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Albert Could Be Ready Opening Day

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Just a few months removed from another foot surgery, Albert Pujols may end up being ready for Opening Day 2017 for the Angels after all. He’s progressing faster than expected. He’s determined. The Machine still needs to get his legs more mobile, not that he’s all that fast anymore. And he’s already swinging the bat with power! #Angels Albert Pujols… Read more »

Angels Starting Lineup Taking Shape

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This is a photo from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register showing that Mike Scioscia is pretty close to finishing his preferred batting order. All he needs is for Albert Pujols to return. The Martin Maldonado/Carlos Perez battle will have a winner soon. But one has to imagine they’ll end up splitting the time nearly down the middle. Batting… Read more »

Pujols’ Status Fueling Offseason Activity

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The Angels have gone nuts this offseason and many have wondered exactly why. Some say it’s because they’re trying to contend again when they should be rebuilding. Others think it’s simply because a lot of money fell off the books, and there was simply room to fill holes. Both are valid points to a degree. The latter tends to be… Read more »

Angels Sign Luis Valbuena

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Update, January 24: The deal has been finalized. It’ll be for two years at $15 million. Valbuena will receive $6.5 million in 2017 and $8.5 million in 2018. A mutual option is attached for 2019 with a $200,000 dollar buyout. And in case fans are wondering, the Angels are now $12 million under the luxury tax. The corresponding move was… Read more »

Angels Insiders: Pujols’ Surgery, Escobar, Simmons

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This is the fourth surgery Albert has undergone in his five years with the Angels. Yet only one has resulted in significant time missed during any of those seasons. That was in 2013, when his plantar fasciitis finally caught up to him, and the tendon in his left foot tore during a game in Oakland. This time, he’s had the procedure done… Read more »

Eppler’s Domain: Lincecum, Johnny G, Meyer, Smith, Rasmus

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Tim Lincecum‘s comeback season has come to an end, as he leaves with a 9.16 ERA and closed things out at AAA Salt Lake. Signed in June, The Freak was looking to revitalize his career after undergoing surgery for a degenerative hip. The results were obviously not as hoped. It is not clear what the future holds for Timmy. The… Read more »

Angels Week In Review: August 29 – September 4, 2016

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Angels Week In Review: August 29 – September 4, 2016 Week Start: 56-74, 5th AL West (Div E#12, WC E#18) Week End: 61-75, 4th AL West (Div E#6, WC E#14) Week W-L: 5-1 The Angels came off an impressive road trip last week where they took 4 out of their 6 games in Toronto & Detroit and came home for… Read more »

Angels Insiders: Shoe, Pujols, Meyer, Additions

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The Bearded One got quite a scare on Sunday as a line drive from Kyle Seager came right back and knocked Matt Shoemaker in the right side of his head. Shoe never lost consciousness as he stumbled off the mound and then fell to his knees. But a laceration at the point of impact was a quick cause for concern,… Read more »

Angels Week in Review – August 22-28, 2016

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Angels Week in Review – August 22-28, 2016 Week Start: 52-72, 5th AL West Week End: 56-74, 5th AL West Week W-L: 4-2 Monday August 22, 2016 – Travel Day Off the Field: The Angels made no roster moves on Monday. On the Field: The Angels had no game on Monday as they traveled from Anaheim to Toronto to begin a 6-game… Read more »

Angels Week In Review: August 15-21, 2016

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Angels Week In Review – August 15-21, 2016 Week Start: 49-68, 5th AL West Week End: 52-72, 5th AL West Week W-L: 3-4 The Angels entered the week in the midst of their worst losing streak of Mike Scioscia‘s tenure, a 10-game skid that began with the last game of the last homestand against the A’s on August 4, and… Read more »