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Halo Headlines: Pujols gets his power back, Hamilton to start workouts

The April 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols gets his power back, Hamilton to start workouts and much more… The Story: Albert Pujols is getting his power back. The Monkey Says: Yes, boys and girls, being able to swing with your lower half kind of matters a lot when it comes […]


Do the Angels need a lefty in the bullpen?

The Angels have been trying to find some left-handers to bolster their bullpen with for two years now. They traded Ervin Santana and got Brandon Sisk in return… but he needed Tommy John surgery. They also signed Sean Burnett that same offseason, but his elbow decided that it didn’t much care for Anaheim and has […]

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Boxscore Breakdown Game #13: Jaso’d again – Athletics 3, Angels 2

I’m writing this whilst doubled over as I am still feeling the after-effects of that gut punch loss courtesy of John Jaso. Run Expectancy Rundown Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun were the only two Angels that could solve the riddle that was Jesse Chavez. David Freese and Howie Kendrick did their usual no-show act while […]

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Halo Headlines: Joe Blanton retires, Sean Burnett to resume throwing

The April 15th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Joe Blanton retires, Sean Burnett to resume throwing and much more… The Story: Joe Blanton is going to retire, probably. The Monkey Says: He hasn’t officially retired, but has left his Triple-A team. Whatever his status is, the Angels won’t get any money back, […]


Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. Watch the Throne

Look, Ma! I made a hip-hop reference. Also, the Angels get their first crack at the two-time defending AL West champions. If things go well, they might even be able to very temporarily dethrone them. HISTORY LESSON These teams have literally faced each other hundreds of times over the decades, but the Angels haven’t led […]

Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 3

Dropped From Rankings: Josh Hamilton (slid into first base like an idiot), Nick Maronde (demoted for iffy reasons) Biggest Faller: Hector Santiago, down eight spots Biggest Riser: Ernesto Frieri, up seven spots  

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Boxscore Breakdown Game #12: Colonoscopy – Angels 14, Mets 2

It looks like the Angels finally figured out how to hit Bartolo Colon. Better late than never. Run Expectancy Rundown As you might imagine in a 14-run onslaught, the Halos had plenty of positive contributors. Mike Trout led the way with more unusual suspects in Ian Stewart and Hank Conger right behind him. Albert Pujols […]

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Boxscore Breakdown Game #10: Shuck and Ow – Angels 5, Mets 4

Bad news, J.B Shuck did something good. Good news, as reader Rick K. pointed out, the Angels won’t be going 4-8 to start the season again! Better news, I got to use the punniest game recap title of the year. Run Expectancy Rundown Look at both catchers making big offensive contributions. Chris Iannetta did it […]


Series Preview: Angels vs. Mets vs. Welcome back, Terry

The Angels get saddled with their first interleague series of the year but also get the unique pleasure of welcoming back the last (non-interim) Angels manager prior to Scioscia, Terry Collins. Hopefully he has to quell a clubhouse uprising, just for old time’s sake. HISTORY LESSON These two teams entered the league within a year […]