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ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

A’s Play Game Under Protest After Controversial Obstruction Call (Video)

A pivotal four-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A’s got off to an odd start Thursday night. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar smacked a high-bouncing ball down the first base line. A’s pitcher Dan Otero and first baseman Brandon Moss both converged on the ball, with Otero grabbing it in time to tag Aybar...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics play game under protest over controversial call

This is utterly ridiculous in every possible way. Umpire Greg Gibson may have even misunderstood the rules here in order to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday evening. A win that gave them a two-game lead in the division.  Without getting too much into MLB’s Oxford-sized rulebook, check out the video below. Your browser does not support...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: the Angels budget crunch, Pujols calls out critics

The August 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including the Angels budget crunch, Pujols calls out critics and much more… The Story: A look at the Angels budget crunch. The Monkey Says: I wrote about this the other day, you can find it in the featured posts up above. This should give you some insight into the math behind it. The Story: Albert Pujols...
Via Monkey with a Halo
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels walk-off on Oakland in Game 1 of the series

In perhaps the most important series of the season so far, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and their one-game lead, squared up with the Oakland Athletics with the AL West hanging in the balance.C.J. Wilson and Sonny Gray were the starters, in the first of four.The Halos opened up the scoring in the top of the second inning, with RBI singles from Erick Aybar and Gordon Beckham...
Via In The Neutral Zone
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Albert Pujols exits with calf tightness

In the seventh inning of the Wednesday 6-1 night's win over the Miami Marlins Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left with minor calf tightness (video here and below), according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. The win put the Angels one game up on the Oakland Athletics for the AL West Division lead. The two teams meet Thursday night to begin a four-game set. Manager Mike Scioscia...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards and the AL West Division Race

It has been awhile since we have seen the Los Angeles Angels play to the level of our expectations. They haven't reached the playoffs since 2009, and have finished no higher than third in their division in consecutive seasons. Yet now, after Sunday night's victory over the Oakland Athletics, they've reclaimed sole possession of first place in the AL West—albeit by one...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson on Spin Rate, Arm Angles and Exploiting Weaknesses

C.J. Wilson doesn’t have a simple approach to pitching. The 33-year-old Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lefthander throws everything but the kitchen sink at opposing batters, and there’s a reason behind each pitch. That reason could be based on a weakness or it could based on feel. And the pitch may not come from the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade LeBlanc designated for assignment, Angels mulling options

getty images The Los Angeles Angels designated Wade LeBlanc for assignment following his poor outing on Monday. LeBlanc allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings of work earning his quick exit from the rotation. With the Angels needing to figure things out by Saturday they could turn to internal options Randy Wolf or Michael Roth. Of course it is worth mentioning that Bartolo Colon has cleared...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can any September call-ups actually help the Angels?

For some reason, I’ve always had an affinity for the September call-up period. I really shouldn’t because there is seldom ever a case that a September call-up makes a huge impact. The only time I can think of was when when K-Rod got added to the roster in 2002. Come to think of it, that’s probably why I like this period so much. Because of that one time that it actually...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 21 Two Starts Pitchers – Matt Shoemaker

Week 21 Two Start Pitchers: he big pitching news of the week came out of Los Angeles as they Angels lost their ace Garrett Richards for rest of the season and quite possibly the first part of 2015. Richards has surprisingly been one the best pitchers in the game this season and was sure to get a few Cy Young votes as he ranked inside the Top 10 in every major pitching category. He’ll...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Angels Part With Kole Calhoun or C.J. Cron To Get That Arm?

Bill Shakin of the Los Angeles Times shared some insight on all the Bartolo Colon to the Los Angeles Angels buzz from a west coast perspective: In order to fill Richards’ spot in the rotation, the Angels could consider two New York Mets pitchers — Jon Niese (7-8, 3.50), who reportedly has cleared waivers, and Bartolo Colon (11-10, 3.85). According to the ERA+ statistic, Niese...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife of Angels pitcher makes Twitter crack after lost no-hitter

Matt Shoemaker is, by all accounts, having a pretty decent rookie season for the Los Angeles Angels. His beard game is tremendous, he’s got that 12-4 record and, based on this tweet to Will Middlebrooks Thursday night…his wife, currently expecting their first child, is top notch. Shoemaker’s wife Danielle sent out the “butthole” message shortly after her husband gave up...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards to miss six to nine months

The Los Angeles Angels of  Anaheim took a huge blow when starter Garrett Richards went down on Wednesday with a patellar tendon tear. The Angels got more bad news on Thursday when it was announced that Richards will need surgery to repair his patellar tendon tear and will be out 6-9 months. Mike DiGiovanna of […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards - Knee Injury

In last nights win over the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels Ace Garrett Richards blew out his knee trying to cover first base. Richards was carted off the field, and has been diagnosed as a "significant" patella injury, but no timetable has been released. #453879230 / gettyimages.comRichards finished the first half of the season with an 11-2 record, a 2.55 ERA and...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards carted off field with knee injury

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards was carted off the field on a stretcher in the second inning at Fenway Park with a possible left patellar injury. The team is awaiting further evaluations before announcing anything more definitive. The Angels are facing the possibility of being without their best starting pitcher for the rest of the...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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