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2019 Schedule
72-90, 4th in AL West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have hired Tony La Russa to their front office. His title: senior advisor to baseball operations, which will be a wide-ranging role. La Russa obviously has a history with Albert Pujols, but Angels GM Billy Eppler said he and La Russa have talked about working together for years.

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Angels retain hitting coach Reed, finalize staff

The Los Angeles Angels have finalized new manager Joe Maddon's coaching staff for the 2020 season, including the retention of hitting coach Jeremy Reed and the hiring of new pitching coach Mickey Callaway.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Angels manager Joe Maddon has finalized his coaching staff. The new additions include former Mets manager Mickey Callaway as pitching coach, well-regarded infield coach Brian Butterfield as third-base coach and former Cubs hitting coach John Mallee as assistant hitting coach.

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9d

Trout, deGrom, Rendon among award finalists

The Angels' Mike Trout (AL MVP), the Mets' Jacob deGrom (NL Cy Young) and the Nationals' Anthony Rendon (NL MVP) were among the MLB awards finalists revealed Monday.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels declined their club option for RF Kole Calhoun, which was to be expected. He brought a lot of value and energy, but this move does two important things: It clears a path for Jo Adell, and it frees up $13M for starting pitching.

Where will Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon land? (2:31)
11d
Top offseason spenders might include Angels, Padres, White Sox (1:56)
11d
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18d

Source: Angels hire Callaway as pitching coach

The Los Angeles Angels will hire former Mets manager Mickey Callaway as their new pitching coach, a source confirmed to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez on Saturday.

19d

BBTN: Can Astros Get Back On Track In Game 3 Tonight?

With Zack Greinke on the hill fighting to save Houston's championship hopes tonight, ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton talks with Buster about the pitching matchup, why Houston's offense has struggled, how the Astros can steal Game 3 and more (12:57). Plus, Karl Ravech on the biggest challenge facing David Ross and the Cubs and if Joe Girardi will be able to connect with his players in Philadelphia (35:28). And, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (30:02).

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20dAlden Gonzalez

Maddon looks to balance data vs. art with Angels

Joe Maddon said one of his goals with the Los Angeles Angels will be striking a balance between data and art, saying a manager can't lead a team by relying solely on analytics or their heart.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Arte Moreno said the Angels reported the situation of Tyler Skaggs obtaining opioids from a PR official to MLB. ESPN's TJ Quinn reported that was not the case. Moreno: "I think there's a little more noise out there, with what has been written and speculated, than there actually is. I'm not telling you that we're dodging anything. It's just that, from Day One, we've been in communication with everyone. As soon as we had any idea about something, we were talking to the proper people and MLB."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon today, on striking the balance between "data versus art:" "In today's game, everyone is working off the same sheet of music. I think there's a reason why fans have been turned off a bit by our game. That's because the game looks the same no matter where you go. I want to reestablish our own identity here."

Maddon wishes Cubs the best, except vs. Angels (1:31)
20d

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Joe Maddon press conference ended with him identifying what he called his "pipe dream:" Getting to the World Series and beating the Cubs.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon's introductory statement lasted more than 20 minutes. He told stories about several of the former Angels players on hand, spoke passionately about his time with the organization and defined the game as "data versus art." "I think there's a balance to be stricken," he said. He bemoaned that "everybody's working off the same sheet of music."

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs769Tied-15th
Batting Average.24718th
On Base Percentage.32414th
Slugging Percentage.42220th
Earned Run Average5.1225th
Quality Starts2228th
WHIP1.3822nd
BAA.25418th