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Boxscore Breakdown #136: OakLOLand – Angels 8, Athletics 1

Well, that couldn’t have gone better. Not only did the Angels beat the pants off the A’s in the finale, but they sent them into full-on self-destruct mode afterwards. After losing all four games and scoring a combined four runs in the series, Oakland is in utter disarray. Their hitters were awful in the series. They […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #135: Look, Ma, no starters! – Angels 2, Athletics 0

Starting pitchers, we don’t need not stinking starting pitchers? Scioscia (and I’d guess at least partly Dipoto’s) master plan went off without a hitch. Definitely a little bit of good luck, too, but no real hitches. The eight man-attack kept Oakland’s bats quiet all night, combining to outduel an excellent Jeff Samardzija. None of it would’ve been […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #134: Turn back the clock – Angels 4, Athletics 0

It was Turn Back the Clock night at the Big A on Friday, which meant the Angels got to wear their fantastic old uniforms from the eighties. More importantly, it meant that Jered Weaver also turned back the clock and looked like prime Weaver for the first time in quite a while. Those who don’t have […]

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Second Guessing Scioscia – Week 22: Do the splits

Welcome to Second-Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. This isn’t because we dislike Scioscia, in fact, MWAH is officially pro-Scioscia. However, we do realize that he is not infallible and hope to use this series to bring light to the decisions in which he […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #133: Overloaded – Angels 4, Athletics 3

It is only the first game of this series and already I feel like I am on sensory overload. To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Angels and A’s played a tightly contested game that was decided by one run. Even with that normal expectation of tension, this game really ramped it up. That was primarily because […]

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Halo Headlines: the Angels budget crunch, Pujols calls out critics

The August 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including the Angels budget crunch, Pujols calls out critics and much more… The Story: A look at the Angels budget crunch. The Monkey Says: I wrote about this the other day, you can find it in the featured posts up above. This should give you some insight […]

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Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. Round 2

Here we go again. The Angels and A’s meet again, right back in the same position they were in when they met last weekend. The Angels are once again nursing a one game advantage. In other words, same series, different weekend. The fight for the AL West continues. Get ready for Round 2. LAST TIME ON ANGELS […]

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Alternative ideas for the open spot in the Angels rotation

The Angels are running out of time to find a starter for their game against Oakland this Saturday. They’ve already kicked Wade LeBlanc to the curb. They appear to have taken a pass on Bartolo Colon and Scott Feldman. They don’t really have much to call upon in the minors. With the clock ticking down, […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #132: Well-oiled – Angels 6, Marlins 1

After a few weeks of scratching and scraping for runs, dealing with some bullpen hiccups and sorting through rotation uncertainty, the Angels once again seem to be playing like a well-oiled machine. The offense is hitting well again. The starting pitching (except for the currently empty Richards-vacated spot) has been strong the last few times through the rotation. […]

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Halo Headlines: latest on Angels’ pitching search, believing in Matt Shoemaker

The August 28th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including latest on Angels’ pitching search, believing in Matt Shoemaker and much more… The Story: Jerry Dipoto acknowledges that the Angels aren’t in a good position to acquire pitching help. The Monkey Says: Dipoto minces no words as he admits that the team doesn’t want […]

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The Angels are holding themselves hostage with the luxury tax

As everyone keeps insisting on telling us, the Angels really need some starting pitching help. Yes, we know. We are fully aware of this need. It is the most obvious thing in the history of obvious things. Yet, for some reason, the Angels have yet to make a move or place a claim on a starting pitcher. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #131: Chum – Angels 8, Marlins 2

The Angels got speared by the Marlins in the series opener, but in this game they turned the Fish into Chum with another explosive offensive performance. While the previous game was unwatchable, this game had me hooked. With the win, the Angels keep their head above water in the AL West race as the A’s continue […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #130: LeBlech – Marlins 7, Angels 1

Yeah, go ahead and trade for Colon, Feldman or Cahill whenever you’re ready, Jerry. The great Wade LeBlanc experiment appears to be dead on arrival. As much as we talk about only need six starts from this rotation spot, the Angels can’t afford to have five more starts like this one. That would mean five […]

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Can any September call-ups actually help the Angels?

For some reason, I’ve always had an affinity for the September call-up period. I really shouldn’t because there is seldom ever a case that a September call-up makes a huge impact. The only time I can think of was when when K-Rod got added to the roster in 2002. Come to think of it, that’s probably why […]

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