The Los Angeles Angels acquire Rusty Ryal from the Dodgers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 2 September 2013 at 2:01 pm

The Angels have acquired 30-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Rusty Ryal from the Dodgers for cash.  Ryal played in 106 games in AAA-ball for the Dodgers this year and he was 98 of 370 (.265 avg, .669 OPS) with 50 runs scored, 4 homers and 49 RBIs.  Ryal last played in the majors in 2010 with the Diamondbacks.  Ryal has played in 134 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 70 for 266 (.263 avg, .721 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 6 homers and 20 RBIs.  Ryal might get a few ABs in September for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Alberto Callaspo to the A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 31 July 2013 at 6:11 am

The Angels have sent 30-year old switch-hitting 3B Alberto Callaspo to the A’s for 25-year old righty swinging 2B/OF Grant Green.  Callaspo played in 85 games for the Angels this year and he was 74 of 293 (.253 avg, .671 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers and 36 RBIs.  Callaspo played in 422 games in his four years with the Angels and he was 379 of 1,438 (.264 avg, .691 OPS) with 162 runs scored, 23 homers, 148 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Green came into this season as the A’s #8 prospect according to Baseball America.  He played in 5 games for the A’s this year and he was 0 for 15 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 1 RBI.  Green has also played in 87 games in AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he is 123 of 378 (.325 avg, .879 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 11 homers, 50 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Green has now played in 475 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 612 of 1,999 (.306 avg, .823 OPS) with 324 runs scored, 55 homers, 277 RBIs and 33 stolen bases.  This was a good deal for the Angels as Green might be able to help them in the very, very near future.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Scott Downs to the Braves

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 29 July 2013 at 10:42 am

The Angels have dealt 37-year old lefty reliever Scott Downs to the Atlanta Braves for 25-year old righty reliever Cory Rasmus.  Downs pitched in 43 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 2-3 with a 1.84 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  Downs pitched in 160 games (0 starts) in his three years with the Angels and he was 9-7 with 10 saves, a 2.10 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  Rasmus pitched in 3 games (0 starts) earlier this year in his first taste of the majors for the Braves and he was 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 37 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this year in which he is 3-1 with 14 saves, a 1.72 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has only given up 20 hits while whiffing 48 batters in his first 36 2/3 innings in the minors this year, which are impressive numbers, but he has also walked 22 batters and that’s way too many.  Rasmus has now pitched in 143 games (35 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 17-22 with 24 saves, a 3.61 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  The Angels are going to miss Downs, but they got a decent prospect for him, so this deal made sense.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Julio Concepcion and Andres Perez from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 26 July 2013 at 6:15 am

The Angels have acquired 23-year old righty swinging outfielder Julio Concepcion and 22-year old righty reliever/starter Andres Perez from the New York Mets for cash.  Concepcion played in 6 games in A-ball for the Mets this year and he was 5 for 21 (.238 avg, .524 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  Concepcion has now played in 301 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 309 of 1,115 (.277 avg, .727 OPS) with 157 runs scored, 13 homers, 145 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.  Perez pitched in 7 games (1 start) in Rookie-ball for the Mets this year and he was 0-1 with a 5.52 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Perez has now pitched in 60 games (23 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 9-12 with 2 saves, a 3.68 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  I like this move for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Collin Cowgill from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 6:04 pm

The Angels have acquired 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Collin Cowgill from the New York Mets for 23-year old righty swinging outfielder Kyle Johnson.  Cowgill played in 23 games for the Mets earlier this year and he was 11 for 61 (.180 avg, .518 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 8 RBIs.  Cowgill has now played in 97 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 61 of 257 (.237 avg, .605 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 4 homers, 26 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  The Angels have sent Cowgill to AAA, but he could be with them soon if he looks good there.  Kyle Johnson played in 67 games in A-ball for the Angels this year and he was 76 of 245 (.310 avg, .839 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 2 homers, 30 RBIs and 30 stolen bases.  Johnson played in 100 games in his two years in the minors for the Angels and he was 104 of 342 (.304 avg, .814 OPS) with 58 runs scored, 3 homers, 42 RBIs and 37 stolen bases.  I like this deal for the Angels as Cowgill could help them later this year, while Johnson is a long way from his first shot at the show.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Chris Snyder to the Orioles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 29 April 2013 at 6:36 am

The Angels have dealt 32-year old righty swinging catcher Chris Snyder to the Baltimore Orioles for 28-year old righty reliever Rob Delaney.  Snyder played in 21 games in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 27 of 79 (.342 avg, 1.072 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 7 homers and 21 RBIs.  He wasn’t going to play for the Angels this year unless Chris Iannetta or Hank Conger went down to injury.  Delaney pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-1 with a 10.12 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP.  He has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the majors and he is 0-0 with a 10.50 ERA and a 2.33 WHIP.  Delaney has pitched in 340 games (0 starts) in his 8 years in the minors and he is 29-23 with 80 saves, a 2.79 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Delaney could benefit from a change of scenery, as like Dane De La Rosa, he has good stuff.  I like this deal for both teams, as the Angels got a nice arm for a backup catcher, which was a big need for the Orioles.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Elvin Ramirez from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 5:10 pm

The Angels have acquired 25-year old righty reliever Elvin Ramirez from the Mets for cash considerations.  Ramirez pitched in 20 games (0 starts) for the Mets in his first taste of the majors in 2012 and he was 0-1 with a 5.48 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP.  Ramirez also pitched in 41 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Mets last year and he was 3-2 with 2 saves, a 2.13 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  This was a good pitcher to take a flier on, as Ramirez has a live arm.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Vernon Wells to the Yankees

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 26 March 2013 at 1:47 pm

The Angels have dealt 34-year old righty swinging outfielder Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees for 21-year old lefty swinging outfielder Exicardo Cayones and 24-year old lefty reliever/starter Kramer Sneed.  Wells played in 77 games for the Angels last year and he was 56 for 243 (.230 avg, .682 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 11 homers, 29 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  He played in 208 games in his two years with the Angels and he was 166 of 748 (.222 avg, .667 OPS) with 96 runs scored, 36 homers, 95 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.  The Yankees are going to pick up $14 million of the $42 million owed to Wells over the next two years and that is why the Angels didn’t get good prospects back.  Cayones played in 47 games in A-ball for the Yankees last year and he was 36 of 158 (.228 avg, .665 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 1 homer, 15 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  He has now played in 196 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 164 of 629 (.261 avg, .730 OPS) with 99 runs scored, 2 homers, 83 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.  Sneed pitched in 31 games (4 starts) in A-ball for the Yankees last year and he was 0-7 with a 5.37 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 76 games (21 starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 6-19 with a 4.39 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Mike Cisco

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 18 March 2013 at 7:35 am

The Angels have acquired 25-year old righty reliever Mike Cisco from the Phillies for literally nothing.  Cisco pitched in 40 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Phillies last year and he was 5-3 with 3 saves, a 1.80 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 127 games (47 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 29-22 with 6 saves, a 2.93 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  This is a no lose situation for the Angels, as they didn’t give anything up for Cisco.

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Jason Vargas from the Mariners

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by chinmusic on Wednesday 19 December 2012 at 8:51 pm

The Angels have acquired 29-year old lefty starting pitcher Jason Vargas from the Seattle Mariners for 29-year old switch-hitting 1B/DH Kendry Morales. Vargas pitched in 33 games (all starts) for the Mariners last year and he was 14-11 with a 3.85 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Vargas gave up 201 hits and 55 walks in 217 1/3 innings for the Mariners last year while whiffing 141 batters as he was impressive. Vargas has now pitched in 150 games (130 starts) in his first seven years in the majors and he is 42-50 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Vargas will likely be slotted in the #4 spot in the Angels rotation in 2013. Kendry Morales played in 134 games for the Angels last year and he was 132 of 484 (.273 avg, .787 OPS) with 61 runs scored, 22 homers and 73 RBIs. Morales played in 464 games in his six years with the Angels and he was 455 of 1,620 (.281 avg, .823 OPS) with 216 runs scored, 79 homers, 265 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. This could turn out to be a good trade for both teams.

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