SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 12:  Josh Rutledge #14 of the Colorado Rockies breaks his bat as he grounds out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park August, 12, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Josh Rutledge

Someone’s got to start at second base for the Angels, right? Despite a terrible track record, that someone looks like it will be Josh Rutledge. But does he deserve it? What happened in 2014? After losing his starting job at second base with the Rockies the year before, Josh Rutledge was relegated to bench duty for […]

TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 08:  Matt Shoemaker #52 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Kansas City Royals at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Matt Shoemaker

Matt Shoemaker and his luxuriant beard emerged from obscurity to save the Angels 2014 season. Can his Cinderella story continue in 2015 or will he turn back into a pumpkin? What happened in 2014? Oh, nothing, just Matt Shoemaker coming out of nowhere to become arguably the second-best pitcher on the Angels staff. Honestly, it was an […]

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reviews a lineup card prior to a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The Angels lineup shell game

Every year much ink is spilled and many a hand is wrung over the lineup choices of Mike Scioscia. Like most teams, the construction of the Angels lineup is the source of much debate. Things were fairly stable for the Halos last year, but comments by Scioscia this offseason have thrown things into flux once again. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dives into home against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 12, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Kole Calhoun

In his first full season in the Majors, Kole Calhoun quickly cemented himself as a fixture atop the lineup. Does he still have room to grow into something more? What happened in 2014? Kole Calhoun’s 2014 season got off to a tentative start as he was not only a bit slow coming out the gate, […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Mike Morin #64 of the Los Angeles Angels walks to the dugout in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Mike Morin

Mike Morin was the first of the Angels crop of relief prospects to reach the Majors and he did not disappoint. Can he take another step forward in his sophomore year? What happened in 2014? Mike Morin nearly made the Angels out of Spring Training. He might as well have. The Halos had him start […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20:  Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the fourth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 2-1.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Angels Spring Training predictions

Now that Spring Training has officially begun, I feel it’s time for me to unleash a barrage of meaningless predictions so that you can waste time at home/work/between classes hearing about one man’s take on the Angels (Here at MWAH, we specialize in brutal honesty). These aren’t my infamous “Bold Predictions” released every year which […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 16:  Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to his solo homerun to win the game 5-4 over the Oakland Athletics during the 12th inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 16, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Chris Iannetta

Chris Iannetta had one of the best years of his career in 2014 and he didn’t even need the Coors Field altitude to do it. Can he repeat his OBP dominance now that he is the undisputed primary catcher for the Angels? What happened in 2014? Chris Iannetta started the season off is a pretty […]

OSAKA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 12:  Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pithces against Samurai Japan in the seventh inning during the Game one of Samurai Japan and MLB All Stars at Kyocera Dome Osaka on November 12, 2014 in Osaka, Japan.  (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Hector Santiago

Hector Santiago had one of the most frustrating yet somehow successful seasons we’ve seen from an Angels pitcher in some time. Is it just going to be more of the same for the southpaw in 2015? What happened in 2014? Arrgh! happened for Santiago in 2014. Seriously, there were just so many times last season where […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 20:  Grant Green #10 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to his winning hit to score a run and win the game 6-5 over the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 20, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Determining the winner of the Angels second base competition

Determining the winner of the Angels second base competition is going to take a long time to play out in Spring Training, but we think we can figure it out now using some good ol’ fashioned critical thinking. All you have to do is follow the handy dandy decision making flow chart below and you’ll […]