Tag Archives: Oakland A’s

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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Baseball Playoffs Began with a Doozie in Kansas City

Last night’s one-game wild card playoff between the Kansas City Royals, who had not been in a playoff game in 29 years, and the Oakland A’s, who went from a six-game American League West Division lead in June to a … 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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Trout, Weaver and Street: Tri-MVPS for Angels

In a season that started out with major question marks, that developed into one that looked like it could die on the vine of an arson squad of a bullpen, to one that saw the new ace of the staff … Continue reading

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Angels Get Revenge Against Houston Despite Another Disappointing C.J. Wilson Start

The Angels last night won their 15th game of their last 17, exacting revenge against the Astros, the only team they have lost to in a streak that now covers 2-1/2 weeks. And, it’s not like they are scraping through … Continue reading

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Angels Have Labor Day Off After Sweep of Oakland

The Angels, amazingly, join several major league clubs in an off day today, a new Labor Day tradition that baseball began after decades of full holiday schedules. Regardless, the Angels deserve a day off to bask in the first-place splendor … 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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Weaver Comes Through Big TIme For Angels, Who Regain Lead Over A’s

This morning, I wrote about how the Angels needed a big game from Jered Weaver, and for him to re-establish himself as the team’s ace, following the season-ending injury to Garrett Richards. And, he did it. Weaver was magnificent for … Continue reading

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Today is The Day for Jered Weaver To Step Up & Keep the Angels in 1st Place

For a couple of days following the devastating injury to Garrett Richards, the Angels showed up and played extremely well, increasing their American League West lead over Oakland to two full games. Then however, they traveled to Oakland for a … Continue reading

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