10:08 PM EDT, Wed September 19, 2018
8 mins ago
Angels @ A’s 09/19/2018 Gamethread

Angels @ A’s 09/19/2018 Gamethread

Spoiler alert.
33 mins ago
Ty Buttrey gives Angels a closer look at what a closer looks like

Ty Buttrey gives Angels a closer look at what a closer looks like

The big flamethrower emerged from the Angels’ bullpen in August, and he’s been near flawless, with 1.0 bWAR ... already   twitter: @stumatthews11 Back in April, nobody in the Halosphere had any idea who Ty Buttrey was. In April, when Shohei Ohtani was pitching a near perfect game and touching 100 mph, Ian Kinsler was the Angels’ sure-handed second baseman. Before the July 31 trade deadline arrived, Angel general manager Billy Eppler received a phone call. On the other end was Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, who a problem that Billy might help him...
12 hours ago
Game 152 - Grand ol’ time: Pregame Picks

Game 152 - Grand ol’ time: Pregame Picks

Angels @ A’s - 7:05 PM YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW FOR YOUR SCORES TO COUNT! The link to today’s game will now be on the top. HERE Yesterday, Kaleb Cowart...did well. View results HERE Probables: Felix Pena (LAA) vs. Brett Anderson (OAK) Do we want to play spoiler? After you complete the form, make sure you check if your entry submitted HERE Good luck! Comment below!
15 hours ago
HumpLinks: Kalebunga!

HumpLinks: Kalebunga!

Did that REALLY happen? A Cowart slam AND a Cowart triple?? On September 19, 1973, future President Jimmy Carter filed a report on his UFO encounter. For 45 years that had been the most outrageous sighting to occur on that day of the year. But then yesterday happened, and we saw Kaleb Cowart hit not only a run-scoring triple(!!), but earlier it was that same Cowart with a game-changing grand-slam home run. That thing even overwhelmed a major 4-run Cam Bedrosian implosion that should have sealed the LAA defeat. Supposedly there is video evidence of all this, but when I look at the tapes they...
20 hours ago
Kaleb Cowart utterly bodies the Oakland A’s

Kaleb Cowart utterly bodies the Oakland A’s

Defensive gaffes and some fans helped the Angels out while Kaleb Cowart handled Oakland in their dojo Angels 9 - Athletics 7 The better half of Oakland’s middle relief corps would leave the ballpark bruised and bloodied this evening as the baseball gods and an unlikely hero formed a deadly alliance to put the Athletics down. The game started off normally enough (by 2018’s standards) as 5 total pitchers were used to get through the first 5 innings of the game between the two organizations. On one side, the A’s opened with a quick and efficient Liam Hendriks before receiving 4 solid...
Sep 18, 2018
Angels @ A’s 09/18/2018 Gamethread

Angels @ A’s 09/18/2018 Gamethread

The last roadtrip.
Sep 18, 2018
Weeks 23 and 24 Pregame Picks Review!

Weeks 23 and 24 Pregame Picks Review!

Weeks 23 and 24 Leaders: btown100 and LanaBanana and angelslogic Overall Leader: LanaBanana In Week 23, the Angels beat the Rangers and then they beat the White Sox, giving us false hope. In Week 24, the Angels beat the Rangers once again but were nearly swept by the Mariners, eliminating them from the playoffs. In PGP, there was a three-way tie for first: angelslogic, LanaBanana, and Btown100. They all had 17 points each. Next, there were a slew of players with 15 points. We had AntFan, tanana40, max peter, and Garbage Grove. Fansince1971 and IE Angel were at 14 over the two weeks. The...
Sep 18, 2018
General Sherman arrives, three years late

General Sherman arrives, three years late

The crops have already been razed to the ground. It’s been a long time coming, but Sherman Johnson, 28, is on the major league roster, reports Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register. Sherman Johnson is here and David Fletcher (hamstring) is not. #Angels— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) September 18, 2018 Johnson, long abbreviated “General Sherman” by Halos Heaven, was expected to solve the Angels’ second base woes around 2015. He was drafted in 2012 in the 14th round but quickly rose above his draft position. He peaked in 2014, hitting .276 with an .847 OPS in Inland Empire, and...
Sep 18, 2018
Series Preview: Angels @ Athletics (Return of Skaggs)

Series Preview: Angels @ Athletics (Return of Skaggs)

And then there were 12 (games left in the season) Angels 75-76Athletics 90-60 You certainly couldn’t have predicted that the Angels would be here 16 games behind the A’s in September while the A’s are likely heading into the wild card game. The Angels are actually 7-6 against the A’s this year but have lost 4 of the last 5 and 5 of the last 8. The A’s are coming in firing, trying to overtake the Yankees for home field advantage in the wild card game since they seem to be likely out of competition for taking 1st in the AL West. Know your foe: A’s- who’s hot (last 7 days):Matt...
Sep 18, 2018
TuesdoLinks: One Last Road Rash

TuesdoLinks: One Last Road Rash

The Angels open their final road trip of 2018, up in Oakland. Welp, here we goes. One last plane trip. To Oakland, to Arlington, back to Anaheim. Then we can hang out in SoCal for a few days before putting a period on all this. I’m still pulling for a sweep in every one of these series. Meanwhile... David Fletcher done.......... Tyler Skaggs tonight........... And off we go with some Wild-Blue-Yonder-HaloLinks: A Little Bit Of Shohei Ohtani News A little fun factoid for Shohei............... Another little fun factoid for Shohei.......... Make Shohei a closer?.....Oh, hell no, says Mike...
Sep 18, 2018
Game 151 - Tiptoe through the tulips: Pregame Picks

Game 151 - Tiptoe through the tulips: Pregame Picks

Angels @ A’s - 7:05 PM YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW FOR YOUR SCORES TO COUNT! The link to today’s game will now be on the top. HERE Yesterday, the Angels avoided a sweep. View results HERE Probables: Tyler Skaggs (LAA) vs. Liam Hendriks (OAK) Try not to get swept. After you complete the form, make sure you check if your entry submitted HERE Good luck! Comment below!
Sep 17, 2018
Angels Instructional League Roster details

Angels Instructional League Roster details

The instruction league roster is loaded with top prospects, including Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh, and Jahmai Jones We already told you who is heading to the Arizona Fall League and this list is rather think. The Instructional league roster, however, is full - and full of some big names. Let’s break it down. Angels Top 30 Prospects (MLB.com listing) #1 Jo Adell, OF/19, 2018 team = AA Mobile BaybearsIn 2018, Adell was named to the MLB Futures Game (1 for 4 with a double at the leadoff spot), was Cal League player of the month in June, and player of the week twice for Inland...
Sep 17, 2018
Angels Week 24 Rankings - Pitchers

Angels Week 24 Rankings - Pitchers

The good, the bad, and the meh - No pitchers harmed in the making of this recap I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date. These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Matt Shoemaker’s beard. Summary It could have been worse,...
Sep 17, 2018
Angels Week 24 Rankings - Position Players

Angels Week 24 Rankings - Position Players

The good, the bad, and the meh - Stalled I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date. These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Matt Shoemaker’s beard. Summary Last week the Angels offense scored a measly 22 runs over 7...
Sep 17, 2018
MondoLinks: Halos Dodge a Housecleaning

MondoLinks: Halos Dodge a Housecleaning

Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton staved off a 4-game brooming as Mike Trout took the day off. Kole Calhoun unslumped (briefly, at least), and smacked a go-ahead home run against Seattle to push the Halos to a 4-3 victory, staving off a sweep at the hands of the Mariners. So we are done with Seattle, going 8 and 11 against them............ Today is the next to last off-day before we start a very long off-season. The Angels open their final road trip, a 6-game deal, with a 3-game set in Oakland followed by 3 games in Houston, where we are certain to see Verlander yet again. That would make 6...