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Joe Maddon
Lewis Masella - Jun 7, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels have fired manager Joe Maddon, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The move comes in the midst of a 12-game losing streak by the Angels. Within the context of the preseason hype surrounding the team, it is a surprise move. However, with the team in free fall and now well behind the […]

shotime is ready for opening day
Nathan Melton II - Apr 3, 2022

On Thursday, March 31st, Shohei Ohtani made his second and final spring-training start in Tempe, Arizona. He went 3 ⅓ with four strikeouts, three walks, two hits, and two earned runs. Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a single and an RBI in the batter’s box. Shotime says he was “glad” to reach his pitch count of […]

Angels Good
Nathan Melton II - Mar 27, 2022

The Angels Look Good So it’s begun: Spring training is underway and fans have piled into Arizona and Florida to watch their beloved big-leaguers gear up for the classic 162-game marathon. Kids can be seen sprinting to catch foul balls and homers, while adults lounge on the sloping green grass enjoying the festivities with buckets […]

Nathan Melton II - Mar 15, 2022

99 days after the start of MLB’s lockout, which shed a negative light on the sport of baseball and put the 2022 season in jeopardy, the owners and players reached a new deal on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Seeing the 2022 season up in the air for passionate baseball fans was more than depressing. […]

Twins Angels
Jim Marshall - Mar 6, 2022

Twins 2, Angels 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Colorado Rockies All-Time Team against the Chicago Cubs All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) In a pitchers’ duel with many ground ball outs and strikeouts, both Twins/Senators Ace Walter Johnson and Angels Ace Nolan Ryan […]

Dan Jaycox - Feb 25, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels have fielded a number of Hall of Famers and superstars in their relatively short 61-year history. While many of those players made their names elsewhere, they have a formidable group of talented players in their history nonetheless. As we continue our All-Time team tournament, we look at the Angels’ All-Time team. […]

Noah Syndergaard
Jeremy Breland - Nov 16, 2021

One of the highest upside pitchers in free agency is now off the market. Right-hander Noah Syndergaard is heading out to the West Coast. “Thor” has come to an agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Per Jeff Passan, the contract is for one year and a total of $21 million. Syndergaard, 29, has […]

2021 MVP Finalists

Why the 2021 MVP Finalists Truly Were the Most Valuable MLB Network announced the awards finalists — the top three vote-getters in each league’s award category — Monday night. Each announcement provoked passionate discussion. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) finalists, heavily discussed every year, provoked unusually intense discussion. Most surprising (to some) is that none […]

Angels prospects
Jay Sheehy - Aug 29, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels farm system has seen an incredible amount of movement over the last few weeks. The combination of injuries, promotions, and draft signings has led to drastic changes at each level. With top Angels prospects Brandon Marsh and Jo Adell getting routine playing time in the bigs, other Angels prospects are going […]

Jay Sheehy - Aug 19, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels‘ top prospects were rewarded with new rankings over the last 24 hours. Major League Baseball has just updated their prospect rankings to include this year’s draft class and international signings. For the Angels, this means that top picks Sam Bachman and Ky Bush have moved into the team’s top-10. Also, Cuban catcher […]

Jay Sheehy - Aug 11, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels‘ future was on full display with a flurry of moves this past week. Draft picks and undrafted free agents made debuts across the lower levels of the Angels system. 2021 1st round draft pick Sam Bachman made his debut for the Tri-City Dust Devils. The full season teams combined for a […]

Jay Sheehy - Aug 4, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels future is on display as we enter July. Baseball writers were surprised that Angels GM Perry Minasian did so little at last week’s trade deadline, given the Angels’ unlikelihood of making the playoffs. Yet, the Angels made a flurry of internal moves that should bring a smile to the face of […]

Jay Sheehy - Aug 4, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels farm system posted an 18-24 record overall last week. The Angels made a flurry of moves that included promotions for top prospects Reid Detmers, Chris Rodriguez, and Jo Adell. Detmers made his major league debut against the Oakland Athletics last Sunday. Although he struggled, his stuff and overall polish had Angels […]

Reid Detmers
Jay Sheehy - Aug 2, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels are set to call up Reid Detmers, the team’s top pitching prospect, to start against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. The 22-year-old southpaw was the Angels’ first-round pick in 2020. Detmers spent last season at the Angels alternate site after the minor league baseball season was canceled due to COVID-19. The young […]

Jay Sheehy - Jul 27, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels minor leagues played better than .500 baseball over the last week. Yet, that wasn’t the biggest news of the week. The Angels promoted Reid Detmers and Chris Rodriguez to Triple-A. The Angels win over the Minnesota Twins last night moved their record to 49-49. Things are starting to look up in […]

Jay Sheehy - Jul 20, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels minor league system excelled over the last couple of weeks. Every club in the system played .500 ball or better, led by Inland Empire’s 8-3 record during that time. Overall, the organization went 30-21 across all five levels. The biggest highlight came yesterday as the Angels called up top prospect Brandon Marsh […]

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Jake Hager

Three members of the Las Vegas area high school Class of 2011 have been drafted and made the big leagues. One of those three graduated early and was the first overall pick in 2010 — 2021 National League MVP Bryce Harper, who made his debut for the Washington Nationals in 2012 at the age of […]

Scoreless Outing

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Giants and D-backs
Benjamin Sabin - Jul 20, 2021

Father and daughter woke up early and loaded their packs with snacks, field guides, sunblock, and water. They took care to lock the door behind them as they went down to the creek for a Fourth of July hike. Mom had to work. The morning was pleasant: overcast, high 60’s, with a soft breeze. A […]

awards Padres
Mike Ursery - Jul 20, 2021

No team in Major League Baseball has ever completed an awards sweep, winning the Cy Young Award, Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Rookie of the Year (ROTY) all in the same season.  History shows that many teams have come close to making an awards sweep. Most recently, Justin Verlander (Cy Young Award) and Yordan Alvarez […]

Matt Graves - Jul 20, 2021

New York Mets Max Scherzer is coming off of the injured list. He will start tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Left-hander Chasen Shreve was designated for assignment. It was a corresponding move to open a roster spot for the three-time Cy Young winner. Due to a strained oblique muscle, Scherzer’s return to the mounds […]

Jim Marshall - Jul 20, 2021

The Washington Nationals extend Mike Rizzo and Dave Martinez to new deals. Rizzo will return as president of baseball operations, whereas Martinez is back as team manager. Mark Lerner, the principal managing owner of the Nationals, announced the moves over the weekend. The team announced they’d exercised the 2023 contract options on both. This gives […]

Diamondbacks Giants

Diamondbacks 8, Giants 3 PHOENIX, July 4 — Two stolen bases, two Giants throwing errors, a score from first on a double, and a first-to-third on a sacrifice bunt paced the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8–3 Independence Day victory over the San Francisco Giants Monday afternoon. Center fielder/right fielder Daulton Varsho went 3-for-4 with three […]

Astros Valdez Javier
Braden Herb - Jul 20, 2021

One would think that with the success that Justin Verlander has had this season, he would be the unquestioned ace of the Houston Astros‘ staff. However, Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier have authored some incredible pitching performances in recent starts. With these amazing outings, the pair have nearly matched Verlander statistically on the season. The […]