Los Angeles Angels third baseman Brandon Wood tosses the ball to second baseman Howard Kendrick to force out Los Angeles Dodgers' Casey Blake at second during the eighth inning of their baseball game, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Anaheim, Calif. Kendrick threw out Matt Kemp at first to complete the double play.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels Draft History 2001-2003

Every draft comes with some awesome stories.  That’s part of what makes this event so exciting, the fact that with it, comes a thousand plus stories and even more that we never heard of.  Let’s check out part one the last 15 years of the Angels draft. 2001 Draft Major Leaguers: 1B Casey Kotchman, C […]

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Jered Weaver’s Top Five Games

At the end of the 2016 season, Jered Weaver’s contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will expire, and it could very well mean the end of Weaver’s illustrious career.  He has provided Angel fans with a decade full of highlights and is clearly one of the best pitchers the franchise has ever had.  […]

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Preliminary Draft Reactions Rounds 1-3

The first or second week of June is my favorite time of the year, every year.  School is out for Summer (at least for most of us), the lakes and rivers are just beginning to heat up, fishing is in full swing, my baby boy was born, and oh yeah, the Angels find themselves a […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 04:  C.J. Cron #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after hitting a two run single in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Time To Let The Kids Play?

As of writing this article, the Angels currently sit six games out of a second wild card spot (entirely too early for such talk), and 10 games out of first place in the AL West (this is a pretty good time to bring that up).  There continues to be no timetable for Richards, Heaney, Skaggs […]

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Prospect Surprises May Edition

I certainly don’t need to tell you the reader that Angel fans could use any bit of good news these days.  It seems every article is about another injury, another rehab stalled, another loss, and no prospects.  Well as it turns out, there are a few prospects, and those few are doing everything they can […]

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Eppler Gearing Angels To Compete Or Sell

The Angels are one of the most injury-plagued teams in Major League Baseball this year.  While they currently run sixth in most DL stints, the teams ahead of them have not lost a Garrett Richards–Andrew Heaney 1-2 punch or a 4-5 win player in all-world shortstop Andrelton Simmons.  Understandably, this has gone from a young, […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 01:  Matt Shoemaker #52 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 1, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Death. Taxes. Angels Beat Detroit.

Michael Fulmer‘s dominance prevented the sweep on Wednesday, but the Angels took the three-game series from Detroit anyway thanks to Jhoulys Chacin on Monday and a dinger parade on Tuesday. It was the Halos’ first series victory since taking three of four games from the Dodgers two weeks ago. Defeating Detroit is nothing new for […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #53: Game of Shadows – Tigers 3, Angels 0

The Angels offense would have you believe the reason they were held to just two hits Wednesday against rookie flamethrower Michael Fulmer and the Tigers is that the shadows hanging over the area between home plate and the mound wreaked havoc on their hand-eye coordination. Never mind that their opposition managed 10 hits against an arguably […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #52: Dinger Frenzy – Angels 11, Tigers 9

The Angels might have finally discovered the solution to their GIDP problems: just hit the dang ball out of the ballpark. The team was able to overcome four double plays and an epic bullpen collapse Tuesday thanks to four home runs, the last a walk-off shot from C.J. Cron. Of course, it’d be easier to […]

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Halo Headlines: Pennington returns to DL; Wilson undergoes MRI

The Wednesday, June 1, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes another player returning to the disabled list, a pitcher already on the shelf getting relatively good news, and more… The Story: C.J. Wilson shoulder MRI reveals no new damage MWAH Says: I suppose that’s good, but he’s still shut down indefinitely. Wilson seemed to be […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #51: Jhoulys Cruiser – Angels 5, Tigers 1

If you had Jhoulys Chacin down on your bingo card as the first Angels pitcher to throw a complete game this season, you are a time traveler who is severely wasting his/her time machine. Seriously, why are you playing Angels bingo? Anyway, Chacin was brilliant Monday night, needing just 114 pitches to get 27 outs (10 by […]

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Halo Headlines: Huston Street activated; Mike Morin optioned to Triple-A

The Tuesday, May 31, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Huston Street returning to the bullpen in an undetermined role, Mike Morin pitching his way back to Salt Lake, and more… The Story: Mike Morin optioned to Triple-A  MWAH Says: A surprise demotion of sorts. Morin has been knocked around a bit this month, raising […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #50: Unlucky 13 – Astros 8, Angels 6

The Angels lost the rubber match against the Astros 8-6, dropping the Halos to only a half-game out of last place in the AL West. Nick Tropeano had his worst start since early May, allowing four runs and tying a season-high in walks at five. Although that might not have mattered if Johnny Giavotella was […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #49: Dallas Stars – Astros 4, Angels 2

Historic home runs from Mike Trout and Albert Pujols early weren’t enough to best reigning AL Cy Young winner. The Halos got to Dallas Keuchel early, putting up a two-spot in the first thanks to the aforementioned dingers, but were then shut down the rest of the night. Like, completely shut down. The final 24 Angels to come to […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #48: Shoemaker’s Encore – Angels 7, Astros 2

Any worries that Matt Shoemaker‘s brilliant start last week was a one-off thing were washed away Friday night, as the right-hander’s encore performance proved to be just as good as the first. Shoemaker struck out 11 and allowed zero free passes in 8⅓ innings on Friday, making him just the third pitcher this season to strike out 10 […]

DENVER, CO - JULY 7:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim singles against the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning of a game at Coors Field on July 7, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Mike Trout at 40

After watching anything for a prolonged period of time, it is inevitable that that thing, no matter how incredible, will become normalized and lose some of its luster. Our brains can be a bummer that way. Given that, it’s important to take a step back from time to time to re-instill some of that initial sense […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 06:  Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park on September 6, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Astros vs. The Cellar

The Angels have had a pretty tough go of things this year, but no MLB team has had as disappointing a start to their 2016 season as the Houston Astros. The general consensus in March was that this year was to mark the beginning of a baseball dynasty in Houston, but so far the Astros have only carried […]

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Halo Headlines: Erik Kratz added on minors deal; Angels hiring in stats dept

The Friday, May 27, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team bolstering their high-minors catching depth, the front office seeking another systems developer for their new analytics department, and more… The Story: LHP Lucas Luetge clears waivers, is outrighted to Triple-A MWAH Says: I guess it’s good that all the relievers the Angels are putting […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 25: Jett Bandy #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim misses the tag on Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Global Life Park in Arlington on May 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Angels A Mess In Texas

When the Orioles took two of three from the Angels over the weekend, there was still good reason to look past the team losses to the underlying positives on an individual level. Several players seemed to be trending up, especially on offensive side, and a three-game set in Texas seemed the perfect opportunity for those positive strides […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #47: Ugly Baseball – Rangers 15, Angels 9

Woof. The Angels played about as sloppy a game as is possible at the big-league level on Wednesday. The team blew two leads, committed two errors, made at least one bone-headed throw, and failed to have even one of their five pitchers survive the day without giving up a run. In the end, they lost by their third-largest […]

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