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Ryan Howard (left) and Albert Pujols (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees are not the only team happy that April is finally over, as a few other MLB teams are hoping to turn things around in May.
So, here is a quick list of the Yankees and three other troubled teams who should be much better than they were in April:
1 - Back in Spring Training, the New York Yankees were inundated with good pitching. Well, I don’t think skipper Joe Girardi anticipated that over the first month he would lose his newest star, Michael Pineda for the season; Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia to be completely ineffective; and now banking-on Andy Pettitte’s return to his All-Star self after a year off. Fans can pray that either DJ Mitchell or David Phelps will be the Yankees version of the Knicks Jeremy Lin. Hey you never know until you try.
2 - The Los Angeles Angels are yearning for Albert Pujols to hit his first homer as a Halo; and you can expect the rest of the anemic offense to follow when...
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At some point this season, Albert Pujols is going to turn it on. He has to. Through 23 games this season, Pujols has yet to hit his first homerun as a member of the Angels and has only four RBIs. He is hitting .217 with an on-base percentage of .265. Albert is one of the reasons Los Angeles is off to an 8-15 start, and he will probably be one of the reasons they go on a tear at some...
Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher did not reveal any deep, dark secrets to the media, but Albert Pujols was a bit annoyed that Hatcher talked publicly about what was said during an Angels' hitting meeting. Pujols, who is experiencing one of the worst slumps of his career, was one of the Angels players who spoke at the meeting on Monday before the series opener...
It's the first week of May, and the baseball season has had more no-hitters thrown so far than Albert Pujols home runs hit. The Angels slugger is in the midst of the worst power outage of his career, stepping up to the place 107 times (and counting) to start this season without hitting a home run. Perhaps not so coincidentally, his new team in Los Angeles (of Anaheim) has also...
The May 2nd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
It's no secret that the savy manager can make or break his team with the buy low/sell high trade mantra. An extreme example is the trade I've just executed in my 12 team mixed keeper league. I was offered Joey Votto, Roy Halladay and a 3rd round pick in next years draft for Josh Hamilton and my 2nd rounder. This is an extreme example, and I think the planets alligned for...
Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols stands in the infield after the top half of the fourth inning against the New York Yankees on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium in New York City on April 13, 2012. UPI/John Angelillo
With April now in the books, what were some of the biggest surprises through the first month of the 2012 MLB Season? I’ve outlined five shockers below.
Albert Pujols is scuffling right now. He is an offensive black hole. Well, let me clarify, at the plate, he is a black hole; I wasn’t trying to suggest his inability to hit the ball is offensive, though some Angels’ fans may argue otherwise. There’s no denying the fact that Pujols is playing extremely poorly; I’m not here to argue against that. At this point there are 3...
The May 3rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
ESPN Stats and Info recently tweeted this. Carlos Beltran with 2 HR and a career-high 7 RBI vs #Pirates … in 1st 3 innings of game. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 3, 2012 This significance of this is that Beltran was brought into St. Louis to replace Albert Pujols. That’s currently two more
Every year, we hear advice about how it's time to "buy low" on struggling stars like Albert Pujols, Giancarlo Stanton and Robinson Cano. "Get them now for cheap before they heat up!" Except that the market for superstars - at least in competitive leagues - usually doesn't move much after one bad month. (Whether it should in these cases is another question...
Each Tuesday during the fantasy baseball regular season Mike Harmon and John Halpin hop on the internet to talk all things baseball in their weekly Fantasy 15 podcast.
This week assistant fantasy editor Joel Beall joins the guys to talk about Evan Longoria's injury, Albert Pujols' struggles at the dish and other fantasy baseball news and notes.
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Derek Lowe pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians scored three runs on Angels errors to beat Los Angeles 4-0 Sunday.
Lowe (4-1) retired 12 batters on ground balls, including Albert Pujols three times. Pujols also struck out against reliever Chris Perez, extending his career-long homerless streak to 117 at-bats.
Ervin Santana (0-5), in his first...