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With news of Erick Aybar signing a contract extension coming out this week, it should increase the odds that Alberto Callaspo is traded for relief help. The fact that Aybar will definitely be around next year would seem to make Maicer Izturis expendable but I’m thinking Jerry Dipoto knows Arte Moreno did not spend the big bucks this off-season to use an unproven back-up at shortstop, so Izturis remains. While Callaspo put up some excellent defensive metrics at third base last year I’m not convinced he can maintain that performance, and when it comes to second base or shortstop Callaspo is not in the same ballpark defensively as Mighty Mouse Maicer.
Of course, who might go depends on the trade partner. A team that is contending this year is more likely to ask for Izturis or Callaspo and a team that is not competitive would be looking for prospects. And aside from the reluctance to play Mark Trumbo and the inability to win games, the Angels would seem to have one glaring weakness...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The agreement between the Angels and shortstop Erick Aybar on a contract extension can only be viewed in positive terms, both for the club and the player. By signing Aybar for four years and 35 million after earlier locking up second baseman Howie Kendrick long term, the team has now secured its middle infielders through the 2016 season.
But shelling out big contracts...
It has become one of the questions surrounding the Angels as they've stumbled to a 4-7 start: Why isn't Mark Trumbo playing more?
The young slugger led the team with 29 home runs and 87 RBI last season and finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting. However, he was displaced from first base by the signing of Albert Pujols. The plan was to get Trumbo...
ANAHEIM, Calif. The day started with a celebration, but it ended glumly again for the Angels. No matter what they do, it doesn't seem to come out well.
Their losses are starting to look bizarre. Thursday night at Angel Stadium, they out-hit the Oakland A's but left 11 base runners and lost 4-2. Every little thing works against them; every mistake comes back to haunt them...
ANAHEIM, Calif. If there was a blueprint to the Angels' season, it looked nothing like this.
The pitching was supposed to be dependable every night. The hitting was a sure thing. The defense was solid. But 12 games into the season, there isn't consistency in any area. The Angels lack energy and focus.
Is it any wonder that manager Mike Scioscia addressed his concerns with...
By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
Salt Lake Bees (8-4) The Bees continued their winning ways Tuesday night as they beat the 51’s 3-2 in front of 3,091 at Cashman Field. Brad Mills pitched 7.0 strong innings allowing only one earned run off four hits while walking three and striking out three. His 2012 ERA is a sparkling 1.38. I personally wouldn’t mind seeing...
The April 18th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. The Albert Pujols homer run watch continues, but for once, nobody cares.
Well, maybe Pujols does.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia has been saying his team is more than one player, even if that one player is Pujols. But if the Angels are going to live up to expectations as lofty as they are they need more than just their 240-million man to deliver.
They need Erick...
It's amazing the impact a quality starting pitcher can have on a game. When the starter comes out and sets the tone in a positive way, the rest of the team seems to follow. Such was the case tonight with Jerome Williams, a.k.a. "The Fifth Beatle." With two of the four big pitchers, Haren and Santana, off to slow starts, Williams is now a key cog in the Angels'...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Bartolo Colon threw 38 consecutive strikes at one point and pitched four-hit ball for eight innings to help the Oakland Athletics beat the cellar-dwelling Los Angeles Angels 6-0 on Wednesday night.
Colon (3-1) struck out five and walked none, helping drop his former team six games behind two-time defending AL champion Texas in the AL West -- just 12 games...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kurt Suzuki and Kila Ka'aihue drove in runs, Oakland scored two more on C.J. Wilson's throwing error in his home debut, and the Athletics beat the struggling Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Thursday night for their third straight victory.
Tommy Milone (2-1) allowed seven hits in five innings in his native Southern California to win the eighth start of his...
After dropping game one of their four-game set versus the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland A's looked like a team on the verge of a long losing streak. Three straight wins versus the Halos has changed that outlook, however. Chris Biderman previews what to expect from the A's, as they carry a three-game winning streak into their series against the Cleveland Indians.
If there was ever a time for Albert Pujols to hit his first home run with the Los Angeles Angels, Friday night's series opener with the Baltimore Orioles would seem to be it.
Pujols and the Angels look to continue the nightmare for Baltimore's Brian Matusz, who has been dreadful while losing 11 straight decisions.
Much has been made of Pujols still without a homer in his...
@Baltimore Orioles (8-5) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (4-9)Pitching Probables: OAK – Brian Matusz (0-2, 8.38 ERA) LAA – Jerome Williams (0-1, 16.87 ERA)Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830[wayin]a474f890-4276-41be-b9f3-ae6f9d39d848[/wayin]Like the line in JFK goes, we are through the looking glass people. Black is white, up is down. The Orioles...
@Oakland Athletics (6-7) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (4-8) Pitching Probables: OAK – Tommy Milone (1-1, 2.57 ERA) LAA – C.J. Wilson (2-0, 1.38 ERA) Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West & MLB Network; Radio - KLAA 830
The Angels still haven't won a series yet. And nothing they can do today outside of...