ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Alex Guerrero #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers crosses home as he scores on a wild pitch by Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 8, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Angels cede SoCal baseball supremacy to Dodgers

The Dodgers are better than the Angels. There I said it. Objective fans probably don’t see why this is a controversial statement, because it is pretty obvious from a statistical and observational perspective. However, this is a legitimate rivalry, so there needs to be some true dominance involved to convince the lesser fan base of their […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 28: Third baseman Kaleb Cowart #41 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dives for a pound ball hit by Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Kaleb Cowart

Where did he come from?

This is one of my favorite questions as a prospect analyst. When these kids make it up to the majors and begin to find success, everyone asks, “Where did this kid come from?” Most recently, this came in the form of Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout, but there were a couple before that, and sure […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #137: The one that got away – Dodgers 7, Angels 5

The Angels started this series behind the 8-ball knowing they’d have to face both Greinke and Kershaw. These first two games were pretty much write offs, which is why it was so frustrating to see the Angels blow a legitimate chance to actually beat Greinke. It wasn’t even necessarily that this was a choke job, […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after his strikeout in front of of Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Dodgers vs. Jealousy

I admit it, I’m jealous of the Dodgers. Like the Angels, they are a southern California baseball team that has underachieved this season. What makes me jealous though is that the Dodgers seem to have pulled out of it. They had a pretty rough run during August and saw their playoff hopes start getting shaky, but […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Mike Trout fans look to get autographs before the game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 23, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels Fan Rooting Guide: September 7-13

The Angels did the bare minimum to stay alive in the race, taking two of three from Texas over the weekend to inch to within two and a half games of a playoff berth. Problem is, the Halos only have 26 games remaining to make up that difference. And this week is going to suck; […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 23

The Angels Player Power Rankings expand their scope now that rosters have expanded in the month of September. That’s good news for you, but not such good news for me getting to sleep at a normal hour now that I have to write extra player comments. These are the sacrifices I make for you people.

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 06:  (L-R)  Shane Victorino #18, Mike Trout #27 and Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate with high-fives with their teammates after their 7-0 win against the Texas Rangers the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 6, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Keep hope (barely) alive!

One series down, two to go in the Angels’ life-or-most likely death homestand. While many left the team for dead after they got swept in Cleveland, the Halos gained one whole game on Texas to trim their lead in the Wild Card to 2.5 games. That number is small enough that it seems like it […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #136: Taking it easy – Angels 7, Rangers 0

For the first time in weeks, the Angels had themselves a nice, easy win. From wire-to-wire, the Angels owned every aspect of the game and didn’t experience even a single moment of “uh oh, here we go.” There was no threat of a starter allowing a big inning. There was no barely avoided bullpen meltdown. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #135: Slip up – Rangers 2, Angels 1

The Angels can’t afford any slip ups right now as they cling to their last breath of playoff life, yet they slipped up at the worst time. Taylor Featherston couldn’t maintain his balance when changing direction on what should’ve been an easy groundball. Instead, he not only failed to field the ball cleanly, he failed to […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #134: Cron Job – Angels 5, Rangers 2

Wait, someone on the team is capable of carrying the offense all by himself and he isn’t named Mike Trout? Is that even legal? /checks the MLB rulebook /checks state and local regulations /enrolls in law school, graduates, passes the bar, reviews all federal case law Yep, turns out it is. Who knew? C.J. Cron, […]


Ten things you probably didn’t know about Bill Stoneman

There are many things most Angel fans already know about current, interim general manager Bill Stoneman, like how he was infamously unwilling to participate in trade deadline deals, how he preferred to hold on to Angel prospects, and how he was the man behind the trade that sent Jim Edmonds to the Cardinals for Kent […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 01:  Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on in the game against the New York Yankees at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 1, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Rangers vs. Oblivion

I’ve already written my eulogy for the Angels’ 2015 season, so it’s no secret I lack any grand hopes for this home stand. I will admit, though, that I technically buried the team alive. They didn’t exactly show great resolve during their make-or-break road trip, going 4–5 against allegedly lesser competition, but they’re still just […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 26:  Trevor Gott #62 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is relieved by Manager Mike Scioscia #14  and Carlos Perez #58 in the seventh inning during a game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 26, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Off the hook

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, but we aren’t exactly pro-Scioscia either. In particular, we […]