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Mike Trout Avoids Brock Holt’s Tag With Amazing Swim Move Slide (Video)

Mike Trout is pretty good at baseball. But you already knew that. Trout, who is widely considered the best player on the planet, showcased his athleticism Friday with an amazing slide in the Los Angeles Angels’ game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The play looked like something out of “The Matrix,” though a challenge was required to overturn the call. Trout...
Via NESN.com
11 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Angels are finally finding their groove

Jered Weaver (photo credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) The Los Angeles Angels (21-20) seem to be pulling themselves out of an early season gutter. They have won seven out of their last 10 games. Their Ace, Jered Weaver’s ERA is dipping down to a respectable level, 4.37. And Kole Calhoun is making everyone in Halo nation forget about Josh Hamilton. The Angels...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 42 Preview: Angels at Red Sox

The Angels are in town for the weekend to face the Red Sox and will have Garrett Richards (3-2 2.29) on the hill tonight, making his first start at Fenway since his season was cut short due to an injury. Last August, Richards tore his patellar tendon while covering first on a play in the 2nd inning. Richards was having a phenomenal season, he had a 13-4 record and a 2.61 ERA and...
Via RedSoxLife
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pivotal Series Ahead For Boston Red Sox

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 08: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox jokes with Albert Pujols #5 and Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before the game on August 8, 2014 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox enter the weekend sitting in 4th place in the American League East with a...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

An inventory of the Angels trade assets

It’s no secret the Angels will be (and currently are) on the hunt for offense come trading season. Even with Chris Iannetta heating up and Pujols’ inevitable “resurgence” (really, it just means he won’t be as bad as he has been) the Angels offense would merely grade out as weak. They’ll be on the lookout for a left fielder and likely a DH that could help propel the offense...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arguing with ourselves: The wretched Angels offense

Welcome to the 2015 version of the Los Angeles Angels. I’ll bet most of the fans coming into this season didn’t expect to see the Angels offense be the team’s largest question mark. Or, in all actuality, it’s only question mark. It’s crazy, right? It is borderline absurd even that of all the things that fans have come to complain about over the last few years, the offense...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels get good news on Albert Pujols' wrist after HBP

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols left Wednesday night's game early after taking a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison off the left wrist. After the HBP, Pujols left the game the following inning, replaced in the lineup by Marc Krauss.  The team's initial diagnosis was just a 'bruise', but team doctors administered tests just to be certain. Thankfully for...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce sets six alarms so he is not late again

Angels outfielder Matt Joyce was benched, and later fined, for arriving to the ballpark late for Monday’s game against the Blue Jays. In an effort to make sure it doesn’t happen again, Joyce has gone the extra mile to make sure he is on time from now on. On Wednesday, Joyce tweeted the above photo,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols exits with left hand contusion

Albert Pujols left the game in the fifth inning against the Blue Jays Wednesday night after being hit by pitch in the left wrist. He was in pain, but initially stayed in the game until the fifth inning. The x-rays came back negative, but he has a left hand contusion, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Albert Pujols has a left hand contusion. More later. ...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Strong pitching keeping the Angels afloat early this season.

So 38 games into the season the Angels are an uninspiring 19-19.  There have been some very positive things so far this season, but there also has been some very negative things. For sure there have been so surprises and there also has most definitely been some major disappointments. So let’s discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly so far in this 2015 season, and please feel free...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels trade targets to be avoided

The Angels need to make a trade. We all know this. The repeated display of offensive ineptitude is going to make the Angels buyers on the upcoming trade market, but what exactly are they going to buy? No offense to Jerry Dipoto, but the trades he made to round out the lineup last offseason didn’t exactly pan out (glares at Matt Joyce). It isn’t entirely clear at this point who...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense: from best to worst - how'd it happen?

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Writer -  The Angels led the majors in runs scored last year and now are among the worst in all of baseball. How'd it happen? Where are the problem spots? Let's take a look by position: Key: BA/OBP/SLG, sOPS+ (which is OPS+ relative to league OPS+ Catcher 2014: .239/.342/.364, 106 2015: .185/.237/.266, 51 Difference in sOPS+: ...
Via Angelswin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson unleashes profanity on Angels

An ugly scene ensued during Monday’s Toronto Blue Jays-Los Angeles Angels tilt at Rogers Centre when Josh Donaldson had issues with the Angels’ dugout and unleashed a crude comment and provided an exclamation point of sorts courtesy of an obscene gesture. Things began with a terse exchange between the Blue Jays third baseman and Angels...Read More The post Josh Donaldson unleashes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels plan to use Calhoun at cleanup for a while

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia plugged Kole Calhoun behind Albert Pujols in his lineup Monday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays, and while that might seem surprising, it's something that won't be going away anytime soon. A few weeks back, Scioscia put Calhoun at the #4 spot when Pujols was dealing with a minor injury. This time around, he told Jeff Fletcher of the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Newcomb Climbs Ladder - Prospect Hotlist (May 11 - May 17, 2015)

By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter -  1.) Sean Newcomb, Starting Pitcher, Inland Empire 66ers Last two starts: 0-0  10.1 IP  0.87 ERA  8 H  5 BB  10 SO  1.25 WHIP Overall: 1-0  39.1 IP  1.83 ERA  29 H  20 BB  52 SO  1.25 WHIP  .209 BAA As you all know, Sean Newcomb was promoted to High-A Inland Empire on May 14th. Newcomb, who was the Angels...
Via Angelswin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Los Angeles Angels survive the Josh Hamilton divorce?

Josh Hamilton The relationship between Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels was rocky to say the least. Their divorce was ugly, and the Angels definitely lost the settlement in severance court when they agreed to pay Hamilton millions to play for another team. Last month the Halos traded the former number one draft pick to the Texas Rangers in exchange for about $6 million over...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols okay after leg tweak, will be used carefully in Toronto

The Los Angeles Angles surely don't need Albert Pujols to miss any time, considering their offensive issues thus far in 2015. Thankfully, after coming up a bit lame on Sunday afternoon on a slide into second base, the slugger doesn't seem to have done anything serious to his left leg. As Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register reported, Albert said he was fine - and actually, "...Pujols...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton: Angels wouldn’t let me talk to Arte Moreno

The drama between Josh Hamilton and the Angels still has not ended. Hamilton on Saturday told the media that he tried to be responsible and talk with Angels owner Arte Moreno to personally let him know what was going on, but he was denied that opportunity. Hamilton, who was traded to the Texas Rangers last...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Prize Trout

Trout is hitting a solid .289 on the young 2015 season, but his bat was not even needed last night. It would be cliché for me to tell you that the Los Angeles Angels have an angel in their outfield. But if you watched the reigning American League MVP, Mike Trout play last night, then you might reconsider the whole cliché ordeal. May 13, 2015 was Trout’s most recent example of...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Fixed His Only Problem

We’ve had fun, but this might be the last post I ever write about opposing pitchers trying to work Mike Trout upstairs with good heat. It’s not that I’m tired of it. I didn’t think I could ever grow tired of it. For me, it might’ve been the most interesting single thing in baseball, the […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Minor League Affiliate Report (May 5 - May 10, 2015)

By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter -  Editors Note: Next week we'll be back on track with our full featured program, our prospect hotlist and the minor league report. Until then, enjoy Adrian's Minor League report on all Angels affiliates.  Triple-A Salt Lake Bees The Bees are still sitting in last place of their division despite going 4-3 since Tuesday...
Via Angelswin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver stares down teammates after getting hit with water bottle (Video)

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver gave his teammates the death stare after being hit with a water bottle during his postgame interview after Friday night's complete game shutout over Houston. Weaver had already been doused with a bucket of Gatorade when the water bottle (possibly Aquafina?) was tossed in his direction, nailing him right in the chest. Weaver abruptly ended...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Perez Crushes Walk-Off Homer For Angels In MLB Debut (Video)

Carlos Perez had a better day than you did Tuesday. The Los Angeles Angels rookie catcher was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday and earned a hit in his first major league at-bat in Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. But Perez wasn’t done there. With the scored tied in the ninth inning, the 24-year-old Venezuelan launched walk-off solo home run off Dominic...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout criticized for tweet about Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Many refer to Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as the superstar Major League Baseball needs. Trout is already one of the best players in the game at age 23, and he has no known issues with performance-enhancing drugs or in his personal life. Despite that, Trout learned last week how quickly the social media...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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