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Halo Headlines: Pujols ties Reggie; All-Star ballot released

The April 25, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Albert Pujols moving up another spot on the all-time homer leaderboard, the 2016 All-Star voting kicking off, and more… The Story: Albert Pujols snaps slump with 563rd home run MWAH Says: There’s no better way to snap an 0-for-26 skid than with a one-hopper into the […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #18: Trout Slays The King (Again) – Angels 4, Mariners 2

Mike Trout is officially back to being MIKE TROUT. The perennial MVP candidate went 2-for-3 with a double and crucial two-run home run off of Felix Hernandez on Saturday, improving his career line against King Felix to an absurd .368/.400/.706 with five home runs in 75 plate appearances. The rest of the Angels offense again did a […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #17: No Way, José – Mariners 5, Angels 2 (F/10)

Another strong start spoiled by an anemic offensive performance, culminating in the inevitable bullpen implosion. This time it was a pair of costly double plays from Albert Pujols and a second straight three-run outing from José Álvarez that did the Angels in, giving Jerry Dipoto and the Mariners an opening victory in the former’s first trip back to Anaheim. The […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 21: Robinson Cano #22 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #8 of the Seattle Mariners after the Mariners defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-7 at Progressive Field on April 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. Dipoto

The ten-game road trip is finally over and the Angels head back home exactly as they left it: two games under .500. The sweep in Oakland got everyone’s hopes up, then the sweep at the hands of the then 0-9 Twins left fans despondent, then the split in Chicago left everyone pretty meh. But hey, […]

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Halo Headlines: Rotation set for weekend; Schilling fired by ESPN

The April 21, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the rotation being set for the Mariners series, Curt Schilling finally getting the axe from the Worldwide Leader, and more… The Story: ESPN fires Curt Schilling following discriminatory Facebook post MWAH Says: Andrew nailed this one in our preseason predictions. The garbage Facebook memes really […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #14: Latos Intolerance – White Sox 5, Angels 0

So much for that breakout on offense. It’s almost as though a bunch of singles just beyond the reach of diving infielders aren’t indicative of a team turning things around with the bat. The Angels were held to just three hits Tuesday evening, and now have just two extra-base hits through the first two games of […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #13: Breakout!? – Angels 7, White Sox 0

Hector Santiago pitched the game of his Angels life on Monday, allowing just two hits and striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings of work. The southpaw was calculated and uncharacteristically efficient for the second straight start, never once topping even 18 pitches in an inning. So much ink was spilled this spring about the […]

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Five Angels Prospect Trade Chips

I’m guessing by the title you’re thinking to yourself: “Not a fun article to write.” And I wouldn’t blame you for that. The Angels possess a farm system that, in comparison to others, is generally devoid of valuable minor league talent that can be swapped for major league upgrades. That being said, this isn’t a […]

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Halo Headlines: Santiago ups velocity; Harper catching up to Trout

The April 19, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Hector Santiago throwing fastballs like it’s 2013, Mike Trout possibly in danger of losing his Best Player in Baseball crown, and more… The Story: Hector Santiago stays in control while upping velocity MWAH Says: It’s true! Last night he averaged 92.9 mph with his fastball, which is […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings: Week 3

This week’s Angels Player Power Rankings presents a clear top five, then a whole mess of mediocrity, and concludes with everyone’s consensus bottom two. This might be the first time in four years Mike Trout has been outside of the top two, but there’s no reason to fret just yet. Not Listed: Andrew Heaney (DL); A.J. Achter (AAA); […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 04:  Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Oakland Athletics on Opening Day at The Coliseum on April 4, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. White Sox vs. Blowpen

Hey, baseball is pretty lame when the Angels are losing! Just three days ago I was so optimistic about the Angels’ chances, and now after one weekend I think the Halos are one of the worst teams in the American League. April baseball is a fickle thing. So anyway, yeah, sorry about jinxing the Angels […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 17: Joe Smith #38 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after pitching coach Charles Nagy #41 and catcher Carlos Perez #58 visit the mound during the ninth inning of the game on April 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Angels 3-2 in twelve innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Angels Swept Away By Twins

When writing about the volatility of early-season narratives after the sweep in Oakland, I really didn’t expect the Angels’ story to then re-shift so abruptly by the end of the week. I suppose that’s on me for not taking my own message to heart. The Angels getting swept by the Cubs in the opening series hurt, but it at […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #12: The Hidden No-Hitter – Twins 3, Angels 2 (F/12)

It would be easy to pin Sunday’s heart-wrenching loss on the bullpen yet again, but that would overlook the elephant in the room: the feckless offense. Like Saturday, the Angels opened up an early lead with their bats only to disappear completely. From Carlos Perez’s groundout in the fourth to his strikeout to end the top of […]

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Halo Headlines: No timetable for Heaney; Angels stop shifting

The April 18, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Andrew Heaney playing catch but no more, the team seemingly abandoning the defensive shift, and more… The Story: Angels have no timetable for Heaney’s return MWAH Says: The left-hander played catch before each of the weekend’s games in Minnesota, but there’s no set plan for when […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #11: The BLolpen Returns – Twins 6, Angels 4

Joe Smith sure picked a bad time to start giving up home runs. The side-armer has made a career of keeping the ball in the park, never once allowing more than one in an appearance. Well, until Saturday that is. Smith surrendered back-to-back jacks in the eighth, pulling the Twins not only out of a […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #10: (T)winless No More – Twins 5, Angels 4

No one expected the Minnesota Twins to go winless for the entire 2016 season, but it would have been nice if the Angels bullpen hadn’t handed them their first victory of the year. Garrett Richards left the game after six with a two-run lead, but wasn’t in the dugout for more than 15 minutes before […]

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