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2017 Schedule
80-82, 2nd in AL West
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2dBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Angels

After the re-signing of potential free agent Justin Upton, the direction the Angels are heading in this winter is a hopeful one.

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3dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the Angels this offseason

The Angels rank near the bottom of the majors in projected third-base production. A certain free agent could offer a solution.

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4dDan Szymborski

Finding the best spot for Giancarlo Stanton

Adding Stanton could be redundant, and he doesn't strengthen one of the Angels' many weak spots, but it's the kind of move they need to make to not waste Mike Trout's prime.

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4dDave Cameron

Billy Eppler among GMs who have to deliver a winner in 2018

The Angels could change their trajectory with a deep playoff run if they add two or three solid players this offseason. Another low-key winter, though, and we might spend next year evaluating Mike Trout trade packages.

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8dDan Szymborski

Projecting MLB's award winners in 2018

Mike Trout has a great chance to lead the league in WAR, but Triple Crown stats still matter most, hurting his (still great) MVP odds.

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Upton wins Silver Slugger Award

Angels OF Justin Upton was announced as an American League Silver Slugger Award winner on Thursday. The award honors the best offensive player at each position in each league. Upton slashed .273/.361/.540 with 35 home runs in 152 games combined with Los Angeles and Detroit. It's the third Silver Slugger win of his career, but first in the AL.

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16dSam Miller

Ranking all 30 clubs by triumphs and fails: Angels

The Angels had more comeback wins than any team. However, for the first time since 2012, they had to play without Mike Trout for an extended period. Meanwhile, Albert Pujols became one of the game's worst players.

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The best and the brightest

The nine 2017 Gold Glove winners from the American League were announced on Tuesday night. The Twins, Angels and Royals each have two players receiving the honor this year.

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Angels C Martín Maldonado wins his first career Gold Glove Award. Maldonado is the first Angels C to win the Gold Glove Award since Bengie Molina in 2003. Maldonado rates as one of the best catchers in MLB at pitch-framing, particularly getting strikes on pitches off the outside corner.

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Angels SS Andrelton Simmons wins his third career Gold Glove. He's the first Angels SS to win since Erick Aybar in 2011. Simmons posted the second-highest Defensive Runs Saved total of his career (32), but in a different fashion than usual. He was better turning balls hit up the middle into outs than he usually is. His usual success comes at fielding the ball in the 5-6 hole.

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This is the 1st full season of Mike Trout's career that he will not finish top-2 in MVP votes; he isn't in the finalists so he isn't top 3. His streak of 5 straight top-2 finishes is tied with 2000-04 Barry Bonds for the longest such streak.

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Angels decline options on Street, Nolasco

The Angels declined club options on RHPs Huston Street and Ricky Nolasco on Thursday. Street appeared in only four games last season due to a groin injury, while Nolasco was 6-15 with a 4.92 ERA in 33 starts. Los Angeles also outrighted RHP Deolis Guerra to Triple-A Salt Lake. Guerra posted a 4.68 ERA over 19 games in 2016.

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28dBrian Reiff

Which Angels should win Gold Gloves?

Martin Maldonado has the best defensive resume among catchers, but that might not be enough, while Andrelton Simmons is in a league of his own defensively among shortstops.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24328th
On Base Percentage.31523rd
Slugging Percentage.39727th
Earned Run Average4.2012th
Quality Starts61Tied-27th

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