Offseason

A Look Ahead: Rule V Draft 2015

A Look Ahead: Rule V Draft 2015

As we move along this offseason, organizations are preparing for the upcoming Rule V Draft, especially with the deadline to protect players from the draft (by adding them to the 40-man roster) being November 20th.

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…

2015 Preview: National League Central

2015 Preview: National League Central

Now that we have taken a look at the East Coast, let’s take a look at the National League Central in our 2015 preview series.   Chicago Cubs After several (hundred) frustrating seasons, the Chicago Cubs and their fans finally…

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…

10 Things to Look Forward to in Spring Training

10 Things to Look Forward to in Spring Training

The smell of baseball is in the air again. The smell of the grass and the sound of the ball meeting the bat is here. In just 3 days, Angels pitchers and catchers will report to Tempe Diablo Stadium in…

Nick Tropeano: Hidden Gem

Nick Tropeano: Hidden Gem

On Saturday, Maniac Ball released the Top 5 Angels Prospects and most of the choices were not all that surprising. Andrew Heaney is a consensus top 30 prospect in baseball and ranked at the top of the list. Sean Newcomb…