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It's hard to imagine how the Los Angeles Angels' individual pieces didn't add up to a playoff team. The list of pluses is a long one. The Angels signed a future Hall of Famer, Albert Pujols, added one of the best free agent pitchers available, C.J. Wilson, acquired a closer, Ernesto Frieri, early in the season, got a 20-win season from Jered Weaver, watched Mike Trout blossom into one of the game's best players and then added a former Cy Young Award winner, Zack Greinke, in midseason. But an 8-15 April and a 5-13 run to start August dug holes that the Angels were unable to climb out of and into a playoff spot. "We've had a lot of guys that have had very good individual seasons," general manager Jerry Dipoto said. "We've had at times a team that has jelled together and played extraordinarily well. Over a 162-game season, you're going to have highs and lows, ebbs and flows. But at the end of the day, we played in a very good division an...
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The Los Angeles Angels went out and got Albert Pujols last winter. They might end up having the youngest MVP in baseball history and a Cy Young winner.
They've also got plenty of time to ponder how it all went wrong during the most anticipated season in franchise history.
The Angels finished third in the AL West at 89-73, a record good enough to win the AL Central or to earn...
Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson will have elbow surgery after the regular season to remove bone spurs.
Wilson said Tuesday that no date has been set for the surgery. Wilson threw his final game of the regular season on Monday night and got the victory in the Angels' 8-4 victory. Wilson finished the season with a career-best 34 starts and went 13-10 with a 3.83 ERA...
LaTroy Hawkins might have pitched in his last big-league game. The right-hander was effective out of the Los Angeles Angels bullpen this season — with a 3.64 ERA in 48 appearances — but he isn‘t getting any younger. A veteran of 871 games in 18 major league seasons, he’ll celebrate his 40th birthday in December.Drafted out of a Gary, Ind., high school by the Twins, in 1991...
News broke last week that Angels pitcher Dan Haren will most likely hit the open market this winter; it’s rumored that the Angels are planning on declining Haren’s option after the season.
Haren will be one of the top pitchers on the open market, behind teammate Zack Greinke. The question is:
What is Haren worth on the open market?
First, let’s look at what Haren has done...
Los Angeles Angels right-hander C.J. Wilson will undergo
offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com:
"It's one of those
things where you push yourself through anything because your job is to go out
there and pitch," said Wilson, who finished the season 13-10 with a 3.83
ERA. "The coaching staff and the...
Los Angeles Angels lefty, C.J. Wilson has reportedly chosen to have arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow.
The procedure will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum; a respected orthopaedic surgeon based out of Southern California, to remove bone spurs from Wilson’s throwing elbow, an injury Wilson has been dealing with for what he claims to be “the last couple of months.”
Welcome to the second installment of Ninety Feet From Home, where I review each MLB ballpark.
Six categories will be evaluated with a low score of 1 to a high score of 10 based on my experience, relative to overall quality and not any other ballpark. They will then be weighted accordingly to produce a score with respect to 100.
Why the weighting? Because something like food is...
By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Columnist
Whether it was rotation issues, hitting woes, or a shaky bullpen, the title, above, effectively summarizes the Angels 2012 season. Here is a sample of what went wrong: 1) An early April slump that saw the Angels go 6-14 in their first 20 games. If they had even played .400 baseball that would be 2 more wins on the season.2) Offensively...
It's a wonder I didn't just post a video of myself crying and call it a night.
Mariners 12, Angels 0
Instead of picking apart this evening's "game" like I normally would, I think it's safe to say that the Angels made too many errors, gave up too many runs, and didn't hit the ball enough times. Does that suffice?
Something I will mention...
In case you haven't heard, the Angels are the most disappointing team in baseball. Nay! The most disappointing team in the world. No! The most disappointing team the history of history across all possible dimensions of existence!!!
Or, just maybe, they are a little less disappointing than that. Maybe.
Call me biased if you want, but I don't buy into this...
Casper Wells tied a career-high with five RBIs including a three-run homer in Seattle's six-run seventh inning, and the Mariners closed out the season with a 12-0 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Angels' star rookie Mike Trout went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double leading off the sixth and a single in the eighth to finish the season with a .326 average. That...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Kyle Seager became the first Seattle batter to hit 20 home runs in a season since 2009 with a solo shot in the first inning and the Mariners beat Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Tuesday night.
The penultimate game of the season came a night after the Angels were eliminated from the AL wild card chase. And they played like a team with nothing tangible...
And then there was 1.
A single win from the Cardinals or a loss from the Dodgers puts the defending World Series Champs back into the 2012 tournament. It’s been an exhausting experience for everyone.
Remember that Albert Pujols guy? I guess it’s true that time heals all wounds, because back in April and May we were watching his floundering like a hawk, reveling in...