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By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter
Salt Lake Bees - The Salt Lake Bees have have struggled since the losses of Mike Trout, Alexi Amarista and Jorge Cantu. Overall, they are 18-19 on the season, good for 3rd place in the Pacific Coast League. Offensively, the Bees have been led by Andrew Romine, Kole Calhoun and the veteran Ryan Langerhans. Andrew Romine, the versatile 26-year-old infielder is hitting .333 in 132 at bats with 11 stolen bases. In the field, Romine has helped manager Keith Johnson by making appearances at second and third base, as well as a number of starts at short stop. Outfielder Ryan Langerhans, who signed a minor league deal with the Angels in the off season, has been perhaps the Bees most valuable player. He is hitting .283 with an incredible .442 OBP! Couple that with his 12 extra-base-hits, and you get a .920 OPS for Langerhans. Another outfielder for the Bees who has been nothing but great is 24 year old Kole Calhoun. The A...
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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Jered Weaver has looked like a Cy Young contender through the early part of the 2012 MLB season, but he could not beat the Rangers on Sunday night. In fact, he was shellacked by them. Just two starts after his no-hitter, Weaver allowed eight earned runs on 10 hits and could not get out of the fourth inning...
Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout is the American League version of Bryce Harper, so how the heck did he fall to the 25th pick of the 2009 draft?
"You got me," says Trout's father, Jeff.
Call it anti-East Coast bias. Anti-New Jersey bias. Maybe even anti-Billy Rowell bias.
There is more to the story, much more, but what the heck. Let's start by...
The Angels aren't really getting their money's worth. After inking a 10-year, $254 million deal this offseason, Albert Pujols has sputtered out of the gate. The first baseman is hitting .192 with just one home run and 11 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .228. Obviously, those numbers sit well below Pujols' career averages, so the safe bet is that he'll turn things...
The May 14th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- In a season that veered off course early and still hasn't gone right, the Angels occasionally have shown glimpses of what they could be.
On good days, they find ways to get on base, move runners over and pressure their opponents with timely hits. On bad days, they seem lifeless and unable to do anything right.
Maybe, as Mark Trumbo said, it's an attitude...
Ervin Santana (OAK, @SD)
After an atrocious April (0-5, 6.16 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 10 homers surrendered in five outings), Santana has considerably calmed down in May, submitting two straight quality starts with a 2.93 ERA in 15.1 innings of work. Oakland and San Diego are cellar dwellers in most offensive categories this season, giving Santana an opportunity to continue...
Pardon me for hitting this point again and again, but it's by far the most fascinating part of Albert Pujols' season so far. Anybody can go into a home run drought; the difference between a home run and a flyout is, what, the width of a cuticle? It's very easy for a home-run hitter to not hit a home run. They do it all the time. But to not walk is just so deliberate...
Dream Weaver could've been the key to the Angels getting a big series win and turning the season around, but instead, he ended up giving us all weeks worth of bad dreams.
Rangers 13, Angels 6
Nobody wants me to sit here and recap this disaster of a game. Even if you didn't watch it, the final score tells you everything you need to know. Once again, Texas took Weaver...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Angels won't have designated hitter Kendrys Morales for at least one game, and possibly two, of their most important series of the season.
Morales, who missed all of last season while recovering from a broken left ankle he suffered in May 2010, reported a sore left Achilles tendon and was not in the starting lineup Friday for the Angels' series opener...
ARLINGTON, Texas Jered Weaver was not auditioning for "American Idol," but as he walked off the mound in the fourth inning Sunday night, he sang along to his own exit music.
While the song "Hit the Road, Jack" played over the stadium public address system, Weaver could be seen mouthing the words to the Ray Charles hit.
"I was singing the song, 'Hit...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Los Angeles Angels decided to challenge the best hitter in baseball when they didn't have to. Already trailing by four runs in the fourth inning, Angels manager Mike Scioscia allowed his ace, Jered Weaver, to pitch to Josh Hamilton with one out and runners on second and third.
Weaver may have thrown a no-hitter earlier this month, but he had just given...
C.J. Wilson returns to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington tonight to oppose the only franchise he had ever played for prior to this season.
I am curious how Rangers fans will treat him, and I’m curious how other people think they should treat him.
And I’m curious, in general, what the “protocol” should be in cases such as this when a player who isn’t especially well-liked, but...
Maybe you do hate losing to the Rangers just as much if not more so than myself and Garrett. But here's the real measure of an irate fan, do you vent your frustrations over twitter? If not, sit back and learn how to get it all out in cyber space for God and everyone (including the players) to see.I'm going to give it to you Quentin Tarentino style, which is to say I&...
After their most recent road series, the Los Angeles Angels are probably looking forward to the chance to get back home, even for just a few days.
Given the way their next opponent has played in Anaheim lately, the Angels might have some trouble making their return a successful one.
The Oakland Athletics might also be a little healthier when they seek their seventh win in nine...
Perhaps you heard: El Hombre is El Stinko.
A month and a half into his first year playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Albert Pujols might as well be Mario Mendoza. The 240 million man has so far hit only one home run as he nears 150 at-bats. He's batting below .200 and slugging below .300. Among the not-so-illustrious names with better 2012 power numbers than Pujols...