SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 06:  Starting pitcher Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pauses on the mound after giving up an RBI double to Seth Smith of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning during the home opener at Safeco Field on April 6, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

When should we actually start worrying about Jered Weaver’s velocity?

Everyone freaked out over Jered Weaver‘s velocity dip on Opening Day. Weaver has never been a fireballer, but with an 83.5 MPH average fastball, there’s some real concern that Weaver finally might have lost too much velocity. It might also just be a weird annual false alarm. There’s really no sugarcoating an 83.5 MPH average fastball. Even […]

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The Josh Hamilton blame game

We don’t know everything about the Josh Hamilton situation, but we do know a lot (probably because the Angels leaked it). There is more than enough blame to go around. Fingers have been pointed in all directions by all manner of people. What nobody can truly determine is who exactly deserves the most blame. Fortunately, The Monkey is here […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #2: Deep Freese – Angels 2, Mariners 0

Pop quiz! This Boxscore Breakdown is entitled “Deep Freese” because: A) The only runs were scored when David Freese went deep B) I attended the game and froze my butt off in the cold weather C) Hell must’ve frozen over for C.J. Wilson to throw eight innings of shutout baseball on fewer than 100 pitches The […]

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Angels 2015 Minor League Preview

The season has only just begun for the Angels, but it is never too early in the season to start thinking about the future. The minor league season starts up soon itself, so we’ve cooked up a Angels 2015 Minor League Preview to help prime you for the season. State of the system: Pitching heavy. The large […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides home ahead of the throw to catcher Mike Zunino #3 of the Seattle Mariners with the third run of Albert Pujols' three run double in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 15, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Mariners Series Preview: Predict this!

The first series of the season is here! Angels vs. Mariners! I can’t wait! I’m so excited. I-  I-  I gotta dance! That was fun. You know what else is fun? Me changing the Series preview format again. The old format still didn’t do it for me and it still didn’t really get people reading. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with the fans after the Angels clinched the American League West Division at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Mariners 5-0.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Monkey predicts the 2015 Angels season

A tradition like no other, the Monkey (that’s me, for the uninitiated) is back to predict the 2015 Angels season. I do this because it is required that all baseball writers submit a bunch of prediction before the seasons end and, frankly, I just like doing it. Most of all, I do it for you, […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 1, 2015

WE’RE BACK! The Angels Player Power Rankings have been charging up all season and now we’ve returned to arbitrarily rank each Angel on the active roster and then make a snarky, insightful or insnarkful comment about them. We do this every Monday morning, so be sure to make it part of your routine because we […]

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Nationals Park on April 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The home run home was Albert Pujols' 500th. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Five Bold Predictions for the Angels in 2015

Every year around this time I come up with BOLD predictions for the Angels in the upcoming year and so far, the bolder the better. These predictions aren’t meant to be realistic in nature(though they do end up coming to fruition 40% of the time), rather, they’re meant to open fans eyes about the possibilities that […]

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