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  • @Angels • 21h

    Fansided: What will the Joe Maddon Way look like for the Angels?

    Since Joe Maddon left Anaheim after the 2005 season he had to cultivate a philosophy that would work in both a small-market like Tampa Bay that had a plethora of young home-grown talent, but not much extra resources to improve a team through free agency.

    Maddon was successful in Tampa Bay by building a culture where there was a great team chemistry. He seemed to know how fast to bring the kids in the farm system along and based his team philosophy on a similar parallel to the Mike Scioscia led teams from 2000-2009. Maddon built a solid starting rotation with a bullpen that was lights out despite not having many big names.

    Since Joe Maddon left Anaheim after the 2005 season he had to cultivate a philosophy that would work in both a small-market like Tampa Bay that had a plethora of young home-grown talent, but not much extra resources to improve a team through free agency.

    Maddon was successful in Tampa Bay by building a culture where there was a great team chemistry. He seemed to know how fast to bring the kids in the farm system along and based his team philosophy on a similar parallel to the Mike Scioscia led teams from 2000-2009. Maddon built a solid starting rotation with a bullpen that was lights out despite not having many big names.

  • @Angels • 2d

    Halos Heaven: WeekEnd HaloLinks: We Found The Homers

    PLAYOFFS

    The Yankee aura dug it's own grave last night. How much more of this ALCS shall we endure before it casts itself down within and the Astros can shovel the dirt back over so we can move forward with an exciting and entertaining World Series?

    Certainly, the Yankees lost the game 8-3. For all practical purposes they have lost the series, and their season, now trailing 1 game to 3 and needing to sweep through at least Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole to survive.

    PLAYOFFS

    The Yankee aura dug it's own grave last night. How much more of this ALCS shall we endure before it casts itself down within and the Astros can shovel the dirt back over so we can move forward with an exciting and entertaining World Series?

    Certainly, the Yankees lost the game 8-3. For all practical purposes they have lost the series, and their season, now trailing 1 game to 3 and needing to sweep through at least Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole to survive.

  • @Angels • 3d

    Halos Heaven: SBNation FanPulse: Most think Yankees have the worst playoff fans

    Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Angels fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

    Baseball fans were asked of the four League Championship Series teams, which team had the worst fans, and the results were very conclusive.

    Despite the Cardinals winning multiple World Series since the turn of the century, the Astros recently having a run of success, and the Nationals brashness, over 60% of voters stated that the Yankees were the team with the "worst" fans.

    Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Angels fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

    Baseball fans were asked of the four League Championship Series teams, which team had the worst fans, and the results were very conclusive.

    Despite the Cardinals winning multiple World Series since the turn of the century, the Astros recently having a run of success, and the Nationals brashness, over 60% of voters stated that the Yankees were the team with the "worst" fans.

  • @Angels • 3d

    Fansided: LA Angels: Joe Maddon Said David Fletcher Can Be an All Star, and He's Right

    However, Maddon did offer some chatter about his new LA Angels team. He referred to Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani as transcendent talents, said the team needs pitching, and so on.

    However, the most interesting part came when Maddon began talking about David Fletcher. He said when the Cubs hosted the Angels last year, no one impressed him more than Fletcher did (Trout didn't play).

    "David Fletcher is exciting to me. He's potentially a Major League All Star."

    That may sound like an overly bold statement from the Angels' newest skipper, but it's more reasonable than you'd expect.

    However, Maddon did offer some chatter about his new LA Angels team. He referred to Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani as transcendent talents, said the team needs pitching, and so on.

    However, the most interesting part came when Maddon began talking about David Fletcher. He said when the Cubs hosted the Angels last year, no one impressed him more than Fletcher did (Trout didn't play).

    "David Fletcher is exciting to me. He's potentially a Major League All Star."

    That may sound like an overly bold statement from the Angels' newest skipper, but it's more reasonable than you'd expect.

  • @Angels • 3d

    Halos Heaven: Thor'sLinks: Nature Washes out ALCS, Arte Scrubs Up For New Skipper

    PLAYOFFS

    Not content to screw up the MLB schedules of early spring, Mother Nature intervened to screw with the MLB schedule of fall playoffs. As expected, the ALCS Game 3 set for last night was pushed back to tonight. The only news to come out of this change is that it helps Houston restore their starting rotation to normal rest cycles. The Yankees must be real happy to learn that. Someday we may get to watch the Nationals play again.

    The three playoff stories left to pick over are the one that reminds us what douchebags Yankee fans can be.

    PLAYOFFS

    Not content to screw up the MLB schedules of early spring, Mother Nature intervened to screw with the MLB schedule of fall playoffs. As expected, the ALCS Game 3 set for last night was pushed back to tonight. The only news to come out of this change is that it helps Houston restore their starting rotation to normal rest cycles. The Yankees must be real happy to learn that. Someday we may get to watch the Nationals play again.

    The three playoff stories left to pick over are the one that reminds us what douchebags Yankee fans can be.

  • @Angels • 3d

    Fansided: Questions about Tyler Skaggs death are running rampant

    Reading the ESPN Outside the Lines report about Tyler Skaggs and his opioid addiction was like a series of body blows mixed in with a few uppercuts to the face. In this season of sorrow and disappointment. It started with the Southlake Police Department finding the lifeless body of Tyler Skaggs in his hotel room on July 1st, 2019. It was painful to see the faces of the players and Angel manager Brad Ausmus and members of the Angels front office, public relations staff that looked like they had gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson.

    Reading the ESPN Outside the Lines report about Tyler Skaggs and his opioid addiction was like a series of body blows mixed in with a few uppercuts to the face. In this season of sorrow and disappointment. It started with the Southlake Police Department finding the lifeless body of Tyler Skaggs in his hotel room on July 1st, 2019. It was painful to see the faces of the players and Angel manager Brad Ausmus and members of the Angels front office, public relations staff that looked like they had gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson.

  • @Angels • 4d

    Fansided: LA Angels: The Domino Effect of The Investigation Into Tyler Skaggs' Tragic Death

    While the investigation into the LA Angels is still ongoing, this situation has a domino effect that could take form from the hiring of newly introduced manager Joe Maddon, the current players, and free agents in the offseason.

    The first problem that this investigation will impact is the newly hired manager of the Angels, Joe Maddon. There may be questions regarding the investigation once the Angels make a press conference with Maddon, which may distract the organization with the new addition to the club. Maddon may also be asked personally about the investigation which may also influence how his introduction is interpreted by media and fans as whole.

    While the investigation into the LA Angels is still ongoing, this situation has a domino effect that could take form from the hiring of newly introduced manager Joe Maddon, the current players, and free agents in the offseason.

    The first problem that this investigation will impact is the newly hired manager of the Angels, Joe Maddon. There may be questions regarding the investigation once the Angels make a press conference with Maddon, which may distract the organization with the new addition to the club. Maddon may also be asked personally about the investigation which may also influence how his introduction is interpreted by media and fans as whole.

  • @Angels • 4d

    Fansided: LA Angels: Four Free Agent Pitchers Improving Their Stock Most This Postseason

    Obviously, the LA Angels focus will be on starting pitching, starting pitching, and starting pitching. Outside of the rotation, there is legitimate talent on this Angels team. If they can land an ace and mid-rotation arm this offseason, there is serious potential for a postseason push in 2020. These three names should be near the top of the Angels' list, and are only helping themselves in the postseason.

    I mean...obviously. Gerrit Cole has been as dominant as he was throughout the regular season, perhaps even more. He has made three starts, taking the mound twice against the Rays and once against the Yankees so far.

    Obviously, the LA Angels focus will be on starting pitching, starting pitching, and starting pitching. Outside of the rotation, there is legitimate talent on this Angels team. If they can land an ace and mid-rotation arm this offseason, there is serious potential for a postseason push in 2020. These three names should be near the top of the Angels' list, and are only helping themselves in the postseason.

    I mean...obviously. Gerrit Cole has been as dominant as he was throughout the regular season, perhaps even more. He has made three starts, taking the mound twice against the Rays and once against the Yankees so far.

  • @Angels • 4d

    Halos Heaven: The REAL HumpLinks: Nats Roll, Astros Stroll

    PLAYOFFS

    It must be soul-crushing even to the die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan to show up at their neighborhood Buffalo Wild Wings in order to root for a Cardinals comeback being down 3 games to none, and Cards are losing Game 4 by the score of 7-0 before the first wing basket makes it to the table. Shit. Here has been paid good money for the first round of beers, and the first basket of wings, and nobody wants to hang around one more minute, not even Mr. Die Hard. What to do? Sit there alone and get his money's worth and watch his team flail the NLCS into history, or walk off and consider the food a sunk cost, turning his attention to the STL Blues (which is suddenly his first love)?

    PLAYOFFS

    It must be soul-crushing even to the die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan to show up at their neighborhood Buffalo Wild Wings in order to root for a Cardinals comeback being down 3 games to none, and Cards are losing Game 4 by the score of 7-0 before the first wing basket makes it to the table. Shit. Here has been paid good money for the first round of beers, and the first basket of wings, and nobody wants to hang around one more minute, not even Mr. Die Hard. What to do? Sit there alone and get his money's worth and watch his team flail the NLCS into history, or walk off and consider the food a sunk cost, turning his attention to the STL Blues (which is suddenly his first love)?

  • @Angels • 4d

    Halos Heaven: Joe Maddon hired as Angels next manager on a 3-year deal

    Jon Heyman broke the news first this morning:

    And they we got news about what the deal would look like:

    And then... the announcement seems imminent:

    The Angels are preparing to announce they've hired Joe Maddon to a three-year deal to be their next manager, source confirms to The Athletic.

    -- Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) October 16, 2019

    And then...

    Maddon was widely favored for the job and the Angels were said to be his first choice. The Angels also interviewed Padres hitting coach Johnny Washington, John Farrell, and Buck Showalter.

    Jon Heyman broke the news first this morning:

    And they we got news about what the deal would look like:

    And then... the announcement seems imminent:

    The Angels are preparing to announce they've hired Joe Maddon to a three-year deal to be their next manager, source confirms to The Athletic.

    -- Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) October 16, 2019

    And then...

    Maddon was widely favored for the job and the Angels were said to be his first choice. The Angels also interviewed Padres hitting coach Johnny Washington, John Farrell, and Buck Showalter.

  • @Angels • 4d

    Fansided: The LA Angels finally have their man in Joe Maddon

    The LA Angels after a week-long limbo period have finally agreed to terms to bring in Joe Maddon as the next Angels manager. Maddon has agreed to a three-year deal worth reportedly between 12 to 15 million dollars according to multiple sources including the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher.

    Two weeks ago the Angels fired manager Brad Ausmus after only one season which was disastrous both on and off the field. The team went 72-90 and had to cope with the death of Tyler Skaggs. The Angels immediately targeted Joe Maddon who had just been let go by the Chicago Cubs as his contract was expiring.

    The LA Angels after a week-long limbo period have finally agreed to terms to bring in Joe Maddon as the next Angels manager. Maddon has agreed to a three-year deal worth reportedly between 12 to 15 million dollars according to multiple sources including the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher.

    Two weeks ago the Angels fired manager Brad Ausmus after only one season which was disastrous both on and off the field. The team went 72-90 and had to cope with the death of Tyler Skaggs. The Angels immediately targeted Joe Maddon who had just been let go by the Chicago Cubs as his contract was expiring.

  • @Angels • 4d

    ESPN.com: Joe Maddon agrees to be new manager of Los Angeles Angels

    The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to make him their next manager, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

    A source told ESPN that Maddon is expected to receive a three-year contract in the $12 million to $15 million range.

    USA Today first reported on the agreement.

    Maddon is returning to the Angels organization after spending five seasons with the Chicago Cubs and leading the franchise to its first World Series title in more than 100 years in 2016.

    He had been linked to Angels job ever since the team fired Brad Ausmus on Sept.

    The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to make him their next manager, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

    A source told ESPN that Maddon is expected to receive a three-year contract in the $12 million to $15 million range.

    USA Today first reported on the agreement.

    Maddon is returning to the Angels organization after spending five seasons with the Chicago Cubs and leading the franchise to its first World Series title in more than 100 years in 2016.

    He had been linked to Angels job ever since the team fired Brad Ausmus on Sept.

  • @Angels • 5d

    Fansided: 3 LA Angels Most Likely To Be Dealt This Winter

    For the LA Angels, this offseason was one of the most momentous in not only Eppler's career, but one of the biggest winters for the Angels organization this millennium. While free agency will be a big part of that, trades will too. And to trade for players, you must trade away players. These three Angels seem most likely (and make a lot of sense) to be dealt this winter.

    While the Angels could very easily just turn down Calhoun's $14 million option for next season, it might make just as much sense to have Calhoun opt-in and trade him somewhere where he'd get regular playing time.

    For the LA Angels, this offseason was one of the most momentous in not only Eppler's career, but one of the biggest winters for the Angels organization this millennium. While free agency will be a big part of that, trades will too. And to trade for players, you must trade away players. These three Angels seem most likely (and make a lot of sense) to be dealt this winter.

    While the Angels could very easily just turn down Calhoun's $14 million option for next season, it might make just as much sense to have Calhoun opt-in and trade him somewhere where he'd get regular playing time.

  • @Angels • 5d

    ESPN.com: Angels could face MLB sanctions, fines if club violated league drug policy

    The Los Angeles Angels could face significant sanctions if Major League Baseball determines that team employees were told of Tyler Skaggs' opioid use prior to his July 1 death and didn't inform the commissioner's office.

    Eric Kay, currently on paid leave as the Angels' communications director, told federal drug enforcement agents last month that two team employees, including his former supervisor, Tim Mead, were informed of Skaggs' drug use but did not take action. Two sources familiar with the DEA investigation told Outside the Lines about Kay's statements to federal agents, which Kay's attorney, Michael Molfetta, then confirmed.

    The Los Angeles Angels could face significant sanctions if Major League Baseball determines that team employees were told of Tyler Skaggs' opioid use prior to his July 1 death and didn't inform the commissioner's office.

    Eric Kay, currently on paid leave as the Angels' communications director, told federal drug enforcement agents last month that two team employees, including his former supervisor, Tim Mead, were informed of Skaggs' drug use but did not take action. Two sources familiar with the DEA investigation told Outside the Lines about Kay's statements to federal agents, which Kay's attorney, Michael Molfetta, then confirmed.

  • @Angels • 5d

    Halos Heaven: Tyler Skaggs Story, My Perspective

    The death of Tyler Skaggs is truly unfortunate. Unique in the fact that he was a Major League Baseball player, but also a sign of the times in that over 70,000 people died from opiate drugs in 2017, the last year with clear data. Currently, over 130 people die each day in America from opiate overdoses.

    In a super competitive landscape in which physical exertion is the means to fame and fortune, it makes sense that professional sports would be a place for the opiate epidemic to spread. Stories of football players "taking a needle" before a game have been commonplace for decades.

    The death of Tyler Skaggs is truly unfortunate. Unique in the fact that he was a Major League Baseball player, but also a sign of the times in that over 70,000 people died from opiate drugs in 2017, the last year with clear data. Currently, over 130 people die each day in America from opiate overdoses.

    In a super competitive landscape in which physical exertion is the means to fame and fortune, it makes sense that professional sports would be a place for the opiate epidemic to spread. Stories of football players "taking a needle" before a game have been commonplace for decades.

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