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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
21 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels drop LeBlanc after 1 start, select Herrera

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Left-hander Wade LeBlanc has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, one day after a poor debut for the club. The Angels also selected right-hander Yoslan Herrera on Tuesday. LeBlanc lasted just 3 1-3 innings against Miami on Monday in his first start for the Angels, yielding seven hits and six runs. He was recalled to take the rotation spot...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Tickets 47% Below Average For Series Vs Marlins

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Angels took the last game of their three-game set with the Oakland A’s to stay in first place in the AL West. That also gives them the best record in baseball with the Miami Marlins next on the Angels schedule. The Marlins have managed to stay in the playoff hunt all season, despite never really going on any sort of run. They’re just barely holding...
Via Angelswin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 22

RANKPLAYERCHANGECOMMENTS 1-- 0 Last Week: 1Mike Trout - Mike Trout, the only player who is considered to be slumping in a week where he slugs .567. 2-- 0 Last Week: 2Garrett Richards - Well, that is one way to make sure Richards doesn't get fatigued from pitching too many innings. A little extreme, in my opinion, but I guess it works. 3+1 Last Week: 4Kole Calhoun ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Rumors: LA seeking pitching upgrades

The Los Angeles Angels currently have the best record in baseball but they want to make moves this month that will keep them there. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reported that the general manager of the Angels, Jerry Dipoto, wants to add a starting pitcher this month but says it is very difficult and likely impossible to do so.#453357756 / gettyimages.comThe Angels are not the worst...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton in LA: Outcome or Approach?

Josh Hamilton’s story is well known. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999, the first overall pick nearly had his career wiped out before it began by off-field issues. But he rebounded to win an MVP award in and appeared in the All-Star Game in each of his five years with the Texas Rangers. When he sig​ned with the Los Angeles Angels prior to the 2013 season, it represented...
Via The Sports Post
4 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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