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Josh Hamilton is among the many Angels who haven't had success so far. (Credit)
There are fans who don’t expect much from their team in the beginning of the season and consequently give up by July when the team has confirmed all of their predictions. There are fans that expect their team to do well and maybe even make the playoffs, but are left distraught by July when they realize it is going to take a “2004 Boston Red Sox” level miracle for their team to make the playoffs.
And then there are fans of the 2013 Los Angeles Angels.
How can you not feel disappointed by a $128 million payroll that built on the additions of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson last season by adding Josh Hamilton, Tommy Hanson, Jason Vargas, and Joe Blanton in the offseason? On top of that, we saw the emergence into stardom by Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo last season, so coming into this season, the Angels' lineup and rotation appeared to be stacked with firepower.
And although it is fun to marvel at wh...
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Director of Scouting Ric Wilson snagged Stamets in the 6th round after Sappington and the Angels sent him straightway to Low-A ball where he held his own and demonstrated gold glove defense.
Eric Stamets has two plus tools, speed and defense at shortstop. With well above-average speed, Stamet's home-to-first times is in the 4.1-second range from the right side of the plate...
The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right-handed pitcher Robert Coello from their Triple-A Salt Lake minor league affiliate. Making room for him on the active roster, the organization has optioned outfielder Scott Cousins to the same farm club. Coello will provide bullpen depth for Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ryan Madson is set to begin
a minor league rehab assignment today, according to Mike DiGiovanna of The Los
Madson logged an inning of work during an extended spring
training contest on Saturday. He threw 19 pitches during the outing, while his fastball
reached 94 mph.
Following the appearance, Madson is slated to join...
There are several different adjectives that one could use to describe the season so far for the Los Angeles Angels, almost none of which are appropriate for anyone under the age of 16. It's been a rough start to the 2013 campaign for the Halos, with almost no exceptions.
Even Mike Trout, who went from rookie to legend in the span of only a few months in 2012, has had his...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
MAY 13, 2002
OFF DAY - NOTEBOOK
DETROIT -- While the Angels offense as a whole got off to a slow start, there were three in particular who struggled more noticeably than the others. But during the offense's surge in the past few weeks, the same three -- Tim Salmon, Brad Fullmer and Adam Kennedy -- have been a big part of it...
C.J Wilson has transformed himself into a great starting pitcher
This article pays tribute to my favorite player in the game of baseball, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher, C.J. Wilson. When Wilson rose to the major leagues with the Texas Rangers in 2005, he flip-flopped from starting to relieving and starting and relieving. Not something young pitchers really want to do...
Josh Hamilton doesn't care what the fans have to say about him, or even whether his team wins or loses, according to a recent column by T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times.
"You cannot push my buttons," Hamilton repeatedly said, according to Simers.
Texas Rangers fans may finally have some insight into Hamiltons carefree attitude at the end of last season while his...
Mike Trout singled with one out in the seventh inning for the Los Angeles Angels' first baserunner against Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox.
The game remains scoreless.
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
MAY 11, 2002
GAME 35 - WHITE SOX AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM – The Angels put up five runs in the first inning and rode the right arm of starting pitcher Ramon Ortiz and two relievers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox before 40,535 at Edison Field.
Ortiz (4-3) gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings while striking...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike Trout had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
Hank Conger reached on Conor Gillaspie's error to start the inning and scored on Trout's sharp single to right off reliever Matt Lindstrom that gave the Angels a 6-5 lead. J.B. Shuck then scored...
(AP) -- Though it's only mid-May, few could have guessed Kansas City would have a better record than the Los Angeles Angels, who have a payroll roughly 60 million more than the Royals'.
That may not be the case much longer, though, if Kansas City can't snap out of its funk as it begins a nine-game road trip Monday night against Los Angeles.
The Royals (18-16) have finished...
I'm sure that the mere fact Angel fans are celebrating three wins in a row on the road shoudl be an indicator about the state of affairs in and around this team. But tonight's win over the White Sox carries with it the air of a team righting the ship. The Angels are slowly starting to resemble the sqaud we all thought we were getting at the beginning of the season. The hitting...
Well, so much for the Angels turning things around. Finally owning a three-game winning streak, the Halos ran into a buzzsaw. A buzzsaw with pipe cleaner arms and some pretty wicked stuff.
There really isn't any mystery here. Chris Sale was terrific, the Halos hitters were not. It is something we have seen all too often from a lineup that was supposed to be one of the best...
Major League Baseball announced Friday that umpire Fieldin Culbreth, the crew chief in Thursday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros, has been suspended two-games and fined for the misapplication of Rule 3.05(b) in the top of the seventh inning.