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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels have combined payrolls north of $350 million in 2013. Both were among the favorites to win the World Series. However, both have struggled big time so far this season, so it’s not too surprising that the Dodgers’ Don Mattingly and Angels’ Mike Scioscia are among the betting favorites to be the first manager fired.
Both managers have received calls of support from upper management, which is never a good thing. The Dodgers are easily the biggest disappointment in the National League with a team-record payroll of about $216 million, but last in the NL West. You can’t blame that big trade with the Red Sox, as both Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford have been playing well this year. Josh Beckett hads’t been good, is hurt and could retire, but overall the Dodgers feel good about the trade.
Mattingly is the 5-4 favorite to be the first manager fired. He already has called out his team publicly, and the former Yankees star doesn’t have a contract after this ...
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OFF TO A GOOD START
In his Major League Debut, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig pulled off the heroic 9-3 double play to save Los Angeles’ 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. Pegged as the next big star for the Dodgers, the 22-year-old signed a seven year, $42 million dollar deal last summer. Seems like the investment is paying off so far. [MLB Gifs]
Yasiel Puig is proving he was worth the hype blasting 2 home runs in only his second major league game. Puig has been in full beast mode since being recalled from the minors. The budding superstar even received two curtain calls from the Dodgers faithful and already has his celebratory dugout dance perfected with Luis Cruz. How can you not root for this guy!
The post Dugout Dances...
Yasiel Puig’s debut resulted in one play already nicknamed “The Throw.”
“..there’s a small place inside of us they can never lock away, and that place is called hope.” From the film “The Shawshank Redemption.”
Well, much the way the San Francisco 49′ers have “The Catch,” Los Angeles Dodgers fans now have “The Throw.” Okay, so “the throw” didn’t...
What a good few days it’s been for Yasiel Puig.
The Dodgers’ 22-year old prospect made his Major League debut on Monday night, going 2-4 with a pair of singles and throwing in an unbelievable assist from deep in right field to end the Dodgers’ 2-1 victory over the Padres.
That wasn’t enough for Puig, though – he hit a pair of home runs on Tuesday night, his first two in...
Jerome Williams has the lowest earned-run average among the Angels starters at 2.58. He is tied with Felix Hernandez for fourth in the American League. The only AL starters with a lower ERA are Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox, Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners and Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox.
On Wednesday, the Angels told Williams they were moving him back to the...
THE UNKNOWN COMIC
An Angels fan claims team security made him remove a paper bag he was wearing over his head as a means of protest over the team's horrible start.
The June 5th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels hit rock bottom, Trout has confidence in Pujols and Hamilton and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia had some choice comments after holding a team meeting in the wake of the sweep by the Astros.
The Monkey Says: When it comes to a "switch flipped off" and "fire and a sense...
Things haven't quite gone the way the Los Angeles Dodgers thought it would this season. At 23-32 they are one of the worst teams in baseball. The offense is anemic only scoring more than the Marlins in the National League. It's not going to get any better with Matt Kemp on the DL and Carl Crawford possibly going on it after leaving Saturday's game with an injury.
So yeah, along with this fail throw, that GIF above about sums up Ted Lilly‘s night for the Dodgers…
…but those GIFS (and the ones with Yasiel Puig) sum up the overall evening for the team.
By far the best part? Even though Carlos Quentin did homer, here’s how the game ended:
Carlos Quenting losing his temper?
Well I’ll be.
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The June 4th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout leads AL outfielders in All-Star voting, Vargas named AL Pitcher of the Month and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout leads AL outfielders in All-Star voting.
The Monkey Says: He holds a narrow edge over Adam Jones as the Baltimore fans are stuffing the ballot box like crazy this year, as exemplified...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Stults pitched seven solid innings and the San Diego Padres threatened twice in the late innings. They just couldn't find a way to beat the rival Dodgers.
Stults gave up home runs to Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke, and rookie Yasiel Puig's pinpoint throw from right field completed a game-ending double play in San Diego's 2-1 loss against...
Best part is how he calls off A-Gon … sorta.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run double in the 10th inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame a pair of homers by Mark Trumbo to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 Wednesday.
Cody Ransom added a three-run homer for the Cubs.
Rookie Robert Coello (3-2) walked Dioner Navarro with one out in the Cubs' 10th and Darwin Barney singled with two outs. Barney advanced on...