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 […]
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 […]
The September 4th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Heaney making RoY push, Angels taking playoff race one game at a time and much more…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just when we’re all getting ready to write the Angels off, they have to go and beat the tar out of Sonny Gray, win a road series and provide a glimmer of hope that they could claw their way back into the Wild Card race. It was all because for the first time in forever […]
The September 3rd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels looking for a fresh start, Navarro called up and much more…
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 […]
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.
- 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.
A funny thing happened to the Angels in this game- nothing. Matt Shoemaker could’ve fallen victim to a big inning early, but he didn’t. He could’ve collapsed in the seventh, but he didn’t. The decision to call on two freshly called up relievers to work the eighth could’ve blown up in Scioscia’s face, but it […]
The September 2nd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Scioscia doesn’t plan to influence GM search, Angels call up nine players and much more…
The collapse of the Angels in August is now complete. That isn’t to say that the collapse is only now official, rather it means that August is done. The Angels are now free to continue collapsing into September and there is little reason to think that they won’t. In fact, their collapse has now reached […]
The September 1st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels begin GM candidate interviews, Freese to rejoin lineup today and much more…
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have struggled at one of the most inopportune times of the season, putting their postseason chances in doubt as the losses begin to pile up. Entering September, the Angels are 6.5 games behind the Houston Astros in the American League West division and 3.5 games back of the Texas […]
The Angels are on the brink of falling out of playoff contention. What better team to draw for a series than the team with the worst record in the American League? Oh, sure, the A’s have a +12 run differential and the Angels are at a -18. What’s a mere 30 run differential between division […]
Welcome to the first, and possibly last given the way the Angels have played lately, MWAH rooting guide for you, the noble Angel fan. Each week until the end of the regular season — or until it becomes laughable to suggest the Angels could even qualify for the postseason — we’ll inform you of your […]
I keep waiting for some kind of sign that the Angels offense is going to turn things around. Not that they’ll suddenly be a top-to-bottom wrecking crew like the Blue Jays or Cubs, but that they’ll at least stop looking like far and away the worst offense in baseball. Every time they look like they […]
The Angels Player Power Rankings had a really bad month of August but we promise to try hard not to keep embarrassing ourselves over the final month of the season. NOT LISTED: Drew Rucinksi (professional innings soaker upper)
Great, now the Angels can’t even catch routine flyballs. On two separate occasions the Angels just up and dropped a flyball because they lost it in the sun. That is fitting because the Angels themselves are quite lost. They just can’t do anything right anymore. The outfield defense is one of the few undeniably strong […]