The Scioscia vs. Dipoto feud springs eternal

Here we go again. Scioscia vs. Dipoto, round three… or is it four? Five maybe? I’m positive it is no more than six. That’s really the problem here, isn’t it? We are three and a half years into the Jerry Dipoto era in Anaheim and, based on recent reports, Jerry and his manager still aren’t, wait for […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 05: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees greets first baseman Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at first base after Jeter's fourth inning single at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Yankees vs. Old Guys Rule!

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. New York Yankees Series Preview Game 1: Monday 6/29 7:05pm C.J. Wilson (5-6, 3.92) vs. CC Sabathia (3-7, 5.65) Game 2: Tuesday 6/30 7:05pm Andrew Heaney (0-0, 1.50) vs. Ivan Nova (1-0, 0.00) Game 3: Wednesday 7/1 4:05pm Matt Shoemaker (4-6, 5.03) vs. Adam Warren (5-5, 3.59) Old guys rule! You’ve seen those […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 13

This is the #13 edition of the Angels Player Power Rankings for this season. I think that means we are in for some bad luck, like maybe an errant warm-up throw hitting an opposing team’s superstar in the head. You know, something bizarre like that. NOT LISTED: Alfredo Marte (sent down again)

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 13:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a 1-0 win over the Oakland Athletics with Kole Calhoun #56 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Angels Move Into Second Place Despite Offensive Offense

The Angels came into this past weekend’s series with the Mariners five games behind the division leading Astros. They came out of the series winning two of three and four games back. Just. Keep. Winning. Series. Although, an extended winning streak would be nice. You know, the kind that puts the .500 mark well into the rearview […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #76: Because someone had to – Angels 3, Mariners 2

The Angels won this game because someone had to. Whether someone deserved to remains to be seen. This game had everything for the fan who likes seeing inept baseball. Guys swinging and missing at 3-0 pitches. Guys swinging at 3-0 pitches and hitting into a double play. Multiple wild pitches. Multiple sacrifice bunts.  It was […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #75: Knotted up – Angels 4, Mariners 2

The Angels knotted up their series with the Mariners and knotted up Robinson Cano‘s forehead thanks to an errant warm-up throw from Taylor Featherston. Yes, “errant” throw. Errant like a fox! Angels 4, Mariners 2 Run Expectancy Rundown Featherston was last in RE24, but that doesn’t account for him “accidentally” taking out Robinson Cano. That […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #74: Bah humbug – Mariners 3, Angels 1

It was Christmas in June at the Big A, but the Mariners combined with the limp Angels lineup to leave a big ol’ lump of coal in the Halos’ collective stocking. Frankly, that’s what they get for running such a stupid promotion to begin with. Mariners 3, Angels 1 Run Expectancy Rundown This was the […]

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The Angels lineup quandary

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are going through a bit of an offensive dry spell this season. The team currently ranks 22nd in baseball in runs scored, 22nd in OPS, 22nd in wOBA (Weighted On Base Average), 23rd in OBP, and 16th in wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus). With all the shuffling the lineup has gone […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 06:  Johnny Giavotella #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is mobbed by teammates after Giavotella hit the game-winning rbi double to right in the ninth inning as Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners walks back to the dugout after their MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 6, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Mariners 4-3.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. Treading Water

Saying a three-game series before July is “must win” is of course ridiculous, but that’s what the series against the Astros felt like. Trailing the division leaders from Houston by 4-1/2 games just feels so much better than 6-1/2. Winning that series was progress, having lost it would have been doomsday. With the division crown still […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 24:  Efren Navarro #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim grounds into a force out in the second inning against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 24, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – All about Efren

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. […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 20:  Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim takes the ball from pitcher Jered Weaver #36, taking him out of the game against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on June 20, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Angels can’t stop giving up runs with two outs

Sometimes the collective Angels fanbase will latch onto a perceived phenomenon with the team. For example, there is an idea that the Halos get dominated anytime they face an unheralded rookie pitcher. Like that example, these perceptions usually proves false. This year, the phenomenon that at least appears to be plaguing the Halos is their propensity […]