|Grading The Deal: Angels Fortify Rotation With Greinke|
The Angels further depleted their farm system by dealing for Zack Greinke, but a World Series victory will justify the cost.
|Behind The Series: Angels Win First Series Of 2012|
The Los Angeles Angels were one of the most talked about teams this spring, but have gotten off to a 6-10 start with Albert Pujols still being homerless. What is the forecast for the Angels going forward and how long can Baltimore stay in the race?
|Grading The Deal: Pujols Joins Angels|
Albert Pujols chased money in Los Angeles rather than ensure his legacy in St. Louis.
|Pitching Key In Angels-Indians Series|
Dan Haren continues fast start, Bobby Abreu's patience and what the Angels need from Vernon Wells.
|Grading The Deal: Angels Acquire Harren, Callapso|
Regardless of how legitimate their chances are to make the playoffs, the Angels completed two aggressive trades.
|How The Angels Can Replace Morales|
After a painful start to the Angels season, a season highlighted by an accumulation of injuries and players struggling offensively, the Angels were dealt their biggest blow in the form of a broken ankle to their best player.
|A Slow Start With New Faces|
With 20 games already in the books, the Angels are stuck around the .500 mark trying to find a sense of consistency.
|2010 Season Preview: Los Angeles Angels|
The Mariners and Rangers are popular picks to win the AL West, but the Angels did enough in the offseason to make that a road that still goes through Anaheim.
|New Faces, But Angels Still Contenders|
A rollercoaster of deadline deals, crafty offseason moves, inspired prospect play, free agent departures, bad contracts, injuries and even death of loved ones has made the Angels one of the more intriguing yet enigmatic baseball teams today.
|Grading The Deal: Angels Ink Matsui Away From The Bronx|
Similar to the Bobby Abreu signing last winter, the Angels have landed Hideki Matsui at a very reasonable price.
|Grading The Deal: Angels Re-Sign Bobby Abreu|
The Angels and Bobby Abreu wasted little time in coming to terms on a new contract that benefits both sides equally.
|A Different Angels Team Battles Familiar Foe|
If the Angels get back to the World Series for the first time since 2002, they will need to get key performances from John Lackey, Vladimir Guerrero and Mike Scioscia.
|Don?t Count Out The Angels|
The Angels started 6-14 in 2002 before shocking the world and beating the Giants in seven games in the Fall Classic. Between Nick Adenhart's tragic death and injuries to Vlad, Lackey and Santana, the club is lucky to be in the weak AL West.
|Grading The Deal: Abreu Becomes Extremely Affordable Bat|
Bobby Abreu didn't get the $16M annually he was looking for, but he has an excellent change of playing playoff baseball in 2009.
|2008 Season Preview: Los Angeles Angels|
In the offseason, the Angels upgraded their roster both offensively and on the mound, but why are they not a vogue World Series pick?
|In Need Of A Prayer|
Many prognosticators have the Angels coming out on top in the AL West. That will become a daunting task if they can?t keep their star players, and many of their role players, out of sickbay. The Angels will start the year with five regulars, including former Cy-Young Winner Bartolo Colon, and last year?s rookie stud Jered Weaver, on the DL.
|Not So Angelic|
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim certainly didn?t live up to their moniker on Wednesday night (and by that I mean the Angels, not the ridiculous Anaheim-Los Angeles dual citizenship). After being baited by the Texas Rangers for several games, the Angels finally snapped and retaliated in a not-so-angelic fashion.
|Howie Kendrick: Future Of The Angels|
Fans desperately want to believe that their team has just uncovered the next Alex Rodriguez, when in reality, most of the time the rookie is a lot closer to John Rodriguez, but every once in a while, the rookie actually lives up to the hype. Already this year there seems to have been a plethora of new superstars making their debut: Francisco Liriano, Justin Verlander, Ryan Zimmerman, Andre Ethier and John Papelbon. Well, it looks like the Los Angeles Angels are going to get to add a name to that list, Howard ?Howie? Kendrick III.
|The Best Triple-A Team Ever Assembled?|
It?s dej? vu all over again. Another trade deadline has passed and once again the Angels failed to add a significant piece to their roster. In fact, they failed to even add an insignificant piece. In the process, Angels? GM Bill Stoneman has virtually guaranteed that his team will be making an abbreviated appearance in the post-season should they even manage to qualify.
|Ace In The Hole|
He?s probably been the Angels best pitcher the last two years, nearly threw a perfect game, won Game Seven of the 2002 World Series, and most people have never heard of him. John Lackey is quickly developing into one of the best pitchers in baseball, and just about nobody has bothered to notice. Most fans probably wouldn?t even consider him the best pitcher on his own team.
File this one under better late than never, but the Angels have finally created an opening in the rotation for Jered Weaver? again. After a prodigious beginning to his career, the Angel decision makers apparently felt it was a better idea to return Jered to AAA so that his big brother Jeff could continue to muddle through his disaster of a season. A few weeks later they saw the error of their ways and traded Jeff to the Cardinals, allowing Jered to pick up where he left off.
|Santana's Fro Shuts Down Tigers|
What a great night! Sophomore sensation, Ervin Santana, pitched a brilliant game. He went six innings and struck out a career high 10 batters. The Angels pitching was excellent striking out a total of 14 Tigers in the 3-0 shutout.
|Vlad, Angels Take Series in Oakland|
Another one run game between the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Vladimir Guerrero carried the halo?s offense on his back for a 4-3 win against the Athletics.
|Weaver Picks Up His First Win As an Angel|
Jeff Weaver picked up his first win as an Angel on Saturday in a 5-4 Angels victory. He made one mistake in the game and that was to Oakland?s Nick Swisher who took the blunder over the right field wall for a grand slam. The grand slam didn?t hurt the Angels as K-Rod and the boys closed down the A?s for the rest of the game.
|Angels Let A's Walk All Over Them|
The Angels headed over to Oakland for a three game series against their division rival Athletics. Going into the game you knew it would be a pitchers duel. The game was ugly, but not for that reason. The Angels pitching staff walked 10 batters, just handing Oakland the game.
|Second Times a Charm|
A day after blowing a save, Francisco Rodriguez closed out the Twins on Thursday picking up his 5th save of the season. That?s the good thing about baseball. You can fail one day and come back the very next day, facing the same team, and get revenge. Well, that?s what K-Rod did in a 6-4 Angels win.
|Romero Fails Against Former Team|
J.C. Romero came in the tenth inning and gave up a two-run, walk off homer to his former teammate, Michael Cuddyer. The Twins traded Romero to the Angels for infielder Alexi Castilla. Apparently Romero thought he?d do the Twins a favor by allowing them the chance to hit a fastball right down the middle. I?m sure Cuddyer and the Twins thanked J.C. after the game.
|Escobar Strikes Out The Twins|
Kelvim Escobar razzled and dazzled the Twins on Tuesday. Escobar gave the Angels their best start all season by striking out 10 batters in just 6 2/3 innings. While Escobar supplied the pitching, Chone Figgins carried the offense. Put the two together, and you have an 8-2 win.
|Another Game, Another Loss|
The Angels played Baltimore on Monday to finish off the four game series. The halos scored two runs while giving up four. In the past ten games, the Angels have managed to only win five of the them. Amazingly, the Angels are still in first place in the AL West.
|Vlad Goes Crazy|
Angels slugger Vladimir Guerrero broke his dry spell, by hitting his second and third homeruns of the season. Vlad hadn?t hit a homerun since opening day against Jamie Moyer and the Seattle Mariners.
|Bedard Closes Out Angels in Game Two|
The Angels offense didn?t have an answer for Baltimore?s ace Erik Bedard. This win gives Bedard his third of the season, tying him with Curt Schilling for the AL league lead.
|Shields Gives Up Walk Off Homerun|
Scot Shields gave up a walk off homerun to Orioles catcher, Ramon Hernandez, in the bottom of the 9th inning, giving the Angels their 5th loss of the season.
|Texas Leaves Anaheim With a Bang|
Finally, the game is over. It's not fun watching your favorite team get crushed, especially after winning two games in a row. The Angels were looking so good this series against the Rangers, but just couldn't keep it up for the three games. The good news, the Halos still won the series.
|Adam Kennedy Lifts Angels Past Texas|
What an exciting finish! The Angels were down one run in the bottom of the 9th inning facing the Texas Rangers closer, Francisco Cordero. With two men on base, Adam Kennedy goes clutch driving a first pitch fastball down the right field line, plating both runs. The Angels take game two of the three game against the division rivals, the Texas Rangers.
|Lackey Shuts Down Rangers|
The Angels got another quality start, this time from John Lackey. Lackey went a strong seven innings, striking out eight batters. Halos played their offensive style of baseball; no homeruns. Instead of hitting the long ball, the Angels stole bases and hit weak fly balls, supplying Lackey with enough run support to close out the win.
|Angels Lose This One, but Take the Series|
Bartolo Colon took the mound for the Halos on Saturday and received a rude welcoming from the Yankees. Colon got creamed like a bagel giving up seven earned runs in just a measly two innings.
|Angels Pitching Staff Comes Through Again|
Adam Kennedy hit a clutch triple driving in two runs in the bottom of the 5th inning breaking a 1-1 tie. With this win, the Angels take the series and will look to sweep the Yankees in tomorrow?s finale.
|Angels a Success In Home Opener|
Emotions were flying high today as the Angels took on the New York Yankees for their home opener. The Angels returned to Anaheim from a 3-game road trip to kick off the season where they ended up losing two out of the three games. That wouldn?t lower the Halo?s spirits though as they beat the Yankees 4-1.
|Angels Come Up Short, Again|
Jeff Weaver got roughed up a bit in his debut as an Angel. Weaver gave up five runs in 6.1 innings rising his ERA to 7.11. Jarrod Washburn, former Angel, got the start for the Mariners. He pitched excellent striking out seven in seven and allowing only two runs.
|Lackey, Halos Fall To The Mariners|
In his first start of the season, John Lackey was unsuccessful. He pitched only four innings and game up 5 earned runs on 9 hits. The bullpen did solid again today, well, with the exception of Esteban Yan. Hector Carrasco pitched 3 shutout innings striking out 3 and looked real good in his Angel debut.
|Clutch Hitting By Cabrera|
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, yes, the name is official, picked up their first win of the season on Monday against the Seattle Mariners. A clutch 2 out hit by the Halos shortstop, Orlando Cabrera, put the Angels ahead by 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning to break the tie.
|Angels Season Preview|
The Halos are back and ready to defend their 2005 division title. After eliminating the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs, the Angels got embarrassed by the White Sox, who would later ride Mr. Mo to a championship ring. Here is what the Angels will put out on the field at each position.
|Stoneman Wakes Up!|
After a near 2 month dormancy, Angels General Manager Bill Stoneman signed Jeff Weaver to a one year 8, 325, 000 deal on Wednesday. Jeff Weaver, 29, will join his younger brother, Jered, in the Angels organization in hopes of a 3rd straight postseason appearance.
|Angels Pick Up That Lefty They Need|
The Angels finally acquired the left-handed reliever they've been looking for. On Friday, December 9th, the Angels traded Alexi Casilla to the Minnesota Twins for J.C. Romero.
|Angels Have A Lot Of Flexibility This Winter|
Whether it?s through trades or free agent signings, Bill Stoneman expects to be busy. The Angels lost in the ALCS because of poor, inconsistent hitting that only produced two runs a game. The Angels best hitter, Vladimir Guerrero, did not come through. Vlad only got 1 hit in 20 at bats and had he played for the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox, the media would?ve been all over him. With all of this over, Stoneman has come to realize that Vlad can?t do everything by himself and will load up on offense this offseason.
|The Big Bat Hasn?t Spoken Yet|
When you think of the Angels, you think of the 2004 MVP, Vladimir Guerrero. The Angels are his team, he is the big bat in the middle of the lineup, their All Star outfielder with the arm like a rocket. Now he must have been the reason the Angels came so far this postseason, right??
|Angels Win AL West title|
The Angels head into the postseason for the second straight year. Clinching home field advantage, the Angels will face off against the New York Yankees in the ALDS.
|Angels Best Ball Still To Come?.|
After getting absolutely humiliated in Tampa Bay, the Angels came back strong to win two out of three games against the Oakland Athletics.
|Angels Set The Bar For The American League|
Vladimir Guerrero headlines a very solid Angels roster and is quickly becoming one of the best overall players in baseball.