TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 13:  Danny Reynolds #65 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the San Diego Padres at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 13, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Angels Prospect Spotlight: Relief Pitcher Magic

As I’ve stated before in the Angels Prospect Spotlight series, the Angels have more relief prospects than Santa has elves. Jerry Dipoto, being a former reliever himself, definitely seems to have an affinity for them, and not in the way you’d think.  If I asked you to picture a typical major league relief pitcher in your mind, what […]


Introducing the MWAHdcast!

Rejoice, everyone, Monkey With A Halo has a new Angels podcast. Well, the site has a new podcast. MJ Lloyd and I sat down today and discussed a few Los Angeles Angels topics (because, of course) including the state of the team, Garrett Richards‘ recent performances and our lord and savior, Mike Trout in our […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 09:  Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on from the dugout during the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Have no fear

 Welcome to Second Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. And, boy, there are some questionable decisions to be reviewed. In the history of this column, we have never once struggled for content. However, we aren’t anti-Scioscia. The official MWAH stance on Scioscia is pro-Scioscia overall. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #48: Breakout – Angels 12, Tigers 2

Any night when an offense plates 12 runs is generally good for everyone, but it was especially good for the Angel hitters that had been struggling in recent days and weeks. Chris Iannetta? Two hits including a double and the first grand slam from an Angels catcher since the days of He Who Shall Not Be […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 28:  Infielder Grant Green #10 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches play against the Tampa Bay Rays August 28, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Grant Green has been freed, now what?

#FreeGrantGreen has been a thing for much of 2015. It even had some moments during the 2014 season. Since the Angels acquired Grant Green at the 2013 trade deadline, they’ve been oddly reluctant to make use of him. There have been plenty of reasons given over the last two years, but now the Halos finally seem to have […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15:  American League All-Star Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a home run in the first inning against the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Tigers vs. trouble at home

Prior to dropping the Memorial Day weekend series in Boston the Angels had gone unbeaten in five consecutive series. Just a few days later, though, and they’ve dropped two straight series to scuffling Red Sox and Padres teams. Both series exemplified issues that have plagued the Angels all season: lousy offense against weak starting pitchers, […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  (L-R) Mike Trout #27, Mike Butcher #23 and Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate with champagne after the Angels clinched the American League West Division at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Mariners 5-0.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Were the 2014 Angels a fluke?

As we near the end of May, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that how we perceive the Angels, and thus, how they’ve built their 2015 team has happened under false pretenses. Last year, the Angels had the best offense in baseball, anchored by MVP Mike Trout, former MVP’s Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, and fully supported […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 26:  Will Venable #25 of the San Diego Padres scores in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 26, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Series Recap: Fathers aid in furthering Halos’ slide

In a way, the Padres and Angels are in much the same boat. Both clubs entered the 2015 season with lofty expectations, albeit for two separate reasons (an outstanding 2014 for the Angels and a splashy offseason for San Diego), but have fluttered out of the gate, and now sit just below .500 as we […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #47: Going down – Padres 5, Angels 4

And back under .500 the Angels go. The hope the team had grabbed hold but a few short weeks ago has been dashed against the fake plastic rocks in center field. Their ace just fumbled away a winnable game as the offense continued to struggle to the point that they made a comically inept Padres […]

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 19: Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 19, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Is Hector Santiago trade bait?

Hector Santiago turned in another solid performance Sunday, holding the Red Sox offense to three runs in 6⅔ innings of work. The outing was Santiago’s fourth consecutive quality start and his sixth overall in nine tries. The southpaw has now allowed three runs or fewer in eight of his nine starts on the year, and owns […]

TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Jerry Dipoto,  general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signs an autograph prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics on February 24, 2013 at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Athletics defeated the Angels 7-5.  (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Want an Angels trade? Wait awhile

Everyone wants the Angels to make a trade desperately. At least I assume everyone does. Angels fans definitely do, but I imagine fans of other teams do as well because nobody can possibly enjoy watching a lineup as comically inept as the Angels lineup. Even AL West rivals have to see that this isn’t the […]