Tag:Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Posted on: June 1, 2009 10:45 am

Odds And Ends: Red Sox, Oswalt, Angels

Links to start the week off...

Posted on: May 29, 2009 10:01 am
Edited on: May 29, 2009 12:05 pm

Draft Roundup: Pirates, Padres, Angels

A few draft links for Friday...

  • Chuck Finder of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talked to Pirates GM Neal Huntington and president Frank Coonelly.  Huntington said signability is not "a sole driving factor," while Coonelly talked about wanting to get players signed quickly.  The Pirates seem to be leaning toward pitching with the #4 pick based on comments from scouting director Greg Smith.  ESPN's Keith Law predicted the Pirates will take high school infielder Bobby Borchering, Baseball America went with college righty Kyle Gibson, and MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo picked Aaron Crow.   Huntington said that the team's international dealings and the draft are "independent entities."  In other words, they won't go cheap in the draft in order to sign Miguel Angel Sano
  • Chris Jenkins of the San Diego Union-Tribune says the Padres are eyeing Dustin Ackley, Donovan Tate (Boras clients), high school righty Zach Wheeler, college lefty Mike Minor, and Crow at #3.  BA predicted Grant Green (another Boras client), Law chose Crow, and Mayo went with Minor.
  • The Angels have five picks in the first 48, according to Kevin Baxter of the L.A. Times.  The Halos seem to be looking at prep players: Mike Trout, Everett Williams, Jiovanni Mier, and Tyler Skaggs.
  • Rich Lederer of Baseball Analysts has a Q&A with Baseball America's Jim Callis.
  • Callis talked to scouts about righties Crow and Tanner Scheppers.
Posted on: May 28, 2009 3:35 pm
Edited on: May 28, 2009 9:52 pm

Stark On Peavy, Oswalt, Phillies, DeRosa, Giants

Let's take a look at the latest Rumblings and Grumblings column from ESPN's Jayson Stark.

  • The Padres' recent winning streak has not changed their intention of trading Jake Peavy.  The Dodgers and Cubs are in Peavy's first tier of choices, follwed by the Giants, Cardinals, and Astros.  The Angels would be the one AL team he'd consider.  The East Coast is a long shot.  Also, Peavy will want his 2011-13 partial no-trade clause to become a full no-trade.  Peavy's friend Roy Oswalt has been unsuccessful in lobbying Astros owner Drayton McLane, as the 'Stros can't take on Peavy's contract.  As for the Dodgers, GM Ned Colletti told the L.A. Times he hasn't talked to the Padres about Peavy since the pitcher vetoed the White Sox deal.
  • Stark talked to scouts who believe Oswalt has "lost his edge" and needs a change of scenery.  The Phillies have inquired on him, but they've asked about everyone: Peavy, Brandon Webb, Roy Halladay, Doug Davis, Erik Bedard, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang, Brad Penny, Chris Young and Jason Marquis.  Popular Phillies trade targets include Lou Marson, Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco, Travis D'Arnaud, Freddy Galvis, Kyle Drabek, Dominic Brown, and Antonio Bastardo.
  • The Braves are interested in bringing Mark DeRosa back to Atlanta.  He came up with them and was non-tendered in '04 after tearing his ACL.  But to deal young arms, the Braves would want an impact bat.  Stark says they're "mostly listening" rather than shopping Jeff Francoeur.  His trade value is difficult to gauge.
  • The Mets seem content to wait out the first base trade market.
  • The Giants seek a middle-of-the-order bat, and Jonathan Sanchez is being dangled.  Three targets they haven't had success on are Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu, and possibly Carlos Lee.  Lee, according to one Stark source, doesn't intend to waive his no-trade for anyone.
Posted on: May 27, 2009 1:20 pm
Edited on: May 27, 2009 2:43 pm

Heyman On Adrian Gonzalez, Peavy, Sabathia

The latest from SI's Jon Heyman...

  • Heyman believes the Padres could bring in a haul for Adrian Gonzalez beyond what the Rangers received for Mark Teixeira.  However, when asked if he's considering trading his slugging first baseman, Padres GM Kevin Towers responded, "Not at this point in time." 
  • The Cubs don't seem anxious to make a deal for Jake Peavy, and the Dodgers have the same-division hurdle.  The Brewers might not have the pitching (or inclination) to get it done.  Towers will continue to try to find a team Peavy likes while also matching the package offered by the White Sox: Aaron Poreda, Clayton Richard, and two minor league pitchers.
  • Heyman says the Angels bid about $140MM for C.C. Sabathia last winter, making the Yankees' $161MM winning bid appear more appropriate.
Posted on: May 23, 2009 11:11 am
Edited on: May 26, 2009 5:17 pm

Odds & Ends: Giles, Vlad, Bay

Links for your Memorial Day weekend...

Posted on: May 20, 2009 6:03 pm

Davidoff On Free Agents

Newsday's Ken Davidoff runs through six current free agents, digging up new information about a few.

  • Paul Byrd never received a call from the Angels, so he'll continue to wait until later this summer to see what's available.
  • Frank Thomas is working with hitting coach Mike Easler, who believes "Frank might give it to the All-Star break."  Easler says another client of his, Jacque Jones, could help a club.
  • Jim Edmonds would play in the right situation, but his agent Paul Cohen doesn't know if there will be an offer.  Damion Easley, another Cohen client, would also like to continue his career.
  • A friend of Orlando Hernandez's tells Davidoff he's considering a comeback.  El Duque didn't pitch in the Majors last year.
  • In my opinion, these free agents are better served playing independent league ball than working out privately.
Posted on: May 14, 2009 8:48 am
Edited on: May 18, 2009 12:28 pm

Angels Sign Rudy Seanez

MONDAY, 11:08am: Ken Davidoff of Newsday wrote on Saturday that the Angels signed Seanez to a minor league deal.

THURSDAY, 3:18pm: According to Bill Shakin of the L.A. Times, Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed his club's interest in Seanez this afternoon, but admitted that a deal might not be finalized for a few weeks.  

"Rudy's arm looks great," said Scioscia, just before adding that the 40-year-old is "going to need some time...  It's not like you're going to see him here in a week or two."  Look for him in early June.

7:41am: According to Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times, the Angels are close to signing journeyman reliever Rudy Seanez to a minor league deal.  Seanez, 40, posted a 3.53 ERA in 43.3 innings for the Phillies last year despite walking 5.2 per nine innings.  The Angels' bullpen needs all the help it can get.

Back on March 23rd, Diamond Leung had an interesting blog post about Seanez.  Check it out.

Posted on: May 7, 2009 5:53 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2009 6:13 pm

Stark On Pitchers, Vlad, Sabathia, Crawford

More from Jayson Stark's Rumblings and Grumblings column today...

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