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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 […]

Angels Quote of the Day: C.J. Wilson on his preferred Game of Thrones death

C.J. Wilson gets pretty emotional over Game of Thrones, it seems. He was drained by what happened to Princess Shireen, which naturally led to him being asked about how he would like to meet his end if he were ever to end up as a character on Game of Thrones:

“The only real baller way to go is a knife through the heart … or the dragon eats you, that’s tight. If you get killed by the dragon, that’s super tight.”

C.J. Wilson getting eaten by a dragon. Someone needs to make that GIF right away. Get to work, internet. Also, the idea of a guy known for nibbling at the corners getting nibbled on by an animal is pretty ironic.

The only question remaining now for C.J. is what horrifyingly depressing and shocking show he is going to watch before starts the rest of the season. I’m guessing he’s a Hannibal kind of guy.

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Boxscore Breakdown #63: Slop – Athletics 8, Angels 1

When you are facing one of the best pitchers in baseball, you really have to be on top of your game. You can’t make a single mistake and give that pitcher any kind of edge. You can’t do things like, just a random example I pulled out of thin air, this: Yeah, the Angels did […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #62: That’s so Angels-A’s – Angels 1, Athletics 0

The Angels and the A’s play one-run ballgames. That’s just what they do. That’s all the broadcasters for either side even talk about during the games. For the entirety of this century, that is how the Halos and A’s even out. Nothing could be more Angels-A’s than a literal one-run ballgame, as in only one run was […]

during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 7, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Stat Sunday: Street Struggling With Command

The sample size is still small, but most of Huston Street’s peripheral numbers appear to be trending in a positive direction this season. His strikeout rate is up, his home run rate is down, his batting average-against is down, and his walk rate is right in line with his career norms. And with the tallying […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #61: Bobble this – Angels 5, Athletics 4

It should be Kole Calhoun Bobblehead Night every night. This whole move to the clean-up spot hasn’t been working out so great for Kole so far, but it worked like a charm last night as he basically won the game for the Halos twice. First, there was a go-ahead double that would’ve won the game […]


MWAHdcast: Episode 3 – Draft Edition

All aboard the MWAHdcast train. After an up and down week for the Angels, unwind with a little reminiscing brought to you by yours truly and Mr. MJ Lloyd. Some of the main topics discussed in this weeks episode include:

  • The state of the Angels
  • The draft
  • Scotty Allen’s analysis of a few draft selections as well as an update on a few farmhands.
  • More draft
  • Name grading of drafted players
  • The Mike Trout propaganda machine, featuring the cast of the 2009 draft.
  • The good, the bad and the ugly: Draft Edition

Basically, we go bananas with the first year player draft from this week.

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MLB: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels

Six prospects the Angels should not trade

Prospects are currency. They’re what makes the baseball world go round. You see, free agents in their late 20’s and early 30’s typically have about five years left of major league productivity and cost tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. But if your team has a prospect for that spot, he can play six […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 30:  Josh Reddick #22 of the Oakland Athletics scores a run against  Drew Butera #3 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the ninth inning at Coliseum on April 30, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. Rotation Regularity

After dropping four of six on their recent East coast swing against the Yankees and Rays, the Angels return home to the Big A for a three-game set against their division rival Oakland Athletics. The A’s are currently riding the hot streak of rookie centerfielder Billy Burns and coming off a series win against the […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 11:  Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 11, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Pujols powers Angels against the Rays

The Angels got back on track in St. Petersburg this week, earning their first series victory of the month thanks to strong performances from their starting pitching and the continued hot hitting of Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. After crumbling so spectacularly under the bright lights at Yankee Stadium over the weekend, one has to […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #60: Thanks, Jepsen – Angels 6, Rays 2

Just when it looked like the Angels were going to drop another series to the Tampa Bay Rays… KEVIN JEPSEN STRIKES! If you’ve read this blog for even a few years, you know full well how I feel about Kevin Jepsen. Seeing him leave the team was not exactly an event that filled me with sorry. But […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 11:  Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels yells at umpires from the dugout during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 11, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Scioscia

Second Guessing Scioscia – It’s not easy being Green

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. […]