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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

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

This is the fourth surgery Albert has undergone in his five years with the Angels. Yet only one has resulted in significant time┬ámissed 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.┬áThis time, he’s had the procedure done… Read more »

Offseason Tracker: Maybin, Escobar, Campos

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The Angels have some money available this winter and need more lineup depth, which is why deal for Cameron Maybin makes sense. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 3, 2016 The Angels have needed an everyday left fielder ever since Garret Anderson left… That’s a long time. They did acquire one in 2011, but that turned out to be the biggest… Read more »

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

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 Week In Review: August 15-21, 2016

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 »

2016 Game 106: A’s at Angels

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Oakland Athletics (47-58, T-4th AL West) at Los Angeles Angels (47-58, T-4th AL West) Angel Stadium of Anaheim Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Sunny, 79F, Wind SW 9 MPH Pitching Matchup Sean Manaea (3-5, 4.57 ERA) Manaea has pitched very well since being reinstated from the DL on June 29 with just one hiccup on July 5. Otherwise he’s been… Read more »

2016 Game 104: Red Sox at Angels

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Boston Red Sox (56-45, 3rd AL East) at Los Angeles Angels (46-57, 5th AL West) Angel Stadium of Anaheim Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Sunny, 80F, Wind SSW 9 MPH Pitching Matchup Drew Pomeranz (8-8, 2.84 ERA) Acquired on July 14 from San Diego for 18 year-old pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza, Pomeranz will be making his first road start as… Read more »

2016 Game 103: Red Sox at Angels

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Boston Red Sox (55-45. 3rd AL East) at Los Angeles Angels (46-56. 5th AL West) Angel Stadium of Anaheim Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Sunny, 80F, Wind SSW 7 MPH Pitching Matchup Rick Porcello (13-2, 3.57 ERA) Porcello has been having an incredibly successful season as compared to the rest of his career. His 3.57 ERA to this point is… Read more »