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Four Big Spring Training Question Marks For the Angels

As the off-season sprints to a close, spring training will begin next week. The Angels first arrivals will be in camp by Feb. 20, but Josh Hamilton, who planned to join pitchers and catchers for the early date, will be … 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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Cubs, Epstein, Do Not Miss Opportunity that Dodgers, Friedman Ignore

Opportunities to hire great managerial talents come along infrequently, and to miss such an opportunity can reduce an organization, no matter how much money they have to spend, to little more than an embarrassing also ran. For the second time … Continue reading

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Angels’ 2014 Fate Rest in the Hands of C.J. Wilson

Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia made a decision a couple of days ago to start Matt Shoemaker in game two at home in the Division Series against the Royals, and to hold off on using C.J. Wilson until game three in … Continue reading

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Pitching Match-ups Key to Angels’ Division Series Fate

As the Angels prepare to open their American League Division Series against Kansas City, they have gotten a lot of good news, but manager Mike Scioscia, one of the very best at his job in all of baseball, is going … Continue reading

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My Picks, as the Baseball Playoffs Begin

On the eve of the 2014 Major League Baseball Playoffs, this is what’s going to happen: One Game Wild-Card: AL Oakland over Kansas City One Game Wild-Card: NL San Francisco over Pittsburgh AL Division Series: Angels over Oakland and Detroit … Continue reading

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And The Regular Season is Over – Playoffs Begin in Two Days

The most overrated pitcher in baseball, David Price, looked like the most underrated today, as he led the Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Twins, giving Detroit the American League Central Division title, and making the Royals a wild … Continue reading

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Suddenly, Dodgers’ Pitching is in Shambles

They’ve still got Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke at the top of the rotation, but the rest of the Dodgers’ starting staff is now a mess. Hyun-Jin Ryu’s status is at best uncertain, and no one at this point knows … Continue reading

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Cory Rasmus Gets the Start, He & Bullpen Come Up Big

On an early evening in Oakland, California, the Los Angeles Angels and manager Mike Scioscia had not a single experienced major league starting pitcher to choose from. Narrowing the selection down to a precious few choices, Scioscia picked Cory Rasmus, … Continue reading

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