Former Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen reportedly agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract with the Angels on Sunday.
Posted: November 29, 2021, 4:21 am
As the Los Angeles Angels continue to explore ways to upgrade their starting rotation, they are reportedly looking at Cincinnati Reds ace Luis Castillo in a potential trade. Per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Angels and Reds have had preliminary talks about Castillo, but they are “far apart” in talks because the asking price by Cincinnati is “very high.” Earlier this month, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Castillo is “doubtful to be moved.”
Posted: November 28, 2021, 11:07 pm
Free agent Max Scherzer remains a top prize for a plethora of teams looking to bolster their pitching. Because of this, the Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have competition in re-signing their ace, as playoff hopeful teams like the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, and New York Mets are all in the mix. Scherzer is likely to make a decision before the impending December 1 lockout, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network: Scherzer had a strong 2021 season, playing for both the Washington Nationals and t…
Posted: November 28, 2021, 4:47 pm
ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are set to hire Phil Nevin as their third base coach heading into the 2022 season. Nevin most recently held the same position with the New York Yankees from 2018 to 2021. He was dismissed from that role on October 14.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 5:35 pm
Oliver Ortega first joined the Halos in 2015 when he was signed to a minor league contract, but throughout the years, he made his way to the Angels 2021 Top Prospect list in the number 14th spot. However, his short stint in the bullpen this year lasted a quick 8 games, earning him a 4.82 ERA before he was assigned to the Tigres del Licey. Ortega’s 2021 start on the 40-man roster began in September when his contract was selected from the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 7:06 pm
In the 20-24 age group, the average base salary was $2,567,133 with a 5.1 WAR over eight position ball players and one starting pitcher. A trio of exceptional ball players in their age 22 seasons dominated the group. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.’s 6.7 WAR was the highest as he heads into his first year of arbitration eligibility.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 5:00 am
The Boston Red Sox reportedly are one of several teams in the mix to sign free-agent right-hander Marcus Stroman.
Posted: November 25, 2021, 1:47 am
Murrieta Valley High School alum, Tyler Wade, enjoyed a career year in 2021 for the New York Yankees. The 2013 Nighthawk graduate posted career-highs in batting average (. on-base percentage (.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 6:29 pm
The Los Angeles Angels signed left-handed reliever Aaron Loup to a two-year contract worth $17 million. Per the Angels on Monday, Loup will receive $7.5 million in both 2022 and 2023 with a club option for 2024 worth $7.5 million or a $2 million buyout. Loup, who turns 34 next month, posted a 6-0 record with a 0.95 ERA in 65 appearances (two starts) last season with the New York Mets.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 5:27 pm
During season, the captain played 75 games with the Halos, and his defensive performance fell perfectly in line with other utility players like Phil Gosselin who also put up plays to create a solid infield lineup. Not to mention, his fielding chemistry with David Fletcher and Jared Walsh created synchronous plays and an infield connection that was fun to watch. The 31-year-old infielder had 232 at bats as an Angel, yielding 52 hits, 10 home runs and 36 RBIs that earned him a .
Posted: November 23, 2021, 3:00 pm
Free-agent starting pitcher Steven Matz could have a new home shortly. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported Monday that a deal for Matz “could come soon,” as he has drawn interest from the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays. Heyman had reported over the weekend that the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals were also interested in the 30-year-old lefty.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 7:43 am
Baseball’s free-agent pitching marketplace continues to see brisk business with the mid-priced products, er, players coming off the shelf. Bargain-hunting San Francisco Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi is looking to solidify his staff before the December lockdown. He locked in Anthony DeSclafani with a three-year, $36 million contract and he is zeroing in on Alex Wood with a two-year deal worth more than $10 million.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 6:17 am
Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup has agreed to a $17 million, two-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 4:06 am
The New York Mets have lost another free-agent pitcher to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angels announced Monday that lefty reliever Aaron Loup has agreed to a two-year deal after spending one season in New York. MLB.com Angels beat writer Rhett Bollinger reported that the deal is worth $7.5 million in each of the next two seasons with a guaranteed $2 million buyout or club option for a third year.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 3:48 am
Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani wants to add to his resume in Major League Baseball before accepting an award from his home country of Japan. Reuters (h/t the Japan Times) reported Japan considered giving Ohtani an award to recognize his accomplishments in the United States as the American League MVP for the 2021 campaign. However, he declined the award at this stage.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 1:35 am
Speedy utility player Tyler Wade was traded from the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday for a player to be named or cash. Wade was designated for assignment Friday when the Yankees needed roster spots to protect prospects ahead of the winter meeting draft.
Posted: November 22, 2021, 6:43 pm
Former New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard spoke to the media about signing with the Angels, and revealed the reasons why he left the Mets. Syndergaard discussed how plans for a 6-man rotation in LA can help him deal with innings limitations, as well as wanting to avoid the ‘uncertainty’ surrounding the Mets as they searched for a new GM and manager.
Posted: November 22, 2021, 4:45 pm
Ohtani, often compared to MLB great Babe Ruth because of his ability to pitch and hit at an elite level, was the unanimous pick over Toronto Blue Jays players Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.”MVP is something I was shooting for, obviously, I think any player is as long as they’re playing baseball professionally,” said Ohtani via a translator. “But I was more appreciative of the fact that American fans – just the USA baseball – was more accepting and welcoming (of) the whole two-way idea compared to when I first started in Japan.”It made the transition a lot easier for me, so very thankful for that.”In his first full MLB season as both a hitter and pitcher, Ohtani had a .257 batting average, 46 home runs and 100 RBI to go along with a 9-2 record and 3.18 earned-run average in 23 starts on the mound.The 27-year-old is the first Japanese player to win the award since Ichiro Suzuki earned the honours in 2001 as a member of the Seattle Mariners.
Posted: November 19, 2021, 5:16 am
On SportsNite, Eamon McAnaney and SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino discuss possible New York Mets manager candidates under new GM Billy Eppler, and whether the team was surprised by Noah Syndergaard’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. Watch more SportsNite: https://sny.tv/shows/sportsnite About SportsNite: SportsNite takes viewers inside all things New York sports by discussing the latest sports news of the night.
Posted: November 17, 2021, 4:45 pm
On Baseball Night in NY, Doug Williams, Anthony Recker, Jerry Blevins and Terry Collins, a pair of former teammates and his former manager, react to Noah Syndergaard signing with the Angels. Blevins discusses the Mets fans reaction to Noah leaving after he stated it would be ‘weird’ to wear another uniform and would be ‘grateful’ if he was given a qualifying offer by the team. Watch more Baseball Night in NY: https://sny.tv/shows/baseball-night-in-ny About Baseball Night in New York: On Baseball Night in New York, host Doug Williams is joined by a cast of leading New York baseball writers and other experts to discuss the latest offseason news involving the New York Mets, Yankees, and key division rivals.
Posted: November 17, 2021, 4:00 pm
Los Angeles Angels player Shohei Ohtani said he was grateful for an exceptional year in baseball during which he showed off his skills despite suffering a series of injuries.Ohtani made those remarks at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.The 27-year-old “Showtime”, as he’s known in the United States, mesmerized fans in the batter’s box, on the mount and on basepaths, breaking Hideki Matsui’s record for home runs in a season by a Japanese player, ending the year with 46.Because he can pitch and hit at an elite level, the Los Angeles Angels’ dual threat has long drawn comparisons to baseball legend Babe Ruth, and is a clear favorite to receive the American League’s Most Valuable Player award this Thursday.If Ohtani clinches that title, he would be the second Japanese player to do so since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.In July, Ohtani was the first player picked for an All-Star Game as both a hitter and pitcher. He is also an elite baserunner: with 26 stolen bases this year, Ohtani was ranked the fastest baserunner in the American League by his peers.Ohtani’s popularity in Japan has hit fever pitch, with home-run contests televised live for the first time in at least 25 years. As of July, the 10 most-watched games in Japan this year have all been Angels’ games and Ohtani was the most-searched player on the MLB Film Room video tool.
Posted: November 15, 2021, 8:28 am