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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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End of Jered Weaver Era Leaves Behind a Pitching Disaster

In the aftermath of 2016’s injury devastation of the Los Angeles Angels’ starting pitching staff, little optimism can be found among the team’s fans upon looking at the likely composition of the 2017 staff. Last season, the team lost four … Continue reading

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Are Angels Planning Left Field Platoon With Two New Question Marks?

Back on November 4, after the Angels had traded for Detroit Tigers’ outfielder Cameron Maybin, I wrote “Angels Make The First Trade of The Offseason – Why?”. In the post I wrote about the vast wasteland that was left field … Continue reading

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Angels Make The First Trade of The Offseason – Why?

It never ceases to astound me how a ballplayer, and not just a baseball player, but one in any professional sport, can have a mediocre career of several years, and then out of the blue have one good season, and … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Dodgers’, Angels’ Giveaways, and Moore

Now that some of the dust has settled from the end of the non-waiver trade deadline period, one can look back at the some of the mysterious deals made, especially those made by the Dodgers and Angels, and a couple … Continue reading

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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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