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Boxscore Breakdown #36: Shoe makes positive steps – Angels 6, Orioles 1

First Jered Weaver gets himself right, now Matt Shoemaker looks to be taking steps in a positive direction as he dominated over seven innings in Baltimore. Shoe allowed just three hits and one walk in the unlikely pitching duel with Ubaldo Jimenez. Naturally, one of the three hits Shoemaker surrendered was a dinger on an […]


Stat Sunday: The Angels’ Offense Is So Bad…

There are seemingly infinite ways to sum up how much the Angels’ offense has struggled in the season’s first six weeks. You could point out that their .643 OPS is the worst in the American League by more than 30 points, and that they have 153 fewer total bases than the Royals. Or you could dwell […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #35: Full release – Angels 3, Orioles 1

Jered Weaver did it again. By that I mean pitched well, but also kept his velocity trending every so slowly upwards. He came in just a hair shy of breaching the 86 MPH velocity average on his fastball. However, he also didn’t maintain the different release point from his previous strong start. That’s discouraging because it seemed […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 22:  Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles slides safely past catcher Hank Conger #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and scores a run in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 22, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Orioles vs. Pit BBQ

Now that the Angels have had an entire day to travel, reflect on how they should have pummeled the Rockies instead of just squeaking by and enjoy some pit BBQ in the seediest part of Baltimore possible (apparently that’s where it is the best. Seriously,

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 27: Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim brings the lineup to home plate 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 – No, you’re out of order!

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. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 20:  Left fielder Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run during game two of the World Series against the Anaheim Angels at Edison Field on October 20, 2002 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 11-10, knotting the series at one game apiece.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Imagining Barry Bonds on the 2008 Angels

On Monday, Jon Heyman reported Barry Bonds will file a grievance against MLB citing all 30 teams colluded to keep him out of baseball following his 2007 campaign, the year he broke Hank Aaron‘s home run record. In 2008, Bonds’ agent Jeff Borris said Bonds was willing to play for the league minimum or for […]

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Putting the Huston Street contract extension in perspective

Well it took about six weeks longer than expected, but the Angels finally have their Proven Closer locked up for a few extra seasons. Huston Street agreed to a two-year, $18 million extension on Wednesday that will keep him in Anaheim through at least 2017. The deal also includes a $10 million team option (with […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 24:  Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim steals second base as the ball gets past shortstop Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies during the second inning at Angel Stadium on June 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Rockies 11-3.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Considering an Angels trade for Troy Tulowitzki

I really should learn my lesson. Anytime a big name hits the trade market, I wonder what it would take for the Halos to trade for that big name only to have them not really show any interest. I know that. You know that. The Angels know that. Yet here I am wondering what an […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #34: Super Trout – Angels 2, Rockies 1

Avengers? We don’t need no stinkin’ Avengers. We got Mike Trout. This game easily could have been an embarrassing loss for the Angels, in part because of the opponent, in part because of the way they would have lost and in part because of those hideous hats that Angels gave away. Mike Trout wasn’t having […]


Angels Prospect Spotlight: Sean Newcomb and Jeremy Rhoades

The Angels are a pitching heavy organization. This extends from the majors all the way down to Rookie Ball. They have their starting five, and then still hold onto Nick Tropeano and Andrew Heaney in AAA purely as depth. They have Tyler Skaggs returning next season, where he’ll project into the middle of the rotation. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 26:  General view of the interior and the Budweiser sign at Angel Stadium during the baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Cleveland Indians on April 26, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Whither the Angels attendance?

The Angels are a team coming off of a 98-win season with the best and most exciting young player in the world on the roster along with a future first tier Hall of Famer and burgeoning, homegrown ace. Naturally, nobody wants to watch that team. Wait, what? Yep, the Angels attendance is in the crapper. They […]