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Howie And Aybar Contract Talk, Mike La Cassa Hired HALOLINKS!

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The Angels front office is almost completely rebuilt. I hope Sandee at the front desk there kept her job. The new head of Minor League operations is Mike LaCassa, pilfered from the Texas Rangers. Read all about it: Angels hire Mike LaCassa to be manager of Minor League operations. The only people left besides Arte, Kuhl and Carpino are Scouting Director Ric Wilson (hired just 14 months ago to replace Eddie Bane) and Rodger Fracking Lodge.

Steve Hernandez once coached at Fontana High. Now he coaches at Inland Empire for the Angels Single-A 66ers. Like many baseball analysts, he thinks adding Albert Pujols is a step in the right direction for the club. Read all about it: Ex-Fohi Coach Hopes in Angels.

As reported and linked and discussed here at Halos Heaven, Howie and Aybar are discussing contract extensions. Read all about it: Angels Discussing Contract Extensions With Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar.

Unlike Tony Reagins never talking to the media because he was in over his head and making it all up as he went along, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto cleared the air about there being VERY VERY little chance of signing a free agent closer.

Bayo Olukotun at The Huffington Post has coverage of the Suprcross Motorcycle extravaganza coming to the mound of dirt over at Angel Stadium right now. Read all about it: Anaheim I: Game On. OH... And speaking of the Huff-Po, man they will let ANYONE write there, won't they? (although dig the retweet numbers).