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Boxscore Breakdown #40: Unbroken – Angels 4, Blue Jays 3

Albert Pujols is bruised but not broken. Literally. That’s not just a metaphor. His hand got hit by a pitch, but he escaped with just a contusion and no fractures. Now if you want a metaphor, the Angels were bruised in this game but unbroken. They fell behind early after a big inning, but survived […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after striking out against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum on September 22, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

What does the Angels offense need more: power or OBP?

The Angels offense is a problem. They are the worst offense in the American League with a wRC+ of 84. As you might imagine, this is not the result of one particular flaw. The Angels offense is actually a problem made up of a multitude of smaller problems. They are 27th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage, 26th in […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 11: Center fielder Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies winces after beating out an infield single in the bottom of the third inning against the New York Mets on August 11, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Angels trade targets to be avoided

The Angels need to make a trade. We all know this. The repeated display of offensive ineptitude is going to make the Angels buyers on the upcoming trade market, but what exactly are they going to buy? No offense to Jerry Dipoto, but the trades he made to round out the lineup last offseason didn’t exactly […]


Sean Newcomb comes up aces in first start for Inland Empire

After seven smooth starts this season for the Low-A Burlington Bees, the Angels’ top draft pick last June, Sean Newcomb, pitched in his first game for the High-A Inland Empire 66ers on Saturday and impressed those who witnessed his performance.  The six-foot-five left-hander went five innings, walked one batter, and struck out seven others.  He […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #38: @#$%! – Blue Jays 10, Angels 6

So many expletives, so little time. Actually, it was more about the timing of all those expletives. It should be seen as no strange coincidence that Josh Donaldson had his expletive-laden display at almost the exact same time that the Angels middle relief had their expletive-inducing display to cost the Angels the game. How is […]

the Seattle Mariners the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 5-4. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The unlikely rise of Carlos Perez

You haven’t heard it out of Mike Scioscia‘s mouth, not yet anyways, but just because he hasn’t said it doesn’t mean we don’t already know that the Angels have a new starting catcher: Carlos Perez. The rookie backstop, at least temporarily, has taken over the everyday Angels catching job from veteran Chris Iannetta. Perez has […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 7

The Angels actually had a winning streak last week! A real, honest-to-goodness winning streak!!! Finally, I don’t feel so bad about ranking players so high in the Angels Player Power Rankings.

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 08:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels and Jose Reyes #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays react to a video review during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 8, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  Reyes was called out after the review (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Blue Jays vs. Border Patrol

Winning streaks are so much fun while they are happening, aren’t they? I mean, the Angels could have not averaged a mere 3.8 runs per game during their streak, that would have lowered my antacid bill. But a win is a win is a win, so, who am I to complain. All told, the Angels are 3-0-1 […]