Not a whole lot of Angels news during the All-Star break, but here's what I've found:
Roy Halladay News:
Angels hot to trot for Halladay - Toronto Sun
The second installment of summer book odds on the running of the first Roy Halladay sweepstakes leading to the July 31 trade deadline: ANGELS 5-2 Infielder Brandon Wood, a pitching prospect like Trevor Reckling or Jordan Walden. Will Halladay go to the coast? Former GM Bill Stoneman was not known for deadline deals but GM Tony Reagins, added Mark Teixeira at the deadline last year.
Blue Jays have interest in Halos' Wood - MLB Daily Dish
The Angels remain interested in Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay, the Boston Globe is reporting. However, Blue Jays officials have told the Globe that it would take a package including Brandon Wood, among other top rated prospects.
Blue Jays' Roy Halladay uncertain about his future - Detroit Tigers Baseball
According to a source familiar with the Blue Jays' needs, they want a young shortstop and a back-of-the-rotation starter in a package for Halladay.
Doc's odds: 50/50 he's dealt - Toronto Sun
"It's a tough situation, but you always want to win," Halladay said. "You want a chance to win, that's every player's dream. For me, I'm looking at it, they're exploring options. Something may come of it, something may not.
Another mediocre reliever available:
Indians Release Matt Herges - MLBTradeRumors.com
The Indians released reliever Matt Herges, according to a team press release. They designated him for assignment ten days ago to make room for Winston Abreu. Herges allowed fewer hits than innings pitched in his 25.1 innings, for an ERA of 3.55. Now we'll see if a team looking for relievers, like the Angels or Marlins, picks him up.
What would it hurt for the Angels to take a look?
Lucky Teams - FanGraphs Baseball
At the break and with the official news finally coming in that Manny Acta has been let go in Washington, I decided to take a look at which at which teams have been lucky or unlucky the most so far this season. Of course, the definition of lucky is going to be pretty subjective to people. Here is how I have defined it, and have defined it in the past as well lest there be any concerns that I gerrymandered my criteria.
Here we go again with the "luck".
BBTF's Newsblog Discussion - The Columnists: Fox: Big Angels deal coming? Like maybe English class?
Holy shitdoggies!...I linked to ReNew America by mistake!
Our boy BuckyFox was linked out of BBTF newsstand. And the comments were pretty much the same as on HH.