ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 01:  Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on prior to the start of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 1, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Let’s talk about Josh Hamilton

I don’t need to tell you that we need to talk about Josh Hamilton. You already know what he supposedly did. What you may not know is WHY we need to talk about Josh Hamilton. It isn’t to discuss how the Angels should proceed with replacing him in light of a potential suspension. There will be a time and place […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 16: Joe Smith #38 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  throws in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Joe Smith

The reliever with the boring name turned into a tremendous asset in the Angels bullpen last season. Can Joe Smith build on his career year? What happened in 2014? Joe Smith was signed to a three-year, $15.75 million deal to provide something resembling stability in the Angels bullpen. It was a questionable signing at the time because […]

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 28:  Marc Krauss #18 of the Houston Astros celebrates his home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Getting to know the Angels non-roster invitees

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for Spring Training to start. I also don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time balancing this excitement with what is actually happening in training camp right now. Nothing is happening. Like, nothing at all. Guys are giving milquetoast interviews and doing calisthenics. That’s about […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 29:  Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Erick Aybar

One of the most underrated performers on the Angels, Erick Aybar heads into the first season of his career without having Howie Kendrick to his left. Will that have any impact on Aybar’s tremendous consistency? What happened in 2014? It wasn’t Aybar’s worse year, but it wasn’t his best year either. Then again, his best and worst […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Pitcher Cory Rasmus #46 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is taken out of the game by manager Mike Scioscia in the fifth inning during the MLB game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 21, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Cory Rasmus and Grant Green Can’t Catch a Break

They’re major leaguers, getting to play games and getting paid a lot of money to do it. And yet part of me can’t help but feel just a little bad for Cory Rasmus and Grant Green. These are two players who seemingly have the skillset to help the Angels win a lot of games, and […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 02: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts as he leaves the mound at the end of the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Jered Weaver

Jered Weaver showed in 2014 that he isn’t an ace anymore, but he did have his moments towards the end of the season. Could we be in for a return to the Weave of old in 2015 or should we ready ourselves for another year of his decline into mediocrity? What happened in 2014? Jered Weaver […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15:  American League All-Star Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over 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)

2015 Player Projection: Mike Trout

Mike Trout got the first of what should have been his third MVP last season despite having his worst season as a pro. Cleary he’s the best player in the game right now, but was that step back he took actual cause for concern or will Trout make the adjustments he needs to bring his […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 4: Huston Street #16 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Angels defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Handicapping the Angels bullpen competition

Up until about halfway through the 2014 season, the Angels had been the handicap of the ballclub. Dipoto went and fixed all that, but then he unfixed it a bit this offseason by letting some of his relievers go. The Angels bullpen still figures to be solid, but there are some roles and roster spots that need sorting […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 6:  Shortstop Josh Rutledge #14 of the Colorado Rockies makes a diving catch for the first out of the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 6, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Handicapping the Angels second base competition

Far and away the biggest source of intrigue heading into spring training is the Angels second base competition. It portends to be quite the battle royale, a true melee of mediocrity. Who will be the lesser of five evils? Let’s find out! Josh Rutledge Pro: Maybe he will develop now that he has that Rockies stank […]

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