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Why Trading Josh Hamilton Might Not Make Sense


According to Ken Rosenthal, the Angels have had small discussions with the Rangers and Padres about a trade involving Josh Hamilton, though talks have gotten little traction. The main reason is probably because Hamilton’s 5-year contract, signed two offseasons ago, is heavily backloaded and comes with a no-trade clause. If you include his spread out […]

Luxury Tax Tracker for the Angels

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We will use this post as a way to track the luxury tax for the Angels, and allow easy reference for anyone who wishes to view it. Arbitration estimates were done by MLB Trade Rumors, and the 0-3 + benefits is an approximation (since that number can’t be figured out before hand)

Angels acquire Matt Joyce from Rays in exchange for Kevin Jepsen

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Angels fans wanted a platoon partner for C.J Cron at DH and in return, they received a guy who is much more than that. Today, the Angels acquired OF Matt Joyce from the Rays in exchange for RHP Kevin Jepsen. The Angels traded from a position of strength and plugged a hole at the DH/bench […]

Angels’ Offseason – Part Two


<– Part One December has continued the Angels’ search for diamonds in the rough, as the Angels have made several minor league moves in order to stack up depth in needed areas:

Maniac Ball: Around the League 12/11(Winter Meetings Edition)

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Padres acquire OF Matt Kemp and C Tim Federowicz from Dodgers in exchange for C Yasmani Grandal, SP Joe Wieland and SP Zach Eflin  This trade has picked up steam in the last week or so and it finally finalized in the early hours on Thursday morning. The Padres will take on 77 million of the remaining […]

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 the Los Angeles Dodgers for Andrew Heaney, a young left-handed starting pitcher. Heaney was shipped […]

Maniac Ball: Around the League 12/10(Winter Meetings Edition)


Since we didn’t do Around the League yesterday, here are the moves that happened on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings. Jon Lester signs 6 year 155 million dollar deal with Cubs This was no shocker as the Cubs were rumored to be in on Jon Lester the moment free agency began. The soon to be 31 […]

Maniac Ball: Around The League 12/8 (Winter Meetings Edition)


With the Winter Meetings getting underway, the staff at Maniac Ball will do some analysis of all the big moves that occur during the next few days. The 1st big move occurred early this morning. Indians acquire 1B/OF Brandon Moss from A’s in exchange for 2B prospect Joey Wendle The Indians get an offensive boost […]

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