ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides safely past catcher Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros and scores a run on a catching error by shortstop Jonathan Villar (not pictured) in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 12, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Astros Series Preview: Texas Two-Step

It only took the league three seasons into Houston’s tenure in the AL West to finally figure out that when the Angels come to the state of Texas that they should play BOTH the Rangers and Astros back-to-back. For some reason the last two seasons featured the Halos coming to Texas to play one team, then […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 02:  Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on during prior to Game One of the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Royal Bumble

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. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 02: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after walking Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals in the third inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels at a Crossroads?

The Angels find themselves in a considerable state of flux despite winning 98 games last season and being anchored by a 23 year old MVP.   Things could end up changing in a hurry for a team with a manager averse to changes and a clubhouse chalk full of veteran leaders. Let’s look at the circumstance […]


Boxscore Breakdown #9: In the lane – Angels 10, Rangers 2

Hey, man, it has gotta be the hair, right? Entering this game, Hector Santiago was a shaky starting pitcher who was going to be pitching in front of a lineup that had yet to really click. Who could imagine that both problems would be solved by Santiago giving himself a stupid haircut? Hector wanted to […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a double against the Minnesota Twins in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 30, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

An entirely too early look at Mike Trout versus high pitches

Mike Trout entered the 2015 with a few different goals: he wanted to swing earlier and more often, he wanted to strikeout less and he wanted to solve his problem with pitches up in the zone. These are goals that in some ways are all in concert with each other and in conflict with each other at […]


Boxscore Breakdown #8: Drew-ined – Rangers 8, Angels 2

Drew Rucinski could’ve been the feelgood story of the early season. Fans were ready to jump on his bandwagon. Then he went and took a big ol’ dump on the mound in his first MLB start and ruined any chance of that happening. It earned the Angels a loss and Rucinski a one-way ticket to […]


The most fascinating fringe Angels prospects

Let me just get this out of the way, I’m blatantly ripping off Carson Cistulli’s “most compelling fringe prospects” idea. It’s a really good idea. We all obsesses over top prospect lists, but it is just so much fun when a guy who barely qualifies as a prospect turns into something special. See Shoemaker, Matt. As […]


Boxscore Breakdown #7: Deficit reduction – Angels 6, Rangers 3

After getting swept at home by the Royals, the Angels were on the precipice of falling into another deep deficit to start their season, a deficit that they’ve only been able to pay their way out once in the last few years. Then they went and had an early deficit to get out of in this game, […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 16: Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers tags out in the fifth inning Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on a late run at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Rangers Series Preview: Told ya so

What an interesting time for an Angels vs. Rangers series. Right on the heels of the latest round of Moreno-Hamilton animosity, it is time to do battle with Hamilton’s former employer. I’m sure the Rangers and their fans will be totally understanding of the situation the Halos find themselves in. In fact, I do believe they’ve hung some […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 2

The first week of the season is in the books and the Angels find themselves right where they started, on the receiving end of a shameful Royals sweep. We have no choice now but to judge each and every Angels player via the Angels Player Power Rankings. Not Listed: Garrett Richards (being held in the minor […]


Boxscore Breakdown #6: Royal Pains – Royals 9, Angels 2

This Boxscore Breakdown is entitled “Royal Pains,” which I understand to be some sort of TV show on the USA Network, which I understand to be TV network which people allegedly watch. I’ve never seen this show and am unaware that the USA Network ever showed anything besides Wings re-runs, but it seems like the sort […]