Angels acquire Hunter Renfroe for 3 pitchers: Is Los Angeles going all in?

Last season, the Angels got no production from their left fielders, with a composite .208/.259/.339 line that featured a lot of the since-traded Brandon Marsh, so even Renfroe is an upgrade, although he could use a partner to face tough righties. What does this say about the Angels The Angels are going all in at … Read more

2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Stark’s 5 things to watch — Scott Rolen, Carlos Beltrán, 3 risers

I could tell, just by all the layers of clothing I had to throw on Monday to bring in my Amazon delivery, that it wasn’t baseball season anymore. But at least it was the next best thing, by which I mean … The first day of Hall of Fame voting season. You won’t find anyone … Read more

Rosenthal: Will Cody Bellinger sign one-year deal? Plus Brandon Nimmo’s potential and more

Cody Bellinger is a free agent at 27, an ideal age for a player to hit the open market. But his agent, Scott Boras, sounds as if he wants Bellinger to sign only a one-year deal. “I’ve already been offered multi-years,” Boras said Sunday, two days after the Dodgers declined to tender Bellinger a contract … Read more

Rosenthal: Angels’ bleak options with Shohei Ohtani, Dodgers’ possible interest in Carlos Correa and more

What are the Angels doing? The question remains pertinent, even after general manager Perry Minasian tried to provide an answer Monday, saying the team would not trade Shohei Ohtani this offseason. At the deadline, during the offseason, at any time of year, really, fans should not treat pronouncements from baseball people as gospel. Nationals general … Read more

Law’s Arizona Fall League takeaways: From Jackson Merrill to Matt Mervis, everything I saw in 12 games

I’m back from my six-night, 12-game run through the Arizona Fall League, so I’m emptying the notebook to finish off what I started in last week’s post. I saw every team at least three times, so I’ve got notes on almost everyone on the rosters, barring a few starting pitchers, although in some cases I … Read more

Shohei Ohtani says he had ‘good’ year; Angels not so good

TOKYO — Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani arrived home Tuesday and was critical of his Los Angeles Angels team missing the Major League Baseball playoffs again. In an interview at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, he said it was “a good season for me personally.” Not so good for the Angels, though. Without solid support for former … Read more

Ex-Angels employee gets 22 years in death of Tyler Skaggs

FORT WORTH, Texas — A former Los Angeles Angels employee was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Tuesday for providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to his overdose death in Texas. Eric Kay, dressed in an orange jumpsuit with handcuffs and leg shackles, didn’t react when US District Judge Terry R. … Read more

Ace Shohei Ohtani takes no-hit bid into 8th inning, Los Angeles Angels defeat Oakland Athletics

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani has provided Angels fans with plenty of highlights this season. He almost topped them all Thursday night. Ohtani, the Angels’ two-way phenom and the reigning AL MVP, pitched no-hit ball into the eighth inning and extended his hitting streak to 14 games as Los Angeles pushed its winning streak to … Read more

Albert Pujols joins 700 HR club

Twenty-two years. 700 home runs. Albert Pujols achieved a level of greatness only three other players in the history of the game have matched when he hit No. 700 on Friday night — his second homer of the evening at Dodger Stadium. He joins Barry Bonds, Henry Aaron and Babe Ruth as the only players … Read more

Aaron Judge is clear MVP despite Shohei Ohtani’s brilliance

MILWAUKEE — I keep hearing from Californians that there’s an East Coast bias and the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani needs to seriously be considered to win the American League MVP. Sorry if this reveals my bias, but I’m starting to think all that avocado toast must be affecting their thinking. Is Ohtani the most amazing baseball … Read more