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  1. Peter Bourjos guaranteed the Angels would make the playoffs

    Apr 11, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT

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    The Angels are currently behind the Houston Astros in the standings. THE ASTROS.  But don’t worry, y’all. Peter Bourjos says the Angels GOT THIS: “We’re going to be in the playoffs,” the Angels outfielder said. “I guarantee you that because we have a great team.” Of course, Bourjos said that before they got their butts…

  2. Josh Hamilton rebounds, but Rangers beat Angels 7-3

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas

    Even though Josh Hamilton finished his return to Texas by going 3-for-5, the Rangers claimed the series Sunday night, beating the Angels 7-3. Unfortunately, Hamilton failed to come through when it would have made the biggest difference. After Yu Darvish opened the top of the first with a walk, a hit by pitch and another…

  3. Yankees close to acquiring Vernon Wells from Angels

    Mar 24, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    The Yankees’ front office sure is getting desperate. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, there are serious trade talks taking place between the Angels and Yankees concerning outfielder Vernon Wells. Passan says the deal could be completed by the end of the day Sunday if Wells signs off on it. Wells has a full no-trade…

  4. 2013 Preview: Los Angeles Angels

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Los Angeles Angels. The Big Question: Can the Angels slug their way to an AL West title? With the…

  5. Vernon Wells is tattooing the ball but it shouldn’t make a difference

    Mar 14, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    Vernon Wells

    I saw the headline “Vernon Wells trying to hit his way into the Angels’ outfield,” and my first thought was that this was some sort of Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan situation. WATCH OUT, MIKE TROUT! But really: Wells is totally raking this spring: .389/.455/.889 with three homers.  granted (a) he’s playing later in games and is…

  6. Angels have discussed trade for Tigers starter Rick Porcello

    Dec 15, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT

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    The Angels beefed up their offense in a big way this week, signing Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million free agent contract. Now they’re looking to further address their starting rotation needs. According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, Anaheim’s decision-makers have “been in contact” with the Tigers about a potential trade for right-handed starter…

  7. Angels finalize five-year, $125 million contract with Josh Hamilton

    Dec 15, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Josh Hamilton has passed his physical with the Angels, making his new five-year, $125 million contract is official. He’s scheduled to be introduced at a news conference in Anaheim at 2:30 p.m. ET this afternoon. Per Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Hamilton’s contract includes a no-trade clause and is slightly…

  8. Shocker: Josh Hamilton signs a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels

    Dec 13, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

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    The hot stove season always takes unexpected turns, and this afternoon it took the most unexpected turn we’ve seen in some time.  Seemingly out of nowhere the Los Angeles Angels swooped in and signed Josh Hamilton.  Legendary L.A. radio man Joe McDonnell had the first news that a deal with close. Within an hour it…

  9. Angels set to go with Trout-Bourjos-Trumbo outfield

    Nov 4, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos, Mike Trout

    Speaking about the decision not to make a qualifying offer to free agent Torii Hunter on Friday, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said he intends to go young and cheap in the outfield next season. That means it’ll likely be Mike Trout in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Mark Trumbo in right on Opening Day.…

  10. Did not calling up Mike Trout earlier cost the Angels a playoff spot?

    Oct 2, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Lost in Mike Trout‘s historic rookie season and the heated AL MVP debate is that the Angels didn’t call him up from Triple-A until April 28 and will likely end up missing the playoffs by 2-3 games. Obviously there’s no guarantee that having Trout from Opening Day on would have equaled 2-3 more wins for…

  11. Torii Hunter expected to re-sign with the Angels

    Sep 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter

    Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Torii Hunter is expected to re-sign with the Angels this offseason: Torii Hunter came away from a recent lunch meeting with General Manager Jerry Dipoto convinced the Angels would make a strong push to re-sign him after his five-year, $90-million contract expires in October. Hunter is having a…

  12. Mark Trumbo hitting .194 with 65 strikeouts in last 43 games

    Sep 11, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Not so long ago Mark Trumbo seemed headed for a breakout season, making the All-Star team on the basis of a huge first half and hitting .307 with 27 homers, 16 doubles, and a .988 OPS in 85 games through July 20. And then he just stopped hitting. Since then Trumbo has played 43 games,…

  13. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  14. Angels, Rays discussing trade involving James Shields

    Jul 24, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported over the weekend that the Angels had serious interest in acquiring starter James Shields from the Rays. And now it appears Anaheim is getting serious. From ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian comes word that the Halos and Rays have discussed a trade that would send Shields out west in exchange for…

  15. Report: Angels make Peter Bourjos, Kendrys Morales available

    Jul 18, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos

    According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Angels are willing to part with Peter Bourjos in order to upgrade their bullpen and could consider dealing Kendrys Morales as well. Bourjos, perhaps baseball’s premier defensive center fielder, has been made expendable in Anaheim by the emergence of Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo. Still, there are a…

  16. X-rays negative on Mike Trout’s pinkie finger, should be back Tuesday

    Jul 2, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Sure, now that he’s a big star and all, Mike Trout can afford to let a sore pinkie knock him out of the lineup.

  17. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 25, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Derek Norris

    I’m back after a week’s vacation. I wrote up a long sappy version of it last week, but here’s the short version: San Diego for five days, during which I took Mookie and Carlo to their first ever major league game to see the Rangers vs. the Padres last Monday night. It was a doubly…

  18. Peter Bourjos is firmly planted on the Angels’ bench

    Jun 11, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Peter Bourjos has started just two of the Angels’ last nine games as the combination of his poor first two months and Mike Trout‘s arrival pushed the Opening Day center fielder to the bench. Bourjos is an amazing defensive center fielder who last season hit well enough to be one of the best all-around outfielders…

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Twins 3, Athletics 2: Holy ninth inning rally, Batman! Josh Willingham hits a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Brian Fuentes after the Twins were shutout for six innings by Jarrod Parker and two by Jerry Blevins and Grant Balfour. Angels 5, Yankees 1: The Angels win again and are now…

  20. Vernon Wells needs thumb surgery, will miss 8-10 weeks

    May 21, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Vernon Wells AP

    The Angels’ outfield logjam is suddenly a lot less complicated. Angels’ television broadcaster Victor Rojas reports that Vernon Wells will have surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. He can resume baseball activities in 8-10 weeks, which means he’ll likely be out until around the start of August. Of…

  21. Vernon Wells likely DL bound with thumb injury

    May 21, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Vernon Wells

    As if losing a 13-inning game against the Padres on an error-induced walk-off run scored by a pitcher who pinch-hit wasn’t bad enough, the Angels also lost Vernon Wells and Ryan Langerhans to injuries. Wells injured his thumb stealing second base and Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that he was wearing a cast after the…

  22. Angels and Nationals should consider a smaller trade

    May 11, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

    Alberto Callaspo

    Many are trying to set the Nationals up with Peter Bourjos after they lost another starting outfielder to injury in Jayson Werth over the weekend. That’d be nice and all, but the artillery is lacking to pull it off. Instead, I’m thinking about a smaller deal here, if the two teams have in fact talked:…

  23. Angels, Nationals reportedly discussing Peter Bourjos trade

    May 11, 2012, 1:29 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    We detailed earlier today that Peter Bourjos seems to have gone missing. Now tonight we find that multiple teams are looking for him. The Los Angeles Angels center fielder hasn’t played much since the Angels called up uber-prospect Mike Trout from the minors, losing ground in a crowded outfield race that also includes Vernon Wells,…

  24. Missing persons alert: Peter Bourjos

    May 10, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos

    Peter Bourjos is a reigning gold glove winner. Probably the best defensive center fielder in the game.  But the dude has been riding pine like crazy lately: Peter Bourjos’ game-changing speed and Gold Glove-caliber defense don’t do the Angels any good on the bench, but that’s where those tools were again Wednesday night. The center fielder was…

  25. Will Jered Weaver’s no-hitter help Angels turn things around?

    May 3, 2012, 2:35 AM EDT

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    Jered Weaver couldn’t hold back the tears in the aftermath of his first career no-hitter on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins. After an emotional celebration with his Angels teammates, he hugged his parents and his wife before taking the microphone to address the crowd. “My mom, my dad, my wife, I mean this is…

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