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  1. Clearing the bases: Concerns about Gio

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Great win, bad start. The Nationals pulled out a wild 11-10 victory over the Brewers in 11 innings, scoring six runs off the Brewers bullpen duo of Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford (how terrible have those two been?). But cause for con...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  2. Podcast: Aces, Oswalt, angry coach

    Rob Neyer

    It wasn't exactly a rainbows and unicorns day on the Wednesday edition of the Baseball Today podcast as Keith Law and discussed injured pitchers, an angry pitching coach and more. 1. Yep, stick a fork in the Angels and Phillies now that their aces...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  3. Links: Storylines to watch, Angels bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    Recommended reading for Tuesday ... One of my favorite pieces of the season: Colleague Jim Caple reveals all the early spring training storylines. The Astros will be wearing their old Colt .45s throwback jerseys this year. However, as Paul Luka...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  4. AL: What's important in September

    Rob Neyer

    Even if your team isn't in the pennant race, September is an important month. Here is what each American League team hopes to accomplish in the final month. Boston Red Sox: As the Red Sox enter the season's final stretch, Terry Francona's focus wi...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  5. AL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    As the second half kicks off, our SweetSpot Network weighs in with a quick look at the state of each team and what to expect in the second half. Boston Red Sox (55-35, +111 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  6. Grading the AL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    New York Yankees (29-23) For all the dithering and complaining that's been going on in the Bronx, the Yankees have the second-best record in the American League, propelled by the best offense in baseball. Russell Martin (.253/.363/.479) has been ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  7. AL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton was supposed to start the year in the minors but injuries to Baltimore's rotation forced his promotion. In five starts he is 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA. He is a ground ball pitcher (57.3 GB percent) who has already induced fi...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  8. Podcast: Hamilton, jerseys, Hudson

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell hosts and David Schoenfield pinch-hits for Keith Law on Wednesday's Baseball Today podcast. Topics include: Josh Hamilton's injury and David Murphy stepping in. Are Dan Haren and Jered Weaver the best 1-2 punch right now? Adam ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  9. Angels overreact, add Wells

    Rob Neyer

    Apparently there really is one born every minute: The Los Angeles Angels, shut out in several bids to acquire free-agent hitters this winter, have acquired three-time All-Star Vernon Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Mike Nap...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  10. When you point one finger at MLB ...

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Here we go again ... "People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American," Los Angeles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter says. "They're not us. They're impostors. "Even people I know come up and say, 'He...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Tracy and Scioscia the easy choices

    Rob Neyer

    No real surprises here, huh? Jim Tracy of Colorado has won the NL Manager of the Year award and Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels has been selected for the AL honor. Tracy became the second manager to win the award after taking over in mid...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  13. Rays send message with trade

    Rob Neyer

    Golly, I sure didn't see this one coming: The Los Angeles Angels, looking to bolster their rotation for the last five weeks of the season and in October, acquired leftt-hander Scott Kazmir of the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. "This is a surpr...

    Blog | August 29, 2009
  14. Ryan's hope for Ranger staff

    Rob Neyer

    Tyler Kepner on Nolan Ryan and his first-place Rangers ... In Ryan's second season as team president, the Rangers are thriving as a team built in his image. Through Monday they were 26-18, three games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels in the Ameri...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  15. Figgins due for big raise?

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, it's late April, which means that spring is in the air and we're already talking about potential free agents. Like Chone Figgins, for example. From Robothal: Figgins Figgins, 31, almost certainly w...

    Blog | April 29, 2009
  16. Wood's up (finally), but will he play?

    Rob Neyer

    The Angels have made a great roster move ... so why isn't Steve Bisheff happy? So the Angels finally come to their senses and start calling around, finding out what free agent pitchers might be available. Better yet, they recall Brandon Wood fro...

    Blog | April 22, 2009