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In the Declining AL West, Angels Still By Far the Best

A year ago on the eve of the 2014 major league baseball season, the American League West was baseball’s strongest division. By the end of the season, the Angels had baseball’s best record, and the Oakland A’s had gone through … Continue reading

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Four Big Spring Training Question Marks For the Angels

As the off-season sprints to a close, spring training will begin next week. The Angels first arrivals will be in camp by Feb. 20, but Josh Hamilton, who planned to join pitchers and catchers for the early date, will be … Continue reading

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Angels Loading Up On Young Starters, But Who Will Play Second Base?

At the top of the Angels starting rotation are veteran Jered Weaver, last year’s amazing rookie Matt Shoemaker, and the fast-declining C.J. Wilson. Following them first and foremost is Garrett Richards, whose return date from last year’s serious leg injury … Continue reading

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Hit Batters, Comebacks, and Extra Innings – the Dodgers or the Angels?

The Angels started the second half by playing 28 innings in their first two games, splitting the two with Seattle. Today, in the rubber game of the series, the Angels were down 5-4 going into the ninth inning, but Albert … Continue reading

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Angels Getting Healthy, AL Should Be Worried

This week saw the return of David Freese and Kole Calhoun to the Angels lineup, despite a hamstring tweak that kept him out of his first game of the season, Mike Trout looks like he’s out of his slump, that … Continue reading

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Angels Doing More With Less

Despite an injury-ravaged patchwork lineup now featuring the likes of Efran Navarro in left field, Luis Jimenez at third base, reserve second baseman Grant Green playing left field, and Mike Trout suffering through what seems like the worst slump of … Continue reading

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Angels’ Season-Ending Whimper Heard and Felt As Far Away As Florida

With a chance to knock their rival Texas Rangers out of the playoffs, the Angels’ miserable season ended with a resounding whimper, as they could win not a single game in the final four-game series in Texas. One victory in … Continue reading

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Sep 19, 2013 MLB Notes: Cole v kennedy, 2 Hamiltons, LAA 3B

It was a battle of Bruin v trojan brain surgeon this afternoon in Pittsburgh, as the Padres rolled out their recent pick-up, one-season-wonder and major league baseball’s number one headhunter, former brain surgeon ian kennedy, to face the Pirates’ fabulous … Continue reading

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July Trade Deadline WInners and Losers

Winners: Phillies – Injuries destroyed their 2013 season and there was no reason to blow up a potentially great team by dumping Utley, Lee, and/or Young. They stayed pat and continuing that with some fine tuning, and healthy returns next … Continue reading

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