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Monkey with a Halo:
2012 is drawing to a close. For the Angels, it was a bittersweet season as they welcomed superstars Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to the team, but also had to stomach the brutal disappointment of missing the playoffs. But here at MWAH, it was all good as we had our best year ever and even capped it off with our best month ever in December. How did it all happen? Because of you, the readers. You all read a lot of stuff, probably instead of doing your work, so shame on you. But just in case you want to procrastinate further, take a trip down memory lane by reviewing these top ten posts for MWAH in 2012:
Give Mike Trout a contract extension now - This is the one article that just never stops getting traffic. Every time he does something amazing, I suddenly got a spike in traffic on this post. Now, if only I could get Trout and Dipoto to read this and actually get a damn extension done.
Mike Trout is Superman and I can prove it - Trout again. Really, I'm surpri...
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By Geoff Stoddart - AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media
To all the wonderful people of the #AngelsFamily and the AngelsWin.com community, thank you for a wonderful 2012!
2012 saw the arrival of Albert Pujols, Arte Moreno's attendance at our Spring Training Fanfest, Jered Weaver's no hitter, Mike Trout's emergence as the new face of the franchise (and maybe...
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (18) | 2011 (15) | 2010 (26) | 2009 (25) | 2008 (11)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [89-73] AL West
AAA: [73-71] Pacific Coast League – Salt Lake
AA: [62-78] Texas League — Arkansas
A+: [66-74] California League – Inland Empire
A: [53-86] Midwest League – Cedar Rapids (Burlington beginning 2013)
Arizona Fall League Players...
Jason Vargas won 14 games last year for a Mariners club that finished 27th in runs scored. People say wins are bogus. For the most part that’s true. But if you toss over 200 innings with an ERA under 4.00, chances are you’re going to win a good amount of games no matter what offense is backing you. (That is, unless that offense is the historically pathetic Seattle Mariners from...
The Halo farm system is... well, let's be nice and just say it is interesting. The talent is there, it just takes a little digging to find it. And when you do, it is soooo worth it. Let's not forget that the Angels are a team built largely from their own homegrown products, even with the recent reputation for big spending. 13 of their projected 25-man roster members...