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It would be easy to push the panic button in Los Angeles. This is true whether you are a Dodgers or Angels fan. Both teams are struggling in the early going of the 2013 season, but the Angels are probably the more disappointing of the two. They have suffered injuries to key players like Jered Weaver, Ryan Madson, Albert Pujols, and others, yet there are no plans for the team to go out and make some trades to help them improve.
Mike Digiovanni of the Los Angeles Times says that while addressing the team's issues, GM Jerry Dipoto said there are no moves to make to help give the team a boost much like they saw last season when Mike Trout was called up.
“There is no move to make,” Dipoto said. “Our best talent, our best team, is here. There really isn’t a quick fix, a magic bullet, a singular player move you can make that would turn things around. The best thing we can do is show up today and play hard.”
Dipoto acknowledges that the team has not pitched well this season, but he is holding out hope that they can still make a run like they did last season. He's not willing to put the blame all on one person even with a firestorm aimed directly at manager Mike Scioscia. Fair or not, unless the team improves quickly, this could be Scioscia's last season in Los Angeles.
Jered Weaver's injury hurt the team more than most people expected it to, but there have been other problems. Ryan Madson has not pitched yet this season, the bullpen is a mess, and their star hitters have not been performing. This includes Albert Pujols who is battling a bad case of plantar fasciitis.
The Angels are hoping time will heal their injuries and help ease them down the winning path, but they don't have much time to recover. As early as it may be in the season, chances of a turnaround fade with each passing game.
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Major League Baseball announced Friday that umpire Fieldin Culbreth, the crew chief in Thursday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros, has been suspended two-games and fined for the misapplication of Rule 3.05(b) in the top of the seventh inning.
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The May 9th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols having knee problems, Hamilton calm despite his deep slump and much more...
The Story: Albert Pujols is dealing with pain in his surgically repaired knee.
The Monkey Says: The same knee that took longer than expected to recover from off-season surgery. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised...
Tell me if I'm wrong guys, but when we were in high school and college there were just a few things we needed to have the perfect life--babes, beer, bad ass ride, bucks, and balls (baseballs, footballs; whatever your game of choice is).
Most of us are probably far from living the life that we envisioned back then, but not Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson. No, he's got...
Brazilian supermodel Lisalla Montenegro's Instragram photos prove just how lucky of a guy Los Angeles Angels pitcher CJ Wilson truly is.
Los Angeles Angels' ace Jered Weaver, who suffered a broken left elbow on April 7, threw off the mound for the first time since the injury.
As reported by Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com,
"Manager Mike Scioscia said Weaver needs at least four bullpen sessions,
coming every other day if he stays pain-free, before venturing out on a
rehab assignment. A late May return...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
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ANAHEIM -- Troy Glaus could have kicked himself after fouling off a 3-2 pitch that was out of the strikezone. But the Angels' third baseman would atone for his mistake.
On the very next pitch, Glaus hit a game-winning homer leading off the ninth inning that gave the Angels a 3-2 win...
The May 10th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including C.J. Wilson gets engaged to Brazilian supermodel, Dipoto dances around firing Scioscia questions and much more...
The Story: C.J. Wilson got engaged to his Bra-lisallzilian supermodel girlfriend earlier this week.
The Monkey Says: I think she should've said no until he pitched seven full innings...
The Los Angeles Angels protested Thursday night's game against Houston and then beat the Astros anyway.
Mark Trumbo hit a two-run double in the eighth inning before Alberto Callaspo's go-ahead sacrifice fly sent the Angels to a 6-5 victory in a game that lasted more than four hours.
''It was huge,'' Trumbo said. ''It was a draining game. It was over...
Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson and Brazilian model Lisalla Montenegro are getting married.
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Many an Angel fan is pretty pissed off that the Angels just keep finding new ways to lose. It turns out the players aren't too pleased with it either and one of them, closer Ernesto Frieri, let his frustrations bubble over into this tweet:
This is not fun anymore!
— ernesto frieri (@ernasty49) May 8, 2013
Ernie. It is a pretty tame tweet, all things considered...
The story of this game should be how the Angels are barely clinging to life after sneaking out of Houston with a late-inning rally to avoid a sweep. But you and I know we can't focus on that, not after the shenanigans Bo Porter and the umpires pulled.
If you missed it, enjoy watching a MLB manager and umpiring crew take a dump over the very basic rule than any pitcher entering...
Major League Baseball says umpires have made a mistake for the second straight day, this time during a pitching change in Houston.
MLB issued a statement Friday saying umpires didn't properly apply a rule in a game between the Los Angeles Angels and Astros on Thursday night. The Angels played the game under protest when Houston was incorrectly allowed to switch relief pitchers...
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