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  1. Brandon Wood's latest detour

    Rob Neyer

    Gleeman on the news that the Angels are sending Brandon Wood to the Arizona Fall League: Wood has clearly fallen out of the Angels' plans after hitting .180 with a brutal 128/11 K/BB ratio through 431 career plate appearances and in theory the AFL ...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  2. If Godzilla's benched in an empty forest ...

    Rob Neyer

    Just another thing that's gone wrong for the Angels this season. Bill Plunkett: Angels manager Mike Scioscia's defense of Hideki Matsui has been far more consistent this season than Matsui's production. With Matsui in the depths of yet another slum...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  3. On not getting enough for Dan Haren

    Rob Neyer

    Jeff Passan on the deal that may have set the Diamondbacks back years in their rebuilding process: The Angels depantsed the Arizona Diamondbacks. They stole Dan Haren in a trade and left the directionless D'backs naked and with nowhere to hide. Firs...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  4. Mike Napoli ... first baseman?

    Rob Neyer

    With Jeff Mathis coming off the DL and the Angels short a first baseman, Mike Napoli's going to give it a go. A good idea? Aaron Gleeman's take: Napoli admitted that moving to first base "felt a little strange" initially, but he's by far the Ang...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  5. Angels are doing it ... again?

    Rob Neyer

    Two facts: 1. The Angels have been outscored this season, and 2. The Angels have a 37-32 record. Taken in isolation, these facts are hardly newsworthy. After all, the Tigers are 35-29 despite having outscored their opponents by only six runs...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  6. Mets' Matthews still an Angel

    Rob Neyer

    Gee, this is a complete surprise: The Mets designated Gary Matthews Jr. for assignment, according to the team. They also called catcher Omir Santos and infielder Ruben Tejada up and placed Luis Castillo on the 15-day DL in related moves. Matthew...

    Blog | June 05, 2010
  7. Does Derrek Lee make sense for Angels?

    Rob Neyer

    So are we supposed to believe this one? Excellent baseball sources are telling us the Angels and the Cubs may be involved in trade talks that could send Derrek Lee to L.A. The Angels lost their starting first baseman, Kendry Morales, last weekend ...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  8. Managers reluctant to temper celebrations

    Rob Neyer

    As Larry Brown Sports notes, Kendry Morales certainly isn't the first athlete injured while celebrating. And he probably won't be the last, as most managers don't want to serve as traffic cops after a dramatic win. Here's Kansas City manager Ed Y...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  9. Is walk-off bunt a breach of etiquette?

    Rob Neyer

    The last play of Wednesday night's Angels-Indians game was hard to watch for at least two people: loser Chris Perez and SweetSpot blogger Steve Buffum: With two outs and runners at the corners, Chris Perez was summoned to face Howie Kendrick. Kendr...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  10. Will Angels' Wood ever develop?

    Rob Neyer

    Brandon Wood is struggling. Mike Scioscia's not ready to pull the plug, and (for obvious reasons) isn't going to tell us when he might pull the plug. Aaron Gleeman with a quick summary: Wood has been a well-known and generally highly touted prospec...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  11. 3B is Brandon Wood's to lose

    Rob Neyer

    Is Brandon Wood finally going to play every day for the big club? According to Mike Scioscia, yes. Here's Craig: Mike Scioscia more or less confirmed what folks who think a lot about baseball had been hoping for: Brandon Wood will break Angels' cam...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  12. Will Matsui join Angels in the outfield?

    Rob Neyer

    Care to guess how many innings Hideki Matsui played in the field last year? If you answered "zero" you win the kewpie doll. Nevertheless, he's got a new team and the Angels haven't give up on him. Sure, he's going to be the club's primary DH. B...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  13. Mets pick up vital fifth outfielder

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, good news for the Angels! For three years of Gary Matthews Jr. and now Brian Stokes for a spell, they had to spend just $48 million! (Well, $48 million plus Brian Stokes' salary, but who's counting?) It's all here in the deal that's sending M...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  14. Which Pineiro are Angels getting?

    Rob Neyer

    Why was Joel Pineiro good last year? Halos Heaven is blunt (and true) about it: Joel Pineiro sucked until he developed a two-seam fastball. He didn't have one until 2008, and then it became his go-to pitch in 2009, when he basically ceased using his...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  15. Are the Mariners really that good?

    Rob Neyer

    Blogger Garrett Wilson -- otherwise known as Monkey With a Halo -- reviews the Mariners' offseason and isn't quite as impressed as he's supposed to be. Wilson's big finish: Now that we've gone through that little exercise, let's recap. Seattle vas...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  16. Are Angels finished dealing?

    Rob Neyer

    Really, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? For two years of Fernando Rodney's ball-throwing, walk-issuing style of pitching, you're willing to write checks that add up to $11 million? But the real news isn't the contract. As Sam Miller writes, it's where...

    Blog | December 24, 2009