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  1. The case for Clayton Kershaw as NL MVP

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly won the American League MVP award in 1985. The following season, he batted .352 and led the league in hits, doubles, slugging, OPS and total bases. He won a Gold Glove at first base. And he finished second to Roger Cle...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. 2014 MLB All-Star Game -- Derek Jeter of New York Yankees looking...

    Mark Saxon

    Derek Jeter says he has no expectations going into his final All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  3. Venue changes but not the results

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers win at home. They win on the road. They beat Cy Young winners, up-and-coming aces and back-of-the-rotation starters. They beat National League teams and American League teams, contenders and teams playing out the string. They beat v...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  4. Grading the week

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Is it throwing a wet blanket on this thing to point out that the Dodgers would be in fourth place if they played in the American League East? Or, that they would be seven games out if they played in the NL Central? Or that they woul...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  5. All-Star spotlight shifts south and west

    Mark Saxon

    Remember when the All-Star game was mostly a Red Sox-Yankees get-together? This season, 12 of the 36 players on the American League roster play for the Angels or Texas Rangers. It helps, of course, that the AL manager the past two seasons, Ron Was...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  6. Weaver, Wilson, Trout, Trumbo are AL All-Stars ...

    Mark Saxon

    ... But Albert Pujols' name didn't come up. John Kruk and Karl Ravech discuss the American League pitchers and reserves for the All-Star Game....

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  7. Inside Mark Trumbo's process

    Mark Saxon

    According to, Mark Trumbo leads the American League in OPS+, a useful statistic that combines on-base percentage and slugging percentage, then corrects for the ballpark where those numbers were produced. You could argue it's...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  8. Shopping for & pitchers?

    Mark Saxon

    Monday's 5-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants notwithstanding, the Angels have been quietly easing their way back into the heart of the playoff picture in the American League. Their 18-7 record since May 22 ranks second in the majors to the sizzling ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver to return Wednesday

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver to return Wednesday against Giants

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  10. Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols to play third base to accommoda...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Angels are planning to use Albert Pujols at third base occasionally to accommodate cleanup hitter Kendrys Morales in upcoming interleague games.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  11. Mike Scioscia joins the 2K club

    Mark Saxon

    Monday night's game vs. the Seattle Mariners is manager Mike Scioscia's 2,000th game with the Angels. It's a surprisingly cozy club in the American League, where only eight other managers have managed that many games with one team. The most recent...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  12. Angels pitching will finally get tested

    Mark Saxon

    After consecutive series against three of the worst offenses in baseball, Angels pitchers come home this week to face the two most-powerful lineups in the American League, starting Monday night against the New York Yankees. The Angels are riding a...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  13. Angels look to go from warm to hot

    Mark Saxon

    Granted it was against the worst pitching staff in the American League, but the Angels saw signs in the past few games that their offense -- the most disappointing part of the team for nearly a month -- was stirring to life. It didn't begin Monday...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  14. Albert Pujols, guest speaker

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels had a hitters' meeting before their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins Monday, probably a good idea since they're 13th in the American League in runs, home runs and OPS, not to mention coming off a stretch of seven games in which t...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  15. Can the Angels find relief in Triple A?

    Mark Saxon

    Through a quirk of the schedule, the Angels play the Minnesota Twins nine times in the first five weeks of the season, including tonight through Wednesday. Since Minnesota is one of only two teams in the American League with a worse record than the A...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. 3 Up, 3 Down: Orioles 3, Angels 2 (10)

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels continued lurching through the early part of their schedule with a punchless 3-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in 10 innings Sunday. Even after adding superstar Albert Pujols, the Angels are last in the American League in hom...

    Blog | April 22, 2012