Angels Trade Trevor Gott, Michael Brady for Yunel Escobar

Hooray a trade! On Thursday, the Angels sent right-handed pitchers Trevor Gott (23) and Michael Brady (28) to the Washington Nationals for 33-year-old infielder Yunel Escobar. The move is Billy Eppler’s second trade for an infielder, this one filling a completely different…

Source: Angels “Making Progress” on Signing Yoenis Cespedes

80GradeHalos has learned via an MLB source that the Angels in contact with Roc Nation/CAA Sports tonight and the team is making progress on a deal for free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. It is unclear if a deal is close…

Interview With MLB Player Agent Rafa Nieves

80 Grade Halos had the opportunity to interview Rafa Nieves, an MLB Player Agent who represents over 70 Major and Minor League Players. You can follow Rafa on Twitter @RafaANieves. Everyone here at 80GH thanks Rafa for his time.  …

Angels-Cubs: The Perfect Trade Partners

Angels-Cubs: The Perfect Trade Partners

Like Eggs and Bacon, the Angels and the Cubs are a perfect match. The Cubs need starting pitching, the Angels need young, controllable offense pieces. And what do you know, the Cubs have young offensive pieces and the Angels have…

The future of Maniac Ball

The future of Maniac Ball

Hi everyone, A year and a half after opening Maniac Ball we are at a bit of a crossroads. The writing team we put together has taken on many different forms and is once again changing. With this, and the…

Analysis of the Ricardo Sanchez/Kyle Kubitza Trade

Analysis of the Ricardo Sanchez/Kyle Kubitza Trade

On Thursday, the Angels dealt 17-year-old left-handed starting pitching prospect Ricardo Sanchez to the Braves for 24-year-old third-base prospect Kyle Kubitza and 24-year-old relief pitching prospect Nate Hyatt. Sanchez was ManiacBall’s #3 prospect in our upcoming prospect list. Kubitza will…

Angels Trade Kendrick to Dodgers for Andrew Heaney/Acquire Josh Rutledge from Rockies

Angels Trade Kendrick to Dodgers for Andrew Heaney/Acquire Josh Rutledge from Rockies

Source: #Dodgers are flipping Andrew Heaney to #Angels. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 Dodgers are acquiring Howie Kendrick from Angels, according to baseball source. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) December 11, 2014 The Angels are sending Howie Kendrick to…

Angels in on Lester?

Angels in on Lester?

Tom Loxas from Cubs Insider is reporting that the Angels are the mystery team in on Jon Lester.   Agent says Angels are mystery team for Lester. — TomLoxas (@TomLoxas) December 4, 2014   Yesterday, we learned of a mystery team…