ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Pitcher Cory Rasmus #46 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is taken out of the game by manager Mike Scioscia in the fifth inning during the MLB game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 21, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Cory Rasmus and Grant Green Can’t Catch a Break

They’re major leaguers, getting to play games and getting paid a lot of money to do it. And yet part of me can’t help but feel just a little bad for Cory Rasmus and Grant Green. These are two players who seemingly have the skillset to help the Angels win a lot of games, and […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 02: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts as he leaves the mound at the end of the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Jered Weaver

Jered Weaver showed in 2014 that he isn’t an ace anymore, but he did have his moments towards the end of the season. Could we be in for a return to the Weave of old in 2015 or should we ready ourselves for another year of his decline into mediocrity? What happened in 2014? Jered Weaver […]

A preview for Angels tickets in April

The Los Angeles Angels have every intention of getting themselves off the mat as 2014 ended abruptly. After finishing the regular season with the best record in baseball and an AL West division championship, the Angels were swept by the World Series runner up Kansas City Royals in the ALDS. Fortunately, the Angels bring back […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15:  American League All-Star Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Mike Trout

Mike Trout got the first of what should have been his third MVP last season despite having his worst season as a pro. Cleary he’s the best player in the game right now, but was that step back he took actual cause for concern or will Trout make the adjustments he needs to bring his […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 4: Huston Street #16 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Angels defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Handicapping the Angels bullpen competition

Up until about halfway through the 2014 season, the Angels had been the handicap of the ballclub. Dipoto went and fixed all that, but then he unfixed it a bit this offseason by letting some of his relievers go. The Angels bullpen still figures to be solid, but there are some roles and roster spots that need sorting […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 6:  Shortstop Josh Rutledge #14 of the Colorado Rockies makes a diving catch for the first out of the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 6, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Handicapping the Angels second base competition

Far and away the biggest source of intrigue heading into spring training is the Angels second base competition. It portends to be quite the battle royale, a true melee of mediocrity. Who will be the lesser of five evils? Let’s find out! Josh Rutledge Pro: Maybe he will develop now that he has that Rockies stank […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws against the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning at Fenway Park on August 19, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Handicapping the Angels rotation competition

Pitchers and catchers are about to report to Tempe (and other parts of Arizona, but who cares about that), so it is time to start previewing the training camp competitions for the Angels. Why? Because that is what you do in mid-February when you write about baseball because there is NOTHING else to write about. […]