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 […]

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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 […]

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 15:  Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates with teammates after a 3-1 victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Series Recap: Angels Take 2 of 3 from Orioles; Starting Pitching Shines

With Jered Weaver having turned back into the pitcher we all want to remember, the Angels’ starting rotation this series showed that it could be a rock the team can depend on to win enough games to earn an invitation to this year’s postseason tournament, and the defense and bullpen showed that it is willing […]

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Stat Sunday: The Angels’ Offense Is So Bad…

There are seemingly infinite ways to sum up how much the Angels’ offense has struggled in the season’s first six weeks. You could point out that their .643 OPS is the worst in the American League by more than 30 points, and that they have 153 fewer total bases than the Royals. Or you could dwell […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #35: Full release – Angels 3, Orioles 1

Jered Weaver did it again. By that I mean pitched well, but also kept his velocity trending every so slowly upwards. He came in just a hair shy of breaching the 86 MPH velocity average on his fastball. However, he also didn’t maintain the different release point from his previous strong start. That’s discouraging because it seemed […]

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