ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 23:  A fan holds up his rally monkeys in support of  the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth inning of the baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on July 23, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Monkeying around with the most important Angels road trip of the year

The Angels are a mess. They have been an embarrassment on the road since the All-Star break going 1-12. They then embarrassed themselves again in their last homestand, losing four in a row and setting franchise records for how badly they got their butt whipped by the Jays. Now they get the privilege of going […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 21

The Angels Player Power Rankings get literal this week because the Angels players are rank. A powerful rank. Seriously, you guys, this team stinks. NOT LISTED: Nick Tropeano (spotty spot start duty)

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 23:  Starting pitcher Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks to the dugout after giving up three runs and the lead in the third inning aganst the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 23, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: The Hall of Fame Weekend Massacre

If this weekend made one thing abundantly clear, it’s that no team in baseball was more in need of a day off than the Angels. The club went into the weekend having played 14 days in a row and in 23 of the last 24 overall. Every other AL team but the Twins had at […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #122: Walked all over – Blue Jays 9, Angels 2

What happens when you walk four batters in one inning? You set yourself up to get metaphorically walked all over the rest of the game. That’s what happened for Hector Santiago and the Angels who once again dug themselves an early hole that the offense was totally incapable of digging the team out of. Blue […]

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 29: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays waves before the start of their MLB game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 29, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Blue Jays vs. RISP Aversion

If ever there was a time for the Angels offense to wake the hell up, this is it. The team was fortunate to scrounge a few low-scoring wins from the Indians, Orioles, White Sox this month, but cannot expect that to happen against the high-powered Blue Jays. This series has all the makings of a […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 6: Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratches his head during a game against the New York Yankees in the third inning at Yankee Stadium on June 6, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Criminal Intent

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, but we aren’t exactly pro-Scioscia either. In particular, we […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #121: Snake eyes – White Sox 8, Angels 2

The Angels had won three in a row coming into this game, but did so on the back of a whole lot of luck. Well, Thursday night the Angels rolled snake eyes. The hard luck offense fell on even harder luck. The overachieving rotation was let down by the defense and by the BABIP gods. […]


Previewing the Angels September call-ups

It isn’t even September yet and the Angels have already begun raiding their minor league system, the bountiful rich resource that it is, for roster reinforcements. As such, we better preview the Angels September call-ups now before the Halos run through them all first. The Not-Really-Call-Up Call-Ups Matt Joyce – Yeah, that’s right, we may not […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #120: Repellent Shark – Angels 1, White Sox 0

Oh my Flying Spaghetti Monster, what a disastrous night for the Angels offense. A night after they scored five runs on five hits, the Angels didn’t go down in order until the seventh inning. Of the first 15 outs they made, 10(!) came with runners in scoring position, so they basically spent most of the […]

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The hidden value of Chris Iannetta

One of the major themes in sports these days has been value; both on the field and off the field. Guys who get paid a pittance and give production far exceeding said wage is one of the most sought after things. In an era where teams are paying roughly $6 million per Win Above Replacement from players, […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #119: Grounded – Angels 5, White Sox 3

Huston Street said fans shouldn’t doubt this team. We all just needed to take a step back from their recent struggles and get a little perspective. One could say we just needed to be grounded a little bit. Well, Garrett Richards took that literally and grounded the Angels and the White Sox. After his recent […]

during the MLB game at Chase Field on August 12, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Talking myself into a Chase Utley trade

I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit this, but I think I might have talked myself into a Chase Utley trade for the Angels. Normally such a deal would go against every single shred of my moral fiber, but sometime in the last few weeks, I unwittingly came around to the idea. I don’t know if […]