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Red Sox Fire Pitching Coach Bob McClure


JeDi/Arte: What are you waiting for?

Greinke Scratched From His Next Scheduled Start


No known injury or other reason for scratching him. Brewers to comment on this some time tonight. Let the speculation begin.

Brutal column about the Angels, aka "the Winter World Series" champions, by Mark Whicker of the OCR


The lead lays out the damning facts quickly: 13th of 14 AL teams in runs scored per game "and most other significant categories," including only 11 runs scored in the past 7 games, as well as 6 blown saves by the bullpen in 8 chances.

Cleveland Plain Dealer letter to the editor proposes Indians trade for Vernon Wells


In a letter to the editor published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer last week, an Indians fan wrote: "What if the Indians asked for Vernon Wells and Kendrys Morales plus money from the Angels for bullpen help and prospects? Wells is owed over $62 million over the next three years. Would the Indians make the move if the Angels offered to eat $20 million of Wells' contract. The Angels lose a bad contract and open up a spot for Mike Trout, plus get bullpen help. The Indians get a quality right-handed bat in Wells and a quality switch-hitting first baseman in Morales, if he's healthy." Of course, the paper's staff writer goes on to reject the proposal as "way too much of a gamble for me." But is there hope that a deal could be made?


Spring training suggestions and info?

I am looking for suggestions regarding spring training.

DiPoto and Moreno issue statements


"At the outset of this process, we felt it was important to find an individual who can evaluate talent, manage our entire baseball operations system, incorporate analytical thinking and possesses solid communication skills," owner Arte Moreno said in a statement. "I believe with the hiring of Jerry, we have done just that."


Angels Pitching Probables for the Final 19 Games

Looking over our remaining schedule (and ignoring management's mantra of taking it one game at a time), I predict that Weaver, Haren, and Santana will make 13 of the Angels' final 19 starts -- 5 by...

Is today Brandon Wood's last day as an Angel?


Erick Aybar is eligible to come off the DL tomorrow. It is unlikely that the team will send down a catcher or pitcher. Has the end finally arrived for a former top prospect?


When did Angels fans become so spoiled?

I am incensed at all of the comments about how we deserve this or that, and still other comments to the effect that supposed fans will not support the team next season.  If anyone thinks that one,...

White Sox to sign Adam Dunn


The LA Times is reporting that the White Sox will sign Adam Dunn to a 4-year contract for $56 million ($14 million per season). The Times is speculating that the White Sox will not bring back Paul Konerko.


Reagins says we may be sellers

As reported by the L.A. Times this morning, Tony Reagins, Mike Scioscia, and the team's coaching staff met for 45 minutes after the 7-3 loss to Boston yesterday.  Reagins acknowledged to reporters...


The season is not over -- we are not "at best" a .500 team

This responds to Halopauly's comment in another thread, but it easily could apply to numerous others. There is no denying that we are off to a terrible start.  Suboptimal's statistical comparisons...


Will Angels keep Guerrero for purposes of the Hall?

We have discussed this topic numerous times this year, and, apparently, the media finally asked a few questions about it:  Vladimir Guerrero could be first Angel in the Hall --  Check...


Brandon Wood is out of AAA options next year

This relates to a number of comments in the fanpost regarding whether we should re-sign Figgins to a large contract:  Brandon Wood is out of options and thus will not spend next season in AAA.  If...


Justin Speier released to make room for Trevor Bell

The Angels released Justin Speier before today's game to make room on the roster for Trevor Bell.  The Angels owe Speier the remainder of his salary for this season and $5.25 million for next...


Torii Hunter and Vlad Guerrero Both Out 3-4 weeks

Terrible news for the team. Scioscia tells the LA Times that the injuries are "significant," and "not little 10-day things." LINK to STORY Talk about putting a damper on the middle of the order....


Shields Done for the Season

During the Rangers and Dodgers broadcast (MLB did not televise the Angels game), the Rangers broadcasters announced that Shields was done for the season.  The LA Times also is reporting that...


When it's not the Angels, what gets you to your "happy place"?

For most if not all of us, the Angels have been a source of pride and joy for many years, even those years when they lost way more games than they won.  As fans, we love the team and the...


Reason to Believe -- breaking down our starters' splits

Forgive me for posting a new thread as a new member -- I used to post here occasionally before the website changed formats -- but I believe that our starters' splits suggest that we have every...

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