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Team of the Tommy John Surgery Finds a Survivor

I had great hopes for the Angels this season, and while their offense had a miserable start to the season, it has been dynamite for weeks now, and the consistent defense has lived up to its reputation. But, the Angels … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Minor League Rotation Has Nowhere To Go

The Dodgers have hit the midway point of the 2016 season seven games above .500 at 44-37, and begin the second half today basing their hopes of a post season appearance on a minor league rotation, now that Clayton Kershaw … 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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2016’s Worst Free-Agent Signings

From the tenth worst to the very worst number one bad one, here is 2016’s list of the year’s worst free agent signings in major league baseball: 10. Rich Hill – 1-Year, $6 M ? Rich Hill? $6 Million? Seriously? … Continue reading

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Angels’ Open Spring With Spotty Performances

The Angels began their spring schedule with a 4-1 loss Wednesday against the Giants, but yesterday put together a great overall team outing against Oakland, collecting 17 hits on the way to an 8-2 win. They hit, they pitched, and … Continue reading

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Could Ji-Man Choi Be the Angels’ Answer in Left Field?

As the Angles approach the 2016 season without a viable option to play left field, and having struck out in attempts to acquire a couple of less than bone fide alternatives with first the unsuccessful consummation of a trade for … Continue reading

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Do the Angels Have Too Many Question Marks?

Offseason activity failed to settle some key questions with the Angels, and with the beginning of spring training, new and serious additional questions have quickly arisen. Added to the lack of health and experience on the starting staff and the … Continue reading

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