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The September 21st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Wilson has closed-door meeting with coaches, Majestic denies stadium talks with Angels, more speculation on Scioscia getting fired and much more...
The Story: C.J. Wilson had another closed-door "strategy session" with the Angels coaches.
The Monkey Says: Sure, why not. The one they held a month ago didn't seem to work, so doubling down on it makes all the sense in the world. If anything, I wonder if they are just trying to get Wilson out of his own head as he was pretty upset about the early hook in his Wednesday start. The anger seemed directed more at himself than the coaches, but it is pretty clear that his frustration level is high and that isn't good for anyone.
The Story: Stadium developer Majestic Realty denies recent reports that they met with the Angels to talk about a new stadium in the City of Industry.
The Monkey Says: Of course they d...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A closed-door meeting in the manager's office is never a good sign, so the fact CJ Wilson spent a considerable amount of time with Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Thursday afternoon probably indicated they had lots to talk about.
It can be assumed Scioscia did most of the talking.
Discounting a start in Texas that was shortened to one-third of an inning because...
Interview Conducted By David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
For most of the last decade, the Angels have been without a "traditional" player at 3B--the prototypical type that hits for power, average and plays great defense. But, all of that may be changing with one of the rising stars in the Angels organization. Kaleb Cowart shows has the skills and talents...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For all anybody knows, Ervin Santana might be nearing the end of his Angels tenure. There could be one more start on his schedule, maybe two.
If his career in an Angels uniform is indeed about to end, he can be soothed by the fact he's going out with his best stuff.
In a season of inconsistency and unmet expectations, Santana is finishing with a flourish...
ANAHEIM, Calif. In the closing weeks of the season, with a playoff spot on the line, little things can make a big difference.
One mistake can cost a game. One base-running error can stop a big inning. One loss can sink a season.
The Angels spent Wednesday night lamenting all the little things that went wrong against the Texas Rangers. They lost a game, lost a day in their season...
The Los Angeles Angels thought they were getting an elite-level pitcher when they acquired Zack Greinke in a trade before the July 31 deadline. After a slow start, it has proven to be true. Greinke is 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA over his past six starts, allowing no more than two runs or five hits in any of those outings. However, he apparently came with limitations. For the second consecutive...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ervin Santana struck out 11 while pitching seven innings of two-hit ball and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Friday night to gain ground in the playoff race.
Mike Trout and Kendrys Morales homered for Los Angeles, which pulled within 3 games of Oakland for the second AL wild card. The Athletics lost 2-1 to the New York Yankees in...
Back in July, Torii Hunter mentioned that he wanted to return to the Angels next season or join the Yankees, Rangers or Dodgers. The Dodgers are no longer an option with an outfield of Matt Kemp Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford, but the Yankees and Rangers could potentially be options.
But Hunter is not shy about telling people where he wants to be next season as he told Alden Gonzalez...
Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Angels closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers dealt yet another blow to Los Angeles' fading playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory Thursday night.
Yu Darvish (16-9) held the Angels to four hits and struck out nine in a scintillating eight-inning duel with Zack Greinke, who gave up five hits and struck out...
Ask anyone who the AL MVP should be... OK, not anyone, that homeless guy that lives beneath the underpass near the freeway on-ramp you take to get to work probably doesn't have a ready answer, but ask any baseball fan who the AL MVP should be and you are certain to get a very definitive answer. They will tell you that the answer is clear and not even remotely up for debate...
The Angels are messing with baseball's narrative. National writers want so badly to get on to the business of celebrating the A's and Orioles (and to be fair they have been quite remarkable), but the Angels simply will not go away. Didn't anyone tell them their shot at the playoffs is over? Why do they insist on just hanging around on the fringes with something akin...
To quote John McClane, "How can the same **** happen to the same guy twice?"
Aside from the fact that this game might very well spell the end of the Angels' season, the only thing that anyone is going to remember this game for is Mike Scioscia once again pulling Zack Greinke during a great start in favor of Ernesto Frieri. The same Ernesto Frieri who spoiled...