KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Kevin Jepsen #40 and Jason Grilli #39 of the Los Angeles Angels look on from the bench during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Royals vs. Deathblow

The Angels are struggling and can’t win on the road. Now they have to face the best team in the American League and the team that pwned them so hard in the ALDS. What could possibly go wrong? Other than that Royals delivering the deathblow to the Angels season, I don’t see any potential downside […]

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 12:  Conor Gillaspie #22 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks off the field after Avisail Garcia #26 of the Chicago White Sox (not pictured) hit a walkoff one run RBI double during the thirteenth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox won 3-2 in thirteen innings.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Chasing Tails

Just when we thought it was safe to believe in the Angels, they go and get swept by the perpetually mediocre Chicago White Sox. Of course Chris Sale would find his form in his game one start against the Angels. Of course Carlos Rodon would show his promise in his game two start against the […]

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Deep inside the newfound Angels pitching depth

Chances are, the Angels won’t be making any significant moves this August, now that the trade deadline has passed. But what many fans originally believed to be a strength (the pitching) has now come into question. Eventually, the offseason will come upon us, and for 29 teams, it’ll come in disappointing fashion. With the Angels’ lead […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #112: Rodon’t – White Sox 3, Angels 0

So we’re doing this again, huh? The whole “Trout and Pujols aren’t hitting, so the Angels aren’t scoring” thing? For the third time in seven games and the fifth time since the All-Star break, the Angels got shutout. They’ve faced some very tough pitchers in that time and Carlos Rodon certainly had the look of being […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 05:  C.J. Cron #24 of the Los Angeles Angels watches his hit to score two runs to tie the game 3-3 with the Cleveland Indians during the bottom of the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Angels would win the game 4-3.   (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The future (and past) for C.J. Cron

If I’m reading fans right, they’re pretty jaded when it comes to C.J. Cron. I don’t blame them. When guys like me start popping off right after the draft about how these kids are going to come up and save the Angels, it gets people’s hope up. He was going to hit 30 home runs a […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #111: Full Sale – White Sox 8, Angels 2

When you’re facing Chris Sale, you really just need to hope that your starting pitcher can keep the game close and that your offense can scratch a run or two off Sale, run up his pitch count and take advantage of the bullpen. Matt Shoemaker failed at the first part of that and the offense […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 05:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a solo homerun from Kole Calhoun #56 to tie the game 1-1 with the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. White Sox vs. Regression

Hello, winning. I have you missed you so much. After dropping six straight games to the Astros and Dodgers, and three straight series starting with the Rangers series on July 24th, the Angels have won four of the last six games and their last two series. At the same time, the Astros are sputtering. The ‘Stros […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 09:  David Murphy #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is lifted by Albert Pujols as they celebrate after  Murphy's walk off RBI single in the 11th inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 5-4 in 11 innings.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Halos Keep Finding Ways to Win

No one ever said wins have to be pretty. Just as Baltimore chops, line drives, and duck snorts all count the same toward a player’s batting average (assuming the batter reaches), an ugly victory counts the same as a shutout in the win column. The Angels have played the best baseball in the last week, […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 19

The Angels Player Power Rankings are emerging from the dog days of summer, which is good because we rank Angels players here, not their dogs. Although, that does give me an idea… NOT LISTED: Cam Bedrosian (still not ready, possibly never ready)

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Boxscore Breakdown #110: Murphy’s big day – Angels 5, Orioles 4

It finally happened, one of the new Angel outfielders finally did something good! David Murphy made up for all of the nothing that DeJesus and Victorino have been doing by legitimately carrying the Angels to a victory. He’s now already done more good for the Halos than Matt Joyce ever did. Angels 5, Orioles 4 Run […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #109: O’s put 0’s on Halos – Orioles 5, Angels 0

The Angels did nothing, so I got nothing. Orioles 5, Angels 0 Run Expectancy Rundown There obviously wasn’t much in the form of Angels offense in this one, but there wasn’t even a lot of potential offense that got killed. The ninth inning David Murphy GIDP was really the only good scoring opportunity the Halos had. […]

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17:  Johnny Giavotella #12 of the Los Angeles Angels forces out Jimmy Paredes #38 of the Baltimore Orioles on a ball hit by Adam Jones #10 (not pictured) in the first inning during a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 17, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Orioles vs. Wild Card

After a wild walk-off victory on Wednesday sealed a series win against the Indians the Halos will take the field Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles in a potential playoff preview. Both teams find themselves in similar situations in this weekends’ three game set in a variety of ways. Game one of the series will […]

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 – No more benefit of the doubt

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 (mostly) pro-Scioscia […]

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