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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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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’ 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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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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Opening Day in LA: ESPN Giveth, ESPN Taketh Away

For all of you Los Angeles baseball fans with weekday (or at least opening day) television privileges, you saw ESPN begin the day by showing us the fabulous Toronto Blue Jays win over the yankees. Then, at 1:00, with no … Continue reading

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In the Declining AL West, Angels Still By Far the Best

A year ago on the eve of the 2014 major league baseball season, the American League West was baseball’s strongest division. By the end of the season, the Angels had baseball’s best record, and the Oakland A’s had gone through … Continue reading

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Angels Loading Up On Young Starters, But Who Will Play Second Base?

At the top of the Angels starting rotation are veteran Jered Weaver, last year’s amazing rookie Matt Shoemaker, and the fast-declining C.J. Wilson. Following them first and foremost is Garrett Richards, whose return date from last year’s serious leg injury … Continue reading

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How Valid Are Sports Awards Based Only on the Regular Season?

Throughout almost all of the 2014 major league baseball season, certainly after his return from the disabled list in May, there was little question that the most dominant pitcher in the game was the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. His 21-3 won-lost … 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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