Los Angeles Angels

MLB Hot Stove matchmaking: A free-agent fit for all 30 teams ahead of the Winter Meetings

Happy week before the Winter Meetings! It’s been a slow free-agent signing season so far, with only six players from my top 25 list off the board. José Abreu and Tyler Anderson landed three-year deals with the Astros and Angels, respectively, while Edwin Díaz, Anthony Rizzo, Clayton Kershaw and Martín Pérez (accepted the qualifying offer) …

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Angels acquire Hunter Renfroe for 3 pitchers: Is Los Angeles going all in?

Last season, the Angels got no production from their left fielders, with a composite .208/.259/.339 line that featured a lot of the since-traded Brandon Marsh, so even Renfroe is an upgrade, although he could use a partner to face tough righties. What does this say about the Angels The Angels are going all in at …

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Angels trade with Brewers for slugging outfielder Hunter Renfroe

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels acquired power-hitting outfielder Hunter Renfroe in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for three young pitchers Tuesday night. Milwaukee received right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero, and minor league lefty Adam Seminaris. Renfroe batted .255 with 29 home runs, 72 RBIs and an .807 OPS in 125 games …

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2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Stark’s 5 things to watch — Scott Rolen, Carlos Beltrán, 3 risers

I could tell, just by all the layers of clothing I had to throw on Monday to bring in my Amazon delivery, that it wasn’t baseball season anymore. But at least it was the next best thing, by which I mean … The first day of Hall of Fame voting season. You won’t find anyone …

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Rosenthal: Will Cody Bellinger sign one-year deal? Plus Brandon Nimmo’s potential and more

Cody Bellinger is a free agent at 27, an ideal age for a player to hit the open market. But his agent, Scott Boras, sounds as if he wants Bellinger to sign only a one-year deal. “I’ve already been offered multi-years,” Boras said Sunday, two days after the Dodgers declined to tender Bellinger a contract …

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Rosenthal: Angels’ bleak options with Shohei Ohtani, Dodgers’ possible interest in Carlos Correa and more

What are the Angels doing? The question remains pertinent, even after general manager Perry Minasian tried to provide an answer Monday, saying the team would not trade Shohei Ohtani this offseason. At the deadline, during the offseason, at any time of year, really, fans should not treat pronouncements from baseball people as gospel. Nationals general …

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Top 25 MLB free agents for 2022-23: Contract predictions, team fits for Judge, deGrom, more

MLB free agency is almost here so it’s time for my annual top 25 list with contract predictions and the best team fits for each player, based on what I’m hearing and thinking about this offseason’s standouts. Eligible players technically become free agents the day after the World Series ends but cannot sign with a …

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Law’s Arizona Fall League takeaways: From Jackson Merrill to Matt Mervis, everything I saw in 12 games

I’m back from my six-night, 12-game run through the Arizona Fall League, so I’m emptying the notebook to finish off what I started in last week’s post. I saw every team at least three times, so I’ve got notes on almost everyone on the rosters, barring a few starting pitchers, although in some cases I …

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Shohei Ohtani says he had ‘good’ year; Angels not so good

TOKYO — Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani arrived home Tuesday and was critical of his Los Angeles Angels team missing the Major League Baseball playoffs again. In an interview at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, he said it was “a good season for me personally.” Not so good for the Angels, though. Without solid support for former …

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Ex-Angels employee gets 22 years in death of Tyler Skaggs

FORT WORTH, Texas — A former Los Angeles Angels employee was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Tuesday for providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to his overdose death in Texas. Eric Kay, dressed in an orange jumpsuit with handcuffs and leg shackles, didn’t react when U.S. District Judge Terry R. …

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