The Time for the Angels to Spend is Now

Although the trade for Andrelton Simmons locked up shortstop for the next half-decade, it did not fill any of the club’s major holes for the 2016 season. After the 2015 season, the following players became free agents: C – Chris…

Angels Trade for Simmons, Deal from the Future for the Future

The start of the Billy Eppler-era has begun with a commitment to defense. The club acquired Andrelton Simmons Thursday night, quite possibly the best defender we’ve seen in the last few decades. In the process, they sent to the Atlanta…

Garrett Richards: New Season, (Mostly) Same Results

Garrett Richards: New Season, (Mostly) Same Results

After missing the final month-and-a-half of last season to a terrible knee injury, you had to wonder what percentage Garrett Richards would be of his 2014 self as we moved to 2015. It was going to be difficult for Richards…

Cause for Concern for Mike Morin?

Cause for Concern for Mike Morin?

Last year, Mike Morin provided solid value as a middle reliever who was also used in the set-up role here and there, posting a 2.90 ERA and 3.08 FIP across 59 innings pitched. After another rough outing on Sunday, Morin…

2015 Preview: American League East

2015 Preview: American League East

We continue our 2015 preview with the American League East Baltimore Orioles After winning the division in 2014, the Orioles will look to to overcome an offseason in which they saw more subtractions than additions. Key Additions: Everth Cabrera, SS.…

2015 Preview: National League East

2015 Preview: National League East

Hello all, and welcome to our 2015 preview series! We will kick it off with the National League East. Atlanta Braves After finishing 79-83, the Braves decided to enter the rebuild/retool phase, trading away major short-term assets to gain more…

On the Possible Acquisition of Chase Utley by the Angels

Alden Gonzalez posted on Twitter that Philadelphia Phillies’ Second Baseman Chase Utley could be acquired if a team is willing to take on his contract. Utley, who turned 36 this offseason, continues to be a valuable piece when he is…

Visualization of 2014 Performance for Angels’ Hitters

Visualization of 2014 Performance for Angels’ Hitters

Everything is relative, especially performance in baseball. So when comparing a player, it is important to set a baseline. A pretty standard comparison is to the major league average, which makes sense, since it gives you a decent rule of…