KOLE CALHOUN NEWS

Questioning Kole Calhoun’s 2014 season

For most Angels fans, the only acceptable question about Kole Calhoun‘s 2014 season is, “how much do you love, Kole?” While he might be the most beloved Angel, non-Trout division, we are still going to poke and prod at his performance a bit. Try not to take it as a personal affront. Was Calhoun actually good as a leadoff hitter last year? If you judge your leadoff hitter...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia is NOT on the hot seat, but should he be?

It must be October because Angels fans are wondering if this is the offseason where Arte Moreno decides to fire Mike Scioscia? No, it isn’t. That’s not going to happen this winter. I’m not sure it is going to happen any winter given Moreno’s unabashed love for Scioscia, but winter, for sure, is a definite “NO.” The sentiment to fire Scioscia, which is only being expressed...
Via Monkey with a Halo
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Players Power Rankings – ALDS edition

In a very short-sighted move, I promised to do a power ranking at the end of each postseason series for Angels. That means I am now faced with the dubious task of ranking all the awfulness that emerged from the ALDS. Well, I’m not one to break a promise. Here we go. And, yes, someone did deserve to be ranked first. RANKPLAYERCOMMENTS 1Jered Weaver - Weaver gave the Angels...
Via Monkey with a Halo
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wild Ride Continues

It was a busy day on Friday as I went to Warrensburg and got back just in time for the game. I sat down, turned on the tv, fired up the laptop and started right in. The remarks at the top were added Saturday afternoon. It's the most exciting week in Kansas City baseball history. It might be the most exciting week in baseball history. Even if the Royals do not win it all, this...
Via Royals Blue
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Most Essential Angels in October: #3-1

#3: RF Kole Calhoun Kole Calhoun scored 90 runs in only 127 games during the 2014 regular season.  Let that sink in. Calhoun has been the Angels spark plug from the lead off spot all season. Batting in front of guys like Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, it was a key for Calhoun to reach base during the regular season as it will be the rest of this postseason if the Angels hope...
Via In The Neutral Zone
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Guessing Angels-Royals ALDS Game 1: #Soshted

Tonight, we saw the birth of a new era. The #Yosted era is dead. Long live the #Soshted era! What bloody trainwreck. In a game where there was barely any offense, Scioscia somehow managed to interject himself into every situation, and not in a good way. Sadly, this is exactly what I feared he might do. The ginger elephant in the corner for this game was Scioscia’s incessant sacrifice...
Via Monkey with a Halo
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions and panics for the Angels in the ALDS

One thing I forgot about the postseason is that while it is very exciting, it also is full of anxiety. Like a ridiculous amount of anxiety. I had every intention of just writing a simple predictions piece for today, but couldn’t, not without my all major worries about this series constantly distracting me. So, I decided to meet halfway. Instead of just predictions, you are also...
Via Monkey with a Halo
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Why you should adopt the Angels as your playoff team

Hello, fans for the 22 teams that didn’t make the playoffs. How are you doing? Yeah, I know. Things are pretty rough now that your [NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE TEAM ]‘s season is over. The [NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE TEAM ] really gave it their all this year, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Maybe next year. We Angels fans really feel your pain. We were among you the last four years and...
Via Monkey with a Halo
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball's Best Leadoff Hitters

Having a reliable leadoff hitter is important once a game. But these guys also get the most opportunities at the plate so you better make sure that guy can hit in any situation as well as being a spark plug in the 1st inning. Every team has a different approach with their leadoff hitter, some managers just slot their fastest player at the top of their lineup while other managers...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #161: The greater good – Mariners 2, Angels

Yes, the Angels lost this game, but that’s alright. The loss was meaningless to the Angels and it furthered the greater good. That would, of course, be ensuring that baseball fans across the land would get to watch meaningful games on the final day of the season. Because Mike Scioscia was gracious enough to turn things over to the second string in the seventh inning of a one-run...
Via Monkey with a Halo
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 26

RANKPLAYERCHANGECOMMENTS 1-- 0 Last Week: 1Mike Trout - The only question with Trout is if he can survive the last week of the season with all these pitchers continuing to hit him every other game. 2+1 Last Week: 3Jered Weaver - The velocity is for real. I BELIEVE IN WEAVE! 3-1 Last Week: 2Albert Pujols - Pujols is finishing the season strong, but it looks like he is going...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Cursory Thoughts on 6 Breakout Seasons

For anyone who’s stumbled upon our site prior to this April, you probably have seen our Top 200 Countdown. During the offseason we release around three intense player profiles per day counting down the top 200 players in our rankings for the upcoming season. We get pretty detailed with our analysis in these profiles, and we do it for us just as much as we do it for you. While the...
Via Baseball Professor
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Angels clinch playoff berth

With a victory over Seattle last night, the Anaheim Angels have secured a spot in the 2014 MLB Postseason. But, in the locker room, there was no celebration. No champagne, no music, no celebrating; hardly even a smile. Showing, that what the Angels really care about, is the AL West title. “Just one step,” said first baseman Albert Pujols to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. “We have...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #147: Back in training – Angels 11, Astros 3

These games of late have really started to feel like Spring Training games for the Halos. After six innings, all the subs start coming in. By the end of the game, there is an entirely new lineup in the field and a pitcher you’ve never heard of on the mound. I guess this is the luxury you can afford when you are running away with the best record in baseball. Of course, it also...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Frenzy: Calhoun rings up numbers for Angels

There are 16 days remaining in baseball's regular season. Are you still on top of your game, and ready to close out your fantasy opponents? Here's this season's 23rd edition of Free Agent Frenzy. Please note that, as in past seasons, no player will be mentioned in this space more than once in a four-week span, because we don't want to beat you over the head all year...
Via Fox Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker, extension candidate?

The Angels are in a really tight luxury tax situation for the next few years, because of that, I’ve suggested before that they probably need to pass on giving a contract extension to Kole Calhoun, despite him being an obvious candidate for such a deal. The potential savings just don’t justify the increase in his salary cap number and the impact that would have on the Angels’ spending...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels win 6th game in a row, 9-3 over Rangers

Kole Calhoun hit a leadoff homer, Collin Cowgill had a big eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels stretched their winning streak to six with a 9-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Cowgill reached on an infield single to start a seven-run eighth. He scored on Mike Trout's triple and capped the outburst with a bases-loaded triple. The Angels, with the best record...
Via Fox Sports West
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels win 6th game in a row, 9-3 over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kole Calhoun hit a leadoff homer, Collin Cowgill had a big eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels stretched their winning streak to six with a 9-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Cowgill reached on an infield single to start a seven-run eighth. He scored on Mike Trout's triple and capped the outburst with a bases-loaded triple. The Angels...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #143: There’s nothing hottter than make-up games – Angels 12, Indians 3

The Angels got themselves some wet, hot make-up game action. Sure, having to play the game made everyone angry. We all had better things to do, but once everyone was able to make their peace, it was all about getting together and blowing off some of that steam. And, boy, did the Angels blow… up. Their offense blew up. For the second straight game they hung double-digits on an...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #140: Not making it look easy – Angels 7, Twins 6

Another win for the Angels, but they once again made it look much harder than it had to be. Not to complain too much since they did win and did expand their lead in the AL West, but it sure would be nice to see them have a few nice, comfortable wins against these weak teams. With 22 games left, they are running out of time to convince us they are firing on all cylinders headed into...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kole Calhoun, Angels come back to beat Minnesota Twins 7-6 in the 10th

Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar’s sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from right field, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels beat Twins in 10, increase AL West lead to six games

  Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels rally to top Twins in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong...
Via Fox Sports North
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels come back to beat Twins behind Calhoun's big night

Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from right...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Calhoun, Angels come back to beat Twins, 7-6 in 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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