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Team of the Tommy John Surgery Finds a Survivor

I had great hopes for the Angels this season, and while their offense had a miserable start to the season, it has been dynamite for weeks now, and the consistent defense has lived up to its reputation. But, the Angels … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Minor League Rotation Has Nowhere To Go

The Dodgers have hit the midway point of the 2016 season seven games above .500 at 44-37, and begin the second half today basing their hopes of a post season appearance on a minor league rotation, now that Clayton Kershaw … Continue reading

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Matt Shoemaker, Ace By Default

At the start of the season, I wrote about the Angels great young triumvirate of starting pitchers, which then included Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney and Hecto Santiago. Not on that list, but next in line, were Nick Tropeano, who only … Continue reading

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Injuries Hit Angels Even Harder Than Dodgers

Sure, the Dodgers have had injuries, principally to their starting staff, though to the middle and bottom of the group, not to the top, and in left field, where the team has unusual depth. But imagine if the team had … Continue reading

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Underrated Angels Will Compete

As the 2016 season gets underway this weekend, the Los Angeles Angels are under the radar of most “experts” and despite a couple of question marks, they will complete in the talented American League West and I see a return … Continue reading

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Angels’ Open Spring With Spotty Performances

The Angels began their spring schedule with a 4-1 loss Wednesday against the Giants, but yesterday put together a great overall team outing against Oakland, collecting 17 hits on the way to an 8-2 win. They hit, they pitched, and … Continue reading

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Do the Angels Have Too Many Question Marks?

Offseason activity failed to settle some key questions with the Angels, and with the beginning of spring training, new and serious additional questions have quickly arisen. Added to the lack of health and experience on the starting staff and the … Continue reading

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Baseball Note 6/1/15: Angels’ Pitching

In looking at the Angels pitching today with two months of the season completed, two things stand out to me: Though the overall performance of their bullpen has been a bit disappointing, it is the pen that the Dodgers wish … Continue reading

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Jered Weaver Demise a Bit Premature?

Facing the high-flying, hard-hitting, first-place Houston Astros tonight, Jered Weaver silenced critics who felt perhaps his time as a front line starter may had come to an end. Entering the game with a 0-4 record, an embarrassing 6.29 ERA, and … Continue reading

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