Category: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Mike Scioscia: Expectations are Still the Same After Josh Hamilton Signing, but the Focus Should be on Starting Rotation

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

In the battle for offseason headlines in Los Angeles, the Angels sure made their presence felt last week. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made the big splash last Thursday when they outbid all of baseball for Josh Hamilton, signing the outfielder to a five-year deal worth $125 million. The ...

Mike Trout Puts The Finishing Touches On A “Surreal” Season

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Mike Trout is having a rookie season for the ages. The 21-year-old Los Angeles Angels outfielder was hitting .327 with 27 homers and 77 RBIs heading into Thursday night's action. No.27 also has signed an endorsement deal with the beverage brand BODYARMOR SuperDrink. As the MLB season comes to a close ...

C.J. Wilson Isn’t Mad the Texas Rangers Did Not Offer Him Free Agent Contract But Was Upset Club ‘Wasted’ His Time

Friday, April 13th, 2012

One of the biggest stories of the MLB hot stove last December was C.J. Wilson moving on from the Texas Rangers and signing with their biggest rival the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Wilson, a Los Angeles native, didn't see the huge issue of signing with the Angels considering that's ...

Mike Scioscia Admits that Angels Spring Training is ‘Different’ with Albert Pujols, Hoping New Offensive Power will Support Pitching Staff

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out this off-season and looked to address their lineup problems by adding a power bat. Albert Pujols was just what the doctor ordered for Mike Scioscia and an Angels pitching staff that lacked run support all season last year. This season the Halos ...

C.J. Wilson lives by the straight edge philosophy and didn’t have a clue the Angels were signing Albert Pujols until he checked twitter

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

C.J. Wilson is not your average ball player. He may have some unique qualities if that's what you want to call them. The former Texas Rangers pitcher lives by the "straight edge" philosophy, where he doesn't partake in drinking or smoking of any kind. Form your own opinion on how ...

Tony La Russa on Pujols Leaving Cardinals: “They understood they couldn’t afford him. Sometimes you gotta make that kind of decision.”

Monday, January 9th, 2012

For the first time since Albert Pujols broke the hearts of St.Louis Cardinals fans and signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, we hear from Tony La Russa. The former Cardinals manager makes some of the same points we here at SRI and others have made regarding the Cardinals ...

Acquisition of Albert Pujols Surprises Even Mike Scioscia

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The free-agent signing of Albert Pujols by the Los Angeles Angels was a huge shocker on Thursday, even if it was eventually overshadowed by the Chris Paul/NBA debacle. Even Angels manager Mike Scioscia says he was surprised, because just about everyone around the Angels organization thought Pujols was out of ...

Mike Scioscia Calls The Fall Off Of Scott Kazmir ‘Mind Boggling,’ Feels Angels Have A Championship Caliber Ball Club

Monday, June 20th, 2011

A shift of power has taken place over the last few seasons in the AL West. A division in which the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim had a stronghold over the last few years. The Angels have given way to the Texas Rangers, who reached the World Series last year, ...

Despite Missing Out on Major Offseason Acquisitions, Angels Believe They’re Contenders

Friday, February 25th, 2011

For a while there, the Los Angeles Angels seemed like the only contenders from the America League West. With Mike Sciosca at the helm, a solid pitching staff and a reliable Vladimir Guerrero in the lineup, the division was theirs to lose. Then they lost it. And then some. The Angles, ...

Vernon Wells On Being An Angel “It’s as close to paradise as you can get playing baseball. I can tell you that.”

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Many analysts throughout baseball were giving kudos to Alex Anthopoulos for somehow being able to unload Vernon Wells exorbitant contract (4-years/$86 million left) on the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim in a trade that sent the All-Star center fielder from Toronto to California on Friday while the Blue Jays acquired ...