ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 15:  Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (R) holds up his new jersey with Angels Owner Arte Moreno during the press conference introducing Hamilton as the team's newest player as wife Katie, daughter Stella Faith and Carole Moreno look on from the background at ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney on December 15, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The Angels are greedy, jerks or greedy jerks

The earth. It is scorched. It is salted. Bridges were built upon it specifically so that they could be burnt. There is no going back. The Angels have made it very clear, they’ve had enough of Josh Hamilton and his days as an Angel are done. Arte Moreno hasn’t said exactly that, but he may […]


4/11 (De)Butera Angels lineup

Drew Butera makes his Angels debut. It’s his DeButera. Chris Iannetta gets the night off, but he’ll probably still strikeout twice anyway. C.J. Cron also is conspicuously close to being a platoon that Scioscia refuses to acknowledge as well.


Boxscore Breakdown #4: Devil Magic – Royals 4, Angels 2

Yep, turns out that the Royals still have that devil magic working for them. The Angels cannot beat. It cannot be done. God may be on their side as a team named the Angels, but the Royals have aligned themselves with the Lord of Darkness who possesses far more power. ABANDON ALL HOPE. Royals 4, […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05:  Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after stealing second base against Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Royals Series Preview: Revenge of the ALDS

Oh, good. Angels vs.  Royals, so early in the season. Just who I was hoping for the Angels to see. I was really hoping to be forced to relive the tragedy that was the ALDS before the new season even really got going. Do we really have to do this? I really don’t want to […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 27:  Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels watches batting practice before play against the Tampa Bay Rays August 27, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – New Season, Old Problems

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. […]


Minor League Notes: AAA Salt Lake

Yesterday was Opening Day for the minor leaguers, which comes with less fanfare than its major league counterpart but also comes with a diverse selection of entertainment. Everything from baby racing, field maintenance workers dancing to Bruno Mars, to a man standing atop the stadium and pelting unsuspecting victims with squishy baseballs for fun. You […]

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 06:  Starting pitcher Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pauses on the mound after giving up an RBI double to Seth Smith of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning during the home opener at Safeco Field on April 6, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

When should we actually start worrying about Jered Weaver’s velocity?

Everyone freaked out over Jered Weaver‘s velocity dip on Opening Day. Weaver has never been a fireballer, but with an 83.5 MPH average fastball, there’s some real concern that Weaver finally might have lost too much velocity. It might also just be a weird annual false alarm. There’s really no sugarcoating an 83.5 MPH average fastball. Even […]


The Josh Hamilton blame game

We don’t know everything about the Josh Hamilton situation, but we do know a lot (probably because the Angels leaked it). There is more than enough blame to go around. Fingers have been pointed in all directions by all manner of people. What nobody can truly determine is who exactly deserves the most blame. Fortunately, The Monkey is here […]


Boxscore Breakdown #2: Deep Freese – Angels 2, Mariners 0

Pop quiz! This Boxscore Breakdown is entitled “Deep Freese” because: A) The only runs were scored when David Freese went deep B) I attended the game and froze my butt off in the cold weather C) Hell must’ve frozen over for C.J. Wilson to throw eight innings of shutout baseball on fewer than 100 pitches The […]