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Angels with worst farm system ever?
According to Keith Law, it is by far. They traded their top two prospects in the Andrelton Simmons deal. No one is remotely close to top-100 status. Without huge returns in the 2016 draft, they may need to trade Mike Trout. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)
Age 40 didn't slow down Bob Boone
As you might expect, there haven't been many regular catchers in their 40s. But Boone actually won a Gold Glove at age 40 and again at 41. All-time age-40 All-Star team
Mike Trout vs. Felix Hernandez
So far it's been all Trout: .354/.389/.646 with four home runs in 65 at-bats. He homered twice off Hernandez in 2015, including an eight-pitch battle in their first meeting of the season. Hitter vs. pitcher matchups to watch
Where will Austin Jackson end up?
Jackson is a capable everyday CF who may have to accept a corner or backup OF spot at this point. He'd be an upgrade for non-contenders like the A's, Phillies and Reds or a useful piece for contenders like the Orioles, Indians, Angels and Cardinals. Unsigned free agents (Insider)
Angels lost big on Hamilton, Pujols
Josh Hamilton's five-year, $125 million contract ended with the Angels paying him to play elsewhere. Albert Pujols' 10-year, $240 million contract isn't pretty either. David Schoenfield examines how others fared in Year 1 of their mega-deals. Free agents after mega-contracts
Andrew Heaney is key to Angels' success
If Los Angeles is going to have a shot at contending for the playoffs this year, it will need to rely on its pitching and improved defense, Buster Olney writes. That means Heaney, who broke out last year, must continue to improve. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)
A change in approach in Orange County?
In Billy Eppler's first few months as GM of the Angels, it appears the team is trending toward adding contact hitters with at least average defense. Coincidence or not, there is something very Royals-esque about this, Buster Olney writes. Olney's blog (Insider)
Hamstrung by giant contracts and a barren farm system, the Angels haven't given Mike Trout & Co. much help to keep pace in the AL West.
Landing Simmons a win for Angels
It cost L.A. a top pitching prospect in Sean Newcomb, but acquiring Andrelton Simmons from the Braves looks like one of the best moves of the winter. Simmons is signed to a team-friendly deal through 2020 and is a sure thing, unlike Newcomb. Schoenfield: Top 5 offseason moves
C.J. Wilson likely staying with Angels
Though he was considered by many as a likely trade candidate for this offseason, 35-year-old Wilson will probably play for the Angels in 2016. The upcoming season marks the final year of his five-season, $77.5 million deal with Los Angeles. MLB rumors roundup
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been cleared to hit off a tee, but it doesn't appear to accelerate the timetable of his return as he rehabs from November surgery in his right foot.
L.A. facing outfield void
Because Angels owner Arte Moreno chose to stay below the $189 million luxury-tax threshold, the team could operate with a two-man platoon in left field in 2016. MLB rumors roundup
The Detroit Tigers have acquired Kody Eaves from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jefry Marte in a swap of infielders.
The Angels and Gold Glove right fielder Kole Calhoun have reached agreement on a $3.4 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
How much will Pujols play?
Albert Pujols underwent surgery on his right foot back in November. How is Los Angeles planning on incorporating the first baseman back into action? Injury updates (Insider)
The Orioles picked up 29-year-old outfielder Efren Navarro, who hit .253 in 54 games last season, from the Angels on Tuesday in exchange for cash.
What's next for Juan Uribe?
The veteran infielder remains a free agent, and the Indians and Angels might be his most logical fits. MLB rumors roundup
The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with right-hander Garrett Richards by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $6.425 million for the upcoming season.
The Angels have claimed infielder Ronald Torreyes off waivers from the Yankees.
ICYMI: A weather report from Mike Trout
Angels outfielder and weather enthusiast Mike Trout didn't seem fazed by the snow, reporting on the road conditions near his home in Millville, N.J., or his team being called the "California Angels."
Trout: 'Up all night' monitoring storm
Still in the midst of the baseball offseason, Mike Trout spent some time on The Weather Channel delivering a report on the conditions in his hometown of Millville, N.J. 'I love the weather'
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