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1000 Optimistic-ish Words About R...

In December, I wrote thisabout Raul Ibanez. For those who don’t enjoy reading six month old blog entries, I will give a brief summary: Raul I...

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Rangers, White Sox, Twins Highlig...

The Los Angeles Angels’ top five home games in June will feature two games each against the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox and one game ...

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Sean Burnett Has Second UCL Tear

Sean Burnetthas another tear of theulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. As a result, hewill require a second Tommy John Surgery.It has been...

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The Role Players Have Returned

There was a time when the Angels were gaining a reputation for finding scrappy role players and maximized their value with great coaching. That tim...

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The Possible Significance of CJ Cron

CJ Croncould be the Angels' secret weapon.As of right now, the Angels' starting lineup has been depleted a bit with injuries. Depth, however, has k...

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The Hector Santiago Situation

Hector Santiago is going to the bullpen.After an abysmal start to the season,Hector Santiagowill go to the Angels bullpen as expected.Santiago is 0...

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Angels Insider News: Cron, Freese...

It's CJ CronTime!!!Cron has been called up and JB Shuck has been sent down. Cron will bat fifth and serve as the DH tonight against Rangers lefty M...

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Fixing The Angels' Bullpen

The decision by Angels manager Mike Scioscia to replace closer Ernesto Frieri with Joe Smith was a move a lot of us saw coming. Frierihad two blown...

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Albert Pujols' Place in History

Albert Pujols’ 500th career homerun was received and delivered just as his career has been, with low fanfare and quite grace. Pujols has neve...

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West Notes: Padres, A's, Angels

Jason Lane, a 37-year-old converted outfielder pitching at the Padres' Triple-A affiliate, is turning heads early in the season after posting a 1.0...

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West Notes: Trout, Kazmir, Padres

Mike Trout's extension with the Angels was a compromise, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal writes. Trout wanted a contract that was either shorter (four ye...

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Two Guys Doing an Angels Podcast

Guess who's back? Or bored. Or incapable of sleeping. Or....well, you get the point. Kevin Lappin and I shook off the rust, dusted off the notes an...

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AL Notes: Defensive Value, White ...

As defensive metrics gain precision and acceptance, we can expect an increasing move toward player contracts that better reflect the contributions ...

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The True Battle For The American ...

The American League West is quite possibly the toughest division in baseball. Everyone knows this. But how tough? Well, for starters, all Major Lea...

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Kole Calhoun To Miss Four To Six ...

Kole Calhoun will join fellow Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton on a lengthy DL stint, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (via Twitt...

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Athletics Release Joe Blanton

TUESDAY: Blanton has been released by the Athletics, tweets Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com. SUNDAY, 9:57pm: Fletcher now clarifies that Blanton ...

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AL West Notes: Pujols, Elias, Mar...

ESPNLosAngeles.com's Christina Kahrl looks at the difference between Albert Pujols' in 2013 and his hot start in 2014 with a pair of heat maps to d...

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Rosenthal's Latest: D'Backs, Drew...

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has a new, lengthy notes column in which he begins by examining the early scrutiny of MLB's new instant replay system. He...

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Joe Blanton Retires

Longtime starting pitcher Joe Blanton has retired, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets. Fletcher notes that the Angels are still on ...

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Joe Blanton Leaves Triple-A Team

9:57pm: Fletcher now writes that Blanton has left the Athletics' Triple-A team, but it's unclear whether he's actually retiring. 8:56pm: Longtime s...

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Joe Blanton Leaves Triple-A Team

9:57pm: Fletcher now clarifies that Blanton has left the Athletics' Triple-A team, but it's unclear whether he's actually retiring. 8:56pm: Longtim...

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