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Andrelton Simmons is probably going to be treated unfairly by this blogger in the coming years. It’s not his fault really, it’s Billy Eppler’s. And I am going to be even more unfair if Sean Newcomb pans out and becomes a frontline starting pitcher. But, here the Angels are, going into 2016 with an even shadier […]
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158 games down, four to go, and I am totally unprepared for the craziness that awaits us fans this weekend. Like most of you, I had given up on the idea of the playoffs in August…Then September happened. Then the Astros faltered. Then the Angels made up a bunch of ground on the Rangers. Now […]
The Angels are back to .500, so obviously that means that it is time for MJ Lloyd and I to get together and talk on the internet about the team. We fought through allergies and dogs for this episode. Who knew that recording earlier in the day could be such a hassle.
- State of the Angels – Slumps are everywhere, man. Not one Angels starting pitcher has n ERA below 5.00 over the last four weeks. Not even Matt Shoemaker who has been lights out in his last two starts. Three Angels hitters have an OPS over .800 over the last four weeks, and Mike Trout just barely makes it with his hitting coming around over the last week. Oh, and Albert Pujols. Yeah, we’re pretty sure that his June is an anomaly. We’re optimistic, we can’t help it.
- Kaleb Cowart – After looking lost in his first four games in the big leagues, Cowart has amassed a slash line of .308/.419/.500 in the nine games since. Then he promptly gets benched when David Freese comes back. Makes all kinds of sense. If (when) the Angels fall out of the playoff hunt, MJ and I have a bet as to who will play more games when the playoffs become impossible, Freese or Cowart.
- GM hunt – My money is on a Ruben Amaro Jr.-type of GM. At which point, I will throw a legitimate temper tantrum.
After a one month hiatus for no good reason whatsoever, MJ Lloyd and I got back together last night to record a new episode of the MWAHdcast. You can tell us in the comments how much you missed us.
Here’s a breakdown of how the show went:
- State of the Angels – Second place or bust, the C.J. Wilson injury and left field still looking a lot like Matt Joyce.
- Mike Trout Propaganda Machine – Slump city.
- Trade Rumor – The Angels are keeping tabs on Chase Utley. MJ wants Utley. MJ might possibly be Bill Stoneman.
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