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Point Counterpoint - TIME TO PANIC!

By Nathan Trop & Glen McKee, Senior Alarmists -  At PCP headquarters, we are known for our levelheaded, patient approach to all things Angels related.  In fact, we made it all the way to May 5th before filing this.   And since we are so level headed, we are prepared to tell everyone that it is time to PANIC!  The season is on the verge of disaster, and...
Via Angelswin
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

More Pitching - Jeremy Rhoades Leads This Week's Prospect Hotlist (April 28 - May 4, 2015)

By Adrian Noche, Minor League Reporter -  1.) Jeremy Rhoades, Starting Pitcher, Burlington Bees Last two starts: 1-0  11.2 IP  3.86 ERA  11 H  2 BB  11 SO  1.11 WHIP Overall: 3-0  26.1 IP  2.05 ERA  26 H  5 BB  31 SO  1.18 WHIP  .252 BAA Jeremy Rhoades is yet another pitcher from the Angels’ 2014 draft class. Drafted in the 4th round out of...
Via Angelswin
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Jered Weaver’s uncertain future, Carlos Perez called up

The May 5th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Jered Weaver’s uncertain future, Carlos Perez called up and much more… The Story: Jered Weaver is looking at an uncertain future as a result of his struggles and velocity loss.The Monkey Says: Everyone talks about Weaver reinventing himself, but he’s going to have to do that on the fly, which won’t be easy...
Via Monkey with a Halo
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 3, Los Angeles Angels 2

Hopefully, Angels Stadium has plenty of surge protectors on hand, to handle the power surge that happened tonight! All 5 runs were caused by solo shot home runs tonight, with the Mariners happening to hit 1 more than the Angels. Nelson Cruz continued his torrid pace of homers, hitting his 14th on the season in the 7th inning. He continues to impress with his hitting skills, and putting...
Via Seattle Side Up!
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Visualizing Jered Weaver’s Hittability

It’s not just a spring-training blip anymore. For one or two games, you can dismiss a pitcher working with reduced velocity. Sometimes mechanics can be slightly off. Sometimes a pitcher can just be under the weather. Jered Weaver‘s gone beyond that. His velocity was way down in spring training, and it’s carried over into each […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Falling Angels

Shortstop Erik Aybar has hit a dismal .204 on the year. It is the third of May in 2015 and the Los Angeles Angels (11-14) find themselves seven games behind the A.L. West leading Houston Astros (18-7). But the Astros are the least of the Angels problems. At the moment, the Angels are their worst enemy. Suffice to say, the start of the 2015 season has not been ideal for the Angels...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout gives bat to young Giants fan hit by foul ball (Video)

Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout helped cheer up a young San Francisco Giants fan hit by a foul ball by giving him his game bat during Sunday's game at AT&T Park.It happened in the third inning as the young boy was hit by a foul liner off the bat of Angels batter Chris Iannetta. The boy was taken to get checked out, but fortunately was OK and returned to his seat. Upon...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Miller mocked with outline on dressing room floor after taking pitch off knee

During Friday’s game between the Angels and Giants, home plate umpire Bill Miller took a pitch square off his knee after it appeared pitcher Joe Smith and catcher Chris Iannetta weren’t on the same page. Saturday, members of the umpiring crew had a little fun at Miller’s expense. On the umpires dressing floor was a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MWAH Top Angels Prospect Update for April (Part II)

This is part two of the monthly Angels prospect update articles which give an update on the standing of certain prospects in reference to their spot on the top prospect list. You can find part one here: LHP Nate Smith – Rising. Smith has had the reputation as a soft-tossing lefty, which up to this point hasn’t necessarily been inaccurate. He’s typically sat 88-89 MPH with...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Guessing Scioscia – The ends don’t justify the means

Welcome to Second Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. And, boy, there are some questionable decisions to be reviewed. In the history of this column, we have never once struggled for content. However, we aren’t anti-Scioscia. The official MWAH stance on Scioscia is pro-Scioscia overall. But his in-game...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Saves Angels With Leaping, Over-The-Shoulder Catch (Video)

In the least surprising news of the day, Mike Trout did something amazing. The Angels outfielder saved his team with a leaping, over-the-shoulder catch with the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to help Los Angeles beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Thursday night. The Angels entered the ninth inning with a 6-2 lead, but the A’s staged a three-run rally in...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout’s leaping catch saves the game for the Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and closer Huston Street desperately tried to blow what was a 6-0 lead to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon. Mike Trout had other ideas, making this great leaping catch at the warning track to rob what would have been a game-winning hit from Ike Davis. That Trout guy…he’s kind of good, right? I do believe so. The post Mike Trout...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tight hamstring to sideline Pujols a few games, but Angels 'optimistic''

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols pulled up lame legging out a single in Wednesday night's 6-3 win over the Oakland A's and left the game, but the team isn't anticipating a stint on the disabled list.The official word after the game was 'left hamstring tightness', but as manager Mike Scioscia told the Los Angeles Times, the team is staying optimistic regarding Pujols' chance...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Benefits of bringing Hamilton back outweigh concerns

What are the Texas Rangers thinking in making a trade for Josh Hamilton? The question was posed to me on a radio show this week, a day after the deal in which the Angels sent Hamilton back to Texas for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The terms of the deal sound far more cold and business-like than the emotional drama that surrounded the trade and Hamilton’s...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels reportedly trading Josh Hamilton to Rangers, best outcome for all involved

The drama between the Los Angeles Angels and Josh Hamilton is about to reach its end. As first reported by’s T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers are close to a deal that would bring back their former outfielder, who left for Anaheim via free agency after the 2012 season. Rangers are close to trading for Josh Hamilton…. still a lot of legal work to be done… likely announced...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Angels, Rangers talking Josh Hamilton trade

Fresh off news that Josh Hamilton’s disastrous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is likely over, comes this report from Yahoo’s Jeff Passan indicating that the Angels are in “deep discussions” with the Texas Rangers in a deal surrounding Hamilton. On the field, it’s not much of a surprise that the Angels could work out a deal for the ultra-talented outfielder. However...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Angels, Hamilton could part ways in 'matter of days'

Josh Hamilton could have very little time left as a member of the Los Angeles Angels organization. Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann reports that it may only be a “matter of days” before the Angels part ways with Hamilton. There has been conflicting information regarding Hamilton’s future with the team since he reportedly confessed to a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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