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  1. 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
  2. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 3, Rangers 2

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels continued to put pressure on the first-place Texas Rangers, most of it applied by their youngest player. Mike Trout was on base three times and scored the decisive run in a 3-2 win at Angel Stadium on Saturday night that trim...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  3. 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
  4. C.J. Wilson takes a Twitter vacation

    Mark Saxon

    It's typical to see pitchers running in the outfield during spring training games. It's less common to see them running before games. C.J. Wilson has been jogging a mile or two along the warning track before each of his Cactus League starts to simul...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Will Angel Stadium boost Albert Pujols' power?

    Mark Saxon

    Ask most American League hitters and they'll tell you: It takes a well-struck baseball to leave Angel Stadium. Pitchers generally love it. The Angels rarely play day games and the Pacific Ocean helps keep things cool at night, so conditions combine w...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  7. Los Angeles Angels trade Jeff Mathis to Toronto Blue Jays for Bra...

    Mark Saxon

    Three days after trading for catcher Chris Iannetta, the Los Angeles Angels found a landing place for light-hitting catcher Jeff Mathis, trading him to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for left-handed pitcher Brad Mills.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2011
  8. Good time to right a wrong

    Mark Saxon

    One of the biggest mistakes under outgoing general manager Tony Reagins happened about a year ago, well before the Vernon Wells-for-Mike Napoli trade that might have cost him his job. Reagins fired scouting director Eddie Bane. At the time, it see...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  9. Mike Scioscia says he, ex-Los Angeles Angel Mike Napoli didn't cl...

    Mark Saxon

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that personality conflicts with catcher Mike Napoli had nothing to do with the January trade that cost the Angels one of the most powerful hitters in the American League.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  10. Tony Reagins steps down as Los Angeles Angels' general manager

    Mark Saxon

    Tony Reagins abruptly resigned as the Los Angeles Angels' general manager on Friday after the big-budget club failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  11. Rangers 3, Angels 1: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Mike Napoli continued to torment his former team and set his current team up for what could be a deep playoff run. Napoli homered twice Wednesday, including the towering two-run shot in the ninth inning that gave the Texas Rangers a 3-1...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  12. Rangers 10, Angels 3: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- A day after being eliminated from playoff contention, the Angels rolled out a spring training lineup and got pounded by the playoff-bound Texas Rangers, 10-3, Tuesday night. The Angels flashed their youthful speed at times, but the Rang...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  13. Scouting the Rangers

    Mark Saxon

    These three games kind of speak for themselves, don't they? By the end of this weekend's series in Texas, the Angels could be anywhere from first place (by a game) to barely clinging to contention, five games out with 29 to go. But what doesn't...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  14. Los Angeles Angels still believe, but is that enough?

    Mark Saxon

    A dramatic win has the Angels still believing, but is it really enough?

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  15. Angels 2, Rangers 1: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Mark Trumbo quietly has been the most dangerous Angels hitter all year. Thursday, Trumbo turned up the volume. The rookie slugger rescued the Angels' season from the brink of meaningless with a walk-off two-run home run off Texas Ranger...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  16. Vernon Wells and the site of his former glory

    Mark Saxon

    Vernon Wells is a .286 hitter with a .506 slugging percentage at Toronto's Rogers Centre. He's a .213 hitter with a .330 slugging percentage at Angel Stadium. So, maybe this weekend's series north of the border is just what the Angels left fielder ne...

    Blog | August 12, 2011