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  • Posted Who Makes the Team, Who Doesn't? to The Halo Is Lit
    HTML clipboardAs Brandon Wood continues to tear up Arizona, the Angels are going to have to make a couple decisions; 1)  Where will Wood play?  Third base with the major league club?  Shortstop down in triple-A?  2)  If Wood makes...
  • Posted No Surgery For Santana, But What Does That Mean? to The Halo Is Lit
    HTML clipboardIn a quote within Bill Shalkin's article in the LA Times, Angels medical director Lewis Yocum stated that although Ervin Santana has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, he can pitch this season without reconstructive (Tommy John)...
  • Posted Rockie Horror to The Halo Is Lit
    HTML clipboard Kind of a rocky outing for a couple Halo pitchers yesterday (pun intended) against Colorado.  John Lackey gave up 3 runs in the first on a home run by Ian Stewart.  Lackey gave up 4 hits and walked...
  • Posted Getting Back On Track to The Halo Is Lit
    HTML clipboard I'm back.Actually, I never really went anywhere, I've been here all along.  Without going into too much of the boring details it's not being able to do what I want to do where I want to do it. ...
  • Posted Angels Spring Training - 5 Things To Watch For to The Halo Is Lit
    Now that Cactus League games are finally underway and here are my top 5 things to watch for during this spring: Will the real Kendry Morales please stand upI often read about how people are concerned if Morales will be...
  • Posted Brian Fuentes - The Angels New Closer to The Halo Is Lit
    When the Angels signed three-time all-star pitcher Brian Fuentes to a 2-year contract to be the team's closer in 2009, it marked a major step away from the organization's use of home-grown closers.  In the proceeding 21 seasons -- with...
  • Posted Angel Player Fantasy Values to The Halo Is Lit
     Sometimes it's hard to love a team and be objective towards players when drafting your fantasy baseball team.  Prior to any fantasy baseball draft, you need to decide if you're playing to win or playing for fun.  If you want...
  • Posted Graphing Adam Dunn to The Halo Is Lit
    What this picture was supposed to be was the hit locations (that left the infield) for each of Adam Dunn's at bats last season and where the ball would have landed if it had been in Anaheim. The red...
  • Posted More Pitcher Projections to The Halo Is Lit
      I've mentioned before how much I like the website FanGraphs mainly because they provide so much information.  Some of it goes way over my head, but most of it a typical fan can figure out which leads to more...
  • Commented on Why Won't The Manny Rumors Die?
    I have read recently that Moreno is pissed at Boras and the way he handled the Teix negotiations, but I think Arte is too much of a professional to let it bother him long. I think you're right about Manny...
  • Commented on Why Won't The Manny Rumors Die?
    You're right about making an offer, but I think it's too late now because of everything Reagins has said. Something like the Dodgers 2-year / $45M offer and tell them "Here's the offer, you've got 48 hours to respond. After...
  • Posted Why Won't The Manny Rumors Die? to The Halo Is Lit
    Angels' Gm Tony Reagins has stated the following in regards to signing Manny Ramirez: "That's probably not a likely scenario." - December 9, 2008 "Manny Ramirez will not play for the Angels in 2009, or beyond, for that matter." -...
  • Posted Talking With The Angels Front Office...Sort Of to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    I hate making phone calls.  When I was married to my first wife I used to call her and ask her to call people for me.  I'd get a long breathy sigh (and I'm sure an accompanying eye roll), but...
  • Posted Talking With The Angels Front Office...Sort Of to The Halo Is Lit
    I hate making phone calls.  When I was married to my first wife I used to call her and ask her to call people for me.  I'd get a long breathy sigh (and I'm sure an accompanying eye roll), but...
  • Posted The Perfect Draft to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    This was not my idea.  While cruising around the internet looking for something interesting, I found this intriguing article by Joe Posnanski about having the perfect draft.  It's a "what-might-have-been" article about the Kansas City Royals and their 1999 draft...
  • Posted The Perfect Draft to The Halo Is Lit
    This was not my idea.  While cruising around the internet looking for something interesting, I found this intriguing article by Joe Posnanski about having the perfect draft.  It's a "what-might-have-been" article about the Kansas City Royals and their 1999 draft...
  • Posted Been Busy, Been Cold to The Halo Is Lit
    Wow, it's been a week since my last post?  Time sure flies when you're freezing your ass off (from where I'm sitting I can look out our front window and see the thermometer on the bank...it says "-18°".  And that's...
  • Posted Been Busy, Been Cold to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    Wow, it's been a week since my last post?  Time sure flies when you're freezing your ass off (from where I'm sitting I can look out our front window and see the thermometer on the bank...it says "-18°".  And that's...
  • Posted No Lefties? No Problems. to The Halo Is Lit
    Of the 132 team who have made the play-offs in the last twenty years, none of them have done it without at least one left-handed hitter.  In fact, of those 132 teams, only 2 teams have had just one left-hander...
  • Posted No Lefties? No Problems. to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    Of the 132 team who have made the play-offs in the last twenty years, none of them have done it without at least one left-handed hitter.  In fact, of those 132 teams, only 2 teams have had just one left-hander...
  • Posted An Old Bill James Book to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    The other day I was going through some boxes of books, looking for some of my old Bill James Abstracts.  While digging through the boxes, I found This Time Let's Not Eat The Bones, a "best of" the Bill James...
  • Posted An Old Bill James Book to The Halo Is Lit
    The other day I was going through some boxes of books, looking for some of my old Bill James Abstracts.  While digging through the boxes, I found This Time Let's Not Eat The Bones, a "best of" the Bill James...
  • Posted Off The Radar Trade Thoughts to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    Angels' GM Tony Reagins has stated that the club is not persuing free agent hitters Manny Ramirez, Adam Dunn or Pat Burrell.  It sounds like the team is going to head into the 2009 season with the offense it has...
  • Posted Off The Radar Trade Thoughts to The Halo Is Lit
    Angels' GM Tony Reagins has stated that the club is not persuing free agent hitters Manny Ramirez, Adam Dunn or Pat Burrell.  It sounds like the team is going to head into the 2009 season with the offense it has...
  • Posted More Fun With Projections to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    I've been looking into player projections a bit more recently, and I was wondering what each team within the West Division looked like as of this moment, with free agent signings and trades as of today (12-30-08).  The projections are...
  • Posted More Fun With Projections to The Halo Is Lit
    I've been looking into player projections a bit more recently, and I was wondering what each team within the West Division looked like as of this moment, with free agent signings and trades as of today (12-30-08).  The projections are...
  • Posted Post-Teixeira Thoughts to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    I wanted to take a couple extra days to allow the smoke to clear and to get my thoughts together before posting my comments on the Yankees signing Teixeira.  I've gone back and forth on whether the Angels should go...
  • Posted Post-Teixeira Thoughts to The Halo Is Lit
    I wanted to take a couple extra days to allow the smoke to clear and to get my thoughts together before posting my comments on the Yankees signing Teixeira.  I've gone back and forth on whether the Angels should go...
  • Posted No Teixeira? What Now? to The Halo Is Lit(OLD)
    Okay, so the Angels aren't going to re-sign Mark Teixeira.  Or are they?  Last week, the Boston Red Sox claimed they were no longer going to "be a factor" in the saga that has become the Teixeira free agency.  Red...
  • Posted No Teixeira? What Now? to The Halo Is Lit
    Okay, so the Angels aren't going to re-sign Mark Teixeira.  Or are they?  Last week, the Boston Red Sox claimed they were no longer going to "be a factor" in the saga that has become the Teixeira free agency.  Red...
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