Trades Boost Dodgers’ Chances To Spend Internationally
LOS ANGELES—Among other things, baseball’s current labor agreement put into place a new system limiting how much teams can spend to sign international amateurs. But the Dodgers are finding ways [...]
Dodgers Midseason Update: Yasiel Puig’s Banner Debut Highlights First Half
Best Player: With fewer than 100 plate appearances in professional baseball before this spring, Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig took the Dodgers spring training by storm, batting over .500 in Cactus [...]
Sisk Could Fill A Need For Angels
He wasn't able to make a trade for Dan Haren, losing the veteran to free agency. But Dipoto did deal Ervin Santana to the Royals for minor league reliever Brandon Sisk, 27, who steps into an area of particular need in the Angels system: lefthanded relief.
Angels Lose DiSarcina To Red Sox
There have been headline-grabbing, mega-millions moves at the major league level in each of Jerry Dipoto's two winters as Angels general manager. At the same time, however, Dipoto has taken the Angels' scouting and player development departments through a virtually complete makeover.
Angels’ Cowart Has Opportunity Ahead Of Him
Third base is the Angels' only infield position that still carries a question mark for the future. The position belongs to Alberto Callaspo at this point. But the Angels are not committed to Callaspo beyond 2013—opening the door for a quick rise to the big leagues if top prospect Kaleb Cowart is up the challenge.
Angels’ Cassevah Ends Season On A High Note In AFL
When the 2012 season ended, righthander Bobby Cassevah figured his next assignment would be somewhere in Latin America when winter ball started.
Richards Could Be Piece Of Angels’ 2013 Puzzle
Righthander Garrett Richards has a live arm and a raw but impressive arsenal of pitches. But there is another asset that could prove most valuable in his immediate future: He works cheap.
Iannetta’s Signing Puts Off Conger’s Arrival
When the Angels made Hank Conger their first-round pick in the 2006 draft, it was no doubt with the hope that the switch-hitter would be their everyday catcher one day. That day—if it ever comes—has now been pushed at least three years into the future.
Angels Could See More Of Maronde
A third-round pick in the 2011 draft, lefthander Nick Maronde made a fast rise through the Angels system this year. The 23-year-old started the year in high Class A, even went backward to the Rookie-level Arizona League after a lat muscle injury, but finished it with the Angels as a September callup being used as a situational reliever in crucial games by manager Mike Scioscia.
Angels Embark On Rebuilding Farm System
For all the attention their $150 million payroll gets, the Angels are built on a strong foundation of homegrown players. The system behind that group, however, is thin.
Cowart Next To Carry The Banner For Angels’ System
Bill Plunkett selects end-of-season award winners for the Angels system, selecting the Best Player, Best Pitcher and a player to keep an eye on.
Geltz Fits Angels’ Reliever Mold
No doubt, Steven Geltz had heard tales of the luxurious lives of big leaguers. But he was still a little startled when he saw it firsthand.