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Monkey with a Halo:
With the Angels sweeping the Mariners they've inched just a bit towards avoiding a complete disaster of a season. I mean, it still has been a monstrous disaster, but at least the Angels have shown enough life to look ready to avoid a 90 game losing season. It's great that the Angels can sweep when they have been showing they have almost no ability to do it consistently, but as a front-office minded sports fan I wouldn't mind seeing the Angels pick up as many losses as possible in order to get a tasty draft pick. We all know the Angels and Dipoto have been working towards stocking the farm system, and a strong draft pick to make up for the picks they've lost the past few seasons could be tremendous to the Angels. We've already come this far when it comes to losing, why not spend another few weeks losing in order to ensure a successful draft?
The Angels looked like their vintage selves with their timely hitting and strong starting pitching by Weaver, but agains...
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Over the weekend, various reports have emerged suggesting that the Angels are likely to fire either GM Jerry DiPoto or longtime manager Mike Scioscia in the wake of their disastrous 2013 season. While Scioscia denies that there is an abnormal rift between the field staff and the front office, there’s enough smoke here to believe […]
The Los Angeles Angels have placed reliever Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day disabled list after he had surgery to remove his appendix.
Jepsen had surgery Saturday in Seattle.
The Angels also recalled outfielder Collin Cowgill from Triple-A Salt Lake City.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the operation will keep Jepsen sidelined for four to six weeks but added he doesn't realistically...
The August 27th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including more Scioscia-Dipoto fallout, why the Angels suck and much more...
The Story: Five myths about the impending shakeup in the Angels organization.
The Monkey Says: Hard to argue with any of that, but I'm sure everyone will try.
The Story: The Angels are crumbling from within.
Los Angeles Angels right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen underwent an emergency appendectomy this weekend. His timeframe for recovery is four to six weeks, meaning the Angels expect him to be done for the remainder of the season, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
Jepsen underwent the surgery Saturday in Seattle. He is now resting comfortably, but will fly back to California...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Jered Weaver gave up just three hits in eight strong innings, Kole Calhoun added a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
The Angels gave Weaver plenty of run support by coming through in clutch situations. The Angels first seven runs were scored with two outs, including Calhoun'...
The Angels got mixed news on the injury front on Friday. Outfielder Mike Trout returned to the lineup after missing three games with a tight right hamstring. Second baseman Howie Kendrick, however, is still struggling to return from a hyperextended left knee he sustained on August 5.
As reported by Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Mike Trout was in the lineup and batting third...
Angels' pitcher Garrett Richards took a line drive of his right (throwing) arm and exited the game in the eighth inning of last night's Angels and Mariners game. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com said Richards "should be fine", according to pithing coach Mike Butcher.
Mike Butcher told @jaimemaggio Garrett Richards should be fine. #Angels
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez...
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Mike Trout - Trout misses a series, the Angels get swept. He comes back for the next series, the Angels do the sweeping. That, boys and girls, is cause and effect.
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Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia refuted reports of a rift with general manager Jerry Dipoto over differences in opinion regarding moves by the organization.
FOXSports.com reported Friday that the Angels are expected to replace either Scioscia or Dipoto because of continuing ''philosophical differences'' between the two men.
Scioscia claimed Saturday such...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
AUG. 25, 2002
GAME 129 - ANGELS AT RED SOX
BOSTON -- Before Friday, neither Chone Figgins nor Mickey Callaway spent one minute in a major league uniform this season. But by late Sunday afternoon, they were the reasons the Angels had their music playing loudly in the cramped visitors clubhouse in the bowels of ancient Fenway Park...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
AUG. 23, 2002
GAME 127 - ANGELS AT RED SOX
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox had a couple things going for them Friday night, and together they teamed up to beat the Angels, 4-1, before a sellout crowd of 33,221 at Fenway Park.
First and foremost, the Red Sox had pitcher Pedro Martinez on the mound. Martinez (17-3) gave up only...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Mike Trout hit his 22nd home run and Jason Vargas allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels earned a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. The Angels jumped on top early against Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez (4-1). After a walk to Erick Aybar, Trout homered to give the Angels a 2-0 lead. Right fielder Endy Chavez limited...
It took the Angels 14 innings to score one run Tuesday.
It took them just nine to do the same Wednesday.
So there is that.
As far as bright sides that’s about the best the Angels can muster these days.
Another day came and went Wednesday and another loss was etched onto their ledger of despair — the Cleveland Indians completing a three-game sweep with a 3-1 victory to send...
A story from Scott Miller , Senior Baseball Columnist for CBSSports.com, includes the phrase "restrained from punching out $240 million man Albert Pujols," so you'll want to give it a look.
Here's the tale of the tape:
Albert Pujols -- 33 years old, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, righty.
Torii Hunter -- 38 years old, 6-2, 225, righty.
Scott Miller reported that the 2012...
Weaver being Weaver. The rest of the Angels being something other than the 2013 Angels.
On a night in which the Los Angeles Angels completed a 3-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners every hitter in the Angels' lineup got a hit. This is a clear indicator that either the Apocalypse is upon us or (more likely) that the game was meaningless in terms of the playoffs.