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At the beginning of March, we released the results of our television broadcaster rankings — itself the product of reader crowdsourcing that had started in late November. Since then, FanGraphs has asked readers to rate the radio broadcast teams (on a scale of 1-5 for charisma, analysis, and then o...
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The Angels have tried very little to shake first baseman Albert Pujols out of his season-long slump, choosing instead to largely sit back in hope -- and amazement -- that he will somehow figure things out and return to the level of production he had for 11 seasons with the Cardinals. Manager Mike Scioscia did give Pujols a "mental day off" during the Angels' last...
With the offense and its expensive centerpiece "grossly underperforming," Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto decided a change was needed. Dipoto relieved hitting coach Mickey Hatcher of his duties Tuesday, replacing him with Triple-A hitting coach Jim Eppard. Hatcher had been on Mike Scioscia's coaching staff since Scioscia became manager in 2000 and...
The May 17th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. No one expects the Angels' new hitting coach to turn around the team's flagging offense in a day, or even a week.
But at some point this season, Jim Eppard will be expected to do what Mickey Hatcher couldn't do breathe some life into a group of hitters that has confounded everyone who has seen them play, including themselves.
Can it be done? Firing...
By Bruce Nye - AngelsWin.com Columnist
The Angels relieved Mickey Hatcher of his duties as hitting coach yesterday surprising the sports world while at the same time, pleasing thousands of fans. The Angels have been shut out 8 times this year more than any team at this date in MLB history since 1907. Their hitting and scoring statistics are among the lowest in the...
The Angels announced a major move on Tuesday when they fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher and replaced him with Triple-A hitting coach Jim Eppard. The switch means much more than a potential for the team’s hitting to improve; it indicates a major change within the organization.
Hatcher was one of Mike Scioscia’s original assistant coaches from the time he took over as Angels...
They said he couldn't be any worse than he was in 2011. They were wrong. This summer, the LA Angels and Mike Scioscia disdainfully present "Vernon Wells: Suck Harder!"
Yes, it is true. No, that fake movie teaser isn't real, but the part about Vernon Wells actually finding a way to be even worse than he was in his disastrous 2011 campaign is. Yes, his batting...
After years of calling for his head, Angels fans finally get their wish as the team has announced that embattled hitting coach Mickey Hatcher has been relieved of his duties.
For some, this is cause for celebration, but not for me, though I do think it was time for him to go. This team's offense has gotten too bad and too many batters are struggling for any hitting coach of...
Chicago White Sox (17-21) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (17-21) Pitching Probables: CWS – Chris Sale (3-2, 3.08 ERA) LAA – C.J. Wilson (4-3, 3.42 ERA) Game Info: 12:35 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
Yesterday, Mike Scioscia used the same exact lineup in consecutive games for the first time all season. Even though it nearly knocked the Earth off its axis...
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Mickey Hatcher got fired today. He had been the Angels' hitting coach since 2000, when Mike Scioscia took over the manager role. Twelve full seasons of...