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How to Keep the Machine Running Smoothly

Albert Pujols, who recently hit his 522nd homerun to become 18th on the all-time homerun list April 12th 2015, is undoubtedly past his prime. But, that does not mean he can’t still be an all-star and more importantly a contributor to the Angels’ lineup. Pujols is fully capable of another 25 plus and 100 RBI season. Also, Pujols is fully healthy this year and has two run producing...
Via In The Neutral Zone
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols hits 522nd HR, passes Williams, McCovey, Thomas

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols has hit his 522nd home run, breaking a tie with Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 18th place on the career list. Pujols connected for the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning against Kansas City. Pujols' second homer of the season came off Yordano Ventura. The young Royals ace became the 334th different pitcher the three-time...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Pujols' grand slam helps Angels beat Dodgers 6-0

Albert Pujols hit a grand slam and Andrew Heaney pitched 5 1-3 hitless innings in his last outing of the spring for the Los Angeles Angels, a 6-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. David Freese also homered for the Angels in the middle game of the Freeway Series. Heaney struck out three and walked three in his sixth start, lowering his spring ERA from 9.00 to 7...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: the gravity of shortcomings

After an average 2014 season, Albert Pujols looks to return to MVP form for 2015 The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are looking to bring a World Series back to Anaheim. General Manager, Jerry Dipoto is hoping that his third year in Anaheim is the charm. After singing 1B Albert Pujols for a ten-year, $240 million deal in 2012, Dipoto signed OF Josh Hamilton for five-years, $125 million...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels might not use a fifth starter, Pujols feels like himself again

The March 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels might not use a fifth starter, Pujols feels like himself again and much more… The Story: The Angels may start the season without a fifth starter.The Monkey Says: The schedule allows them to get through the first week or two with just four starters, but this is mostly about Heaney and Tropeano failing to...
Via Monkey with a Halo
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols showed that when healthy he can still be a productive middle-of-the-order bat, but he also showed that he can’t be the Pujols of old. At age 35, can Albert remain productive or will his decline only accelerate in 2015? What happened in 2014?The main thing that happened in 2014 is that Albert’s legs didn’t disintegrate into dust. Turns out that Pujols is a lot...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #38: Albert Pujols | 1B | LAA

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Entering last season Albert Pujols had a ton of question marks. He was entering his age-34 season and coming off a season mostly lost to plantar fasciitis, and no one really knew how automatic The Machine was going to be. We liked Pujols more than most, projecting 82 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, and a .280 BA, and...
Via Baseball Professor
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

5 most intriguing World Series matchups

No team has officially clinched a postseason spot heading into Thursday. However, the playoff picture, for the most part, seems pretty clear. With the teams who all but officially are set to play meaningful baseball in October, they alone pose very good hypothetical World Series matchups. Add the teams in the Wild Card races to the mix, and the possibilities are truly special when...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB All Star break evaluation

  The unofficial first half of the 2014 MLB season is about to be in the books after the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles contest on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN concludes. As per seemingly every year, things go as planned and not as expected. Some players and teams are tearing it up and haven’t missed a beat and show absolutely no signs of slowing down. Other players...
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels fans share in Albert Pujols history

Angels fan Tom Sherrill wasn't supposed to catch Albert Pujols' 500th home run ball. Lucky for the 29-year-old Air Force staff sergeant from Pomona, Calif., he caught a perfect bounce. According to reports, Sherrill wasn't even in the area but moved to the outfield seats on a hunch after Pujols launched home run No. 499 in the first inning. "As he hit the ball, right off the bat...
Via Fox Sports West
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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