Los Angeles Angels beat writer for Los Angeles Times

Joe Maddon return to Angels appears unlikely

latimes.com — Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said he spoke to Joe Maddon on Wednesday yet had no indication that Maddon was on the verge of opting out of his contract as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. When told of the news Friday morning, Scioscia said, "Wow, really? I didn't even know he had an opt-out."

Angels claim catcher Jackson Williams off waivers from Rockies

latimes.com — The Angels claimed veteran minor league catcher Jackson Williams, 28, off waivers from the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Williams, a supplemental first-round pick of the San Francisco Giants out of the University of Oklahoma in 2007, has played 663 games in eight minor league seasons, including most of the last five years at triple-A.

Giants' Jake Peavy, Angels' Josh Hamilton are emotional contrasts

latimes.com — San Francisco Giants right-hander Jake Peavy , who will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, has always been a pitcher who wears his heart on his sleeve … and his cap, his jersey, his pants and his stirrups, for that matter.

How would Royals respond to loss? Rays Manager Joe Maddon wants to know

latimes.com — It's not as if Joe Maddon is rooting against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, which begins Tuesday night with Game 1 against the San Francisco Giants in Kauffman Stadium. The Tampa Bay manager remains close with Royals Game 1 starter James Shields, who pitched seven seasons for the Rays (2006-2012) under Maddon before being traded to Kansas City before 2013.

Angels announce 2015 spring training schedule

latimes.com — The Angels will open their 2015 spring training exhibition schedule with a March 5 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the team announced on Thursday. The Cactus League home schedule features 15 games, including a March 8 game against the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals and a March 28 game against the Dodgers.

A New Home For Sappington

baseballamerica.com — LOS ANGELES-Mark Sappington was crushed on July 5 when high Class A Inland Empire manager Denny Hocking and pitching coach Matt Wise informed him he would be bumped from the [...] ... Click here to log in and read the full article. Minors |#Los Angeles Angels #Mark Sappington #Michael Kohn #Organization Report #Shawn O'Malley FIVE YEARS AGO 1.

Angels learn that regular-season success doesn't carry over to playoffs

sacbee.com — Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout worked their way around the perimeter of the spacious visiting clubhouse in Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night, exchanging hugs with teammates and coaches. It was so quiet in the wake of Kansas City's three-game American League division series sweep of the Los Angeles Angels that the heavy pats on the back from each hug echoed throughout the room.

Angels learn that regular-season success doesn't carry over

latimes.com — Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout worked their way around the perimeter of the spacious visiting clubhouse in Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night, exchanging hugs with teammates and coaches. It was so quiet in the wake of Kansas City's three-game American League division series sweep of the Angels that the heavy pats on the back from each hug echoed throughout the room.

Angels' season ends as hitters flail, Wilson fails and Royals sweep

sacbee.com — General Manager Jerry Dipoto was convinced the Los Angeles Angels could win not only Sunday night's do-or-die game against the Kansas City Royals "but 10 more games" if they could get their high-powered offense on track. "This team can be electric when we get it rolling," Dipoto said.

Angels starter C.J. Wilson's night is over quickly

latimes.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - C.J. Wilson gave up a pair of one-out singles in the first inning Sunday night before striking out cleanup batter Eric Hosmer on three pitches. He walked Billy Butler to load the bases, and Vinnie Pestano started warming up in the Angels bullpen.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @BillShaikin: Andrew Friedman statement: "Mattingly will be our manager next season and hopefully for a long time to come." #Dodgers

Oct 24, 2014

A Joe Maddon return to #Angels is highly unlikely. Halos MGR Mike Scioscia is "coming back next year, for sure." lat.ms/1FMlTYo

Oct 24, 2014

@JonHeymanCBS Joe Maddon, if memory serves, replaced Terry Collins with #Angels after TC resigned in August of 1999.

Oct 24, 2014

#Angels MGR Mike Scioscia also has four years and about $20 million left on his contract, so it would be a hefty buyout for Halos.

Oct 24, 2014

For anyone thinking Joe Maddon is coming back to #Angels, MGR Mike Scioscia said, "I'm coming back next year, for sure."

Oct 24, 2014

#Angels MGR Mike Scioscia spoke to Joe Maddon two days ago and said he had no inkling Maddon would opt out of contract with #Rays.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Joelsherman1: Maddon told @TBTimes_Rays that he has nothing lined up for 2015, wants to manage, though

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Ken_Rosenthal: #Rays confirm with statement from Sternberg that Maddon is opting out of his contract.

Oct 23, 2014

@jonmorosi @freep @MLB @FOXSports An OUT-STANDING read, J.P. I was lucky to share press boxes with John Lowe for 20 years.

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