I believe in Johnny Giavotella

I believe in Johnny Giavotella. I don’t mean that in the “I believe in the Easter Bunny” sense of believing. I’m like 95% sure that the magical Cajun elf called Giavotella actually exists. What’s far less certain is whether or not he’s actually as good as his early season performance indicates. There is definitely plenty of reasons […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #28: Walk off, walk on – Angels 4, Mariners 3

Another walk off? Sign me up! Sure, it means that the Angels actually had to blow another save and have another game meager offensive production, but these walk offs have been downright exciting and inspiring. They sure make all the Angels’ flaws a lot harder to see, but if these galvanizing wins can get the […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 02:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at AT&T Park on May 2, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  The San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5-4. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Albert Pujols

Looking at Angels batted ball quality

For years I’ve seen guys like ESPN’s Mark Simon tweeting all these fancy facts about batted ball quality and I’ve been very jealous. It is a seemingly valuable swath of data that just hasn’t been made available to the general public… until now. Fangraphs has finally added this data to their batted ball section of data. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #27: First impression – Angels 5, Mariners 4

Angels fans were pretty excited for the debut of rookie catcher Carlos Perez. He was the first shiny new toy to be called up this season. He’d been ripping up the Pacific Coast League, so many fancied him as a solution to the Chris Iannetta problem. Folks like me worried though that he was merely […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 03: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks down at the ground after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on May 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Weaver gave up back to back solo home runs in the inning one to Nori Aoki, and the second to Panik. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

How do the Angels fix Jered Weaver?

How do the Angels fix Jered Weaver? That’s the question every Angels fan wants to know. Heck, that’s what the Angels and Weaver themselves want to know. The one-time ace is broken, perhaps irretrievably so. His velocity is gone and so is his effectiveness. Given his contract and stature on the roster and among the fans, the […]

DENVER, CO - JUNE 09:  Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies watches his solo homerun off of Dan Haren #24 of the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning during Interleague Play at Coors Field on June 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Angels defeated the Rockies 11-5.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Angels future in left field

What does the Angels future in left field look like? I imagine left field will probably look remarkably similar to what it looks like right now, at least until the stadium is renovated or the Angels move. The only feature of left field that I can picture changing rather significantly soon is which Angel will be roaming […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #26: Solo – Mariners 3, Angels 2

It was fitting that on May the Fourth be with you Day, this game would feature nothing but Solo shots. Like Han, the Mariners shot first and won the shootout. The Angels had a shot at dethroning the King to defeat the Empire, but Collin Cowgill‘s light speed drive failed him on his game-ending stolen base […]

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 08:  Rickie Weeks #25 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after striking out in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on April 8, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Angels defeated the Mariners 5-3.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Mariners Series Preview: DISAPPOINTED

Before the season, the Mariners were the darlings of all the experts. They are now 10-15. At the same time, the Angels were still getting a lot of respect. They are now 11-14. They’re both very disappointing. The experts are disappointed in them. Their fans are disappointed in them. Everyone is disappointed. LAST TIME ON […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 5

The best part of the Angels Player Power Rankings is that it forces me to go back and relive a week of Angels baseball. The worst part of the Angels Player Power Rankings is that sometimes it makes me go back and relive weeks like the one the Angels just had. Not Listed: Grant Green (Scioscia forgot […]