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Since 2000, Mike Scioscia has been the manager of the Angels. He has compiled a record of 1156-928, good for a 55.4% win rate (an average record of 89-73). In his 14 seasons, the Angels have only had 3 seasons where they finished sub .500. Only one of which has come since 2003.
Under Scioscia's tutelage, Angel fans have been spoiled. Angel fans have become adjusted to the Angels playing October playoff baseball, being one of the elite teams in the American League, and expect a level of excellence most teams can only dream of achieving. Just ask the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals. They have had a combined two, yes two, winning seasons during Scioscia's tenure. However, there is now doubt about Sciosia's ability as a manager because the Angels have missed the playoffs for three straight seasons.
Have the last three seasons really been Scioscia's fault? The 2010 Angels never really had a chance. They attempted to replace the departure of the face of th...
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It’s Angels home opener day! But it’s off to a bad start already this morning as multiple reports have confirmed that Jered Weaver has been placed on the disabled list with a non-displaced radial head fracture on his left elbow and Angel fans woe. What does this mean for the Halos?
Yes, they lose their ace and leader in a crucial start of the season. The Dream Weaver (whose...
The Angels will be leaning on Garrett Richards to fill the starting rotation opening left by the broken elbow Jered Weaver sustained Monday. Projections are bleak for the 24-year-old — updated ZiPS forecasts a 5.46 ERA and 5.00 FIP; Steamer sees a brighter future but still one near replacement level (4.38 ERA, 4.33 FIP). There is room for excitement here, however. Richards, the...
ANAHEIM, Calif. If the Angels hadnt already experienced this before, it would seem incomprehensible. But they know all about horrendous starts.
They went through the same thing last year, and now here they are again, nine games into the new season and its starting again.
The Angels 8-1 loss to the Oakland As on Thursday night was their fourth loss in a row and left them with a...
ST. LOUIS The 40-year-old closer who saved 300 games in the big leagues carefully watched the kid on the mound.
"Your whole body is over here," Jason Isringhausen said, stepping to the left of the red dirt hill to stand in the spot where the kid's follow-through had stopped.
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville pitcher prepared to throw again. This time...
By Danny Farris, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Danny Farris and I'm a huge Angels fan. My first Angels game was when I was 5 and I witnessed JT Snow hit a bomb. I learned that not only was he a local kid, he went to the same high school that I was going to go to. Ever since that day I was absolutely hooked. And because of THAT moment...
When does four weeks feel like four years? When Jered Weaver is missing four weeks, at least, of action for the Angels. Sure, the Halo ace may not have been on top of his game in his first two starts of the 2013 season, but losing him to a broken left elbow for over a month is a big blow to the Angels' chances of getting out of the gates quickly for the first time in a long time...
By Jessica Melendez, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
There’s no way to sugar coat this: the start of this season has sucked. I’m a generally optimistic person, but even I’m having a hard time finding the silver linings in this particular black cloud.
Sometimes good things come out of bad starts. I know you've heard the comparison before, but the 2002 year did...
When approached by The Hall last year to write about someone for the “HOVG Heroes” project, I chose Nick Adenhart, the young Los Angeles Angels pitcher who was killed by a drunk driver four years ago this week.
Unfortunately, I’m writing again about a special member to baseball's big family that lost their life before they should have. Friend and fellow ballhawk Matt...
At what point does the old axiom "it's early" stop being true? Just when we thought the Angels couldn't sink any lower in this young season, along comes tonight's game. This was the very definition of a mail it in affair. The starting pitching was atrocious again and the hitters had no interest in even being at the plate. More concerning I feel is the overall...
By Glen Mckee, AngelsWin.com Columnist -
No really, despite the horrible start - what, is this 2012 again? - the Angels can be good for you! You just have to have a plan. I've had a plan that I have used for a few years, but usually taper off and on.
“The Angels Push-up Plan!” In the past it was simple: do 10 push-ups for every run the Angels score. Easy...
The April 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including losing Weaver could be a blessing, Madson making progress and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver's injury could be a blessing in disguise.
The Monkey Says: I like the optimism, but I think it is grasping at straws. There is a notion out there that Weaver is dealing with some sort of issue...
“Deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.” -Trinity, “The Matrix”.
If deja vu happens when something is changed, then one wonders how the Angels have managed to achieve it without changing a thing. After all, at this time last year, we were asking ourselves most of the same questions. In 2012 it was “Albert Pujols ain’t...