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Are the Angels a Playoff Team?

With the Dodgers in the midst of a season for the ages, it’s been awfully easy to overlook the Angels, who most people wrote off for 2017, figuring their only battle would be to avoid the American League West cellar. … Continue reading

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Angels’ Pitching, Always an Issue

Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, Andrew Haney, Tyler Skaggs and Nick Tropeano. Nice sounding rotation. Solid guys with a track record in Richards and Shoemaker, top-of-rotation talent in the phenom Heaney, and solid young prospects in Skaggs and Tropeano. Well, as … Continue reading

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Red-Hot Kole Calhoun Making Up For Trout Loss

For the last three years plus, the Angels’ Kole Calhoun has been one of the top right fielders in the American League, playing solid defense, hitting for power, driving in runs and averaging in the .270s. As this season began, … Continue reading

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No, Mike, It’s NOT “Just a Freak Thing”

After suffering the first significant injury of his career, a torn thumb ligament that will keep him out of action for as long as two full months, the Angels’ Mike Trout stated that he would continue to slide head-first into … Continue reading

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Can’t ANYBODY Hit the Ball?

Tonight, the LA Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers, two teams each occupying first place in their respective National League divisions, played a robust 12 innings of baseball, 12 innings that saw three runs scored while 42 batters struck out. Before … Continue reading

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Angels’ Starting Staff In Shambles

Despite including two miraculous comebacks in which the Angels became the first team since 1991 to win consecutive games in which they were behind by five or more runs in the seventh inning or later, making their record 2-0 when … Continue reading

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Angels’ Start Strong Despite Weak Pitching

The past couple of seasons in my pre-season previews I’ve picked the Angels to do far better than the professionals covering MLB were predicting, and for a variety of reasons, from overrating talent to in some cases almost unprecedented strings … Continue reading

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Inconsistent Dodgers Ready for Cubs Rematch?

After two embarrassing losses to open their series in Colorado, the Dodgers’ came back today to end their two-game losing streak and to beat a lefty for the first time this season, as they eased by the Rockies 10-6 in … Continue reading

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Odd pitching Matchup to Close Dodgers-Padres Series

That Brandon McCarthy is in the LA Dodgers’ starting rotation to start the 2017 season is something few would have imagined anytime last year. The 33-year-old McCarthy who signed a four-year, $48 Million contract with the Dodgers prior to the … Continue reading

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