The First Angel All-Star Starters, by Position

Counting Mike Trout and Albert Pujols this year, there have now been 117 Angels selected to the American League All-Star team since the franchise fielded its first team in 1961.  Do you think you could name the first Angel player to be a member of the starting squad at each position?  I’ll warn you, right […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 17:  Starting pitcher Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels walks to the dugout after pitching the second inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 17, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hector Santiago, Legit All-Star

The final day of the first half was pretty spectacular for the Angels. Not only did the club best the Mariners to move into sole possession of first place in the AL West, they also gained a third All-Star when Hector Santiago was named to the squad to replace an exhausted Sonny Gray. Santiago is […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – All-Star Break Edition

It’s a special All-Star Break Edition of the Angels Player Power Rankings! What’s so special about it? Nothing really. It just happens to be that I am publishing this during the All-Star Break. It is pretty much the same batch of snarky comments otherwise. I just liked the idea of pretending that this was somehow special. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #88: Little League – Angels 10, Mariners 3

I took my six-year old and her friend from her T-ball team to this game in an effort to show them what a real baseball game was like. The Mariners apparently didn’t get the memo because a Little League game broke out with the Mariners throwing and kicking the ball all over the place. Now my […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #87: Nobody’s home – Mariners 5, Angels 0

The Astros lost. The Angels just had to win to move into first place. Opportunity was knocking. And knocking. And knocking. The Angels, however, weren’t home to answer the door. Or maybe they were home, but on the toilet and figured it was probably just a Jehovah’s Witness, so they ignored the knocks. If it […]


Second Guessing Scioscia – Mid-season report card

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. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #85: Hail to the King – Mariners 7, Angels 2

The Angels have been really good lately. Unfortunately for them, Felix Hernandez has been even better pretty much since he was conceived. As a result, the Angels winning streak is no more. There’s no shame in that though, he’s the king. Mariners 7, Angels 2 Run Expectancy Rundown Despite three days off, C.J. Cron continued […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 06:  Johnny Giavotella #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is mobbed by teammates after Giavotella hit the game-winning rbi double to right in the ninth inning as Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners walks back to the dugout after their MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 6, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Mariners 4-3.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. Marine Layer

Winning sure is fun, isn’t it. The Angels now boast a 7-1-1 record over their last nine series, the last two of them being sweeps over the Rangers and Rockies, giving them a five game winning streak and a tidy 9-1 record over their last 10 games. Astros, objects are not always closer than they […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 11:   Senior advisor and former GM Bill Stoneman of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on during atting practice before the game with the Tampa Bay Rays on August 11, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

What to expect from the Angels at the trade deadline

The trade deadline is coming up fast and the Angels are one of the few teams that you can guarantee will be making some moves. That is a sentence that I had confidence in a week ago when Jerry Dipoto was still the general manager. Now… not so much. No one really knows anymore what […]