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  1. The case for Josh Hamilton

    Mark Saxon

    Lately, it's as if all these general managers are waking up and thinking, "Hey, wait a minute! I might be able to afford the most powerful left-handed hitter in baseball." In recent days, the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phill...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  2. Dodgers and Torii Hunter look like a perfect fit

    Mark Saxon

    His career in the United States has just begun, so take it for what it is, but Yasiel Puig is playing like a man who doesn't plan on spending his early 20s in the minor leagues. The Dodgers' $42 million Cuban prospect is batting .394 with four hom...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  3. 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
  4. How many bases could Mike Trout steal?

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- One of the knocks on Mike Trout in the minor leagues -- and there weren't many -- was that he could be overly cautious on the bases. The coaches at Double-A Arkansas wanted him to be a bit more reckless, to use his blazing speed to test ca...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  5. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 4, Rangers 2

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels took another step toward restoring what was supposed to be a heated rivalry with the Texas Rangers. They rallied for a 4-2 win Friday night behind two key hits from phenom Mike Trout. Baseball fans have been anticipating a go...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  6. Can the Angels atone in Arlington?

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are tired of talking about Yu Darvish already and they haven't even faced him yet. Torii Hunter told the Orange County Register he's not exactly quaking in his cleats at the thought of facing the Texas Rangers' right-hander for the firs...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  7. Breaking down Pujols vs. Hamilton

    Mark Saxon

    Three-and-a-half months ago, this blog asked the question: Who would you rather have, Albert Pujols or Josh Hamilton? The response here: Pujols. Better production, better durability, longer track record. OK, stop laughing now. Please stop laughing...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  8. In search of early clues to Yu Darvish

    Mark Saxon

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels won't get their first look at the Texas Rangers' new $111 million pitcher, Yu Darvish, this weekend because the Rangers are using him in a minor-league game rather than bringing him with them to Tempe. Their pitching coach,...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  9. Angels vs. Rangers: Meat of the order

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps Of all the moves this offseason, Prince Fielder not signing with Texas ranks as one of the biggest for the Angels. This is part of an occasional series comparing the rosters of the two-time defending AL champion Texas Ranger...

    Blog | January 25, 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. Rangers 9, Angels 5: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels built a three-run early lead, but fell apart in a couple of sloppy innings and lost the deciding game of their important three-game series against the Texas Rangers 9-5 Sunday night. Ace Jered Weaver struggled pitching ...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  12. Los Angeles Angels' Ervin Santana, Jered Weaver to start on 3 day...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Angels will use Ervin Santana and Jered Weaver on three days' rest in their pivotal series against the Texas Rangers this weekend, manager Mike Scioscia said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  13. Angels 9, Rangers 8: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels snapped out of their post-All Star break fog and scored six runs in the sixth inning to snap the Texas Rangers' 12-game winning streak with a stirring 9-8 win Wednesday night. The Good: Explosiveness. What happened in that...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  14. Rangers 7, Angels 0: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels started off their biggest series of the season with an awkward first step, getting blown out by the steamrolling Texas Rangers 7-0 Tuesday night at Angel Stadium. Texas has won 12 straight games and the Angels have lost four ...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  15. Scouting the opponent: Texas Rangers

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels proved to be the moveable object when they met the Texas Rangers and lost 7-1 Monday night at the Ballpark in Arlington. The Angels had come in riding a five-game winning streak and the Rangers entered it with a 6-0 record at home. To f...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  16. Los Angeles Angels bristle after missed chances in 6-4 loss to Te...

    Mark Saxon

    Rangers create distance in AL West after Angels drop series.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2010