Sean Newcomb comes up aces in first start for Inland Empire

After seven smooth starts this season for the Low-A Burlington Bees, the Angels’ top draft pick last June, Sean Newcomb, pitched in his first game for the High-A Inland Empire 66ers on Saturday and impressed those who witnessed his performance.  The six-foot-five left-hander went five innings, walked one batter, and struck out seven others.  He […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #38: @#$%! – Blue Jays 10, Angels 6

So many expletives, so little time. Actually, it was more about the timing of all those expletives. It should be seen as no strange coincidence that Josh Donaldson had his expletive-laden display at almost the exact same time that the Angels middle relief had their expletive-inducing display to cost the Angels the game. How is […]

the Seattle Mariners the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 5-4. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The unlikely rise of Carlos Perez

You haven’t heard it out of Mike Scioscia‘s mouth, not yet anyways, but just because he hasn’t said it doesn’t mean we don’t already know that the Angels have a new starting catcher: Carlos Perez. The rookie backstop, at least temporarily, has taken over the everyday Angels catching job from veteran Chris Iannetta. Perez has […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 7

The Angels actually had a winning streak last week! A real, honest-to-goodness winning streak!!! Finally, I don’t feel so bad about ranking players so high in the Angels Player Power Rankings.

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 08:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels and Jose Reyes #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays react to a video review during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 8, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  Reyes was called out after the review (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Blue Jays vs. Border Patrol

Winning streaks are so much fun while they are happening, aren’t they? I mean, the Angels could have not averaged a mere 3.8 runs per game during their streak, that would have lowered my antacid bill. But a win is a win is a win, so, who am I to complain. All told, the Angels are 3-0-1 […]

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 15:  Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates with teammates after a 3-1 victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Series Recap: Angels Take 2 of 3 from Orioles; Starting Pitching Shines

With Jered Weaver having turned back into the pitcher we all want to remember, the Angels’ starting rotation this series showed that it could be a rock the team can depend on to win enough games to earn an invitation to this year’s postseason tournament, and the defense and bullpen showed that it is willing […]


Stat Sunday: The Angels’ Offense Is So Bad…

There are seemingly infinite ways to sum up how much the Angels’ offense has struggled in the season’s first six weeks. You could point out that their .643 OPS is the worst in the American League by more than 30 points, and that they have 153 fewer total bases than the Royals. Or you could dwell […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #35: Full release – Angels 3, Orioles 1

Jered Weaver did it again. By that I mean pitched well, but also kept his velocity trending every so slowly upwards. He came in just a hair shy of breaching the 86 MPH velocity average on his fastball. However, he also didn’t maintain the different release point from his previous strong start. That’s discouraging because it seemed […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 22:  Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles slides safely past catcher Hank Conger #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and scores a run in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 22, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Orioles vs. Pit BBQ

Now that the Angels have had an entire day to travel, reflect on how they should have pummeled the Rockies instead of just squeaking by and enjoy some pit BBQ in the seediest part of Baltimore possible (apparently that’s where it is the best. Seriously,

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 27: Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim brings the lineup to home plate before play against the Tampa Bay Rays August 27, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – No, you’re out of order!

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. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 20:  Left fielder Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run during game two of the World Series against the Anaheim Angels at Edison Field on October 20, 2002 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 11-10, knotting the series at one game apiece.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Imagining Barry Bonds on the 2008 Angels

On Monday, Jon Heyman reported Barry Bonds will file a grievance against MLB citing all 30 teams colluded to keep him out of baseball following his 2007 campaign, the year he broke Hank Aaron‘s home run record. In 2008, Bonds’ agent Jeff Borris said Bonds was willing to play for the league minimum or for […]