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WATCH: Kole Calhoun makes great HR-robbing catch

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun is having a breakout season. Entering Wednesday’s game he is hitting a robust.294.   Arguably one of the American League’s top leadoff hitters, he is also having a stellar season in the field. Check out the video of Calhoun robbing Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt of a three-run homerun. (Via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes. ...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia, Don Baylor On Jimmy Fund’s Nationwide Impact

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia lives nearly 3,000 miles away from Boston, but he’s well aware of the Jimmy Fund’s impact. “Everybody knows about it in baseball,” Scioscia said. “If you say Jimmy Fund to anyone in baseball they know exactly what you’re talking and what the connection is with the (Red Sox).” Angels hitting coach Don Baylor, who was diagnosed...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose Series Opener With the Angels

The Red Sox headed into a 4 game series with the Angels who are in the middle of a division race with the A’s, so it seems like the Halos have a lot more to be playing for than the Red Sox. The Sox could help out their former teammates Lester, Gomes, Crisp, Lowrie, Reddick, Moss and Punto if they took a few games from the Angels, but it seems like they were unable to get that accomplished...
Via Fenway West
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Raben is a Beast - AngelsWin.com Weekly Prospect Hotlist (August 11 - August 17, 2014)‏

By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Staff Reporter - 1. Dennis Raben, 1st Baseman, Inland Empire 66ersPast 10 games: .417 AVG  15 H  1 Double  1 Triple  6 HR  3 SBOverall: .296/.368/.586Dennis Raben is playing like a man possessed out there in the California League. The hulking first baseman’s slash line currently sits at .296/./.368/.586. However, his numbers were not always...
Via Angelswin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels’ Garrett Richards Emerges as an Ace

Entering play on Monday, the Los Angeles Angels are locked in a tie with the Oakland Athletics for the best record in the American League East and all of baseball. Mike Trout captures most of the headlines for the Angels, and the 23 year-old is the best player in baseball. A huge reason for the Angels success has been the dominant performance of 26 year-old right-hander Garrett...
Via Baseball News Source
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who Bat Flips After a Walk? David Ortiz Does

The Angels C.J. Wilson walked David Ortiz on a full count in the 1st inning with no men on base. The average ballplayer would simply toss his bat toward the unassuming bat boy and wiggle to his free base. David Ortiz is not your average ballplayer and therefore does what he pleases. He proceeded to give the most exuberant bat flip in the non-existent history of walk bat flips: David...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout’s Other Slump

Several unusual things happened in Sunday afternoon’s game in Arlington between the Rangers and Angels. Firstly, Huston Street blew a save, his first of the year. Second, Mike Trout got a hit, his first in 18 at bats as he suffers through the second prolonged slump of his otherwise Troutishly MVP-calibre season. Thirdly, Trout was […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 21

RANKPLAYERCHANGECOMMENTS 1-- 0 Last Week: 1Mike Trout - If Trout has another 1-for-19 week with 7 Ks, is Scioscia going to tell us he isn't the same player either? 2-- 0 Last Week: 2Garrett Richards - I don't know who even suggested the idea of Richards starting on short rest in Oakland, but that person should probably shut up. 3-- 0 Last Week: 3Albert Pujols ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Manager Scioscia Frustrated With Josh Hamilton’s Struggles

With the Los Angeles Angels tied for the best record in baseball, things are looking up for the Halos. However, all is not exactly perfect in the clubhouse, as $125 million man Josh Hamilton has really struggled at the plate this season. After going 2 for 9 with seven strikeouts over the weekend against the Texas Rangers, his former team, Hamilton sat out the series finale to clear...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Sherman Johnson

Despite the NFL preseason getting into full swing and the Major League Baseball regular season hitting the home stretch, the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of August 11th through the 17th comes on the minor league diamond. This week’s top professional athlete from Florida State is former FSU third baseman Sherman Johnson. For the Advanced-Class A Inland Empire...
Via Noled Out
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton ‘not the same player’, Richards won’t start on short rest

The August 18th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton ‘not the same player’, Richards won’t start on short rest and much more… The Story: Mike Scioscia says Josh Hamilton is “not the same player” that he was in Texas. The Monkey Says: Scioscia thinks Hamilton has lost his confidence, which is pretty hard to argue with. As a...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Talent Comparison: Trout vs. Bonds

Mike Trout is the arguably the best player in baseball with the ability to hit for contact and power at a level that is not matched by many.  That isn’t his only weapon in his arsenal though; Trout is faster than any 230lb man as any right to be.  Stealing 30 bases a year would be easy for Trout, though this year his team is holding him back.  When I look at Trout and all he...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia: Josh Hamilton not the same player he was with Rangers

Mike Scioscia isn’t exactly thrilled with the type of production — or lack thereof — he’s received from Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is only hitting .216 with a .630 OPS since the All-Star break and went 1-for-5 with 4 strikeouts Friday against the Rangers. That prompted Scioscia to say Saturday that Hamilton isn’t the player he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Albert Pujols delivers walk-off homer in 19th inning

After 401 minutes and 18 pitchers, it took just one hack by Los Angeles Angels 1B Albert Pujols to send what was left of the 42K crowd in Anaheim home happy. Check out the opposite field Pujols-special off of Boston Red Sox reliever Brandon Workman that survived a replay review (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes. The Sox had a chance in the 14th to win it, but since...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Mulder wants to make another comeback

ESPN MLB analyst Mark Mulder isn’t done yet. This spring, the former Athletics ace tore his Achilles tendon during a conditioning drill with the Angels, ending his comeback before it even began. But Mulder was throwing the ball well prior to the injury, and is planning another comeback. Mark Mulder said he began throwing again this week and plans to try his comeback again next...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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