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Angels’ Starting Staff In Shambles

Despite including two miraculous comebacks in which the Angels became the first team since 1991 to win consecutive games in which they were behind by five or more runs in the seventh inning or later, making their record 2-0 when … Continue reading

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Angels’ Start Strong Despite Weak Pitching

The past couple of seasons in my pre-season previews I’ve picked the Angels to do far better than the professionals covering MLB were predicting, and for a variety of reasons, from overrating talent to in some cases almost unprecedented strings … Continue reading

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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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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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Pitching Had It’s Way Through the Majors Yesterday

Three of yesterday’s 12 major league games saw a single run scored, as the Padres Andrew Cashner pitched a complete game 1-0, two-hit shutout of the Phillies, as five Tampa Bay pitchers – Alex Colome, Steven Geltz, Jeff Beliveau, Kirby … Continue reading

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Did Don Mattingly Cost the Dodgers $215 M?

On October 7, 2013, with the Dodgers up two games to one over the Braves in the NL Division Series, with game four at Dodgers’ Stadium, and with dual aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke primed and ready for their … Continue reading

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Epic Closers Musical Chairs Just Beginning

In a year of limited talent throughout the list of available major league baseball free agents, especially among pitchers, the names of quality closers is striking. The likes of Joe Nathan, Grant Balfour, Fernando Rodney, Joaquin Benoit, and the real … Continue reading

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Why Dan Haren?

The funny thing is, the know-it-all pundits are generally saying it’s a good deal, and a bargain. Jonah Karl tweeted “Love Dan Haren at 1 year, $10 million. Even with every team drowning in money, looks like there are bargains … Continue reading

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