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Jeff Fletcher

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  • The Sun
  • Daily Breeze
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Pasadena Star News
  • Daily Bulletin
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Past:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • SGV Tribune
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • L.A. Daily News
  • East Bay Times
  • Pioneer Press
  • Times-Standard
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • ChicoER

Recent articles by Jeff:

Angels hope to get a few more starts out of Shohei Ohtani in 2023

Ohtani pitched every sixth game for most of 2022, but Manager Phil Nevin wants to use him every sixth day in 2023, which could result in two or three more starts over the course of the season. → Read More

Angels' Mike Trout was catalyst for Team USA's World Baseball Classic roster

Team USA general manager Tony Reagins and manager Mark DeRosa both said that Trout’s decision to play in the WBC opened the door for more high-profile players to commit to the event. → Read More

Commissioner Rob Manfred says potential Angels owners are examining financial data

The MLB commissioner said at the Winter Meetings that Angels current ownership is trying to have the sale completed by Opening Day, but that depends on whether they can get through the bidding proc… → Read More

Angels add Carlos Estevez to bullpen with 2-year, $13.5M deal

The hard-throwing righty, who had a 3.47 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 57 innings with the Rockies last season, joins a bullpen that has no established closer since they traded Raisel Iglesias at the de… → Read More

Angels still have room to upgrade heading to Winter Meetings

The Angels are currently committed to a payroll of about $192 million, which is roughly what they had budgeted for 2022. With regard to the luxury tax, they’re at about $206 million, with the… → Read More

Farm Failures, Part III: Angels’ system trends up with infusion of talent, emphasis on winning

Under GM Billy Eppler, the Angels focused on development in the minor leagues, with little regard for winning. Current GM Perry Minasian told players they need to do both, and in 2022 they did. Sco… → Read More

Farm Failures, Part II: How the Angels’ player development system broke and the plan to repair it

“We were just behind,” a former Angels minor leaguer said of the organization’s use of analytics in player development. Others said a lack of technology and constant turnover among coaches left the… → Read More

Farm Failures: How the Angels’ player development system broke and the plan to repair it

Part One: Team owner Arte Moreno chose not to invest in Latin America, and GMs and scouting directors made poor decisions in the draft, leaving the organization’s farm system shallow on talent. → Read More

Farm Failures: How the Angels’ player development system broke and the plan to repair it

Part One: Team owner Arte Moreno chose not to invest in Latin America, and GMs and scouting directors made poor decisions in the draft, leaving the organization’s farm system shallow on talent. → Read More

Hunter Renfroe happy to add Angels jersey to his collection

The 31-year-old power-hitting outfielder, joining his fifth team in five years, has been told he’ll play right field and be in the lineup every day. → Read More

Angels acquire outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Brewers for 3 pitchers

Renfroe, 30, has hit at least 25 home runs in the last five non-pandemic seasons, including 29 homers with an .807 OPS in 2022 with Milwaukee. → Read More

New Angels infielder Gio Urshela is ready for utility role

Urshela has played primarily third base in games, but he said he’s worked out enough at other positions to be comfortable. He’s also excited to reunite with Phil Nevin, who was his third base coach… → Read More

Francisco Rodriguez, Jered Weaver lead list of former Angels to debut on Hall of Fame ballot

Rodriguez set the single-season saves record of 62 with the Angels in 2008, and he has the most saves of any reliever who isn’t in the Hall of Fame. → Read More

Angels acquire 3B Gio Urshela from the Twins

The Angels send 19-year-old right-hander Alejandro Hidalgo to Minnesota for Urshela, who hit .285 with 13 homers and a .767 OPS for the Twins last season. → Read More

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani finishes 2nd to Yankees’ Aaron Judge for AL MVP

Judge, who set the AL single-season home run record, received 28 of 30 first-place votes. Ohtani, the 2021 MVP, earned the other two first-place votes, and he was second on the other 28 ballots. → Read More

Expert says Angels’ Shohei Ohtani unlikely to face liability in FTX suit – San Bernardino Sun

Ohtani is one of the celebrities included as co-defendants in a class-action suit alleging fraud by former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. According to an expert, Florida law is such that a jury would l… → Read More

Tyler Anderson picked Angels over Dodgers for security

The left-hander opted for $39 million over three years with the Angels over a one-year qualifying offer for $19.65 million to stay with the Dodgers. → Read More

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani officially commits to play for Japan in WBC – San Bernardino Sun

Ohtani announces on Instagram he will play in the World Baseball Classic, with the first games March 9-13 in Tokyo → Read More

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani officially commits to play for Japan in WBC

Ohtani announces on Instagram he will play in the World Baseball Classic, with the first games March 9-13 in Tokyo → Read More

Angels GM Perry Minasian believes Tyler Anderson can continue success without a shift behind him

Anderson, who was an All-Star with the Dodgers in 2022, does not throw hard or generate many strikeouts, but Minasian says the lefty gets enough soft contact that the fielders should still be able … → Read More