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, […]
The October 1st, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton and Shoemaker ready for ALDS, Angels to carry 12 pitchers and much more…
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 […]
The September 30th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton goes through full workout, ALDS game times and umpire crews announced and much more…
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 […]
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 […]
The September 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Shoemaker ‘very confident’ to play in ALDS, Hamilton still up in the air and much more…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The September 26th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Thatcher uncertain to make postseason roster, Trout won’t change game for postseason and much more…
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 […]
The September 25th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton confident he’ll play in ALDS, Trout leaves game early with illness and much more…