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Angels sign Jesse Chavez and Andrew Bailey

The Angels have bolstered their pitching staff in recent days with a pair of moves. On Wednesday afternoon, the Angels brought back reliever Andrew Bailey on a 1 year deal worth 1 million dollars that also includes incentives. Today, the…

State of the Angels

There’s no way around it: 2016 has been a lost season all the way around for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. While many pundits and projection systems had the Angels out of the playoff picture before the season,  the…

Garrett Richards to undergo Tommy John Surgery; Andrew Heaney has UCL damage

Garrett Richards to undergo Tommy John Surgery; Andrew Heaney has UCL damage

In stunning news Friday morning, it was announced by Yahoo’s Jeff Passan that Garrett Richards will be undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL(Ulnar Collateral Ligament). To make matters worse, Andrew Heaney‘s UCL is also damaged but it’s…

10 things to look forward to at Angels Spring Training

10 things to look forward to at Angels Spring Training

It’s that time of year again. All 30 MLB teams, including the Angels, have arrived in either Florida or Arizona with the hope of making the playoffs or taking steps forward toward doing so. In the Angels case, they hope…

Farm Recap – Week of July 13th

Farm Recap – Week of July 13th

Introducing a new series to 80 Grade Halos, is our farm recap of the week. We’ll be displaying prospects production from the following week. This past week, not a lot happened because of the All-Star break but the Angels’ farm…

Angels’ Farm Report: April 2015

Angels’ Farm Report: April 2015

After getting some looks at prospects during Spring Training, April brought upon the beginning of the Major League and minor league seasons. Here’s a look at the Angels’ minor leagues over the month of April:

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…