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Los Angeles Angels
Boston Red Sox
Mike Scioscia used to be lauded for his smallball managerial style, but it’s time to recognize that the approach is hurting the team.
The Los Angeles Angels have gone 1-2 to start the season. People like to say it’s too early to overreact, but it’s not too early for me to point out some poor decisions by Scioscia. Twice in three games Scioscia has taken away the team’s best chances at scoring runs by having some of his better hitters sacrifice bunt.
First Instance: The Angels and Reds were tied 1-1 in the 7th on Opening Day Monday. Josh Hamilton walked and Mark Trumbo singled to start the inning. It looked like the Angels were going to have a big inning to break open the game … until Scioscia decided to bunt Howie Kendrick. Kendrick, keep in mind, crushed the ball in spring training batting .435. with a 1.204 OPS. Kendrick sacrifices to move Hamilton and Trumbo to second and third with one out and 7-8-9 coming up. The Reds intentionally walked Alberto Callaspo to load the bases, Ch...
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By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer --
2013 Outlook: Mark Trumbo had a true Jekyll and Hyde season in 2012. The first half he was on fire (.306 BA/.358 OBP/.608 SLG w/a .327 BABIP) and was going toe-to-toe with some of the best players in the game and then, almost inexplicably, he fell off a cliff (.227 BA/.271 OBP/.359 SLG w/a .302 BABIP) after the All-Star Break...
Josh Hamilton is headed back to Arlington, Texas, the place where his baseball career came back to life and where he put up some of his biggest numbers. But the slugger, who signed with Los Angeles this offseason, isn’t expecting a warm welcome — and he knows exactly why.
Shortly after Hamilton signed with the Angels, he angered much of Texas by calling Dallas “a football town...
Los Angeles Angels catcher Carlos Ramirez and Cincinnati right-hander Vaughn Covington have been suspended 50 games each for second violations for drugs of abuse under baseball's minor league program.
The 25-year-old Ramirez was selected from Arizona State in the eighth round of the 2009 draft. He is with Double-A Arkansas of the Texas League, where he hit .204 last year with...
Mike Trout will be the focus of a feature story in the April 2013 issue of GQ magazine and grace the cover of its "Style Bible" edition. The article and photo spread will profile the Los Angeles Angels' 21-year-old phenom and his strong connection to his hometown Millville, N.J.
GQ's Daniel Riley talked with Trout about living at his parents' home during...
The April 5th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Mike Trout's strikeout problem, Hamilton ready to return to Texas and much more...
The Story: A look at Mike Trout's one weakness of striking out too much.
The Monkey Says: I don't think it is really a big deal, but it is weird that he whiffs so much given his good eye and approach...
ARLINGTON, Texas While the boos and jeers rained down on Josh Hamilton during his return to Rangers Ballpark, he got some comforting words in the dugout.
"He said, 'Where was Jesus got-after the most? His hometown,'" said the deeply religious Hamilton, who declined to name the source of inspiration. "Baseball wise, this is my hometown."
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Friday was the home opener for the Texas Rangers after opening the season down the road in Houston, and their opponents for the first series of the year with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and former Ranger outfielder Josh Hamilton. Hamilton came to the plate for the first time in the top of the second, and as you can tell in the video above, the Rangers faithful weren't...
Former Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson has a really tough life. He signed a five-year, 77.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels in 2011 and he has a supermodel girlfriend.
Sounds like he hit the lottery twice.
Wilson, who was usually a great quote when he was playing in Texas, recently gave SI.com an interesting interview about his Brazilian supermodel girlfriend...
Josh Hamilton will be in the other dugout when the Texas Rangers play their home opener Friday.
Texas is coming off an opening series at Houston, when Yu Darvish was one out from a perfect game and Rangers pitchers struck out 43 batters in posting two shutouts. But so much attention in the first home series will be on Hamilton being in a Los Angeles Angels uniform.
There's been quite a bit of hype, a lot of expectations that have followed the Angels into the season. The first week of the season is usually a decent sign of where your team is going to go this season, though as we saw last year these expectations aren't always as solid as we'd like. The first series of the season can at least give you some insight as to how your team...
Josh Hamilton did not have the smoothest end to his time with the Texas Rangers at the end of last season nor when he opted to sign with a division rival over the Rangers. Fans were not too distraught over his departure with the way he played down the stretch, but that does not necessarily mean they wanted him to go.
Once he regained control of his demons again he'd be back to...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers gave their fans plenty of reasons to cheer in the home opener, beating Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Friday.Hamilton was a five-time All-Star and the 2010 AL MVP while with Texas before going to the AL West-rival Angels with a 125 million, five-year contract...