Found August 08, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia acknowledges that there is difficulty in trying to produce with the sporadic playing time Vernon Wells likely will be getting. However, he clearly wants to see more than Wells has shown him since returning from thumb surgery. "You might not find the groove, but you have to have better at-bats," Scioscia said Tuesday before the Angels' 10-4 loss to the A's at Oakland. "You might not get locked in. That doesn't mean you're not going to contribute. Vernon should be able to go up there, should be able to be on some pitches and hit the ball hard even with some of the limited playing time. He has to get comfortable with that, and hopefully we'll see it." Wells has started four of the 12 games since he was activated from the DL on July 27, having missed just over two months following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. He is hitless in 16 at-bats with five strikeouts, increasing his statu...

Halo Headlines: Calculating a Mike Trout contract extension, Angels bullpen nightmare continues, Scioscia never lost faith in Pujols during rough start

The August 9th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...

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“Happy Birthday, Dear Trouty….”

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BP Unfiltered: Who Assumes Trout's Vacated Title Of Baseball's Best 20-Year Old? by Bradley Ankrom

If you spent any amount of time on Twitter yesterday, you probably noticed that Angels wunderkind Mike Trout celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday. Now that Trout is of legal drinking age, who assumes the title of Baseball's Best 20-Year Old? Nine Contenders Tyler Austin, Yankees Kaleb Cowart, Angels Manny Machado, Orioles Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays Jonathan Singleton...

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Home plate umpire Bill Miller has left Wednesday's game between the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels five innings after being hit in the facemask by a pitch from Zack Greinke. Miller had just signaled Oakland's Brandon Moss out on a called third strike in the sixth inning when he abruptly turned and left the field. Second base umpire Dan Iassonga replaced Miller...

Can A's Hang Against Angels Three Aces?

In a series with heavy playoff implications, the Oakland A's will take on the Los Angeles Angels for three games this week at the Coliseum. The A's will have to tangle with the Angels three top starters, as well as the red-hot bats of Albert Pujols and Mike Trout.

Halo Headlines: Mike Trout turns 21, Debating Weaver's Cy Young credentials, Garrett Richards suffers unknown knee injury

The August 8th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...

A's lose third straight, fall 4-0 to Angels

The Oakland Athletics finally met their match on the mound. Jered Weaver pitched a four-hitter for his major-league leading 15th victory, outlasting Jarrod Weaver to lead the Angels past the A's 4-0 on Monday night to overtake Oakland for the final spot in the crowded AL wild card standings. ''Jered did his job on the other side,'' Parker said, ''and...

Game Recap 8/8/12: When enough is never enough - Athletics 9, Angels 8

The curse of the inevitable bullpen catastrophe strikes again. Only this time, the offense was ready to combat the curse. Unfortunately for the bullpen, those guys don't pitch. At one point or another, putting up big numbers was enough for the Halos to walk away from the game with a victory. It was the pitchers that needed the run support. Oh how the tables have turned. Something...

Sorry Mike Trout, this Year’s AL MVP Currently Belongs to Miguel Cabrera

There has been so much talk in the media over the past week about who the front-runner is for this year’s American League MVP, but after just the last week, there is no way anyone can think the Detroit Tigers’ … Continue reading →

Hunter enjoys Lincoln

Typically unofficial visits to Lincoln are jam packed for football recruits. For Torii Hunter, Jr. it was more than that. Hunter was in Lincoln for just a day and had to check out both the football and the baseball programs. While he didn't get to see some things as much as he would have liked he came away from the visit very impressed.

Mike Trout robs J.J. Hardy (Video)

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Is Mike Butcher the new Mickey Hatcher?

Mickey Hatcher is gone.  Long gone.  Mercifully gone.  Ask any Angel fan and they will gleefully inform you that this is nothing but a good thing as they had been calling for his head for nearly a decade. But now that Hatcher has been fired there is a void in the heart of the Halo faithful.  A different coach must now become the target of their discontent, even if it is misguided...

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The Angels knew it was a long shot, and it was. Monday they learned that their protest of Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox was denied by Major League Baseball. Joe Torre, executive vice president for baseball operations, turned down the Angels' formal protest, although no explanation was given in the official release. Angels manager Mike Scioscia protested the...
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