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The sky has been falling for the Angels since last season.
There’s now a report that Angels outfielder Torii Hunter almost came to blows with Albert Pujols last August, via CBS Sports:
Pujols called out [Jered] Weaver for showing up a teammate the night before. Then he turned his attention on Hunter, blaming him for the dugout altercation with [C. J.] Wilson.
What Pujols did not know at the time was that Wilson and Hunter already had made amends, with the pitcher apologizing to the outfielder for overstepping his bounds in the dugout immediately following the game.
“Albert, you’d better get your facts straight,” a seething Hunter told Pujols.
Pujols said something back, and Hunter jumped him for being a bad teammate and pouting all season whenever he failed to get hits in a game, even in games the Angels won … and now he was going to call others out?
“Shut up, Torii,” Pujols snapped.
It was then that Hunter, from across the clubhouse, lost it and charged Pujols. [LaTroy] Hawkins and outfielder Vernon Wells had to restrain him.
The meeting proceeded from there, and when it was over, tempers still heated, Hunter had to be physically held back a second time from going after Pujols, who is described as wanting no part of the fight.
There’s also speculation that Torii Hunter, while on the Twins got into a fight with Justin Morneau and punched him in the jaw. The two did eventually make up.
Pujols has another 8-years on that contract, so for his own well-being it’s best he try to just get along with everyone. The Angels seem to be a mess from top to bottom.
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Over the weekend, various reports have emerged suggesting that the Angels are likely to fire either GM Jerry DiPoto or longtime manager Mike Scioscia in the wake of their disastrous 2013 season. While Scioscia denies that there is an abnormal rift between the field staff and the front office, there’s enough smoke here to believe […]
The two-year downhill toboggan run of owner Arte Moreno's broken franchise has created a suffocatingly tense atmosphere throughout the organization best illustrated by a team meeting last August in which All-Star Torii Hunter had to be physically restrained from punching out $240 million man Albert Pujols.
The meeting details of which were provided to CBSSports.com by several...
The Los Angeles Angels have placed reliever Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day disabled list after he had surgery to remove his appendix.
Jepsen had surgery Saturday in Seattle.
The Angels also recalled outfielder Collin Cowgill from Triple-A Salt Lake City.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the operation will keep Jepsen sidelined for four to six weeks but added he doesn't realistically...
Los Angeles Angels right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen underwent an emergency appendectomy this weekend. His timeframe for recovery is four to six weeks, meaning the Angels expect him to be done for the remainder of the season, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
Jepsen underwent the surgery Saturday in Seattle. He is now resting comfortably, but will fly back to California...
Things haven't exactly gone as the Los Angeles Angels hoped they would over the past couple of seasons. The high price Angels have failed to put together a contending team despite signing several players to big time contracts and part of the reason might be because of a lack of team chemistry.One of the players who was signed to a massive deal and has failed to live up to expectations...
Angels' pitcher Garrett Richards took a line drive of his right (throwing) arm and exited the game in the eighth inning of last night's Angels and Mariners game. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com said Richards "should be fine", according to pithing coach Mike Butcher.
Mike Butcher told @jaimemaggio Garrett Richards should be fine. #Angels
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez...
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Mike Trout - Trout misses a series, the Angels get swept. He comes back for the next series, the Angels do the sweeping. That, boys and girls, is cause and effect.
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Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia refuted reports of a rift with general manager Jerry Dipoto over differences in opinion regarding moves by the organization.
FOXSports.com reported Friday that the Angels are expected to replace either Scioscia or Dipoto because of continuing ''philosophical differences'' between the two men.
Scioscia claimed Saturday such...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Jered Weaver gave up just three hits in eight strong innings, Kole Calhoun added a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
The Angels gave Weaver plenty of run support by coming through in clutch situations. The Angels first seven runs were scored with two outs, including Calhoun'...
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GAME 127 - ANGELS AT RED SOX
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox had a couple things going for them Friday night, and together they teamed up to beat the Angels, 4-1, before a sellout crowd of 33,221 at Fenway Park.
First and foremost, the Red Sox had pitcher Pedro Martinez on the mound. Martinez (17-3) gave up only...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Mike Trout hit his 22nd home run and Jason Vargas allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels earned a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. The Angels jumped on top early against Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez (4-1). After a walk to Erick Aybar, Trout homered to give the Angels a 2-0 lead. Right fielder Endy Chavez limited...
It took the Angels 14 innings to score one run Tuesday.
It took them just nine to do the same Wednesday.
So there is that.
As far as bright sides that’s about the best the Angels can muster these days.
Another day came and went Wednesday and another loss was etched onto their ledger of despair — the Cleveland Indians completing a three-game sweep with a 3-1 victory to send...
Chris Nelson hit a two-run homer off Felix Hernandez and the Los Angeles Angels ruined Eric Wedge's return to the dugout with a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Wedge managed the Mariners for the first time since he had a mild stroke a month ago. He acknowledged being anxious about getting back on the bench and called his ailment ''a heads up.&...
With the Angels sweeping the Mariners they've inched just a bit towards avoiding a complete disaster of a season. I mean, it still has been a monstrous disaster, but at least the Angels have shown enough life to look ready to avoid a 90 game losing season. It's great that the Angels can sweep when they have been showing they have almost no ability to do it consistently, but...
Weaver being Weaver. The rest of the Angels being something other than the 2013 Angels.
On a night in which the Los Angeles Angels completed a 3-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners every hitter in the Angels' lineup got a hit. This is a clear indicator that either the Apocalypse is upon us or (more likely) that the game was meaningless in terms of the playoffs.