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  1. BBTN on Angels winning division

    Mark Saxon

    Karl Ravech and Barry Larkin debate whether the Angels can win the AL West or if they're just battling for a wild-card spot....

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  2. 3 Up, 3 Down: Rangers 7, Angels 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Texas Rangers fought back to avoid the sweep, beating the Angels 7-3 at Angel Stadium Sunday afternoon to pad their AL West lead to 4 1/2 games. The big blow, literally, was Nelson Cruz's two-run home run in the seventh inning that ...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  3. Dan Haren makes a somewhat pivotal start

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels finally won consecutive games with Saturday night's victory over Baltimore. Now, for them to avoid sinking into an intimidating early hole in the AL West, they have to get hot. To accomplish that is probably going to take a h...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  4. Position previews: Starting pitching

    Mark Saxon

    Rick Osentoski/US Presswire In his AL West position rankings, ESPN's Sweet Spot blogger David Schoenfield gave the Angels the nod for the best No. 2 starter, the best No. 3 starter and the best No. 4 starter. They almost got No. 1, but Felix Hernand...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  5. The Yu Darvish effect

    Mark Saxon

    The Texas Rangers were in need of a No. 1 starter after the Angels snatched C.J. Wilson from the top of their rotation. Wednesday they got their man, agreeing to a six-year, $60 million deal with the most dominant pitcher in Japan, Yu Darvish. Wha...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  6. Keeping up with the Rangers?

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels' $330 million off-season spending spree has prompted many people to compare the dynamics in the AL West to the longstanding arms race between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox back east. Now that the Angels have added Albert Pujol...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  7. Does Jordan Walden deserve another shot?

    Mark Saxon

    Timing is so crucial in sports. Ask any kicker. As the Angels wrap up their winter business heading into spring training next month, they'll be contemplating whether to spend on another seasoned bullpen arm to go with LaTroy Hawkins and the remnan...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  8. What else do the Angels need?

    Mark Saxon

    Dan Szymborski of ESPN's Baseball Think Factory breaks down the remaining needs of every team in the majors in this post. Here's what he says about the Angels, who he ranks 30th out of 30 in terms of pressing needs: They got their holiday shopping...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  9. Yu Darvish sighting in Texas

    Mark Saxon

    With the Angels and Rangers suddenly neck-and-neck, at least on paper, the future of the AL West could be decided by the next moves Texas makes. The Angels are still on the lookout for bullpen help, but the bulk of their off-season activity was wr...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  10. Have the Angels closed a Texas-sized gap?

    Mark Saxon

    It's funny. As much as last season felt like a return to contention for the Angels, they still finished 10 games behind the Texas Rangers, who advanced to the World Series. Same as the year before. But owner Arte Moreno apparently had seen enou...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  11. C.J. Wilson talks about staying in the AL West

    Mark Saxon

    New Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson is thrilled to be coming home. So much so that the Orange County native left a sizable chunk of change on the table to return to Southern California. "Miami's offer was larger, but what it came down to for me was, I ...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  12. The Astro Effect

    Mark Saxon

    Get the Houston Astros jokes out of your system, Angels fans. If you haven't heard by now, the Astros are joining the AL West. Is this a good thing or a bad thing for the Angels? Depends on your time horizon. For a year or two, the Angels can p...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  13. Angels GM talks to C.J. Wilson's agent

    Mark Saxon

    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said he has touched base with the agent for left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson and that his team is "intrigued" by the possibility of adding their primary AL West rival's ace. Wilson, who went 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA ...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  14. Los Angeles Angels GM touched base with C.J. Wilson's agent

    Mark Saxon

    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said he has touched base with the agent for left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson and that his team is "intrigued" by the possibility of adding their primary AL West rival's ace.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  15. Scouting the Rangers

    Mark Saxon

    These next three games are crucial for the Angels, as expected, but for surprising reasons. The Angels were eliminated from the AL West race Friday night, but suddenly have life in the wild-card race. To get to the playoffs, it's likely they will ...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  16. A's 3, Angels 1: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels simply can't get themselves into a race that's been standing there waiting for them. They lost to the Oakland A's 3-1 Friday night at Angel Stadium to eliminate themselves from the AL West race and to imperil their wild-card ...

    Blog | September 23, 2011