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Angels ALDS roster scenarios

The Angels have until tomorrow morning to make their ALDS roster decisions. That should be a lot easier to do now that they know who they are facing and finally gotten some clarity on the health statuses of Matt Shoemaker and Josh Hamilton, respectively. With all that in mind, here’s a quick rundown of the Angels […]

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Tale of the Tape: Angels vs. Royals in the ALDS

We finally know who the Angels will be playing in the ALDS. Now we need to figure out if the Angels can actually, you know, beat them. There’s only one way to find out! The tale of the tape! OFFENSE This one is a pretty lopsided, but you knew that already. On a team level, […]

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Why you should adopt the Angels as your playoff team

Hello, fans for the 20 teams that didn’t make the playoffs. How are you doing? Yeah, I know. Things are pretty rough now that your [NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE TEAM ]‘s season is over. The [NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE TEAM ] really gave it their all this year, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Maybe […]

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Angels Players Power Rankings – End of regular season edition

This is the final Angels Player Power Rankings for the regular season. It is NOT the last edition of the year though. My plan is to do one at the end of each playoff round. Hopefully that means I get to do three of those. After that, I’ll do one big blowout edition after the season is […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #162: Next – Mariners 4, Angels 1

It’s all over, folks. The regular season is done and the Angels are moving on to the next challenge. Sure, they ended the regular season with a bit of a whimper after getting swept by the Mariners, but that isn’t really irrelevant. Get worked up about momentum if you want, but the Halos now have […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #161: The greater good – Mariners 2, Angels 1

Yes, the Angels lost this game, but that’s alright. The loss was meaningless to the Angels and it furthered the greater good. That would, of course, be ensuring that baseball fans across the land would get to watch meaningful games on the final day of the season. Because Mike Scioscia was gracious enough to turn things […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #160: Tuned up – Mariners 4, Angels 3

This was supposed to be a nice tune up game for Jered Weaver as he readied himself for Game 1 of the ALDS. Instead, he was the one that got tuned up. In a fitting piece of symmetry, Weaver ended his regular season as he began it, with a middling and mildly concerning loss at the […]

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Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. Conflicted

I am so conflicted as to what to root for in this series. On one hand, I really want to see the Oakland collapse be totally complete with them falling out of a playoff spot altogether. To do that, the Angels are going to have to lose at least two of these games. In a perfect […]

Angels end talks with Anaheim, claim they can afford to build their own stadium

Things just got real in the contentious showdown between the Angels and the City of Anaheim over proposed renovations of Angel Stadium. According to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times, the Angels have walked away from the talks and have lined up a meeting this Tuesday with officials in Tustin about a potential new stadium.

The Angels have made overtures in LA and Tustin previously, but this time, they aren’t mincing words about their intentions. Again, from the LA Times article:

“We can afford to build a new stadium,” Angels owner Arte Moreno said.

In 2011, Fox Sports agreed to pay the Angels close to $3 billion for long-term television rights, and grant them an ownership stake in Fox Sports West. The Angels could leverage that cash and/or that ownership stake to help pay for a new ballpark, and Moreno could consider taking on development partners. Moreno told The Times that he makes money on the Angels and carries no debt on the team.

On Friday, the Angels notified the city of Anaheim that the team “is hereby electing to terminate” its deal framework “and negotiations pursuant to it,” effective in 30 days. Garvey said the team is walking away from the particular deal, not necessarily from the city of Anaheim.

“It’s been over a year,” Moreno said. “We’ve gone backwards. We haven’t accomplished anything.”

Keep in mind that the Angels already renegotiated their lease with Anaheim to allow them to opt out as late as 2019, so they have plenty more time to play this saga out and find a new home if need be.

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Second Guessing Scioscia in advance of the postseason

Your regularly scheduled Second Guessing Scioscia column is being preempted this week for a special edition of Second Guessing Scioscia! Normally, we would look back at the week that was and nitpick decisions that Mike Scioscia made and decide whether or not he made the right call. Honestly though, who really cares about some decisions Sosh made […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #159: Saving Santiago – Angels 5, Athletics 4

And with one solid start, the entire Angels fan base breathed a collective sigh of relief. Yes, Hector Santiago managed to fix himself just in time to give the Angels some hope that they might have more than one useful starting pitcher in the ALDS. Santiago was coming off a disastrous start in which he tried […]

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