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  1. Dodgers first-half MVP: Rick Honeycutt?

    Mark Saxon

    Clayton Kershaw is Clayton Kershaw. He might be the only truly great pitcher this generation of Dodgers fans is lucky enough to see pitching in his prime. Zack Greinke is Zack Greinke. He's one of the elite pitching talents in the game, a cerebral, a...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Quick take: Dodgers 7, Brewers 5

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- For one of the few times this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers' hitters picked up the rest of the team. The fielding got a little loose late in the game and Josh Beckett started wobbling as he pitched into the middle innings. Closer ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  3. 10 questions for the second half

    Mark Saxon

    1. What's the deal with Haren and Santana? It took the almost unthinkable -- Dan Haren going on the disabled list -- to shed a little light on why one of the most consistent, durable starters in the game has been struggling. Ervin Santana can't point...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  4. Mark Trumbo, the Angels' shadow MVP

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The narratives going around for how the Los Angeles Angels went from being one of the most expensive flops in baseball history on May 1 to one of the hottest teams in the game by the summer solstice fall into a few categories. No. 1, Mi...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  5. Is Mike Trout among the AL's elite?

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- ESPN's Buster Olney quoted an unnamed scout last month saying of Mike Trout, "If he's not the best player in the game by the end of this season, he will be by the end of next season." At the time, it was viewed with a fair amount of rid...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  6. Position previews: Right field

    Mark Saxon

    The term "decline," seems to be the most popular word in the game these days. The minute a 30-something player has a bad year, we start hearing how he's in the "decline" phase of his career. Is it really so linear? If modern analytics were around ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  7. Position previews: Center field

    Mark Saxon

    Even before Opening Day 2011, the Angels figured Peter Bourjos would play Gold Glove-caliber center field. What they didn't know was that, by season's end, he'd be one of the best all-around center fielders in the game. Last season was about growt...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  8. Brave new world for Jordan Walden

    Mark Saxon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jordan Walden grew up right here in Arlington, but he wasn't quite prepared for what greeted him when he got on the mound Saturday night. By the time he got in the game, his gray road jersey was soaked through. Several Angels p...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  9. Russell Branyan's freakish feats

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels have one of the most enigmatic players in the game on their roster, though most days you'd hardly notice he was around. Russell Branyan is among the most consistent home run hitters in baseball history. Yes, you read that right. Basebal...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  10. The pitter-patter of baby steps

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- On Wednesday evening, amid the South Florida humidity and the prime-time adrenaline, Torii Hunter tried to talk manager Mike Scioscia into leaving him in the game. Never mind that he had slammed into an outfield wall and was on his bac...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  11. Wednesday pregame notes

    Mark Saxon

    * How's this for non-support? In Dan Haren's 15 starts as an Angel, the team has scored more than four runs while he was in the game just once. In those outings, the Angels have been held to three runs or fewer on 10 occassions. * Courtesy of Kent...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  12. The world, meet Dallas Braden

    Mark Saxon

    Dallas Braden's perfect game Sunday might have been just what baseball needed. It introduced the rest of the sport to one of the most colorful quotes in the game. Other than his blow-up at A-Rod, who would have known? Braden follows up that imposs...

    Blog | May 13, 2010
  13. Los Angeles Angels need to keep their heads about them

    Mark Saxon

    Angels need to keep their heads about them.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2010
  14. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 5, Pirates 2

    Mark Saxon

    PITTSBURGH -- Coming off an emotionally draining series in St. Louis followed by a flight through the wee hours of the morning and facing two upcoming games with the shaky back of their rotation, the Los Angeles Dodgers needed a win Monday night in P...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  15. Giants rivalry gets a jolt after the break

    Mark Saxon

    It is fair to say that Miguel Montero is not a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Arizona Diamondbacks catcher, whose locker was - awkwardly - right next to Yasiel Puig's for two days at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis, is kind of blunt about it. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  16. Rizzo took it all in at his first All-Star Game

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS - Anthony Rizzo spent two days in Minneapolis, and all he got to show for it was a lousy strikeout. Similar story for his teammate Starlin Castro. The two Chicago Cubs each struck out on foul tips while facing Oakland left-hander Sean ...

    Blog | July 16, 2014