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Shohei Ohtani signing has Angels strongly considering a six-man rotation

Indications are the Angels will use something resembling a six-man rotation to begin next season, a marked departure from orthodoxy and something that general manager Billy Eppler framed Tuesday as a sort of moral imperative. Eppler has entertained the idea for years now, and nearly attempted it...

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  • For Shohei Ohtani, it's about wanting to win a certain way

    For Shohei Ohtani, it's about wanting to win a certain way

    You heard it when Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani informed the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox he wouldn’t sign with them. You heard it again Friday when Ohtani decided to sign with the Angels instead of the Dodgers or Chicago Cubs. Doesn’t Ohtani want to win? Of course he does. He just...

  • Shohei Ohtani agrees to sign with Angels

    Shohei Ohtani agrees to sign with Angels

    The Angels pulled off a massive surprise Friday, earning the commitment of Japan’s Shohei Ohtani, one of the most widely wooed prospects in baseball history. Ohtani, a pitcher with a triple-digit fastball and hitter with tape-measure power, agreed to sign with the Angels for relative peanuts, a...

  • Congrats on getting Ohtani, Angels. Don't let up now

    Congrats on getting Ohtani, Angels. Don't let up now

    The year that could define the history of a franchise is 2020. That is the last year of Mike Trout’s contract. The Angels never have won a postseason game with him, and it would be the cruelest possible look if the best player in baseball decided he needed to sign elsewhere in free agency for the...

  • Angels acquire more international pool money to dangle at Shohei Ohtani

    Angels acquire more international pool money to dangle at Shohei Ohtani

    The Angels on Wednesday acquired $1 million in international bonus pool money from the Minnesota Twins, money they can now offer to Japanese pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani. The 23-year-old has the Angels as one of his seven finalists and met with them earlier this week. Ohtani opted to come to Major...

  • Bill Shaikin on Baseball: How Shohei Ohtani might fit in as Dodger or Angel

    Bill Shaikin on Baseball: How Shohei Ohtani might fit in as Dodger or Angel

    The lunch rush was in full force Tuesday, and the sushi was efficiently delivered to scores of diners on a conveyor belt. Kura might not be a household name in the United States, but the revolving sushi bar has hundreds of locations in Japan. “It’s kind of like Starbucks over there,” said Eric...

  • Angels hire Josh Paul as their bench coach

    Angels hire Josh Paul as their bench coach

    The Angels on Tuesday hired former big league catcher Josh Paul to be their bench coach. Paul most recently worked as the New York Yankees’ minor league catching coordinator, and previously held other roles in the organization as a scout and minor league manager. He at times reported to then-Yankee...

  • Jim Thome, Chipper Jones join Hall of Fame ballot; Dodgers make roster moves

    Jim Thome, Chipper Jones join Hall of Fame ballot; Dodgers make roster moves

    Third baseman Chipper Jones and first baseman-designated hitter Jim Thome are among 19 newcomers on the Hall of Fame ballot announced Monday. Former San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman, who fell five votes short of election last year, and former Angels and Montreal Expos outfielder Vladimir...

  • Two Angels win Gold Gloves

    Two Angels win Gold Gloves

    Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catcher Martin Maldonado each won a Gold Glove award, marking the first time in 15 years the Angels had two Gold Glove winners. Simmons, widely considered baseball’s best defensive shortstop, won his third Gold Glove. Maldonado won his first, in his first...

  • Angels make first move of the offseason, re-sign Justin Upton to five-year deal

    Angels make first move of the offseason, re-sign Justin Upton to five-year deal

    On the first day of the offseason, the Angels re-signed Justin Upton to a five-year, $106-million contract, extending the slugging left fielder’s agreement another year to keep him away from free agency. Upton, 30, had the right to opt out of four years and $88.5 million left on his contract. He...

  • Dodger Stadium will host a World Series Game 7 for the first time

    Dodger Stadium will host a World Series Game 7 for the first time

    Dodger Stadium has staged concerts, soccer games, a Papal mass, even a bullfight. But Wednesday will mark the first time baseball’s third-oldest ballpark will play host to Game 7 of a World Series. The Dodgers forced a final game by defeating the Astros, 3-1, on Tuesday as Rich Hill and four relievers...

  • Angels hire Eric Hinske as hitting coach

    Angels hire Eric Hinske as hitting coach

    The Angels hired longtime major leaguer Eric Hinske as their hitting coach, they announced Monday. He replaces Dave Hansen, who was fired at October’s start after four seasons with the Angels. Hinske, 40, played for seven teams over 12 seasons, lastly in 2013 for Arizona. His career year was his...

  • Scioscia says '88 World Series team was special — and so are these Dodgers

    Scioscia says '88 World Series team was special — and so are these Dodgers

    Mike Scioscia got a good look at this year’s Dodgers when the Angels team he manages played them to a draw in a four-game series in mid-summer, when the eventual National League champions were laying waste to the rest of baseball. He came away impressed. “They definitely looked like they had a...

  • Letters: USC fans fighting on after a loss, but not without a few criticisms

    Letters: USC fans fighting on after a loss, but not without a few criticisms

    Don't expect any great things from this Trojan team this year so long as Tee Martin remains the offensive coordinator and is setting the game plan and calling plays. It is an embarrassment to think that someone who was a starting quarterback for a championship team has such an inept and ineffective...

  • Angels fire hitting coach Dave Hansen

    Angels fire hitting coach Dave Hansen

    The Angels announced Wednesday that hitting coach Dave Hansen would not return to the team in 2018. No replacement has been named, though assistant hitting coach Paul Sorrento is staying on in his role for now. Hansen, 48, held the job for two seasons after two seasons as the Angels’ assistant...

  • Scioscia, set to return for 19th season as Angels manager, is optimistic it will be a good one

    Scioscia, set to return for 19th season as Angels manager, is optimistic it will be a good one

    The second-longest-tenured head coach or manager in American professional sports will be back next year. Mike Scioscia said Monday that he would return in 2018 for his 19th season as Angels manager, his first as a lame duck since 2001. His 10-year, $50-million contract, signed in January 2009,...

  • Angels mailbag: Wrapping up the 2017 season

    Angels mailbag: Wrapping up the 2017 season

    Hello, Angels fans. Your favorite baseball team finished its 2017 season with an 80-82 record, trailing the wild-card-winning Minnesota Twins by five games. The record was what most expected at the season’s outset, but the path to it probably not. The Angels had a chance to make the playoffs until...

  • Angels head to offseason with a victory and plans to shore up the offense

    Angels head to offseason with a victory and plans to shore up the offense

    Hours before the Angels were eliminated from 2017 postseason contention last week, their manager made a simple, declarative statement about 2018. “The obvious talking point this winter,” Mike Scioscia said, “is going to be our offense.” Mike Trout is Mike Trout. No reason exists to expect his performance...

  • Angels eliminated from playoff contention in loss to White Sox

    Angels eliminated from playoff contention in loss to White Sox

    Kole Calhoun hung on the yellow edges of the right-field fence, watching the last remnants of the Angels’ playoff hopes touch ground. On the mound, Blake Parker turned his gaze skyward, squinted, and sighed. At 11:10 p.m. CDT Wednesday, 10 innings and four hours into their 158th game of 2017, the...

  • Angels stave off playoff elimination in 9-3 win over the Chicago White Sox

    Angels stave off playoff elimination in 9-3 win over the Chicago White Sox

    Brandon Phillips sent one out, Luis Valbuena matched him, and, soon, Mike Trout topped them both. By launching three homers in a 15-minute span, the Angels ensured their playoff quest could last at least 24 more hours. They pummeled an inferior team and kept up with Minnesota, which can eliminate...

  • Angels move further away from a playoff spot

    Angels move further away from a playoff spot

    The Angels’ chartered airplane touched down at Chicago Midway International Airport after 3 a.m. Monday, their “Sunday Night Baseball” victory in Houston already immaterial. The team buses reached a reserved Michigan Avenue hotel at about 4 a.m. To compensate, the buses set off for the ballpark...

  • Angels mailbag: One last week

    Angels mailbag: One last week

    Hello, Angels fans. This is actually it now. There is one week left in the 2017 regular season, one week to determine whether the Angels will qualify for the American League wild-card game. It is extremely improbable that they will. At 77-78, the Angels have seven games left, and the Minnesota...

  • Angels hope Luis Valbuena's clutch hit spurs the miraculous

    Angels hope Luis Valbuena's clutch hit spurs the miraculous

    Five times this season, Luis Valbuena had faced Chris Devenski, and five times Devenski had struck him out, wielding his wicked changeup to great success. So, when Valbuena stepped up to face him with the bases loaded in a tied seventh inning Sunday at Minute Maid Park, he resolved to locate redemption,...

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