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Heavenly Perspective: Top 10 Reasons for Angels Fans To Keep the Faith in 2011

It's been a brutal winter in Anaheim. While the rest of sunny Southern California basks in bright blue skies and mild temperatures, around Angels Stadium there swirls a raging tempest of anger and frustration. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, ... (Continue reading)

Angels In 2011: How the Halos’ Awful Offseason Impacts the AL West

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will have their work cut out for them in 2011. Fierce competition looms ahead, but not from the defending AL West Champion Texas Rangers or improved Oakland A's. This season, the Angels' greatest challenge will ... (Continue reading)

Swing and a Miss: Carl Crawford Highlights a History Of Failure In Anaheim

Like so many years past, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began the offseason with a hole in their roster and a high-profile plug in line to fill it. And like every other year, they came up short. Carl Crawford ... (Continue reading)

How Jayson Werth’s Grinch Stole a Carl Crawford Christmas in Anaheim

The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kicked off with a bang this week when the Washington Nationals signed outfielder Jayson Werth to a seven-year, $126-million deal—and ignited the baseball world in the process. One baseball writer called the signing “irresponsible.” A ... (Continue reading)

Hisanori Takahashi to L.A. Angels: A Small Move With Huge Implications

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim enter this holiday season with a rather sizable wish list. Now they might be able to check off three items with one deft move. On Thursday, left-handed relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi agreed to a ... (Continue reading)

L.A. Angels Have Much To Learn From Giants’ Championship Season

In 2002, the Anaheim Angels won a thrilling seven-game series against the San Francisco Giants to capture their first World Series Championship. In 2010, the Giants beat the Angels. No, not in the World Series, but rather back to it. ... (Continue reading)

2010 MLB Awards: Angels’ Bourjos The Gold (Glove) Standard For Outfielders

 The 2010 MLB postseason has been defined by a few old faces and a whole lot of new ones. The regular season awards voting should follow the same trend. Veterans like Roy Halladay, C.C. Sabathia, and Albert Pujols are sure ... (Continue reading)

MLB Trade Rumor: Will Mike Napoli Be Enough To Lure Marlins’ Dan Uggla?

Mike Napoli struck out in Monday's 2-1 victory over the Oakland A's. It was the final game at Angels Stadium in 2010. And it might have been Napoli's final strikeout as an Angel. Last month, Napoli was among a flock ... (Continue reading)

Catch This: Why The L.A. Angels Don’t Need Mike Napoli

 Mike Napoli will be traded this offseason. There is no question about it. As paradoxical as it seems, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a team severely lacking in power and RBI production this year, are headed down an inevitable ... (Continue reading)

Fallen Angels: Learning To Deal With L.A.’s Lost Season

 This week, I went to my first Angels game in almost two months and for a number of reasons, the trip was surprisingly difficult. First of all, despite the fact that Los Angeles is listed first in its formal name, ... (Continue reading)