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  1. The mentoring of Jordan Walden

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese The Angels hope to avoid scenes like this by pairing Walden with veteran relievers. If it seems the Angels are filling their bullpen with veterans whose most-dominant years are behind them, it's not an ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  2. Angels free-agency primer: What they need

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo, Getty Images The top of the Angels' rotation isn't a concern. It's the 4 and 5 spots that could use some help. New Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto will have a few days to unpack and settle into his new office. Until Thu...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  3. Fernando Rodney not happy in role

    Mark Saxon

    OAKLAND -- What happened to Fernando Rodney, the Angels reliever who has -- step by step -- sunk as far as a reliever can go while still retaining a uniform? He began this season as the Angels closer, was demoted after four outings to the setup ma...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  4. Could Garrett Richards fix the bullpen?

    Mark Saxon

    Things didn't go well the last time Garrett Richards tried to step up and help the Angels. He struggled at Yankee Stadium in his debut, then injured his groin during his second major-league start. The 23-year old now has a second chance to impact ...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  5. Angels 8, Orioles 3: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Torii Hunter homered twice and drove in five runs to help the Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 Friday night and stay six games back of the first-place Texas Rangers. The Good: Fast start. One of the real drags on this season has...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  6. Blue Jays 5, Angels 4 (10): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels' two main weaknesses -- an anemic offense and shaky relief pitching -- cost them dearly in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre Sunday. Rookie closer Jordan Walden gave up the tying run in the ninth and Fernando Rodney walk...

    Blog | August 14, 2011
  7. Los Angeles Angels probably will stand pat heading into second ha...

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are in contention again, but don't expect any major player moves.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2011
  8. Bobby Abreu and Torii Hunter praise Derek Jeter

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- At least two Angels players texted congratulations to Derek Jeter on Saturday for picking up his 3,000th hit in the Bronx. Bobby Abreu played two-and-a-half seasons with Jeter in New York and Torii Hunter is a personal friend of the Yan...

    Blog | July 09, 2011
  9. A's 5, Angels 4 (10): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The A's waited through another rain delay, played another extra-inning game and watched their bullpen blow another lead, but here's something new: After Monday night's 5-4 loss to the Oakland A's in 10 innings, they're out of first place for the firs...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  10. Dan Haren tastes a little more snake venom

    Mark Saxon

    Two of baseball's fastest-starting pitchers have slowed down in a hurry, though for slightly different reasons. Jered Weaver has hit a bit of a slump. Dan Haren can't catch a break. Haren left Saturday's game in the eighth inning with a 2-1 lea...

    Blog | May 14, 2011
  11. White Sox 6, Angels 4 (10): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels' bullpen has hit another patch of ice. Relievers coughed up five runs in the final three innings as the Angels lost 6-4 to the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings Wednesday night. The go-ahead run scored in a most bizarre fashion...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  12. Angels 5, Red Sox 3 (13): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    BOSTON -- It may have seemed as if it took forever, because it did, but the Angels finally beat their nemeses. After losing 15 of the previous 16 games to the Boston Red Sox, the Angels waited through a two-hour, 35-minute rain delay plus four ext...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  13. Rays 2, Angels 1 (10): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    For the second time in three games, the Angels lost an extra-inning game by a 2-1 score. This time, they wasted a ninth-inning comeback in Tampa Bay Saturday when Fernando Rodney threw a 10th-inning wild pitch to bring in the winning run. The Goo...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  14. The bullpen finds its collective groove

    Mark Saxon

    This Angels' bullpen is showing signs of extreme streakiness. What was a daily mess in Kansas City has suddenly become the strength of the team. Through the first five games, Angels relievers pitched 18 1/3 innings, had a 5.40 ERA and gave up 2...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  15. Angels 3, Blue Jays 1: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jered Weaver gave the Angels the start they desperately needed in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Short on pitching after Saturday's 14-inning game, the Angels saw Weaver take the ball into the eighth, striking out ...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  16. Angels 6, Blue Jays 5 (14): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Angels needed nine pitchers, but they withstood a marathon game to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 in 14 innings Saturday. Maicer Izturis singled home Peter Bourjos with the winning run after the Angels had wasted two golden oppo...

    Blog | April 09, 2011