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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 […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 6: David Freese #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after grounding out against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium on June 6, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Let’s not fool ourselves

As the season draws to a close this month, we’ll witness a flurry of September call ups and a series of questions about who to bring back, and who the Angels need not bother. Recently, we’ve heard chatter about key members of the Angels bullpen as well as free agent to be, David Freese. But […]

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What’s going on with the Angels and Victor Rojas?

If you were lurking in the dungeon of Angels Twitter Tuesday evening you may have noticed an odd rumor: recently fired, and eminently popular, Red Sox play-by-play man Don Orsillo would join the Angels booth as their new TV announcer for 2016. I admit to a general ignorance for Orsillo’s work, but on the few […]

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Series Takeaways: Everything is better in September

Thank goodness for September. There’s absolutely no reason that the calendar rolling over to a new month should have any effect on a ballclub, but for the Angels, it seems to have worked some magic. Oh, sure, you could argue that it is just a coincidence that the Angels happened to have their first two […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 08:  Art Moreno (L) owner of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and manager Mike Scioscia look on during batting practice before Game One of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Angel Stadium on October 8, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Potential Angels general manager candidates

Even though there is a month left in the season, the general manager search is ramping up in Anaheim. With so many reports and whispers about how undesirable the position is throughout the league, the Halos are wise to start early, but they are going to have to cast a wide net. As such, here […]


MWAHdcast Episode 7: Angels Circling The Drain

The Angels are back to .500, so obviously that means that it is time for MJ Lloyd and I to get together and talk on the internet about the team. We fought through allergies and dogs for this episode. Who knew that recording earlier in the day could be such a hassle.

Show breakdown:

  • State of the Angels – Slumps are everywhere, man. Not one Angels starting pitcher has n ERA below 5.00 over the last four weeks. Not even Matt Shoemaker who has been lights out in his last two starts. Three Angels hitters have an OPS over .800 over the last four weeks, and Mike Trout just barely makes it with his hitting coming around over the last week. Oh, and Albert Pujols. Yeah, we’re pretty sure that his June is an anomaly. We’re optimistic, we can’t help it.
  • Kaleb Cowart – After looking lost in his first four games in the big leagues, Cowart has amassed a slash line of .308/.419/.500 in the nine games since. Then he promptly gets benched when David Freese comes back. Makes all kinds of sense. If (when) the Angels fall out of the playoff hunt, MJ and I have a bet as to who will play more games when the playoffs become impossible, Freese or Cowart.
  • GM hunt – My money is on a Ruben Amaro Jr.-type of GM. At which point, I will throw a legitimate temper tantrum.

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