12/11/2013 | Halos' items generating action in SU2C Auction
The Angels are generating a lot of action in Major League Baseball's Stand Up To Cancer Auction, with Mike Trout's meet-and-greet package leading the way.
12/11/2013 | Angels keep tabs on free agents as Meetings wind down
Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto called Wednesday a "relatively quiet day" and said that the chances he signs a free agent before the Winter Meetings wrap up Thursday morning are "highly unlikely."
12/11/2013 | Scioscia leans toward keeping Trout second in lineup
Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't particularly lay out his lineup while addressing the media during the Winter Meetings on Wednesday, but he gave the impression that Mike Trout would bat second in front of Albert Pujols.
12/11/2013 | Scioscia places more value in on-field chemistry
As a catcher in the Dodgers' organization in the late 1970s and into the '80s, Mike Scioscia played on clubs that managed to win big amid untold internal strife. So the Angels' manager is of the view that clubhouse chemistry can be overrated in relation to what's found on the field.
12/10/2013 | Angels tab Wellman to manage at Double-A
The Angels hired longtime Minor League coach Phillip Wellman to take over as manager for the Double-A Arkansas Travelers, the team announced Tuesday.
12/10/2013 | Difficult deals should make Angels better in end
Four seasons removed from the postseason, with a top-heavy payroll, the Angels have sacrificed two thrilling talents in Mark Trumbo and Peter Bourjos for needs. Rolling the dice, you never know how these things will play out.
12/10/2013 | Three-way benefit: Applauding an old-fashioned trade
In a three-team trade that included the Angels, D-backs and White Sox, each team met pre-Winter Meetings needs with one blockbuster deal.
12/10/2013 | Trout's cycle reels in GIBBY for Hitting Performance
Mike Trout's cycle on May 21 made him the youngest player in American League history to accomplish the feat. And on Tuesday, it gave him the Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award (GIBBY) for Hitting Performance of the Year.
12/10/2013 | Halos swap Trumbo for pitching in three-way deal
The Angels, D-backs and White Sox have completed a three-team deal involving Angels first baseman/outfielder Mark Trumbo going to Arizona, starters Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago going to the Angels and D-backs center fielder Adam Eaton getting shipped to the White Sox.
12/9/2013 | Trumbo draws attention at Day 1 of Winter Meetings
Mark Trumbo's name was a popular one at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort on Monday, with MLB Network Insiders Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reporting that Trumbo is "in play" and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com saying that up to 12 teams have expressed interest.
12/9/2013 | Trout contract talks could heat up around Opening Day
Come Opening Day, the stage could be set for a mega-extension with Mike Trout. But asked at the Winter Meetings if there's any sense of urgency to extend Trout, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto remained mum.
12/9/2013 | Pujols completely healthy, happy with winter progress
Albert Pujols' left foot is now "completely healed," Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday from the Winter Meetings.
12/9/2013 | Dipoto not concerned with moves throughout AL West
The American League West looks a lot tougher now, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto can safely admit, but he's also determined not to let moves by the A's, Rangers, Mariners and Astros influence how he goes about his business.
12/8/2013 | Angels ready to heat up Winter Meetings
The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort is an 87-acre, lakefront behemoth, complete with 17 restaurants, 2,267 guest rooms and four 60,000-pound concrete statues depicting the animals within its name. Somewhere in there, the Angels may find a pitcher.
12/6/2013 | Angels have history of Winter Meetings activity
For Angels fans, there's legitimate reason for anxiety heading into the Winter Meetings, which kick off from Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Monday. Under general manager Jerry Dipoto, these have been about as eventful as can be.
12/6/2013 | Angels sign left-hander Rapada to Minors deal
The Angels signed veteran lefty specialist Clay Rapada to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite on Thursday.
12/5/2013 | MLB Notebook: Trout's assault on record books
From 1893-2012, 20 players qualified for the batting title in their age-20 season and finished that campaign with an on-base plus slugging percentage of at least 120.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/3/2013 | Trout, Hamilton bobbleheads highlight Halos' promos
The Angels unveiled their promotional calendar for the 2014 season on Tuesday, with giveaways that include Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton bobbleheads.
12/3/2013 | Meetings on horizon, Angels seeking starting pitching
With the Winter Meetings kicking off from Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in less than a week, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto's strategy seems quite clear: Sign one free-agent starting pitcher and trade for another.
12/2/2013 | Angels non-tender Williams, Hanson, two others
The Angels non-tendered starters Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson, third baseman Chris Nelson and reliever Juan Gutierrez on Monday, saving roughly $10 million in projected salaries for 2014.
12/2/2013 | Switch to sidearm delivery pays dividends for Smith
Reluctant at first to switch to a sidearm delivery in college, new Halos reliever Joe Smith has parlayed the success into a lucrative three-year deal.
12/2/2013 | Angels could free up payroll with non-tenders
With two starting pitchers still needed, and a payroll that's already dangerously close to the luxury-tax threshold, Monday's non-tender deadline is far more than a formality for the Angels. It's an opportunity to add about $10 million to their budget.