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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Boxscore Breakdown #131: Total collapse – Athletics 11, Angels 5

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 […]

Los Angeles Angels Enter September With Work To Do For Postseason Berth

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 […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 21:  Ben Zobrist #18 of the Oakland Athletics slides past Carlos Perez #58 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to score a run during the sixth inning at Coliseum on June 21, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3-2. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. The Brink

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 […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 13:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels signs autographs for fans before the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Angels Fan Rooting Guide: August 31 – September 6

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 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 29: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam off relief pitcher Joe Smith #38 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the eighth inning at Progressive Field on August 29, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Yan Gomes; Joe Smith

Series Takeaways: R.I.P., 2015?

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 […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 22

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)

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Boxscore Breakdown #130: Mistakes by the lake – Indians 9, Angels 2

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 […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #129: Why? – Indians 8, Angels 3

Why? Someone, please, tell me why. Why do we root for this stupid team? I’m sure this is mostly frustration and recency bias speaking, but I can’t recall an Angels team that I’ve hated more than the 2015 incarnation. OK, well, at least during the Scioscia era, some of those Collins era teams were pretty […]