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Halo Headlines: Mahle called up; Heaney hopes to throw soon

The April 12, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Greg Mahle getting the call to Anaheim for the first time, Andrew Heaney working on building strength in his forearm, and more… The Story: Greg Mahle called up from Triple-A; A.J. Achter optioned MWAH Says: Mahle didn’t get into the game Monday night, but he did warm […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 28:  Starting pitcher Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on August 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Athletics 6-4.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. A’s vs. A Series Win

The Angels have a series loss and a series split on their 2016 bingo card, but are still on the lookout for their first series win. Their first opportunity to get it this week will be in Oakland against the division-leading A’s (4-3), whose horrid misfortune in one-run games might finally have hit a turning point. […]

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10:  Shortstop Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers throws to first after forcing out Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to complete a double play to end the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 10, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Rangers Have Halos Seeing Double

The Angels exit their first weekend of 2016 tied for the MLB lead in double plays grounded into. This in itself is not remarkable, as most teams are within one or two of each other in every counting stat after the season’s opening week. Except that, well, the Angels entered the weekend having grounded into zero […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings: Week 2

Had the Halos put together a strong first week of 2016, the Angels Player Power Rankings for Week 2 probably wouldn’t have needed much updating. Seeing as how just about everyone but Jered Weaver, Hector Santiago, and Yunel Escobar had a horrible Week 1, however, there’s a whole lot of shifting going on, including a new […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #6: Weaver to the Rescue – Angels 3, Rangers 1

For the umpteenth time in the last decade-plus, Jered Weaver came through in the clutch for the Angels. You would think at some point we (read: I) would learn to stop predicting the end for Weaver and just marvel at how he continues to defy increasingly long odds, but it’s tough to do when all the evidence seems to […]

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Halo Headlines: Wilson resumes throwing; Reynolds returns to Angels

The April 11, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes C.J. Wilson being cleared to start throwing again, an old friend getting claimed on waivers, and more… The Story: Angels claim RHP Danny Reynolds off waivers MWAH Says: Figured this might happen. Reynolds was on the Angels’ 40-man roster at the start of the winter, but […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #5: Grounded – Rangers 4, Angels 1

Of the 22 balls the Angels put into play Saturday night, 15 were ground balls. Thanks to three double plays turned by the Rangers, those 15 grounders ultimately resulted in 16 outs. Cole Hamels was especially effective getting Angels hitters to roll over, netting 12 of those groundball outs in his six innings of work. As you […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #4: The Other Shoe – Rangers 7, Angels 3

This one was more or less over five batters in. It’s not so much that the Angels couldn’t have come back from a 3-0 deficit, but that there was no way Matt Shoemaker was done giving up runs. In the end he surrendered six runs on seven hits in just three-plus innings, seemingly completing his […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #3: Drive Home Safely – Angels 4, Rangers 3

Our short, regional nightmare is over. The Angels will not, in fact, go 0–162 this season. Albert Pujols played the hero Thursday night, driving a belt-high fastball deep into the misty night to net the 19th walk-off hit of his career. The hit would have been a bases-clearing double in any other situation but it goes […]

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Halo Headlines: Tropeano called up; Heaney not concerned

The April 8, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team recalling Nick Tropeano from Triple-A, Andrew Heaney feeling unconcerned about the long-term impact of his injury, and more… The Story: Astros designate RHP Danny Reynolds for assignment MWAH Says: The former Angels farmhand finds himself on the waiver wire for the third time in the […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 04:  their Opening Day game against the Chicago Cubs at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 4, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Rangers vs. 0–162

The Angels enter their second series of the season in a bad but not-too-unfamiliar position. They were similarly trounced in their opening salvo in 2014 and, after an off-day, went into a four-game set against a division rival needing a win in the worst way. They got it, blasting the Astros 9–1, and then took two […]

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Where to Watch Angels Prospects in 2016

A few days after the start of the MLB regular season comes the start of the MiLB regular season—that’s today!—and with that comes an important moment for prospect enthusiasts. It’s an important time because we find out where every prospect is placed, and their placement ultimately dictates how the club views them. If a player is held down […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 05:  Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after giving up a two run home to Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 5, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: The Cubs Are Good

Welp, that couldn’t have gone much worse. It didn’t take long for the Cubs to wipe the sheen off of baseball’s return for Angel fans, as they crushed the Angels by a combined score of 15-1 in the mini two-game series. If you hoped the Cubs would fall flat on their faces to open the […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #2: Mauled, Again – Cubs 6, Angels 1

Eventually, it will be fun to watch an Angels game this season. Eventually. The Cubs trounced the Halos on Tuesday in much the same way they did in the opener. They managed one big inning against an otherwise effective Angels starter, smacked a two-run home run off the first Angels reliever to enter the game, then […]

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Halo Headlines: Weaver feeling 100%; Rotation set for Rangers series

The April 6, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Jered Weaver reportedly hitting 86 mph in a simulated game, the team setting the rotation for Texas’ arrival, and more… The Story: Santiago, Shoemaker, Richards, Weaver lined up to take on Rangers MWAH Says: The day off today (Wednesday) allows for Richards to take the ball […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #1: Cold Open – Cubs 9, Angels 0

Drawing the World Series favorites and the reigning NL Cy Young winner in the season opener never looked great for the Angels, but it never looked quite as bad as Monday night ultimately went. The Halos allowed nine runs or more in a season opener for the fifth time, were shut out for just the third […]

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Halo Headlines: Richards not discouraged; Wilson still resting arm

The April 5, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Garrett Richards keeping his head up after a disappointing Opening Day start, C.J. Wilson waiting another month before pitching, and more… The Story: Garrett Richards “not discouraged at all” despite rough fourth inning Monday MWAH Says: Good to hear. There was far more to be encouraged by in […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 1

The Angels Player Power Rankings are recharged and ready to give you a healthy dose of optimism as the 2016 season kicks off. These rankings are arrived ateach week through the arduous process of inspecting the 25-man roster and arbitrarily moving guys around as we see fit. For this week, just don’t venture below the top […]

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