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Talkin' Halos

Covering the Los Angeles Angels from beginning to end. Listen in for farm reports, game analysis and interviews with Angels alumni from all eras.

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Ep. 22: L.A. Angels' inconsistency continues at the Big A

Derek Ciapala and John Craine look back on the Seattle series and preview the mini two-game Freeway Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at home.

58mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Ep. 43: L.A. Angels - Indians Series Preview, C.J. Wilson Interview Pt. 2

Derek Ciapala welcomes Locked on Indians' Jeff Ellis to discuss the Cleveland Indians as they prepare for the Los Angeles Angels' weekend series. Later, former Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson discusses how his career ended, the makeup of the modern baseball contract, and what he's been doing since retirement.

47mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 42: L.A. Angels lose Detroit series, C.J. Wilson visits (Part 1)

Derek Ciapala and John Craine discuss the Los Angeles Angels’ three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. They also look at where the team is with the trade deadline in the rear-view mirror. Finally, Derek sits down with former Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson to discuss his life in the game. C.J. has so much to say that the guys end the show with a bit of a cliffhanger.

1hr 9mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 95: Answering some of the Angels' questions, Tour visits Cleveland

Derek Ciapala and Jared Tims discuss some of the question marks surrounding the Los Angeles Angels in Spring Training. Later, Derek sits down with the Athletic's Zack Meisel to analyze the 2020 Cleveland Indians as part of the Tour Around the League.

55mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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Ep. 49: Getting Deep on the Angels

Derek Ciapala and John Craine welcome Mike Steph and Tyler Andrews onto the show to hear out the concerns of the @AngelsNation27 feed and make their own case about the Los Angeles Angels.

1hr 26mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Ep. 77: Assessing Where the Angels Stand

Derek Ciapala, Jared Tims and John Craine discuss the Los Angeles Angels’ trade for former Baltimore Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy and their progress on other pitching options, including Gerrit Cole. Later, Brock Davis drops in to update the crew on what’s going on with the rest of the AL West.

58mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 37: Tyler's Angels No-Hitter, Plus Jared Tims and Mike Stefanic

Derek Ciapala and John Craine discuss the Los Angeles Angels' 13-0 no-hit victory over the Seattle Mariners in the first game in Angels Stadium since Tyler Skaggs passed away. They break down all of the numbers surrounding a game that completely honored Skaggs. Later, the guys deliver on a loaded episode with Derek on break in New York. They sit down with Diamond Digest Angels writer Jared Tims to look at the farm system at the break. Finally, Derek welcomes Mike Stephanic, who tells his story of how he went from being an undrafted free agent to a rising Angels prospect and more.

1hr 3mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Ep. 68: Angels decline option on Kole Calhoun, plus Fabian Ardaya

Derek Ciapala, Jared Tims, and John Craine discuss the Los Angeles Angels' decision to decline the option on OF Kole Calhoun. Also, the Athletic's Fabian Ardaya stops by to look back on the Angels' season and their prospects for the offseason.

56mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Ep. 13: Nightmare could have been worse for Los Angeles Angels

Derek Ciapala and John Craine look back on the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins on May 20. They commiserate on the Shohei Ohtani and Andrelton Simmons injuries and how they affect the Angels’ 2019 season. The bottom line is it could have have been worse for the Angels.

36mins

23 May 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. 41: What now for the L.A. Angels? Plus Tigers series preview

Derek Ciapala and John Craine discuss the Los Angeles Angels’ four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. They look at the effects of the starting pitching’s problems even in series against the league’s worst teams. They also preview the Angels’ series against the Detroit Tigers with Tigers SRD’s Chris Brown.

1hr 6mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Ep. 66: Angels got their man, but now what?

Derek Ciapala and John Craine discuss Joe Maddon’s hiring, where the Angels are going next, and think back on the Mike Trout’s season.

36mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Ep. 14: L.A. Angels swept by Minnesota Twins, plus OCR’s Jeff Fletcher stops by

Derek Ciapala and John Craine look back on the Minnesota Twins’ three-game demolition of the Los Angeles Angels this week. They also sit down with the Orange County Register’s Jeff Fletcher.

49mins

24 May 2019

Rank #12

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Ep. 78: Angels lose on Cole, win Rendon sweepstakes!

Derek Ciapala, Jared Tims, and John Craine break down the week that was for the Los Angeles Angels, including losing out on the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes but signing Anthony Rendon. They also answer fan questions in this edition of Talkin' Halos.

54mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Ep. 67: The Angels making changes

Derek Ciapala, Jared Tims, and John Craine discuss all of the changes taking place with the Los Angeles Angels, including the hiring of Mickey Callaway as pitching coach, and the goodbyes to five now former Angels.

43mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Ep. 79: The Angels’ Pitching Debate

Derek Ciapala, Jared Tims and John Craine discuss the state of the Los Angeles Angels’ pitching staff after signing two-time All-Star and former Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran to a one-year deal for a reported $9 million. They also revisit Jared’s tweet about the Angels only needing one more starting pitcher to fill out their staff. Does he feel the same now?

58mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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Ep. 93: Grading the Angels' Arte Moreno

Derek Ciapala, John Craine, and Jared Tims look back on Arte Moreno’s tenure as the Los Angeles Angels’ owner and assess both his accomplishments and struggles. Where does Moreno rank among the league’s top owners? Will his flaws ensure that the Angels will not return to contention? Oh, and a special visitor shows up at the end of the podcast.

1hr 18mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Ep. 94: Angels' Canning Concerns, plus Tour visits Astros

Derek Ciapala gives his thoughts on Los Angeles Angels SP Griffin Canning's arm trouble. However, the bulk of the conversation takes place during our Tour Around the League segment with Houston Sports Talk's Robert Land. They discuss the Astros' cheating scandal, the national media's treatment of the scandal and more.

1hr 26mins

29 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Ep. 92: Angels Injuries, More Astros’ Shenanigans and More

Derek Ciapala, John Craine, and Jared Tims react to the week that was for the Los Angeles Angels, including injuries to Ty Buttrey and Justin Anderson. Later, they discuss the Houston Astros’ “apologies” and give their final statements on the broken trade.

1hr 2mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Ep. 74: Angels Q&A Grab Bag, plus Mark Gubicza

Derek Ciapala and Brock Davis answer questions from Los Angeles Angels fans on everything from Gerrit Cole to a new stadium. Later, Angels color analyst Mark Gubicza discusses his career in the game.

1hr 10mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Ep. 53: Another Sad Day

Derek Ciapala and John Craine react to the news surrounding Los Angeles Angels' pitcher Tyler Skaggs's autopsy report.

34mins

31 Aug 2019

Rank #20