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Los Angeles Angels
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Hey look! The Angels are good again. YAAAAY! Now our rankings can be fun again... at least until we start talking about the starting rotation...
Last Week: 1
Albert Pujols - Just imagine how good he would be if he had someone hitting behind him who could actually hit.
Last Week: 2
Mike Trout - Dear BBWAA, kindly take note of who wildly outplayed who when the Tigers and Angels played last weekend.
Last Week: 5
Mark Trumbo - Trumbo looks exceedingly comfortable at the plate and is really reducing the number of bad at-bats. The league should be scared.
Last Week: 4
Ernesto Frieri - Just a thought, but maybe Ernasty should pitch more than once a week.
Last Week: 9
Garrett Richards - Jerry Dipoto trade Kendrys Morales and Jordan Walden and spent over $28 million only to find out that his second-best starter was a guy already on the team that had been forced into the bullpen.
Last Week: 10
Peter Bourjos - He still isn't walking, but he does lead the AL in infield and bunt hits. Hey, man, whatever works.
Chris Iannetta - He is feast or famine with the bat, this week was a feast.
Last Week: 11
Sean Burnett - Say hello to the only off-season acquisition by the Angels that is actually working out as well as expected.
Last Week: 13
Scott Downs - Slowly but surely he is beginning to resemble the Downs that was the glue of the bullpen for a season and a half.
Last Week: 3
Howie Kendrick - I think we all knew clutch, situation hitting Howie was only going to last so long. It was nice having him around. He will be missed.
Last Week: n/a
Luis Jimenez - Lucho not only finally gives the Angels some depth but he might even be giving the Angels a tough decision to make once Alberto Callaspo gets healthy.
Last Week: 8
C.J. Wilson - Wilson is a walking, talking example of why the Quality Start stat is complete and utter ********.
Last Week: 15
Tommy Hanson - Only an Angel pitcher could shutout the powerful Tigers offense for six innings and still have it be a discouraging outing.
Last Week: 20
Dane De La Rosa - The Angels traded a prospect to Tampa for a 30-year old reliever that turned out to possibly be pretty decent. Isn't it supposed to work the other way around?
Last Week: 12
Jason Vargas - Well, he didn't give up a homer in his lone start this week, so that's progress... right?
Last Week: n/a
Michael Roth - It is only fair that an unorthodox pitcher like Roth be used in an unorthodox bullpen role. If Scioscia makes that happen, Roth might be my new favorite Angel.
Last Week: 21
Jerome Williams - For the week, Williams went 6.1 innings, allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks. That is a better line for a start than either Blanton or Vargas had. I'm just sayin'.
Last Week: 7
Josh Hamilton - So, anyone else wondering if the Yankees might be willing to trade Vernon Wells for Josh Hamilton?
Last Week: 25
Brendan Harris - Look at li'l Brendan muscling up to show some power this week! His defense has been hit or miss, but his bat has done well enough to hold down the fort in Aybar's absence.
Last Week: 17
Hank Conger - Anyone that can catch C.J. Wilson and prevent him from completely falling apart is A-OK in my book.
Last Week: 24
J.B. Shuck - FUN FACT: Shuck leads the Angels with a 1.055 OPS.
Last Week: 23
Andrew Romine - Which happens first: Aybar comes off the DL or Romine collects another base hit?
Last Week: n/a
Michael Kohn - We are now officially in the "throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks" phase of building a bullpen.
Last Week: 18
Joe Blanton - [EXPLETIVE DELETED]
Last Week: 22
Mark Lowe - Placed on the DL with a stiff neck that was brought about by constantly hanging his head after walking every other batter.
Dropped from rankings: Jepsen (blaming arm problems on forgetting how to pitch again), Callaspo (made obsolete by Lucho placed on DL)
Biggest Riser: Harris and De La Rosa, up six spots
Biggest Dropper: Hamilton, down 11 spots
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Angels Prospect Mark Sappington is all smiles this season with the IE 66ers
AngelsWin.com Prospect Hotlist
By Scott Stedman, AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter
1. Mark Sappington, RHP, Inland Empire 66ers
Past 10 Days: 2-0, 0 Saves, 1.59 ERA, 11.1 IP, 10 H, 3 BB, 11 K, 1.15 WHIP
Overall: 3-0, 0 Saves, 1.59 ERA, 22.2 IP, 17 H, 9 BB, 23 K, 1.15 WHIP, .205 BAA
APRIL 21, 2002
GAME 18 - ANGELS AT A’S
OAKLAND -- The Angels got a solid performance from their starting pitcher, played good defense and had timely hitting. But when their game against the Oakland A's ended, the Angels walked off the field with their heads down.
Greg Myers hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning off Angels closer Troy Percival to lift the...
So there does appear to be a ***** in King Albert’s armor, afterall.
Albert Pujols is nursing a nasty case of plantar fasciitis as his struggling Angels team tries to stay afloat in the early part of the season.
Pujols revealed to Los Angeles Times reporter Bill Shaikin “I’m dying,” and then he added “I’m hurting real bad.” The 33-year-old first baseman is slated...
Angels manager Mike Scioscia already has dropped left fielder Mike Trout to the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
Might it be time for Scioscia to make a similar adjustment with right fielder Josh Hamilton?
The Angels are starting to roll, coming off their first sweep of the season against the Tigers. But on Sunday, the Angels' No. 3 hitter, Albert Pujols, again received multiple...
Another season, another big money Angel free agent slugger struggling in April. As we all know far too well by now, Josh Hamilton has been flat out terrible for the Halos. His numbers really can't get much worse, nor can his overall dilemma given that his problems are much more difficult to figure out than one might think.
The easy answer is that his plate discipline and...
MLB News: The Los Angeles Angels recalled left hander Nick Maronde from Triple-A Salt Lake today while optioning infielder Thomas Field to the same minor league affliate. Maronde is expected to pitch middle relief while Field could be a late summer call up.
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither Maronde or Field holds any fantsay value for 2013.
The post Los Angeles Angels Recall Nick...
The April 22nd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson suffers another setback, Callaspo and Lowe to the DL and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson suffered yet another setback after throwing a simulated game over the weekend.
The Monkey Says: I even joked recently that he had been making so much progress that he was due for another setback...
In a game that looked like it was in the pooper early on the Angels managed to pull a hard, and I mean hard, fought victory. The Angels offense struggled through most of the game, failing to collect crucial hits in 7 of their 8 RISP opportunities. What really gets me excited is how the Angels battled against the such a heralded AL team, a team thought by many to play deep into the...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 22, 2002
GAME 19- ANGELS AT MARINERS
SEATTLE -- It's one thing when a team's pitchers have trouble throwing the ball over the plate. A couple of Angels pitchers showed Monday night that an inability to throw to first base can have equally destructive consequences.
Angels starter Scott Schoeneweis discovered that...
With sluggers like Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in the lineup, the biggest difference-maker for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has been home-grown Mike Trout.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Trumbo homered leading the bottom of the 13th inning and Albert Pujols doubled home two runs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Detroit on Sunday for their second straight series sweep of the Tigers.
Detroit lefty Phil Coke (0-2) intentionally walked Pujols with two outs and the bases empty in the 12th before striking out Josh Hamilton...
One of the prime theories we were operating under during the off-season was that Jerry Dipoto had knowingly built a shaky rotation. But to make up for the rotation's deficiencies, he had loaded up on bullpen reinforcements so that Scioscia could shorten the game for the starters. The problem with theories is that they don't always prove true. Take tonight for example.
Last week we looked at third base situations around the league. This week, let's cast a gimlet eye on the other side of the diamond - first base. The position has been relatively stable in the season's early going, but below are a few situations worth discussing. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Starter (but hobbled): Albert Pujols (foot) Next: Mark Trumbo It's a good thing...
The April 23rd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton dropped down in the batting order, the time the Angels almost trade for Miguel Cabrera and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia moved Josh Hamilton to fifth in the lineup against southpaw Derek Holland last night.
The Monkey Says: Scioscia is always loath to drop a star in in the lineup...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- A.J. Pierzynski hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a late three-run deficit for a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Mitch Moreland had three hits and drove in a run for the Rangers, who also got three hits from Elvis Andrus in their fourth consecutive victory, snapping the Angels...