Category: Los Angeles Angels

Josh Hamilton on His End of Season Struggle: “I quit chewing tobacco, plain and simple”.

Friday, December 21st, 2012

For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Angels acquired Major League Basbeall's biggest offseason prize. Last year it was Albert Pujols and this year it's Josh Hamilton. With their two moves in the last two years, Los Angeles now has two of the game's best hitters to try to ...

Rangers GM Jon Daniels Discusses Josh Hamilton’s Departure, Defends Lackluster Offseason

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Texas Rangers, including general manager Jon Daniels, were blindsided last week when Josh Hamilton abruptly signed with the Los Angeles Angels. Daniels says he wasn't expecting a chance to match other offers, but was surprised by the timing. It hasn't been a very flashy offseason for the Rangers, who ...

Torii Hunter Believes the Los Angeles Angels Will Still Make the Playoffs

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Los Angeles Angels entered Monday six games out of first place in the American League West, but perhaps more importantly weren't even second in their division. The Texas Rangers lead the way and the Oakland A's were 3.5 games back as the Major League Baseball season has hit its ...

After the Draft Mike Trout Felt He Needed to Prove People Wrong

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Mike Trout got a late start to his season. After beginning the campaign in Triple A, Trout got the call at the end of April and has wasted no time getting acclimated and catching up on the missed time. The 20-year-old outfielder for the Angeles has not only been named ...

Frustrated By Starting the Year in Triple A, Mike Trout Is Taking it Out on the Rest of the Majors

Friday, June 15th, 2012

For 40 games last season, everyone around MLB got a little taste of what Angels outfielder Mike Trout could do when given his chance. For some reason, Los Angeles wasn’t willing to give him that chance straight out of Spring Training and the Angels got off to a slow start. The ...

Could the Los Angeles Angels Be the Philadelphia Eagles of Major League Baseball?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

A decent season the year prior. A slew of big-name offseason acquisitions. A plethora of media hype. Could it be that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are simply a "Dream Team" statement away from going down the same path as the Philadelphia Eagles? Angels manager Mike Scioscia hopes not, after ...

Billy Beane, Oakland A’s Face “Unique Situation” as AL West Ramps Up Spending

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

With the Academy Awards coming up this weekend, Moneyball is back in the headlines. So is the opening of spring training in Major League Baseball. It's an interesting juxtaposition given that the Athletics are expected to break camp with a pretty young team to send up against a pair of ...

Jered Weaver Didn’t Want A Long Drawn Out Negotiation Process

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The screams you heard last week came from Yankees and Red Sox fans. That’s because Jered Weaver made the decision to forego the possibility of becoming a free agent in about 15 months to stay with the Los Angeles Angels through most of his prime. Weaver, who is represented by ...

Mike Scioscia: “We Know We Have a Championship Caliber Team”

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Long known for its core group of players including John Lackey, Vladimir Guerrero and Chone Figgins, the perennial AL West favorite Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim) look a lot different this season - and may no longer be the favorites. Those players are gone and have been replaced by younger, ...

Jonathan Papelbon: “I think the biggest thing is in these kinds of situations is making both sides happy”

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Since becoming Boston's closer in 2006, Jonathan Papelbon has a 1.74 ERA with 151 saves in 168 opportunities and an 11-10 record. The Red Sox have had a hell of a run with Papelbon as their end guy, but will last years tough end be easy to overcome for Papelbon. ...