I had originally intended to write this post with a title and blank post, because not much has really happened yet. However - there are a few items to update you all on in regards to Angels happenings this week.
Angels are going big. But how big?
#Angels GM Billy Eppler on the first day of the Winter Meetings and where they’re at on the trade front: “We could kick a field goal right now if we wanted to, but let's go for a touchdown." https://t.co/DM8HkIpMeT— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) December 11, 2018
Are the Angels going Bryce Harper big?
Bryce Harper Las Vegas rundown: He’s met with several teams here off site in his hometown. And has a few more to go. Also, a “mystery owner” has flown in to visit with him.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2018
Private jet flight from Phoenix to Vegas yesterday. The jet also has records of going into John Wayne a lot.— Jared Tims (@Jared_Tims) December 11, 2018
Is this Arte’s plane? Is he the mystery owner that went to talk to Harper? #Angels #WinterMeetings https://t.co/nEiSLipTiV
Angels want to upgrade at catcher
Angels, Dodgers, A’s and Rockies among others (along with Mets) looking to upgrade catching situation. Plus the other teams in on Realmuto Will consider (Phillies, Astros, Braves).— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2018
Eppler is cooking up some trades
Angels GM Billy Eppler said there’s been more traction on the trade front than with free agents so far at the Winter Meetings.— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) December 11, 2018
Cowart the Pitcher
Before the Mariners claimed him, the Angels had also planned to move Cowart to the mound. Also in that Fletcher article is this: “New Angels infielder Tommy La Stella is expected to arrive in Arizona early for a “crash course” in playing first base, Eppler said on Monday.”
That’s about all we have. Keep you eyes peeled to Halos Heaven as we’ll have the news if/when it breaks!