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  1. MLB free agency -- Torii Hunter to pick team within two weeks -- ...

    Mark Saxon

    In an interview on the MLB Network on Monday morning, free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter said he's going to wrap up a decision about where to sign quickly. A source indicated he's looking to make that call within about two weeks.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers approach Torii Hunter with two-year contract ...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have approached free agent outfielder Torii Hunter about a two-year deal, according to a major league source.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012
  3. 3 up, 3 down: Royals 4, Angels 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels missed out on a nice opportunity to gain ground on the Texas Rangers by playing one of their drabbest games of the season. They managed just four hits in a 4-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night....

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  4. Should the Angels upgrade at third?

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM --Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto was fairly blunt when asked about Kevin Youkilis, who is reportedly close to being traded by the Boston Red Sox. "We're not involved," Dipoto said. But should the Angels look to get a little more th...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  5. Lineup tweak creates plenty of action

    Mark Saxon

    Dustin Bradford/Getty Images Torii Hunter has hit .444 with a .500 on-base percentage since moving into the second spot. On Sunday morning, the Angels hitters gathered in a Coors Field conference room. The topic of the day was how they were going t...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  6. The Los Angeles Angels have plenty of admirers in 2012

    Mark Saxon

    Albert Pujols could push the Angels to a title, but don't forget the Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  7. Arte Moreno continues to bet on Southland baseball

    Mark Saxon

    Angels owner Arte Moreno is painfully aware of what many baseball analysts have said and written about him since last week, when he committed $254 million over 10 years to 31-year-old slugger Albert Pujols. "They're going to say this is a dumb mov...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  8. Backing up, with no place to go

    Mark Saxon

    It's kind of pathetic, isn't it? The Boston Red Sox seem intent on allowing a pennant race to rev up behind them and all they get is silence when they turn around. The Angels, like the Tampa Bay Rays, just can't get in gear to make this wild-card ...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  9. Living and dying with the long ball

    Mark Saxon

    For a team that talks a lot about base running and situational hitting, the Angels are awfully dependent on the home run. In August and the first two days of September, the Angels slugged 38 home runs. Only three teams in the American League -- th...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  10. Angels Moment No. 19: Rallying off Papelbon

    Mark Saxon

    If ever the reverse-lock theory came into play, it was the 2009 American League Division Series. The Boston Red Sox had tormented the Angels and their fans throughout the teams' playoff histories. It began, famously, in 1986 with a dramatic comeba...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  11. Angels Moment No. 7: The all-.300 lineup

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Tony Dejak Vladimir Guerrero was a cog in the all-.300 lineup the Angels sent out Aug. 18, 2009. The Angels were halfway through their 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians when hitting coach Mickey Hatcher glanced up at the Progressive Field...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  12. Calls for Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher's firin...

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels' hitting problems go deeper than blaming Mickey Hatcher.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2011
  13. Angels 11, Red Sox 0: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    BOSTON -- The Angels seemed to take out some pent-up frustration in Thursday's 11-0 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Until the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Angels had gone 1-15 in games against Boston since 2009. But they eked out...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  14. Angels try to cut down on strikeouts

    Mark Saxon

    One of the most vexing aspect of the Angels' offensive funk for manager Mike Scioscia and hitting coach Mickey Hatcher has been the high strikeout rates. Only the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates -- who have to let their pitchers hit -- hav...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  15. The Red Sox own the Angels, but why?

    Mark Saxon

    BOSTON -- On the fancy, new hi-def scoreboards here, it often reads, "Welcome to Fenway Park, America's Most Beloved Ballpark." Is it now? Doesn't that depend on who you ask? The Angels aren't going to miss this little green patch of misery whe...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  16. Red Sox 9, Angels 5: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox slowed down the Jered Weaver express, wearing him out in a long fifth inning en route to a 9-5 victory at Fenway Park Monday night. It was their 14th win in their last 15 games against the Angels and Weaver's first loss o...

    Blog | May 02, 2011