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KingsFan1985
October 21st, 2013, 08:18 PM
This is the official 2013-2014 (going for three offseason championships in a row) Angels offseason thread.

Will the belts tighten, or will Arte make it rain again?

KingsFan1985
October 21st, 2013, 08:19 PM
First order of business for the offseason.

Los Angeles Angels retain Mike Scioscia, Jerry Dipoto; drop two others - ESPN Los Angeles (http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/9794566/los-angeles-angels-retain-mike-scioscia-jerry-dipoto-drop-two-others)

KingsFan1985
October 21st, 2013, 08:20 PM
Angels legend is coming back.

Don Baylor Leaving Diamondbacks to Become Angels Hitting Coach | Bleacher Report (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1814067-don-baylor-leaving-diamondbacks-to-become-angels-hitting-coach)

KingsFan1985
November 1st, 2013, 01:19 AM
Angels won't make qualifying offer to Jason Vargas.

Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-angels-jason-vargas-20131031,0,304808.story#axzz2jNWmnaHy)

Looks like instead of the big signing, this season we might see the big trade. Good to see the focus this offseason will be on pitching, pitching, and more pitching.

TooCool
November 1st, 2013, 09:15 AM
I'll believe it when I see it. Good pitching is hard to come by these days.

Pujols and Hamiltion will have to get their **** together eventually... right? When that happens, I think we'll be good to go.

alexisyque
November 1st, 2013, 10:29 AM
Pujols and Hamiltion will have to get their **** together eventually... right? When that happens, I think we'll be good to go.

I have the "Well, at least it can't get worse" mentality. Kings circa 2003

KingsFan1985
November 11th, 2013, 11:05 AM
GM meetings start this week. Angels asking for pitching, and the price for a team asking for Trumbomb will be high.

Why Angels' Mark Trumbo is so coveted - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-angels-mark-trumbo-erick-aybar-cardinals-20131110,0,7929341.story?track=rss#axzz2kMdEydoQ)

KingsFan1985
November 12th, 2013, 09:34 AM
Angels are one of the teams interested in hasbeen Brian McCann. :frusty:

I was going to post a link to the news, but I found this really great commentary piece on Yahoo about this potential signing. Really nailed it on the head, and I love the opening to this commentary too.

Y! SPORTS (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/brian-mccann-los-angeles-angels-aint-160900160--mlb.html)


Everyone's got at least one friend whose relationship choices seem to range only from bad to mindbogglingly terrible.

No matter how many times they're burned, they can't stop overlooking obvious faults that are plain as day to everyone else. This friend does want to be happy. He or she does want a successful relationship. But no matter how many resolutions or affirmations they assert, they keep finding themselves in trouble.

The red flags are all there to be seen in their potential partners -- whether it's a guy with a ponytail who "doesn't believe in marriage" or a girl with a cobra tattoo on her back who "has a slight drug problem" -- once the wheels are set in motion, only the eventual train wreck can bring it to a stop.

The last few years have seen the Los Angeles Angels become that hopeless friend.

KingsFan1985
November 14th, 2013, 08:31 PM
Mike Trout once again losses out on the MVP award to Miggy. :47smile:

mugs
November 15th, 2013, 08:15 AM
You can't say that Cabrera didn't deserve it though.

RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
1 Miguel Cabr DET 555 103 193 26 1 44 137 3 0 90 94 .348 .442 .636 1.078 7.2
2 Joe Mauer MIN 445 62 144 35 0 11 47 0 1 61 89 .324 .404 .476 .880 5.4
3 Mike Trout LAA 589 109 190 39 9 27 97 33 7 110 136 .323 .432 .557 .988 9.2

Ice24
November 22nd, 2013, 12:03 PM
Pete for David, another head scratcher? Please make a trade when the other player is not on his downward slide.

KingsFan1985
November 22nd, 2013, 08:10 PM
Pete for David, another head scratcher? Please make a trade when the other player is not on his downward slide.

Y! SPORTS (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/cardinals-trade-freese-angels-202956316--mlb.html)

I thought Arte said he wasn't going to get involved in these off season dealings anymore? This totally reeks of a Arte Moreno move made to counter what the Rangers did earlier this week. Nobody in Southern California knows who David Freese is though, so I fail to see the reasoning as to why Peter was given away for this hasbeen.

alexisyque
November 25th, 2013, 01:33 PM
Pete for David, another head scratcher? Please make a trade when the other player is not on his downward slide.

The reasoning of "He can hit big when we need it" is the exact same one they used when they brought in Albert. It's like the front office is watching youtube highlight reels of players before signing..this is getting so repetitive.

IceDogsFan
December 10th, 2013, 12:29 PM
D-Backs To Acquire Trumbo In Three-Team Trade With Angels, White Sox (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/12/d-backs-to-acquire-trumbo-in-three-team-trade-with-angels-white-sox.html)

Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs are headed to the Angels

Big Mistake, Fire Jerry Depoto

Cross Traffic
December 10th, 2013, 12:43 PM
That 4-9 record Santiago has sure looks like gold and Skaggs is still unproven. Nice trade Depoto.

Ice24
December 10th, 2013, 12:48 PM
D-Backs To Acquire Trumbo In Three-Team Trade With Angels, White Sox (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/12/d-backs-to-acquire-trumbo-in-three-team-trade-with-angels-white-sox.html)

Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs are headed to the Angels

Big Mistake, Fire Jerry Depoto

Love the move by the D-Backs!

Rogie-Vachon
December 10th, 2013, 02:54 PM
Arte needs to sell the team - Why? He's strapped the club with stupid contract (Gary Matthews jr., Vernon Wells, Albert Puljos, and Hamilton) and us trading away all the young talent - Segura-Borgeous-now Trumbo.
Freaking Stupid Arte...

KingsFan1985
December 10th, 2013, 07:01 PM
"I pass the torch of awfulness to you."

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/photo/2004album/june/618morenomccourt.jpg

Melfice
December 10th, 2013, 10:27 PM
What a waste and the Angels are not going to improve anytime soon. Wake me up when I start to care about the team again

TooCool
December 11th, 2013, 10:10 AM
I actually don't mind the trade too much. While Trumbo didn't *have* to leave, you guys need to realize that the Angels should be more than fine if Pujols and Hamiltion ever return to form. Plus we still got Trout, Calhoun and Kendrick. Don't forget Freese either.

Weaver, Wilson, Richards is our Top 3. Hopefully Skaggs is ready for the big leagues. I don't know about Santiago though.. but I'm sure DiPoto isn't finished.

Regardless, he'll either look like a genius here or he'll get fired anyway. I don't think it matters much to him.

They still need to get rid of Scioscia. But as for Trumbo getting shipped to the DBacks, at least it's in the NL West. Best of luck to him.

Melfice
December 13th, 2013, 09:22 PM
TooCool you need to remember Pujols is done soon, and Mark Trumbo has many good years ahead. The Angels should be looking towards long term goals, and don't trade their young talent away. I don't even think the Angels will be able to keep Trout. That's going to hurt the team big time

Rogie-Vachon
December 14th, 2013, 06:23 AM
Plus we still got Trout, Calhoun and Kendrick. Don't forget Freese either.

Weaver, Wilson, Richards is our Top 3. Hopefully Skaggs is ready for the big leagues. I don't know about Santiago though.. but I'm sure DiPoto isn't finished.

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - the Halos still have Howie Kendrick!! The player who never drives in a clutch run past inning 5? And we still have Erick FUBAR Aybar at SS? We are so lucky to still have those POS - plus we get one hit wonder in Freese...Horrible - Horrible - Horrible...

KingsFan1985
December 15th, 2013, 03:09 PM
plus we get one hit wonder in Freese...Horrible - Horrible - Horrible...

Seriously, people have no idea how bad Freese will be. I'm starting to think the Angels acquired Freese just so everyone would be be dristracted by David's awfulness that no one will notice how disappointing Pujols and Hamilton are. Oh yeah, and because David Freese was a hero in St. Louis everyone over there looked the other way when it came to Freese's alcoholism. That's a person you totally want around Josh Hamilton, an untreated alcoholic.

job
December 17th, 2013, 10:05 AM
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/69/full/1733_oakland_athletics-champion-2013.png

KingsFan1985
December 19th, 2013, 11:24 AM
Angels agree to one-year deal with Raul Ibanez - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-angels-raul-ibanez-20131218,0,2182353.story#axzz2nwxYmWWh)

Ice24
December 19th, 2013, 12:19 PM
Seriously, people have no idea how bad Freese will be. I'm starting to think the Angels acquired Freese just so everyone would be be dristracted by David's awfulness that no one will notice how disappointing Pujols and Hamilton are. Oh yeah, and because David Freese was a hero in St. Louis everyone over there looked the other way when it came to Freese's alcoholism. That's a person you totally want around Josh Hamilton, an untreated alcoholic.

I am sure that Hamilton is around many people that drink every day. Maybe Hamilton can help Freese if he is having problems.

Ice24
December 19th, 2013, 12:20 PM
Angels agree to one-year deal with Raul Ibanez - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-angels-raul-ibanez-20131218,0,2182353.story#axzz2nwxYmWWh)

It is about time they sign somebody that is in his prime.

KingsFan1985
December 21st, 2013, 12:29 AM
I am sure that Hamilton is around many people that drink every day. Maybe Hamilton can help Freese if he is having problems.

I have theory on why Hamilton has been having a epic collapse over the last 18 or so months, and it has to do with something Texas people were complaining about shortly before they decided they would rather not have Josh around anymore. I think Hamilton has been falling off the wagon for some time, but Arte Moreno only allows media into the clubhouse that won't report on those sort of things, so we are left in the dark as to why Hamilton is playing like crap.


It is about time they sign somebody that is in his prime.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI

KingsFan1985
January 23rd, 2014, 02:53 PM
Angels sign Ian Stewart for some bench help.

Angels sign veteran Ian Stewart for bench help | angels.com: News (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/ana/angels-sign-veteran-ian-stewart-for-bench-help?ymd=20140123&content_id=66992760&vkey=news_ana)

In other news both Tanaka and Garza are now off the market. Not sure who is left for Dipoto to work with. Bronson Arroyo? Chris Capuano? Give up a first rounder for Ubaldo Jimenez? Ervin Santana for sure is not coming back. Starting rotation still looks scary, and and not in that good sort of scary either. Weaver isn't getting any younger, and his fastball is slowing down.

Jered Weaver
CJ Wilson
Hector Santiago
Mark Mulder
Joe Blanton/Garret Richards

Melfice
January 25th, 2014, 03:40 PM
The only Angels games I plan on going to are the bobblehead giveaways if that haha

KingsFan1985
February 4th, 2014, 10:07 AM
The only Angels games I plan on going to are the bobblehead giveaways if that haha

Well I guess you are only going to go to two games this year. I kid you not there are only two bobbleheads giveaways scheduled, and one of them is another Mike Trout.

2014 Promotional Schedule | angels.com: Schedule (http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=ana)

mitchrock
February 4th, 2014, 11:13 AM
Well I guess you are only going to go to two games this year. I kid you not there are only two bobbleheads giveaways scheduled, and one of them is another Mike Trout.

2014 Promotional Schedule | angels.com: Schedule (http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=ana)

I need to go for the Cowboy Rally Monkey.

Melfice
February 4th, 2014, 06:34 PM
Well I guess you are only going to go to two games this year. I kid you not there are only two bobbleheads giveaways scheduled, and one of them is another Mike Trout.

2014 Promotional Schedule | angels.com: Schedule (http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=ana)

Yep two games it will be! Unless I can't because of work and stuff. Who knows what will happen, but I'm not supporting the team when they keep trading/signing bad deals.

TooCool
February 4th, 2014, 08:48 PM
Yep two games it will be! Unless I can't because of work and stuff. Who knows what will happen, but I'm not supporting the team when they keep trading/signing bad deals.

While I'm excited for another "fresh start" with Pujols again... What is this? The 3rd year already? Fail.

I still blame Scioscia for the team's bad play. So part of me kind of wants the Halos to have yet another terrible start in April. That should finally be enough to get him canned.

Melfice
February 5th, 2014, 10:07 PM
One can hope that Scioscia is gone this April, TooCool haha

MelissaGKG
February 7th, 2014, 02:01 AM
Yep two games it will be! Unless I can't because of work and stuff. Who knows what will happen, but I'm not supporting the team when they keep trading/signing bad deals.

Well, they areee giving away a Hawaiian shirt... And I support that.

Melfice
February 8th, 2014, 11:57 AM
well, they areee giving away a hawaiian shirt... And i support that.

lol

KingsFan1985
February 8th, 2014, 11:34 PM
I actually like the Angels single A minor league team's promotion schedule better than their big league brother promo schedule.

2014 Promotions | Inland Empire 66ers Promotions (http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t401)

Pay $50+ to get a Mike Trout bobblehead at Angels stadium, or pay $8 to get one at a 66ers game? I think that's worth the 2+ hour wait prior to gate opening. The Angels promo game I'm most excited for is Tim Salmon 66ers bobblehead giveaway/autograph appearance.