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Stirrups

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Shopping starts today

Black Friday is here. Deals are everywhere. Why not for a 2B & 3B?

Welcome to Black Friday. There are deals everywhere, trying to attract your anxious need to spend something so that you save something. Who has been waiting months just to rush out and find a great deal on a vacuum cleaner? Or toilet paper?

Getting a jump on things you were going to buy in this season of gift-giving I understand. And I also understand the desire to get busy as an MLB G.M. and start making things happen to...

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Take the Billy Eppler beginning of offseason approval poll!

Circa November 2017, how do Angels fans feel about their General Manager? This article is titled the “beginning of offseason” approval poll even though it has been nearly three weeks since the offseason has officially begun. Though these results may be slightly skewed (i.e. after Justin Upton was re-signed to a 5 year, $106 million deal), it is important this data can be collected so as to track general sentiment over time. So everyone, please, take the poll! As a refresher, here are a...

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Rahul Setty

Take the Billy Eppler beginning of offseason approval poll!

Circa November 2017, how do Angels fans feel about their General Manager?

This article is titled the “beginning of offseason” approval poll even though it has been nearly three weeks since the offseason has officially begun. Though these results may be slightly skewed (i.e. after Justin Upton was re-signed to a 5 year, $106 million deal), it is important this data can be collected so as to track general sentiment over time. So everyone, please, take the poll!

As a refresher, here are a...

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Stirrups

ThanksLinks: Take the day off

I give thanks for you peoples, and thanks for the Angels.

Ok. It’s Thanksgiving Day. You should not be here reading this. I wrote this yesterday so I have an excuse.

You should be with your friends and families, giving thanks for all the blessings in your life against any of the woes. You are above ground, and that is the most important thing. It will not last in spite of all your current thought processes.

So don’t make me write a lot of stuff for you to read. Go forth and be...

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Former Tigers manager Ausmus joins front office

The Angels announced Wednesday that they've added former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to their front office as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.

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JeffJoiner

Who Do We Love To Hate 5: The AL East

In what will likely be the most heated thread, we come across two absolutely loathsome teams and the remainder of the only division in baseball that matters to ESPN and the baseball media.

This is the AL East. We know who it is. Let the battle begin.

Who do we love to hate:

Boston Roid Sux: legions of drunk, obnoxious, often racist and quite a bit bandwagonny fans in pre faded hats cheered on the biggest roid cheats in recent history: David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. Prior to the tainted...

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Stirrups

HumpLinks: It’s a Brave new world

Ron Manfred burns Atlanta to the ground

Commissioner Manfred burned Atlanta to the ground, stripping their farm system and banishing their execs. It’s a devastating blow to the franchise but at least Manfred waited until the Braves got their shiny new stadium funded out of the pockets of the local public. And now we know: committing federal crimes and hacking into computer databases and stealing information from your partners might be bad, but don’t you dare get caught paying too much...

Yardbarker: Los Angeles Angels

Brad Ausmus hired by Angels to front office position

Brad Ausmus has found a new job after spending the past four seasons as manager of the Tigers.According to the Orange County Register, Ausmus will be a special assistant to the general manager for the Angels. His role will include assisting with scouting and evaluating players both inside and outside of the organization.Ausmus was hired by the Tigers in 2013 and went on to lead them to a 314-332 regular season record. Detroit advanced to the postseason one time during that span.In September,...

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Angels To Hire Brad Ausmus As Special Assistant To GM

The Angels are set to hire former Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. In further Angels news, George A. King III of the New York Post tweets that they’ve also settled on Yankees minor league catching coordinator Josh Paul as their new bench coach. Ausmus, 48, spent the 2014-17 seasons as the Tigers’ manager but was let go at the end of the ’17 season as the Tigers sought a new voice for their...

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Source: Paul to be Angels' bench coach

The Angels have hired former Major League catcher Josh Paul as their bench coach, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday.

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Angels' top prospect gives back in Louisville

Angels first-round Draft pick Jo Adell took some time to give back to his hometown of Louisville on Sunday, hosting a turkey drive to provide Thanksgiving dinners to families in need.

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If I were Billy Eppler..., Part V

What we learned from this exercise: walking the tightrope between present and future is dangerous yet exhilarating. Welcome to the fifth installment of the If I were Billy Eppler series, where HH writers explicate the transactions for their desired Angels offseason. Previous editions by various authors can be found here: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV In order to rosterbate responsibly, guidelines for the series are as follows. For the luxury tax payroll, the $142.3 million...

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Rahul Setty

If I were Billy Eppler..., Part V

What we learned from this exercise: walking the tightrope between present and future is dangerous yet exhilarating.

Welcome to the fifth installment of the If I were Billy Eppler series, where HH writers explicate the transactions for their desired Angels offseason. Previous editions by various authors can be found here: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV

In order to rosterbate responsibly, guidelines for the series are as follows.

For the luxury tax payroll, the $142.3 million...

Yardbarker: Los Angeles Angels

Report: Angels, Mets interested in acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Tigers

The New York Mets and the Los Angeles Angels have had initial discussions with the Detroit Tigers about acquiring Ian Kinsler, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. The 35-year-old Kinsler just wrapped up the worst season of his major league career. His OPS+ of 90 across 551 at-bats in 2017 was far below his career average of 109. After he hit .288 with 28 home runs and 83 RBIs in 2016, Kinsler saw his average drop to .236 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs. The right-handed second baseman will...

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Who Do We Love To Hate 4: The AL West

They say familiarity brings contempt. Well, we see these guys nearly 20 times a year. These franchises stand in the way of our most direct path to the postseason and each, at times, has been a thorn in our side. But which AL West rival do we love to hate the most? Oakland A’s: our natural geographic rival from up north. The roided up Bash Bros beating out the Joyner/Finley Angels of the 80s and 90s are some of my earliest baseball memories. Bill Beane, Moneyball, and a sewage infested...

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JeffJoiner

Who Do We Love To Hate 4: The AL West

They say familiarity brings contempt. Well, we see these guys nearly 20 times a year. These franchises stand in the way of our most direct path to the postseason and each, at times, has been a thorn in our side.

But which AL West rival do we love to hate the most?

Oakland A’s: our natural geographic rival from up north. The roided up Bash Bros beating out the Joyner/Finley Angels of the 80s and 90s are some of my earliest baseball memories. Bill Beane, Moneyball, and a sewage infested...

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Stirrups

TuesdoLinks: Tis a fowl week

The Best Damned Daily Baseball Links don’t take holidays!

It’s not a good week for lots of fun news, and some news is pretty harsh (looking at you, Atlanta). But we make do with what we can.

Stuff yourselves with some spicy Offseason-Links:

A Little Bit of Angels News

With the Rule 5 deadline being yesterday afternoon (for us here on the West Coast), we remained vigilant on behalf of our top prospects (relative, obviously, to what might constitute “top prospects” in the world where...

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If I were Billy Eppler ..., Part IV

Prepare to be underwhelmed...until the very end What’s going on, Halo fans? We’re on the fourth installment of this series meaning it’s my time to give this offseason simulation a crack. We’re under the same presumption that we have $45 million to work with and trades have to be as realistic as possible (even if it means giving up players we highly value). Like everyone else, my arbitration figures come from MLBTR’s estimates. Let’s jump into it. I realize the “Trout...

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Chase C. Kimura

If I were Billy Eppler ..., Part IV

Prepare to be underwhelmed...until the very end

What’s going on, Halo fans? We’re on the fourth installment of this series meaning it’s my time to give this offseason simulation a crack. We’re under the same presumption that we have $45 million to work with and trades have to be as realistic as possible (even if it means giving up players we highly value). Like everyone else, my arbitration figures come from MLBTR’s estimates. Let’s jump into it.

I realize the “Trout...

Yardbarker: Los Angeles Angels

Angels protect Jaime Barria, Michael Hermosillo, Jesus Castillo, and Jake Jewell from the Rule 5 draft

The Rule 5 draft takes place on December 14th in Orlando Today is the deadline for teams who want to protect their minor league prospects from the Rule 5 Draft. In order to do that, teams must add players to their 40 man roster which means a few things: They take up a roster spot It starts their “options” years Subjects them to waivers, pay changes, etc. Currently, the Angels only have 32 players on their 40 man roster so making room to protect players is not an issue. The other thing...

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