the Arizona Diamondbacks the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 15, 2015 in Anaheim, California.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Two .500 teams enter, two .500 teams leave, Angels split with D’Backs

Four days ago the Angels and Diamondbacks embarked on a four-game home-and-home series with each team hovering around the .500 mark. As you might imagine, these two .500 teams split those games and exited from the series still hovering around the .500 mark. It is like the series never happened. Boxscore Breakdowns Game 1: Diamondbacks 7, Angels 3 Game 2: Angels […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #67: Mighty mites – Angels 7, Diamondbacks 1

Taylor Featherston and Johnny Giavotella both going yard in the same inning, just like the Angels drew it up. As the Angels continue their search for more offensive production, it was their littlest hitters that provided the most punch (OK, at 6’1″, Featherston isn’t that small, but his production coming to this game was microscopic). […]

Angels Look To Gain Ground In AL West Against Last-Place Athletics

C.J. Wilson threw eight innings of one-run ball and struck out nine to propel the Los Angeles Angels into the weekend after splitting a four-game home-and-home set against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rookie Taylor Featherston got things started with his first career home run in the third inning before a five-run sixth inning put the game […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #66: LOBsterFest – Diamondbacks 3, Angels 2

Good news! The Angels had a lot of hits. 11 hits is a lot of hits for the Angels in a game. Bad news, none of those hits came with runners in scoring position. The Halos scored just two runs in this game, one on a standard fielder’s choice the other on a double play. Overall, […]

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Keep Kole Calhoun out of the cleanup spot

I love sabermetrics and the way that they can be a filling for the game. Why is this happening? Here’s a number that explains why that is possibly happening. It’s a wonderful system. One of the championing ideas of sabermetrics is lineup optimization, and Sky Kalkman wrote this piece in 2009 that I still reference […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 22: Josh Reddick #22 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Evaluating the Angels outfielder trade targets

Evaluating the Angels outfielder trade targets isn’t an easy task. The Angels have a poor farm system to trade from and some financial restrictions that limit what they can even offer. The bigger problem though is that there isn’t exactly a bevvy of highly attractive outfield bats to choose from. However, the Angels desperately need to […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #65: Deck Chairs – Angels 4, Diamondbacks 1

As the USS Angels tries to avoid the iceberg that is going to eventually sink their season, Captain Scioscia felt it appropriate to rearrange some deck chairs. He finally made the big move to slide Mike Trout and Albert Pujols down a spot in the order. Without getting too deep into lineup optimization math, this isn’t […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Pitcher Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sits in the dugout after being relieved in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees during a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on June 5, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Diamondbacks vs. Mediocrity

Are the Angels getting back to winning? Well, tentatively speaking, they are. After getting swept out of the Little League stadium that resides in the Bronx, the Angels have turned around and won their last two series against the Rays and A’s. The last of which was the most sweet because screw the A’s and […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 11

Let’s get these Angels Player Power Rankings out as fast as we can before Royals fans take over the voting and put Omar Infante in the #1 spot. NOT LISTED: Kirk Nieuwenhuis (returned to sender), Daniel Robertson (dude, he just got here, let him get settled in)

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 13:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a 1-0 win over the Oakland Athletics with Kole Calhoun #56 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Angels take two from A’s, then implode

It’s not often that a single three-game series encapsulates all the good and bad that’s befallen a team in a season. You get some instances where all the bad emerges—see: the Yankees series—and others where it’s nothing but good—see: the Detroit series—but rarely do you get both extremes. An even rarer bird is the series […]

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