The Angels introduced Billy Eppler as their 12th general manager on Monday, a day after their season ended. The big-budget club missed the postseason for the fifth time in six years.
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The Cy Young races hold a lot of intrigue, where Cubs ace Jake Arrieta could trump the Dodgers' duo of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.
Angels retaining manager Mike Scioscia
Angels owner Arte Moreno announced that Scioscia would return for his 17th season with the team, one day after L.A. narrowly missed out on the postseason. The Angels have made the playoffs once in their last six seasons.
Angels rise in Power Rankings
Despite just missing out on the postseason, Los Angeles climbed a spot in our rankings. Where is the team slotted to end the season? Find out here
What's in store for the Los Angeles Angels and their new general manager, Billy Eppler? Jim Bowden has their five biggest offseason objectives.
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The more a team's playoff odds fluctuate, the more on edge its followers are. Conversely, the earlier a team locks up a playoff spot or falls far out of the race by pegging its odds close to one extreme or the other, the more its games blend together and its fans look forward to the playoffs (or football). So let's use those playoff odds to determine which team had MLB's most exciting regular season in 2015.
Hank Aaron Award finalists: AL West
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Here are the nominees for each AL West team:
- Houston Astros: Carlos Correa
- Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout
- Oakland Athletics: Josh Reddick
- Seattle Mariners: Nelson Cruz
- Texas Rangers: Prince Fielder
Grantland: The 30 Finale: Throw Your Hands Up Like Max Scherzer and Say Goodbye to the Regular Season
Before the Yankees and Astros square off tomorrow, let's sort through 2015 and take one last look at the good, the bad, and the Scherzer. It's the finale of the 30!
Kris Bryant has top selling MLB jersey
Nope, not Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Clayton Kershaw. The Cubs rookie 3B had the best selling jersey in MLB during the regular season. Giants' Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey were No. 2 and 3 with Kershaw, Trout and Harper following.
Angels to hire Eppler as GM
Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler has been hired by the Angels as general manager, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand and multiple reports. The hire will be announced Monday. The L.A. Times first reported the news.
The Los Angeles Angels have hired New York Yankees executive Billy Eppler as their new general manger, the team announced Sunday night.
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Congrats, your team is headed to the postseason. But does their style of play work under the bright lights of October? David Schoenfield examines the formula for playoff success.
Why Joe Smith takes elevators
Just like any other day, the Angels reliever walked down a flight of steps at the team hotel in Minneapolis last month. Well, he almost made it down. Instead, Smith slipped, sprained his ankle and was out two weeks. Injuries of the year
Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season.
Hamels' gem clinches AL West for Rangers
Cole Hamels allowed three hits and struck out eight in a complete game to lift Texas to the AL West crown with a 9-2 victory. With the loss, the Angels are eliminated from the postseason. Box score
Hamels settles down for Rangers
Albert Pujols started this crucial matchup with a two-run HR off Rangers SP Cole Hamels. But Hamels just finished his fifth inning with the score still 2-1 in the Angels' favor. L.A. needs this one if it hopes to make the playoffs. Follow live
Pujols starts must-win in style
Albert Pujols hit his 40th HR of the season in the first inning to put Los Angeles ahead 2-0 over the Rangers. The Angels need to win today and get some help to make the playoffs. Follow live
What's at stake today
The Angels can't win a wild-card spot outright, but they can still force a tie for it. The Astros clinch a playoff spot with a win, but which one will it be? That depends on the Texas Rangers, who could really simplify things by just winning the division title on Sunday.
Angels-Rangers was game of the year
The pitching performance of the year belonged to Max Scherzer on Saturday, but the Angels' miraculous comeback win over the Rangers was the game of the year. Saturday's Top 5
Still so much baseball left
The Astros still have a teeny bit of breathing room. They can afford to lose one more game, as long as the Angels lose tomorrow, too. The Halos, on the other hand, need the Astros to lose both weekend games in order to clinch the wild-card spot.
On the cusp of clinching the AL West, the Rangers blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against an Angels team that couldn't afford to lose if it's going to stay in the AL wild-card race.
The Angels mount one of the most improbable rallies of the major league season to deny Texas. Check out the game's turning points.