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Sometimes, it’s best to just keep doing what you’re doing.
Josh Hamilton, who racked up 43 home runs and 128 RBIs with the Rangers last season, has had a rough first year with the Angels. And while his struggles are likely due to a combination of things, the 32-year-old may have been adversely affected by a new diet that he started last offseason.
Hamilton, who enters Friday’s action hitting .249 with 21 home runs and 76 RBIs, started a natural juice diet last offseason, according to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez. The outfielder entered the season weighing 227 pounds, which is about 20 pounds lighter than normal for him, and is now down to about 215. Hamilton reportedly would like to start at 245 next season and finish no lighter than 230.
“I’m going to try to put some weight on, but do it the right way — by doing a lot of the things I’m doing now, but adding more calories, things like that,” Hamilton reportedly said. “Because this year, I haven’t been weaker than I have — I’m just as str
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Major League Baseball umpires have bore the brunt of criticism all year, missing plays at first base, tag plays, home run calls, to name a few. Los Angeles Angels Lefty C.J. Wilson found a new front to open on the umpire assault…rubbing up baseballs. According to Todd Wills of ESPNDallas.com, Wilson felt like the umpires didn’t do their pregame duty of properly rubbing up...
by Glen McKee, AngelsWin.com Columnist & Satirist -
In a handful of days Angels baseball will be over for 2103. It’s a semantic distinction; meaningful Angels baseball has been over for at least a month now, and posters on Angelswin.com have been reduced to arguing about Cowgill versus Shuck in the starting lineup, why Calhoun wasn’t starting every day, and what the...
The Angels are in a tough spot this offseason. They need pitching, but they don't have enough payroll flexibility to add a starter. There may be a way for them to get a pitcher, but Angels fans may not like it.
In an effort to try to get a starting pitcher, the Los Angeles Angels may have to move Mark Trumbo this offseason, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
The September 27th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Dipoto to pursue young pitching this off-season, Hamilton vows to put on weight and much more...
The Story: Jerry Dipoto stated his main focus this off-season will be to acquire young, controllable pitching.
The Monkey Says: Assuming he is still the GM, which seems unlikely if his frosty response...
Mike Trout’s Opening Act
Even if the Angels outfielder doesn’t win the MVP this season, no other hitter has been this great at such a young age
Baseball is the sport that launched a thousand barstool arguments, and unlike Helen of Troy, it inspires new fleets to disembark all the time. No sooner is one debate resolved than another one arrives to take its place. This time...
While the Los Angeles Angels aren't competing for a spot in the playoffs, they would still like to end the season on a good note. This would include avoiding significant injuries over their final games. In this way, the team dodged a bullet last night, as both J.B. Shuck and Mark Trumbo escaped situations that could have impacted their offseason work without serious injuries...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- If you're wondering why Los Angeles ace C.J. Wilson struggled through the first three innings of Friday's 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers, wonder no more.
The former Texas pitcher said he was dealing with slippery baseballs.
Wilson, who allowed three runs and threw 77 pitches in the first three innings, couldn't get a grip on the ball.
That led Wilson...
ANAHEIM, CA -- Back in March, Angels' outfielder Kole Calhoun was a seeming lock to make the final 25-man roster. In fact, the coaching staff was going as far as trying to figure out what role Calhoun would have with the major league club.
There was talk he would split time with Peter Bourjos in centerfield, or just take over as the utility outfielderpinch hitter. The kid from...
The Los Angeles Angels let a chance to avoid a losing season slip away - like the baseball coming out of C.J. Wilson's hands.
Wilson had an erratic inning with three wild pitches and consecutive hit batters, and he blamed that wildness on the condition of the balls put into play after the Angels' 82nd loss, 5-3 to the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
''One out of...
The Los Angeles Angels continued their rough season on Friday night by assuring themselves a losing record with a loss to the Texas Rangers. CJ Wilson pitched fairly well for LA, but he got himself into trouble in the third inning by throwing two wild pitches, issuing a walk and hitting a batter. After the […]
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
SEPT. 28, 2002
GAME 161 - MARINERS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM – The Angels warmed up their bats for the playoffs with a 14-hit performance against the Seattle Mariners on their way to an 8-4 win before 43,202 at Edison Field.
The Angels did nearly all their damage in the sixth inning when they scored seven runs to put the game out...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
SEPT. 26, 2002
GAME 159 - ANGELS AT RANGERS
ARLINGTON, Texas – Subdued, it wasn't.
The Angels had suffered through too many dismal Septembers to celebrate quietly, so when they got back to their clubhouse following their 10-5 victory over the Texas Rangers Thursday afternoon at The Ballpark in Arlington, it was ``game...
Reliever Michael Kohn and the Los Angeles Angels can't seem to end a rather strange streak.
Texas pinch-hitter Jurickson Profar homered leading off the ninth, and the Rangers beat the Angels with a walk-off homer for the fourth straight time at home in a 6-5 victory Thursday night.
Kohn (1-4) was on the mound for the last two, having surrendered Adrian Beltre's winning...
Jerome Williams and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim faced Matt Garza and the Texas Rangers in what would be a nail-biter throughout all nine innings.
The scoring would start in the 1st inning where Mike Trout would ground into a force out scoring J.B. Shuck. Texas would come back very quickly with a Adrian Beltre single scoring Ian Kinsler, an A.J. Pierzynski single scoring Elvis...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Rangers set a Texas club record with a four-error inning against the Los Angeles Angels.
There were two outs with the bases empty in the second against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night when first baseman Mitch Moreland booted a ground ball from Andrew Romine.
After a single by J.B. Shuck, second baseman Ian Kinsler let a routine grounder from...