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Within the drama of the pennant races and playoff chases exists a more morbid pursuit. Towards the end of the season, I always like to rummage through our vast chasm of data to see if there are players that have a chance to be historically bad in any particular category. Maybe it’s because I typi...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Angels’ Mike Trout continues to chase history as a 21-year-old rookie bidding to become just the third rookie to win AL MVP honors. How does...
NOTHING FISHY ABOUT THAT
Dear Mike Trout,
Please stop making tremendous defensive plays. You're destroying everyone with your bat, and your defense is just as impeccable. Yoenis Cespedes is having a damn fine rookie year, and you just had to go ahead and rob him of a hit on Tuesday night in Anaheim, in addition to blowing him out of the water in the AL Rookie of the Year race.
XOXO, The American...
One of the lessons Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia had to learn early in the season was that young slugger Mark Trumbo needed to be an everyday presence in the lineup. That paid off, as Trumbo proved to be the team's most consistently productive hitter in the first half, earning his first All-Star selection. The lessons have changed now, however. With Trumbo in a...
The September 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including McCarthy released from the hospital, Santana making the wrong kind of home run history, Mike Trout's MVP chances and much more...
The Story: Brandon McCarthy has been released from the hospital and tweets hilariously in the process.
The Monkey Says: What makes his unfortunate...
By Rob Goldman - AngelsWin.com Historical Writer
Dean Chance didn’t want to be embarrassed. He knew some of the players invited back for the 50th anniversary first ball ceremony at Angels Stadium had been bouncing their pitches to the plate and he wasn’t about to do the same.He figured the reason the honorees were coming up short were the bulky jackets the Angels had...
The $100 million that separates the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels in payroll is not nearly as startling as the 4 1/2 games that still separate them in the standings. By taking the first two games of a key four-game series in Anaheim between the two wild-card contenders, Oakland continues to hold the upper hand in the AL wild-card race -- an unexpected circumstance...
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
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Mike Trout - Trouty actually slumped for real these last two weeks, not that "woe is Trout his OPS is only...
By Rob Goldman - AngelsWin.com Historical Writer
“I started running and working out just before Thanksgiving, running every day, no matter where I was. If I was driving from Texas to California, it didn’t matter. I ‘d get up and do my running. And the whole time the sound I was running against was – ‘I’m gonna drive in a hundred, gonna drive in a hundred...
The righty pitcher Brian Lawrence is from Fort Collins, Texas where he attended Carthage High School. His talents took him to Northwestern State University of Louisiana before getting drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 17th round of 1998 MLB Draft. The late pick impressed in A-Rk up to Single A in his first minor league season with a winning record, a sub 3 ERA, and a strikeout...
I'm just gonna throw my "giving a damn" card in a nearby and detach myself from any hopes of the Angels making the playoffs and getting used to seeing the Athletics in the playoffs. It's not that I don't think they still can't make it, it would be ridiculous to say they can't, but with the way they always put themselves in the perfect position to...
On Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced their schedule for 2013. There were plenty of things to take note of on the schedule.
First off, the Cardinals will start on the road in Arizona to open the season and will not have their home opener until the second week of the season, April 8th, against the Cincinnati Reds.
Secondly, the Houston Astros, who will move permanently...
The A's were swept by the Los Angeles Angels in three games at Oakland last week. Hanging tenuously to the AL's top wild-card spot, the A's arrived at Anaheim for a four-game series that opened Monday, and Oakland smoothly took the first game 3-1 to move a season-high 20 games over .500. The A's now hold a 3 1/2-game lead on the Angels. The Baltimore Orioles,...
Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes homered and Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning of his fourth major league start for the A's. Oakland emerged with...
When a team's win streak is finally snapped, feelings of disappointment usually accompany the unfamiliar loss. However, tonight, I can't say I feel anywhere near disappointed in the game that I watched the Angels play.
Tonight's match a was a tough one for the Halos, only evident by the fact that they scored less runs than the opponent.
Jarrod Parker took...