KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05:  Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after stealing second base against Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Royals Series Preview: Revenge of the ALDS

Oh, good. Angels vs.  Royals, so early in the season. Just who I was hoping for the Angels to see. I was really hoping to be forced to relive the tragedy that was the ALDS before the new season even really got going. Do we really have to do this? I really don’t want to […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 27:  Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels watches batting practice before play against the Tampa Bay Rays August 27, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – New Season, Old Problems

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. […]


Minor League Notes: AAA Salt Lake

Yesterday was Opening Day for the minor leaguers, which comes with less fanfare than its major league counterpart but also comes with a diverse selection of entertainment. Everything from baby racing, field maintenance workers dancing to Bruno Mars, to a man standing atop the stadium and pelting unsuspecting victims with squishy baseballs for fun. You […]

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 06:  Starting pitcher Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pauses on the mound after giving up an RBI double to Seth Smith of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning during the home opener at Safeco Field on April 6, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

When should we actually start worrying about Jered Weaver’s velocity?

Everyone freaked out over Jered Weaver‘s velocity dip on Opening Day. Weaver has never been a fireballer, but with an 83.5 MPH average fastball, there’s some real concern that Weaver finally might have lost too much velocity. It might also just be a weird annual false alarm. There’s really no sugarcoating an 83.5 MPH average fastball. Even […]


The Josh Hamilton blame game

We don’t know everything about the Josh Hamilton situation, but we do know a lot (probably because the Angels leaked it). There is more than enough blame to go around. Fingers have been pointed in all directions by all manner of people. What nobody can truly determine is who exactly deserves the most blame. Fortunately, The Monkey is here […]


Boxscore Breakdown #2: Deep Freese – Angels 2, Mariners 0

Pop quiz! This Boxscore Breakdown is entitled “Deep Freese” because: A) The only runs were scored when David Freese went deep B) I attended the game and froze my butt off in the cold weather C) Hell must’ve frozen over for C.J. Wilson to throw eight innings of shutout baseball on fewer than 100 pitches The […]


Angels 2015 Minor League Preview

The season has only just begun for the Angels, but it is never too early in the season to start thinking about the future. The minor league season starts up soon itself, so we’ve cooked up a Angels 2015 Minor League Preview to help prime you for the season. State of the system: Pitching heavy. The large […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides home ahead of the throw to catcher Mike Zunino #3 of the Seattle Mariners with the third run of Albert Pujols' three run double in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 15, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Mariners Series Preview: Predict this!

The first series of the season is here! Angels vs. Mariners! I can’t wait! I’m so excited. I-  I-  I gotta dance! That was fun. You know what else is fun? Me changing the Series preview format again. The old format still didn’t do it for me and it still didn’t really get people reading. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with the fans after the Angels clinched the American League West Division at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Mariners 5-0.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Monkey predicts the 2015 Angels season

A tradition like no other, the Monkey (that’s me, for the uninitiated) is back to predict the 2015 Angels season. I do this because it is required that all baseball writers submit a bunch of prediction before the seasons end and, frankly, I just like doing it. Most of all, I do it for you, […]