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2018 Schedule
80-82, 4th in AL West
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1hJeff Sullivan

Winter meetings moves for all 30 teams

With every team likely looking to make moves in Las Vegas, here's a forecast of big trades, salary swaps and high-impact signings for each of them.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have finalized their coaching staff, including the promotions of Jose Molina and Mike Gallego from the minor leagues.

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Ex-Angels ace Richards agrees to Padres' deal

The Padres have agreed to a two-year contract with former Angels ace Garrett Richards, who is expected to miss the 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tommy La Stella slugged only .331 last year, but he got on base 34 percent of the time and is a left-handed bat with flexibility at 3B and 2B. He can compete for an everyday role with the Angels at either spot, depending on which one Zack Cozart plays. The others in the mix — Taylor Ward, David Fletcher and Luis Rengifo — are young and unproven.

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11dJesse Rogers

Cubs trade fan-favorite La Stella to Angels

Tommy La Stella, a fan favorite who set the Cubs' single-season record with 24 pinch hits last season, has been traded to the Angels, where he could earn everyday at-bats.

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12dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

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Yanks claim Bridwell from Angels, DFA Torreyes

Right-hander Parker Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the New York Yankees, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment.

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19dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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25dDavid Schoenfield

Betts adds AL MVP to successful Red Sox season

Mookie Betts couldn't draw up a dream season much more perfect than this: a batting title, a 30/30 campaign, a World Series championship and now the American League MVP award.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout is basically Michael Jordan in the 1990s. You can justify making him the MVP every year, but it gets boring, I guess. Before Trout, no baseball player had ever finished within the top two in MVP voting in 6 of 7 seasons, per Elias. Should've probably won his first Gold Glove this year, too.

Did Ohtani deserve Rookie of the Year? (1:00)
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28dDavid Schoenfield

Ohtani tops Yanks duo for AL Rookie of the Year

Shohei Ohtani became the fourth Japanese-born player to win Rookie of the Year, as the Angels' two-way sensation beat out Yankees duo Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the American League award.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch until 2020, but he will hit full time in 2019, and it'll be fun to see what he can do with a full season of that. He had a .649 slugging percentage over the final two months, second-highest in the majors. As Mike Trout said in a statement, "The best is yet to come."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani, named AL Rookie of the Year, joined Babe Ruth as the only player in major league history to throw 50 innings and hit at least 20 home runs in the same season. Ruth had a 2.97 ERA and a 1.114 OPS in 1919. Ohtani had a 3.31 ERA and a .925 OPS in 2018. I don't think any of us have truly wrapped our heads around how amazing Ohtani was — while injured.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Shohei Ohtani's incredible two-way season ends with AL Rookie of the Year honors as the Angels pitcher/slugger downed a pair of Yankees teammates in Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the award. Ohtani received 25 of the 30 first-place votes.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1519th
Quality Starts7918th
Batting Average.24220th
On Base Percentage.31320th
Slugging Percentage.41312th