Friday, July 10, 2020

ACAA AL West Week 4 Recap

The Follow-Up: Texas Rangers: 4-2 - Ian Desmond: .364 BA / .417 OBP / .591 SLG Desmond's bat coming around as he continues to transition to the outfield for the AL West-leading Rangers makes his signing a steal. He added his third home run of the season in a 10-1 drubbing of the visiting Yankees on April 26, and he drove in...

If Professional Athletes Were Avengers, Who Wins the Civil War?

In just a few hours now, Marvel will release its new film, Captain America: Civil War, in America. The movie will see a disagreement within the superhero team, The Avengers, with a war breaking out among them. Known frenemies Captain America and Iron Man split off and form their own teams to fight one another. The hype for the film has...

ACAA AL West Week 5 Recap

The Follow-up: Seattle Mariners: 5-2 - Robinson Cano: .548 AVG / 3 HR / 8 RBI The veteran second-basemen had a tremendous week including a 4-5 game against the Astros including two home-runs and two RBIs. Cano continues his success for the season and at 33 years old, shows no signs of slowing down. Texas Rangers: 4-3 - Rougned Odor: 3 HR...

Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox 7/15-7/17

The Angels came off the All Star break exactly how anyone would want a team, winning and winning well. Two of the three games of the 3-game sweep by the Halos were won by 7 runs, with a 1-0 victory coming in game two. Game 1: Hector Santiago (7-4) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (2-5) Angels' Pitching: Hector Santiago came to play against his...

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Being an Angels Fan This Week

It has definitely been a turbulent week for the boys in red in Los Angeles, especially from a fan's perspective. Lets take it back to about a week and a half ago first, to fully understand what has been happening, and then bring it to the present. Saturday July 9th: Angels' 1B C.J. Cron was placed on the 15-day DL with...

Streaky Season Continues for the Angels

Things were better last week. Exactly seven days ago, the Angels were fresh off a sweep of the White Sox and on their way to sweeping the Rangers as well. During that six-game stretch, the Angels recorded a +24 run differential and hit eight home runs as a team. Then a series in Huston against the Astros happened. Game 1:...

Angels Trade Santiago to Twins for Nolasco, Meyer

Just before the non-waiver trade deadline on Monday, the Los Angeles Angels traded starting pitcher Hector Santiago along with pitching prospect Alan Busenitz to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for starting pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer as well as cash considerations. Busenitz is the shoulder shrug of this deal as he was the #56 prospect in the Angels’...

Cubs Acquire Reliever Joe Smith

Just before the 3 p.m. trade deadline, the Chicago Cubs acquired reliever, Joe Smith, from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 38 appearances with the Angels, Smith was 1-4 with a 3.83 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings. In return for the right-hander, Los Angeles received Class-A Eugene pitcher, Jesus Castillo. In Low-A baseball, Castillo...

Tim Lincecum Designated for Minor League Assignment

The comeback experiment for former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum will have to be put on hold as the Angels designated him for Minor League assignment on Saturday August 6. After another sub-par start where he gave up 6 runs on 9 hits and only going 3.1 innings, Lincecum has lost his spot in the Halos' starting rotation and on...

Anaheim: A Less than Desirable Situation

If you are a fan of the Anaheim Angels right now, you have to be less than pleased with the state of the club. As an outsider and baseball analyst, looking at the depth charts of the team has to make one’s stomach turn. There are a lot of flaws in the major league roster and in the top...
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