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  1. What to do about: hitting coach

    Mark Saxon

    Periodically this offseason, we'll be examining some of the issues facing the Dodgers in the near future. Next up: hitting coach. There are plenty of good candidates out there to take over as the Dodgers' hitting coach, but who would want to do it...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  2. C.J. Wilson and the art of coping

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Because the Angels signed C.J. Wilson as a free agent this past winter, it's easy to forget he's not exactly a sage when it comes to being a starting pitcher. Until 2010, Wilson had never started a major league game, having pitc...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  3. Getting Zack Greinke pushes Los Angeles Angels forward

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels show commitment to winning now by getting Zack Greinke.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  4. Can they win despite their pitching?

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez The Angels are a different team in July than they were in April. Obviously, right? They have Mike Trout and Ernesto Frieri now. They had Bobby Abreu and Vernon Wells then. But the morphing of the team's personality...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 7, Rangers 4

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Los Angeles Angels have finally gained a little second-half momentum. Behind six strong innings from returning starter Dan Haren and a 15-hit attack, the Angels beat the first-place Texas Rangers 7-4 Sunday night. The win gave the A...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  7. 3 up, 3 down: Rangers 9, Angels 2

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For a while, Ervin Santana was an enigma. Now, he's just a problem. The first-place Texas Rangers knocked Santana around Saturday, chasing him from the game in the second inning, as the Angels lost 9-2 to fall six games back in ...

    Blog | July 21, 2012
  8. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 6, Rangers 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- After two years of being dominated in head-to-head games with the Texas Rangers, the Angels seem to have gotten a handle on competing with their primary division rivals. Behind a hard-working effort by ace Jered Weaver and more power fr...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  9. 3 up, 3 down: Tigers 7, Angels 2

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels offense cooled off and C.J. Wilson pitched one of his worst games this season in a 7-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Wednesday. The Angels, embarking on their most grueling stretch of schedule this season, are 2-4 since th...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  10. How much can Dan Haren help?

    Mark Saxon

    Is there a dark side to being one of baseball's men of granite? When lower-back inflammation knocked Dan Haren out of the Angels' rotation early this month, it wasn't only his first trip to the 15-day disabled list in 10 major-league seasons. His ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  11. All-Star spotlight shifts south and west

    Mark Saxon

    Remember when the All-Star game was mostly a Red Sox-Yankees get-together? This season, 12 of the 36 players on the American League roster play for the Angels or Texas Rangers. It helps, of course, that the AL manager the past two seasons, Ron Was...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  12. 3 up, 3 down: Blue Jays 7, Angels 5

    Mark Saxon

    Even after a 17-8 June, the Angels have gotten no closer to catching the first-place Texas Rangers. The Angels lost 7-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays north of the border, snapping a four-game winning streak and pushing them to 5 1/2 games behind the Ra...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 11, Rockies 5

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are showing signs of doing what they normally do -- heating up in June. They pounded 15 hits in an 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field Saturday to improve their record in interleague play to 65-30 since 2007. The win pulle...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  15. Catching up to, not catching, Texas

    Mark Saxon

    It might appear as if the Angels and Texas Rangers are in similar places. Puffed up with new TV money, they've both become major off-season -- and, in Texas' case, in-season -- spenders. They both have veteran cores with good young talent aroun...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  16. 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