Showing posts with label Angels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Angels. Show all posts

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mets News: Mets Make Trade with Angels to relieve international cap space

Mets News:

The Mets traded outfielder Julio Concepcion and right-hander Andres Perez to the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday for a reported $360,500 of the AL West team's cap space for international teenager signings.

Concepcion, 23, had appeared in six games for Brooklyn this season. Perez, 22, had a 5.52 ERA in seven appearances (one start) for Kingsport.

The current collective bargaining agreement limits the amount a team can spend on talent from international locales such as the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, but allows for a team to shift some of its cap space to another team as part of a trade.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mets News: Trade RHP - Elvin Ramirez to Angels for Cash

Reliever Elvin Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for cash. The maneuver frees a 40-man roster spot.

Ramirez, 25, had a 5.48 ERA in 20 relief appearances at the major league level last season.

The Mets' 40-man roster now stands at 38.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Rumor Mill: Blue Jays in Lead for Dickey Trade, Rangers out

Rumor Mill:

Here are the Dickey Rumors and News from around the internet:

D'Arnaud is very much in play in the talks, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  The deal would be bigger, however, with multiple pieces going both ways.

There has been mention on Twitter that Ike Davis might be in the package, but that remains to be seen.. I have seen Adam Lind's name mentioned in return to replace Davis at 1B.

Not happy if that happens...

The Mets may be landing d'Arnaud in the deal, Heyman tweets.

Travis d'Arnaud was a "must have" during the winter meetings for a deal with the Blue Jays to happen, sources tell Andy Martino of the Daily News (via Twitter).

Two sources involved in the talks say not to expect any resolution with Dickey tonight, tweets Anthony DiComo of

The Mets and Blue Jays have made progress on a potential deal, Morosi reports (on Twitter). They aren't in agreement at this point.

The Blue Jays began the day with the belief that they could obtain Dickey within 24-48 hours, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports (on Twitter).

Rumor Mill: With Hamilton Signing, Opens Door to Dickey Trade?

The trade market for R.A. Dickey might open now.... GM Sandy Alderson has refused to give in to recent trade proposals of one prospect for Dickey... He has been constantly monitoring the trade market in the hopes of turning Dickey, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, into a youthful package of position players.

The process has left Dickey pissed off with some team officials grumbling about his public complaints and potentially produced a favorable terrain for the Mets, who may be able to reap the benefits of Josh Hamilton’s reported five-year, $125 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

There is no guarantee that a trade will now happen, but the shifting terrain does give the Mets more leverage in their talks with Dickey.

The Hamilton contract creates an outfield surplus for the Angels, and also provides the Texas Rangers with an impulse to make a move. In Hamilton, Texas just lost its best hitter to its biggest American League West rival. The Rangers already lost out on signing free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke (Dodgers) and trading for Rays workhorse James Shields (Royals). The Rangers want to rebuild after a disappointing late-season skid cost them a division title.

Texas had previously engaged in lengthy discussions with the Mets regarding Dickey, who Texas drafted in the first round of the 1996 draft. Those talks could heat up, with the Mets targeting third baseman Mike Olt (who could move to the outfield) as the centerpiece of a package.

The Angels would be a late entry into the Dickey sweepstakes. With Hamilton in the fold, a pair of outfielders may be considered expendable. Peter Bourjos is an excellent center fielder, but a question mark at the plate, with a .703 on-base plus slugging percentage. Mark Trumbo packs a wallop — 61 homers in two big-league seasons — but struggles getting on base and may be an adventure in the field.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Albert Pujols Chooses Hollywood over Miami Beach

While the Los Angeles Angels' signing of free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols to a 10-year contract for around $255 million stunned the baseball world, there was a development that was even more remarkable.

Pujols actually left money on the table.

Pujols rejected the Miami Marlins' offer of 10 years, $275 million a day earlier, according to two people familiar with the offer but not authorized to discuss it due to the sensitive nature of the negotiations.

MLB Network analyst suggested that the Marlins "NO-Trade" team policy was the obstacle that kept him from moving to Miami Beach, even though the money was there...

With incentives and no state tax in Florida, the actual value of the deal could have been worth nearly $300 million.

Pujols also turned down an offer north of $200 million to stay with the Cardinals, and the fact he left his longtime team despite such a lucrative offer to stay no doubt will emerge as a narrative in St. Louis.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

David Wright could be traded this off-season to the Angels?

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, The Mets seem open to trading David Wright if the right offer came along..

Joel Sherman indicates the team the Mets are focusing upon the most is the Angels, who they know have had interest in Wright previously and, in Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos, have two young center fielders.

The Angels will not move Trout, who made his major league debut at 19 last year and is seen as a five-tool cornerstone to their future.

But Bourjos is a possibility. Two different talent evaluators told Sherman that they thought Bourjos was one of the three best defensive center fielders in the majors last year. Bourjos, who turns 25 in March, also hit .271 with 12 homers and 22 steals.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Former Mets GM Omar Minaya interviewed for the Angels opening

Former Mets GM Omar Minaya interviewed for the Angels opening yesterday.

Minaya served as the Mets general manager from 2005-10, overseeing the team's NL East title in 2006 and its near-misses in 2007 and 2008.

The Mets went 70-92 in 2009 before going 79-83 in 2010, after which Minaya was replaced by Sandy Alderson.

According to ESPN, Kim Ng, MLB senior VP of baseball operations and former Yankees assistant, also is interviewing for the spot.

Yankees executives Damon Oppenheimer and Billy Eppler also are in the mix for the position.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Buster Olney: Mets Expected to listen to offers for David Wright

According to Buster Olney of, The Mets are expected to listen to offers for David Wright, who would presumably draw interest from the Rockies and Angels, among others.

Friday, June 17, 2011

K-Rod "Doesn't Care" about facing Angels

K-Rod who saved an MLB record of 62 games for Anaheim in 2008 could care less about facing the Angels for the first time since signing with the Mets .
"It's another team..when I cross that line, this is my enemy."
Rodriguez said he is thankful for the opportunity the Angels provided him but added that he doesn't "have to show or prove anything to anybody." K-Rod recently snapped a 19 game save streak when he gave up a game tying 2- run home run in a loss to Atlanta Thursday night. He's pitched three straight games, but is anxious to get back on the mound Friday. "After the outing Thursday night, I definitely want to go back there," he stated before Friday's game.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Angels Release Former Mets Pitching Prospect Scott Kazmir

The Angels gave up on former Rays ace Scott Kazmir, releasing the once- promising starter.

Kazmir, 27, was given his release Wednesday as the Angels closed out a three-game series in Seattle. Once among baseball's most exciting young pitchers, and a two-time All-Star with Tampa Bay, Kazmir has declined rapidly since being acquired by the Angels in August 2009.

"Right now it's the best thing for (Kazmir)," manager Mike Scioscia said. "Hopefully he can get off that treadmill and restore his career, because he was really struggling trying to get the ability to compete again, and I mean get his tools where can compete again up here. He wasn't going in the right direction."

The breaking point for the Angels came Tuesday night when Kazmir made his fifth rehabilitation start with Triple-A Salt Lake and gave up six earned run and five hits in 12/3 innings. In his five starts with Salt Lake, Kazmir had a 17.02 ERA in 151/3 innings.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Sherman: "Angels were interested in Carlos Beltran"

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets talked with the Angels about a possible trade for Carlos Beltran, “But the Angels ultimately saw [Vernon Wells] as the better choice despite the much larger financial investment.”

Sherman says the Angels felt Wells could play centerfield despite the sense his defensive game has deteriorated, and Beltran could not.

Beltran is due to earn $18.5 million in the final year of his contract this season, whereas Wells will earn $23 million in 2011 and is under contract through 2014, with $86 million still guaranteed to him.
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