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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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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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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 Trade Top Prospect for Journeyman Lefty and Speed

The Angels have traded away perhaps their top power prospect in a deal with Arizona in which they have acquired another veteran relief pitcher who could be a big help in their 2014 run towards the playoffs. The Angles bullpen … Continue reading

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Angels’ Bullpen Still Setting Fires

Despite the trade of Ernesto Frieri for Jason Grilli, the Angels’ bullpen is still setting fires, rather than putting them out. After gaining several games on the suddenly slumping Oakland A’s, the Angels tonight had a chance to draw within … Continue reading

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The Angels’ Flagrant Weakness

In a division that features perhaps the American Leagues’ best team in the Oakland A’s, and another sold contender when healthy, the Texas Rangers, the Angels seem to also have just about it all as well, save for one glowing … 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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