Tag Archives: Jerry Dipoto

Pitching and Catching and the Angels Slow Start

The Angels’ slow start this season can be directly traced to two vital elements of the team, pitching and catching, but within those elements, the specific individuals who have failed to produce are significant surprises. While the Angels began the … 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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Angels Off-Season Gets Off to Great Start

Through much of last season, the Angels, despite eventually compiling the major league’s best won-lost record, were operating on a razor-thing starting staff, and when injuries prematurely ended the season first for Tyler Skaggs and then for Garrett Richards, Mike … Continue reading

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Mattingly’s Statements After Playoff Blowout Show Why He Must Go

After the Best Team Money Can Buy, the $240 Million per year Los Angeles Dodgers, failed to win even a National League Division Series, let alone get to and maybe win the World Series, the empty uniform non-manager don mattingly … Continue reading

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Critical Moment for MLB’s Best Team, the LA Angels

In a season that has seen the America League West leading Los Angeles Angels use only six different starting pitchers through their first 125 games, they have established themselves as the best team in baseball and are currently on a … Continue reading

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Dodgers, Angels Each Take Hit to Starting Staff After Trade Deadline

As I wrote earlier, I was very glad that the Dodgers did not give away either Matt Kemp or any of their three top prospects for a starting pitcher, and the Angels had filled their only true need, extensive help … Continue reading

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Third Angels’ Deal: They’ve Moved From Frieri Alley to Huston Street

Possessing the major league’s second best record, the Los Angeles Angels appeared to have almost everything a solid title contender needs: Consistent and clutch hitting, and with power, solid defense, a smart, experienced and decisive manager with a quality coaching … Continue reading

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The Final Straw, and DiPoto Acts

After Ernesto Frieri almost single-handedly deprived Jered Weaver of his well-earned and hard-fought-for eighth victory Thursday evening against the Twins, the Angels’ brain trust, i.e., general manager Jerry Dipoto, finally acted, and at a time of desperation, pulled of what … Continue reading

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Angels Bullpen Failure Reaching Critical Stage

A short five days ago I wrote about the Angels biggest weakness, their bullpen. I wrote that post after Garret Richards had a victory stolen from him after pitching six great shutout innings, and leaving with a solid lead, only … Continue reading

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