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Scioscia sees similarities between Trout, Cabrera

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Batting third for the Detroit Tigers: First baseman, No. 24, Miguel Cabrera. Angels fans can get used to hearing that over the course of the next four days. One of the games' most feared hitters, Cabrera and the Tigers are in town for a four-game series with the Angels. As Angles skipper Mike Scioscia looks over the Tigers lineup, he sees a guy in Cabrera who...
Via Fox Sports West
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Angels have any trade assets left?

The Angels supposedly have one of the worst farm systems in baseball and have already made two trades, both of which they seemingly overpaid in, and yet their name continues to come up in trade rumors. How can this be? What could they possibly have left to deal? Sometimes rumors have a way of getting out of control and losing all touch with reality. How else do you expect writers...
Via Monkey with a Halo
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Decline Of Josh Hamilton

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Josh Hamilton has become the most aggressive hitter in baseball and he fails to see any positive results. According to, during his time in Texas, Hamilton swung at 36.6 of the pitches he was thrown outside the strike zone and just 18 hitters chased pitches out of the zone more often than Hamilton. Since joining the Angels his chase rate has spiked...

Angels settle for big walk in win vs. Orioles

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels couldn't get the big hit when they needed it Wednesday night, so they settled for the big walk. Two of them, in fact. They were patient when they needed to be, and it paid off. It allowed them to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 at Angel Stadium and salvage the third game of the series after losing the first two. "We're always battling, and...
Via Fox Sports West
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Evaluating the Huston Street trade three different ways

There are three schools of thought when it comes to assessing who “won” a trade: Waiting to judge a trade until years and years down the road when the careers of all the players involved have played out. This school of thought is baloney and usually espoused by fans on the side of the team that just got fleeced. It is only a valid evaluation model if the person doing to the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels scouting Cliff Lee, Richards won’t be on an innings limit

The July 23rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels scouting Cliff Lee, Richards won’t be on an innings limit and much more… The Story: The Angels had a scout on hand for Cliff Lee’s latest start. The Monkey Says: There is very little chance they land Lee, but I wouldn’t rule it out entirely. The Angels don’t have a lot of good prospects...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs. Orioles 7/22/14

Game 99 of 162 Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CATV: FS-WestPitching Matchup:LAA- LHP Hector Santiagovs.BAL- RHP Miguel Gonzalez Roster MovesN/AInteresting/Notable Stats and FactsThe Angels have a .200 batting average with a 3-0 count. The MLB average is much higher at .338.Over LHP Hector Santiago‘s last nine starts, the Angels have a 7-2 record. Erick Aybar makes his return to the...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout, Albert Pujols Troll Fernando Rodney During Angels Rally (Video)

The Los Angeles Angels have had enough of Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney. After each save, Rodney celebrates by shooting an imaginary bow and arrow toward the sky. Against the Angels on Sunday, Rodney celebrated a little early, doing his normal antics after recording the final out of the eighth inning. In ninth inning, however, the Angels got their revenge. Albert Pujols...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have some serious Magic Working Right now

[Box Score] [Seattle Times] [OC Register Angels Blog] The Angels – if you watch them each day – they’re that team this year that is high on character. That team that never seems to be out of a game. They are a gritty, grimy bunch (not without their fine items) that just seems to hang around and never actually be dead. Today they did it again. Another day in which Mike Trout...
Via Diamond Hoggers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols, Trout mimic Fernando’s bow-and-arrow celebration

Albert Pujols hit a game-tying double and Grant Green had a game-ending, bases-loaded single that lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-5 win Sunday against the Seattle Mariners. Pujols and Mike Trout celebrated in the ninth inning by mimicking Fernando Rodney’s bow-and-arrow celebration. “That’s his thing,” Pujols said of the Mariners closer. “I’ve known Rodney for 15...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trout, Pujols mock Fernando Rodney

There’s a little bit of a beef brewing between the Angels and the Mariners this year. The teams have been two of the best in the AL this season and are competing for a playoff spot from the AL West. They also had a great 3-game series in Anaheim over the weekend, with the teams […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Last night had to be the longest game in the Mike Trout Angels era

On the night they traded for Huston Street (they gave up some nice pieces that would have been a big part of their future), the Angels played a five hour, 14 minute game in which they outlasted the Mariners in 16 innings to win 3-2. I saw most of it – and I have to give the Angels bullpen credit. The last three pitchers who appeared; Fernando Salas, Cory Rasmus, and Hector Santiago...
Via Diamond Hoggers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire closer Houston Street from Padres

The Los Angeles Angels acquired closer Huston Street and a prospect from the San Diego Padres for four Minor Leaguers on Friday night. Prospects Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris will head to San Diego, while the Angels will also get right-hander Trevor Gott. “Huston brings us a quality ninth-inning presence that really enhances our team,” Angels general...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Foul ball at Angels game shatters glass in dining area (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A foul ball shattered a large pane of glass in a mezzanine dining area during Friday night's Los Angeles Angels game against Seattle.It happened in the top of the fifth as Mariners batter Brad Miller popped a 1-0 pitch foul behind the plate. The ball found its way into the Angel Stadium Diamond Club restaurant dining area and broke a pane...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout not fazed by growing expectations

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout is keeping the Corvette. Debbie Trout, the mother of the Angels center fielder, seemed ecstatic on national TV when her son was selected MVP in Tuesday night's All-Star Game and got to pick a car as his reward. But she won't be driving it any time soon. "I'm definitely sending it to Anaheim," Trout said Friday, smiling. "If...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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