The Angels will need someone to take over at the hot corner once David Freese hits the free-agent market after the 2015 season, don't necessarily have that player in their organization and have made acquiring someone via trade one of their primary goals this winter, a source told MLB.com on Thursday.


1/7/2015 | Perseverant Johnny Mac leaves legacy in retirement

On Wednesday afternoon, four Major League clubs simultaneously used their official Twitter accounts to spread the news of John McDonald's official retirement from the big leagues. Think about that. Four clubs -- the Indians, D-backs, Angels and Blue Jays -- felt fond enough about this scrappy little journeyman utility guy that they all wanted some part of his goodbye.


1/7/2015 | Popular infielder McDonald calls it a career

John McDonald, who willed his way through a 16-year career with eight different teams as a backup infielder, has decided to retire from the game at age 40. News of his decision spread Wednesday, when four teams -- the Indians, Blue Jays, D-backs and Angels -- offered up congratulations through their individual Twitter accounts.


1/7/2015 | Kershaw, Trout honored as LA's top sportsmen

Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday were named as the Los Angeles Sports Council's 2014 Sportsmen of the Year.




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