CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 8: Catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians watches as Hank Conger #24 celebrates with Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after both scored on a home run by Calhoun during the fifth inning at Progressive Field on September 8, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Indians vs. Desperation

I don’t want to call this a must-win series for the Angels, but they really, really, really need to stop their slide this series if they want to maintain any hope of staying in the AL West race. This is a time of desperation. One could write off the consecutive sweeps as a matter of […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 18

The Angels might be on a losing streak but the Angels Player Power Rankings are always a winner. Granted, they aren’t competing against anything or in anything, but they are definitely going to win that non-existent thing against that non-existent opponent. NOT LISTED: Drew Rucinski (vanished into the Ethier), Mike Morin (more like Mike Lessin, amirite?), Dan […]

the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Series Takeaways: MVP’s “R” Us

Everything was going so good until that Rangers series, wasn’t it. The Angels had a two game lead on the Astros, they seemingly couldn’t lose, all of my loans were getting passed. It was like living in dreamland. Then…Rangers. And then, Astros. And now, Dodgers. Losing streaks are the worst. Losing streaks are so bad […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #104: Dre Day – Dodgers 5, Angels 3

So that Andre Ethier-for-C.J. Wilson swap suddenly seems like a pretty big missed opportunity, no? I still wouldn’t have done that deal, but it is a lot harder to say that after Ethier almost single-handedly beat the Angels and Wilson’s elbow gave out. The bigger missed opportunity is the Angels getting a win to end their […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #102: Ghosts of Angels past – Dodgers 5, Angels 3

When the first inning started with Zack Greinke inducing a GIDP from Mike Trout and was then followed by Howie Kendrick hitting a solo homer, you knew it was going to be that kind of day for the Angels. Two former Angels just torturing the Halos. Granted, Greinke did all the torturing from that point on, but […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15:  Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is greeted in the dugout by Clayton Kershaw#22 after being relieved in the sixth inning of the game against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on May 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Dodgers vs. All the Aces

After opening the unofficial second half of the season with six straight wins, it was fair to assume the Angels had avoided their annual face plant immediately after the All-Star break. Ah, but how wrong we were. The Angels have now dropped six out of seven contests — four of those losses coming in games […]

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Jered Weaver revisits San Bernardino in Rehab

Jered Weaver stepped on to the mound of San Bernardino’s San Manuel Stadium to face the Bakersfield Blaze in a rehabilitation assignment on Thursday, but it wasn’t the first time he had taken that hill.  The first time would have been back in 2005 when he was a 22-year-old making the seventh start of his […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 01:  Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on in the game against the New York Yankees at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 1, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Losing sight

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 #101: Settle down – Astros 3, Angels 0

Look, we all know what happened in this game. We all know what happened in this series. We should all know that there is no cause for alarm, emphasis  on “should.” Not nearly enough Angels fans demonstrated that after this game as the panic from the fan base was palpable. This was no doubt a […]

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Is Kaleb Cowart A Top Prospect Again?

The Angels have a lot of exciting pitching prospects. Andrew Heaney and Sean Newcomb are the only arms that get any real national hype, but aren’t the lone pitchers of promise in the system. Guys like Nick Tropeano, Nate Smith, Chris Ellis, Jeremy Rhoades, and Tyler DeLoach are solid in their own right, and (along […]

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