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Angels in 2017, Likely More of the Same

After a bitterly disappointing 2016 season featuring injury after injury to one pitcher after another and a fourth-place finish 14 games under .500 despite a potent offense and sparkling defense, it unfortunately looks like 2017 may well end with a … 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 Geared Up For More Surprises?

When the Angles pulled the Andrelton Simmons deal out of a well-concealed hat, it took a while to accept this move by a team with many more pressing needs than a slight defensive upgrade at a position that was already … 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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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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The Rebirth of the San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres floundered near the bottom of the National League West under the leadership of General Manager Josh Byrnes, who had previously led the Arizona Diamondbacks from contender to the bottom of the division. This past summer, Padres’ … Continue reading

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