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  1. Will the Dodgers stand pat at the trade deadline?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Take it for what it's worth five days before the trade deadline, but Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti didn't sound like a man about to swing a major trade. Speaking of the market for players, particularly pitchers, Colletti told ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  2. Into the void steps Nick Punto, splendidly

    Mark Saxon

    Mike Stobe/Getty Images LOS ANGELES -- It tells you a little something about this Dodgers season that Nick Punto has as many home runs, one, as Matt Kemp. It tells you a little something that he has a higher OPS than Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre ...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  3. 3 up, 3 down: White Sox 6, Angels 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels seemed dazed by the mid-afternoon sun, losing three fly balls in the glare, and C.J. Wilson was wild in a 6-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox Thursday at Angel Stadium. The Good: A Force. Mark Trumbo isn't sneaking up on any...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  4. Vernon Wells, last year's Albert Pujols?

    Mark Saxon

    Big-money contract, new team, new fans, a brutally slow start to the season. Then comes the mounting pressure of all of that. If it sounds familiar to Angels fans, it sounds painful to Vernon Wells. Like Albert Pujols this season, Wells was that g...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  5. Garrett Richards fights for an inside edge

    Mark Saxon

    Four days ago, it looked like Garrett Richards would be heading to Triple-A before Opening Day. Now, he might open the season as part of one of the best rotations in baseball. Things change quickly when you're on the cusp of being a major-league p...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. Angels 8, White Sox 0: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Three days after agreeing to a five-year, $85 million contract extension, Jered Weaver dominated the Chicago White Sox Wednesday to help the Angels pull to within 2 1/2 games of the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West. Less than a ...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  7. All signs point to Santana, Weaver in Texas

    Mark Saxon

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia hasn't announced it yet, but it appears the Angels will use their three best starting pitchers in this weekend's pivotal series at first-place Texas. Ervin Santana threw 115 pitches in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Chicag...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  8. Angels 5, White Sox 4: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Peter Bourjos singled home Erick Aybar in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Tuesday night and help the Angels pull to within 3 1/2 games of the first-place Texas Rangers. It was the third walk-off win fo...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  9. Abreu's legend grows back home

    Mark Saxon

    It barely rated a passing mention in the local press, but when Bobby Abreu surpassed Andres Galarraga on the list of career hits by a Venezuelan player, it got front-page treatment back home. One Venezuelan newspaper ran a full-page photo of Abreu...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  10. Maicer Izturis: Stealth MVP?

    Mark Saxon

    The New York Yankees have Mark Teixeira. He's 6-feet-3, 220 pounds and big enough to knock a catcher for a loop when he bears down on the plate. Just ask Bobby Wilson. Boston has Adrian Gonzalez, all 225 pounds of him, and all 35-40 home runs of h...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  11. The new, improved Erick Aybar

    Mark Saxon

    A sub-par, injury-riddled 2010 might have been the perfect motivation for Erick Aybar. The Angels are seeing the fruits of their shortstop's renewed focus. Both his offense -- a .356 batting average that would lead the American League if Aybar had...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  12. Los Angeles Angels suddenly feel confident again

    Mark Saxon

    A comeback win over Texas has the Angels feeling confident again.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2010
  13. Hey kids, a new franchise record

    Mark Saxon

    Scott Kazmir broke the Angels record for most runs allowed in a game by one pitcher. The Oakland A's tagged Kazmir for 13 runs before Angels manager Mike Scioscia finally showed a little mercy and relieved him after 103 pitches. The previous Angel...

    Blog | July 10, 2010
  14. Los Angeles Angels Torii Hunter, Howie Kendrick lead by example

    Mark Saxon

    With the rest of the Angels struggling, Kendrick and Hunter keep pounding.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  15. Los Angeles Angels could use help at first base

    Mark Saxon

    Angels in trade talks; might be focusing on first base.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2010
  16. Los Angeles Angels' offense finally coming together

    Mark Saxon

    It has taken a while for the Angels, but their power game is working.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2010