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mattwelch

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Haw Haw, Baseball Prospectus!

By now, most people on this site are probably at least dimly aware that the go-to site for a certain sector of the stat-head crowd, Baseball Prospectus, picked the Angels to finish with just 84...

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21 out 21 ESPNers Agreed: Angels Won't Make Series

Was looking at ESPN.com's preseason baseball picks, to see toward whom I can soon direct my gloating (answer: only 3 of 21 pickers didn't have the Angels winning the AL West, but among them were...

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That Great Sucking Sound on Offense

It's reverse jinx time! Here's how bad everyone's been sucking on offense, and for how long:GMJ, since May 23.227/.333/.343Rivera, since Aug. 4.236/.286/.376Abreu, since Aug. 8.222/.333/.340Napoli,...

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ANGELS: .549 Winning % for 6 Straight Years

The Angels Winning Percentage of .549 for 6 Straight Seasons is a baseball rarity and a measure of Mike Scioscia's managerial excellence.

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Angels Reach 89 Wins 6 Straight Years

With Sunday's win in Texas, the Angels became only the 9th franchise in baseball history to win at least 89 games in 6 consecutive seasons.

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Our Starting Pitchers Since Mid-July

On July 18, Scott Kazmir made his 3rd start after a 5-week stint on the disabled list. He'd been terrible up that point in the season -- 4-5 with a 7.11 ERA -- but he'd spent the time off getting...

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Our Free Agent Class: 5 Type A's

Here are the freshly updated free agent compensation rankings, thanks to someone who reverse-engineers Elias' official Type A/Type B classifications. Long story short, if the offseason began today,...

Who's Going to Camden?

Beachbum Willy and I will be at the series, so if anyone wants to stop by and say hello, we'll be there: Friday: Section 56, Row FF, Seats 13-14 Saturday: Section 26, Row WW, Seats 3-4 Sunday: We'll see. We look roughly like this. See you there!

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Does Jeff Mathis Really Make Pitchers Better?

Angels catcher Jeff Mathis is not in the lineup for his bat. But is his reputation as a catcher who makes pitchers better statistically provable?

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Is 13 the Magic Number for Starting Pitchers?

With his promising performance tonight, Trevor Bell became the 13th Angel pitcher to start a game this year. How unusual is that? In 48 seasons, we've exceeded that number just three times, and...

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Howie Sets Career Highs

With the game tonight, Howie Kendrick set career highs in home runs (7) and RBIs (41). He'd already set a career high in walks a month ago (now has 17, previous high was 12); has tied his career...

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Jered Weaver, Historical Winner

Today was Jered Weaver's 100th career start. He won for the 47th time, against just 22 losses, giving him a lifetime winning percentage of .681. Do you know how many active pitchers with 100 career...

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Vlad's Last 14 Games

Over his last 14 games, the man I've seen described recently in comments here as "done" and worse has scored 12 runs, driven in 10, hit 4 home runs, and put up a line of .351/.403/.754. This object...

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LA Angels Playing .600 Ball Since May 17, 2006

At 6-40, the Angels are at .600 for the 2009 season. But they are also at .600 over their past 563 games .. since May of 2006!

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Luis Quintana, RIP

Quintana pitched for the Angels as a reliever in '74-75, less than 20 innings at ages 22-23, and that was it as far as his MLB career. Died in his car Monday in Florida after a crash, at age 57....

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Jered Got Jobbed

The American League named 8 starting pitchers to the All-Star game today. Going into today's play, Jered Weaver ranked 7th in the league in ERA, 7th in Adjusted ERA+ (which adjusts for your home...

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Best Angel Non-All-Star Seasons

What were the best single seasons by Angels who didn't make the All-Star team? Here's a top 10 list, using Win Shares, with the guys who actually made the squad instead of them in parenthesis. "AA"...

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Are Angels disproportionately snubbed in the All-Star game?

In my HTML clusterfudge of a comment on the Matt Holliday thread, I had a throwaway line about Bengie Molina being arguably the best catcher in Major League history to never make an All-Star game....

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Standings Since April 25

Since the morning of April 26, when we woke up in last place, at 6-11, 5.5 games out of first place, we've gone 35-21. That's the best record in baseball since then. Here's a list:LAA 35-21 .625BOS...

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Since Swapping Weavers, We're a .600 Team

Something I should have posted before last night's game, though then I would have been later accused of jinxing: Starting with the game on July 3, 2006, when Jered Weaver finally replaced his...

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On Pace for 90 Wins

Did you know we're on pace for 90 wins? We are! Even though, sadly, we won't have the NL West to kick around forever.What else happens when you divide 162 by 65 and then apply it to the team's...

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Team Stats vs. Perception

Just tooling around Baseball Reference, comparing team stats, and a few gaps jump out between perception of the Angels and reality:Perception: The Angels have a shoddy offense. Reality: We're 7th...

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Insightful Scioscia Profile

This CBSsports.com article on Mike Scioscia, linked here the other day, is well worth a read-the-whole-thing. Like the best Scioscia profiles, this one made a couple of points that are always worth...

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Scioscia's Bullpens

So, as most of you know, the Angels pitching staff has been the definition of schizophrenic this year. We lead the league in starters’ ERA, and are last in the league in relief ERA. (I would bet,...

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Lackey Not So Thunderous

On Aug. 26, 2008, John Lackey threw a complete game seven-hitter against the A's, winning 5-1. The victory put him at 11-2 for the year, with a 2.95 ERA. He was averaging 7 1/3 innings per start,...

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How Would You Like This 2Bman?

I know we've all been disappointed with our second base play this year, so how would you like a guy who could pop 15 homers, drive in and score 80 runs, and steal 20 bags? After all, we haven't had...

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The Brandon Wood F.U. Memorial Lineup

The American League's slugging percentage is currently .427. Only once in the past 15 years (2008, at .420) has league SLG been any lower than .423.Know how many Angels in tonight's lineup have a...

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Howie Doubles No More

On Aug. 13, 2008, Howie Kendrick went 1-6 with a double. It was his 71st career double in his 234th game, a rate so historically high that if Howie managed a career as long as Omar Vizquel's, he...

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